Mathematics 8th Grade helps students to see the power of mathematics in everyday life. The course begins with a review of percentages and proportions, applying these concepts to conversion factors and emphasizing English and metric measurements. Work with linear equations includes computing rates of change, finding intercepts, graphing linear functions, and describing the action of a line. Number patterns and sequences foster a study of arithmetic and geometric means as students learn to find missing terms in sequences. An investigation of the Cartesian plane teaches students how to work with scale drawings, dilations, and graphs. Students learn about the properties of triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem, and the properties of parallel lines cut by a transversal. With pie charts, bar graphs, histograms, scatter plots, and other linear models, students explore probability and make predictions and correlations. Students apply the concepts of independent and dependent events, odds, combinations, permutations, and factorials to situations ranging from playing cards to determining the number of different outfits they have in their closets.
Exponents and scientific notation
Operations with rational numbers
Percentages and proportions
Surface area and volume
Sequences Graphing linear functions
Solving systems of equations
Solving linear inequalities
Simplify algebraic expressions by utilizing exponent properties.
Evaluate expressions with rational numbers.
Simplify radical expressions.
Solve linear equations by using various strategies.
Identify missing terms in arithmetic and geometric sequences. Identify the slopes and intercepts of linear equations in order to graph them.
Solve systems of linear equations by utilizing numerous strategies.
Determine the measures of missing exterior and interior angles.
Perform transformations on figures.
Determine the probabilities of multiple events.