• Course Description:
Math 8 is a Pre-Algebra course designed to meet New York State Grade 8 Standards and to prepare students for Common Core Algebra I, which is the first high school math course. Topics covered in the Math 8 curriculum focus on three critical areas: (1) applying equations in one and two variables; (2) understanding the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) applying the Pythagorean Theorem and the concepts of similarity and congruence.

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Exponents & Scientific Notation (8.EE.1,3, 4)
 Lesson Topics Days Homework 1-1 Powers and Exponents 1 sand dollar 1-2 Evaluating with Exponents 1 dolphin 1-3 Multiplying Monomials 1 star fish 1-4 Dividing Monomials 1 shark 1-3 & 1-4 Extra Practice 1 fish bowl Review & Quiz 2 sand castle 1-5 Powers of Monomials 2 fish; turtle 1-6 Negative Exponents 1 octopus 1-7 Zero Exponents 1 hermit crab Exponent Rules Foldable 1 shell Review & Quiz 2 palm tree 1-8 Scientific Notation 1 jelly fish 1-9 Comparing Scientific Notation 1 sea horse 1-10 Multiplying and Dividing Scientific Notation 1 sea lion 1-11 Adding and Subtracting Scientific Notation 1 lobster 1-12 Applications of Scientific Notation 1 whale Review & Test 3 boat, coral 22 DAYS TOTAL

Chapter 2: Solving Equations (8.EE.7)
 Lesson Topics Days Homework 2-1 Solving One-Step Equations 1 snake 2-2 Solving Two-Step Equations 1 frog 2-3 Solving Equations with Distributive Property 1 beetle 2-4 Solving Equations with Distributive Property & Like Terms 1 lizard Review & Quiz 2 star 2-5 Solving Multi-Step Equations 2 alligator 2-6 Solving Equations with Infinite & No Solutions 1 toucan Review (foldable) & Test 3 heart; sun 12 DAYS TOTAL

Chapter 3: Angle Relationships (8.G.5)
 Lesson Topics Days Homework 3-1 Angles of Triangles 1 pumpkin 3-2 Exterior Angle Theorem 1 bat 3-3 Complementary & Supplementary Angles 1 ghost 3-4 Vertical Angles & Linear Pairs 1 black cat 3-3 & 3-4 Extra Practice 1 spider web Review & Quiz 2 witch's hat Identifying Vocabulary Given Two Parallel Lines Cut by a Transversal Foldable 1 magic square 3-5 Finding Missing Angles Given Parallel Lines Cut By a Transversal 1 candy corn 3-6 Using Algebra to Find Missing Angles Given Two Parallel Lines Cut by a Transversal 1 skeleton 3-5 & 3-6 Extra Practice 1 owl Review & Test 2 "Happy Halloween" banner 13 DAYS TOTAL

Chapter 4: Graphing Lines (8.EE.5-8; 8.F.2, 4)
 Lesson Topics Days Homework 4-1 Graphing Linear Functions 1 horse 4-2 Finding Slope Given a Table 1 sheep 4-3 Interpreting Slope Given a Table 1 cow 4-4 Finding Slope Given a Graph 1 chicken 4-5 Interpreting Slope Given a Graph 1 pig 4-6 Finding Slope Given 2 Points 1 farmer Slope Foldable 1 farm Review & Quiz 2 sunflower 4-7 Graphing Lines Given an Equation 1 tractor Stain Glass Project 1 4-8 Rearranging & Graphing Linear Equations 2 turkey 4-7 & 4-8 Extra Practice 1 mouse Review & Quiz 2 barn 4-9 Writing Equations Given a Graph 1 goat 4-10 Writing Equations Given a Table 1 bunny 4-9 & 4-10 Extra Practice 1 4-11 Writing Equations Given Slope and a Point 1 cat 4-12 Writing Equations Given 2 Points 1 dog 4-11 & 4-12 Extra Practice 1 Review (foldable) & Quiz 2 scarecrow 4-13 Comparing Functions (Day 1) 1 bull 4-14 Comparing Functions (Day 2) 1 wheelbarrow Comparing Functions Review Stations & Quiz 3 silo; rooster 29 DAYS TOTAL

Chapter 5: Systems of Equations (8.EE.8)
 Lesson Topics Days Homework 5-1 Solving Systems of Equations Using Graphing 2 snow flakes; skier Foldable & 5-1 Extra Practice 1 Olaf Quiz 1 5-2 Solving Systems of Equations Using Substitution 2 snowmobile; sled Foldable & 5-2 Extra Practice 1 Piglet & Tigger 5-3 Solving Systems of Equations Using Elimination 2 snowman; penguin Foldable & 5-3 Extra Practice 1 snow angel Review & Test 3 snow globe; mittens 5-4 Solving Systems of Equations Word Problems (Day 1) 1 5-5 Solving Systems of Equations Word Problems (Day 2) 1 15 DAYS TOTAL

Chapter 6: Functions (8.F.1-5)
 Lesson Topics Days Homework 6-1 Linear vs. Nonlinear 1 balloons Foldable & 6-1 Extra Practice 1 cupcake 6-2 Function or Not a Function 1 present Foldable & 6-2 Extra Practice 1 clown 6-3 Qualitative Graphs 1 birthday hat Review & Test 2 "Happy Birthday" banner 7 DAYS TOTAL

Chapter 7: Transformations (8.G.1-5)
 Lesson Topics Days Homework 7-1 Translation 2 shamrock 7-2 Reflection 2 pot of gold 7-3 Rotation 2 leprechaun 7-4 Dilation 2 "Happy Spring" banner 7-5 Multiple Transformations 2 flowers 7-6 Identifying a Sequence of Transformations 1 bunny Transformations Review Project 2 chick; Easter basket Test 1 14 DAYS TOTAL

Chapter 8: Volume (8.G.9)
 Lesson Topics Days Homework 8-1 Volume of a Cylinder 1 cans 8-2 Volume of a Cone 1 ice cream cone 8-3 Volume of a Sphere 1 globe Review & Test 2 general shapes 5 DAYS TOTAL

Chapter 9: Statistics (8.SP.1, 2; 8.F.4,5)
 Lesson Topics Days Homework 9-1 Scatter Plots 1 baseball 9-2 Line of Best Fit 1 hockey stick 2 DAYS TOTAL

Common Core Assessment Review- (~12 DAYS)

Computation Review- (~10 DAYS)

Chapter 10: Rational/ Irrational Numbers (8.NS.1, 2)
 Lesson Topics Days Homework 10-1 Rational vs. Irrational Numbers 1 flag 10-2 Comparing and Ordering Numbers 1 star 10-3 Estimation Squeeze 1 Review & Test 2 smiley face 5 DAYS TOTAL

Chapter 11: Pythagorean Theorem (8.G.6-8)
 Lesson Topics Days Homework 11-1 Pythagorean Theorem 1 elephant 11-1 Extra Practice 1 giraffe 11-2 Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem 1 monkey 11-2 Extra Practice 1 bear 11-3 Distance on the Coordinate Plane 1 zebra 11-4 Distance Formula 1 lion Review & Test 3 cheetah 9 DAYS TOTAL