• 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)
     LessonTopics 
     Days Homework
     1-1Powers and Exponents
     1 sand dollar
     1-2 Evaluating with Exponents
     1dolphin
     1-3 Multiplying Monomials
     1star fish
     1-4 Dividing Monomials
     1 shark
     1-3 & 1-4 Extra Practice  1fish bowl
      Review & Quiz
    2
    sand castle
     1-5Powers 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
     2palm tree
     1-8 Scientific Notation
     1 jelly fish
     1-9 Comparing Scientific Notation
     1sea 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 TopicsDays Homework
     2-1Solving One-Step Equations
     1snake
     2-2 Solving Two-Step Equations
     1 frog
     2-3 Solving Equations with Distributive Property
     1beetle
     2-4Solving Equations with Distributive Property & Like Terms    1lizard
     Review & Quiz
     2star
     2-5 Solving Multi-Step Equations
     2 alligator
     2-6Solving Equations with Infinite & No Solutions
     1toucan
      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
     2witch'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 
     1owl
      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
     4-5Interpreting Slope Given a Graph  1pig
     4-6Finding Slope Given 2 Points
    1
    farmer
      Slope Foldable
     1farm
      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
     1mouse
      Review & Quiz
     2barn
     4-9  Writing Equations Given a Graph
     1 goat
     4-10 Writing Equations Given a Table
     1bunny
     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)
     1bull
    4-14
     Comparing Functions (Day 2)
     1 wheelbarrow
      Comparing Functions Review Stations & Quiz
     3silo; 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
     6-3Qualitative Graphs  1birthday 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
     9-1Scatter Plots
    1baseball
     9-2 Line of Best Fit
     1hockey stick
       2 DAYS TOTAL
     

     Common Core Assessment Review- (~12 DAYS)
     
     
    Computation Review- (~10 DAYS)
     
     
    Chapter 10: Rational/ Irrational Numbers (8.NS.1, 2)
     LessonTopics
     DaysHomework
     10-1Rational vs. Irrational Numbers
     1 flag
     10-2 Comparing and Ordering Numbers
     1star
     10-3Estimation Squeeze
     1 
      Review & Test
     2smiley 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
     
     
Last Modified on August 19, 2015