Mathematics 8

Course Outline

Students in Mathematics 8 will explore the following topics:

  • Number (N)
  • Patterns and Relations (PR)
  • Measurement (M)
  • Geometry (G)
  • Statistics and Probability (SP)

Mathematics 7–9 Curriculum Sections

This document include sections of the curriculum guide sorted by unit.


NUMBER (N)

Students will be expected to demonstrate number sense.

  • demonstrate an understanding of perfect squares and square roots, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically (limited to whole numbers).
  • determine the approximate square root of numbers that are not perfect squares (limited to whole numbers).
  • solve problems involving percents greater than or equal to 0%.
  • demonstrate an understanding of ratio and rate.
  • solve problems that involve rates, ratios, and proportional reasoning.
  • multiply and divide positive fractions and mixed numbers, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically.                 
  • multiply and divide integers, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically.

 

PATTERNS AND RELATIONS (PR)

Patterns: Students will be expected to use patterns to describe the world and solve problems.
Variables and Equations: Students will be expected to represent algebraic expressions in multiple ways.

  • graph and analyze two-variable linear relations.
  • model and solve problems, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically using linear equations.

 

MEASUREMENT (M)

Students will be expected to use direct and indirect measure to solve problems.

  • develop and apply the Pythagorean theorem to solve problems.  
  • draw and construct nets for 3-D objects.
  • determine the surface area of right rectangular prisms, right triangular prisms, and right cylinders to solve problems.
  • develop and apply formulas for determining the volume of right rectangular prisms, right triangular prisms, and right cylinders.

 

GEOMETRY (G)

3-D Objects and 2-D Shapes: Students will be expected to describe the characteristics of 3-D objects and 2-D shapes and analyze the relationships among them.
Transformations: Students will be expected to describe and analyze position and motion of objects and shapes.

  • draw and interpret top, front, and side views of 3-D objects composed of right rectangular prisms.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the congruence of polygons under a transformation.

 

STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY (SP)

Data Analysis: Students will be expected to collect, display, and analyze data to solve problems.
Chance and Uncertainty: Students will be expected to use experimental or theoretical probabilities to represent and solve problems involving uncertainty.

  • critique ways in which data is presented.
  • solve problems involving the probability of independent events.

Updated August 24, 2021