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Mr. Gilbert's Math 8 Curriculum    
The following list of topics shows the topics we will cover in Math 8 this year, separated by unit, along with a general time frame.
KEY:

Red - Unit has been completed
Green - Unit is in progress
Black - Unit is still to come

 

Unit 1 - Angles and Shapes (September)

  • Angle pairs (supplementary, complementary, vertical, adjacent angles)*
  • Parallel lines cut by a transversal
  • Angle sum and exterior angles of triangles
  • Similar triangles
  • Constructing triangles*
  • Surface Area*
  • Volume
  • Cross-Sections*

*Review from 7th Grade
 

 

Unit 2 - Equations with one variable (October)

  • Solving two-step equations (review)
  • Combining Like Terms
  • Equations with the distributive property
  • Equations with combining like terms
  • Equations with variables on both sides
  • Multi-step equations
  • Equations with fractions
 

Unit 3 - Linear Functions (October - December)
  • Definition of a function
  • Graphs of Lines (y = mx and y = mx + b)
  • Slope and y-intercept
  • Multiple representations of functions (Graphs, tables, equations, verbal descriptions)
  • Linear vs non-linear functions
  • Writing linear functions
  • Describing graphs
  • Drawing graphs
 
 
 
Unit 4 - Statistics (December-January)
  • Constructing and describing scatter plots
  • Best fit lines
  • Interpret slope and y-intercept of best fit lines
  • Two-way tables
Unit 5 - Equations with two variables (January)
  • Solving graphically
  • Solving with substitution
  • Solving by elimination
  • Solving by "inspection"
  • Word problems
 
 
Unit 6 - Transformations (February - March)
  • Translations
  • Reflections
  • Rotations
  • Dilations
  • Proving congruence
  • Proving similarity
 

Unit 7 - Exponents (March)
  • Negative and zero exponents
  • Laws of Exponents (multiplying, dividing, power to a power)
  • Scientific notation
  • Operations with scientific notation
  • Comparing with scientific notation
 
Unit 8 - State Test Review (April)
  • Topics TBD
 
Unit 9 - Real Number System (May - June)
  • Irrational numbers
  • Decimal expansions
  • Graphing on a number line
  • Perfect squares and cubes
  • Simple quadratic and cubic equations
  • Pythagorean Theorem

 


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