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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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