Student Standards

8.NS.A.1: Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers, show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually. Convert a decimal expansion that repeats eventually into a rational number by analyzing repeating patterns.

Part-to-part and Part-to-whole Ratios

Percents, Fractions, and Decimals

8.NS.A.2: Use rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the size of irrational numbers, locate them approximately on a number line diagram, and estimate the value of expressions (e.g., pi²).

Circumference and Area of Circles

Square Roots

8.EE.A.1: Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions.

Dividing Exponential Expressions

Exponents and Power Rules

Multiplying Exponential Expressions

Simplifying Algebraic Expressions II

8.EE.A.2: Use square root and cube root symbols to represent solutions to equations of the form x² = p and x³ = p, where p is a positive rational number. Evaluate square roots of small perfect squares and cube roots of small perfect cubes. Know that the square root of 2 is irrational.

Operations with Radical Expressions

Simplifying Radical Expressions

Square Roots

8.EE.A.3: Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times an integer power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other.

Number Systems

Unit Conversions

Unit Conversions 2 - Scientific Notation and Significant Digits

8.EE.A.4: Perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used. Use scientific notation and choose units of appropriate size for measurements of very large or very small quantities (e.g., use millimeters per year for seafloor spreading). Interpret scientific notation that has been generated by technology.

Unit Conversions

Unit Conversions 2 - Scientific Notation and Significant Digits

8.EE.B.5: Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways.

Beam to Moon (Ratios and Proportions)

Direct and Inverse Variation

8.EE.B.6: Use similar triangles to explain why the slope m is the same between any two distinct points on a non-vertical line in the coordinate plane; derive the equation y = mx for a line through the origin and the equation y = mx + b for a line intercepting the vertical axis at b.

Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

Point-Slope Form of a Line

Points, Lines, and Equations

Slope-Intercept Form of a Line

Standard Form of a Line

8.EE.C.7: Solve linear equations in one variable.

8.EE.C.7.a: Give examples of linear equations in one variable with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions. Show which of these possibilities is the case by successively transforming the given equation into simpler forms, until an equivalent equation of the form x = a, a = a, or a = b results (where a and b are different numbers).

Modeling One-Step Equations

Modeling and Solving Two-Step Equations

Solving Algebraic Equations II

Solving Equations by Graphing Each Side

Solving Equations on the Number Line

Solving Two-Step Equations

8.EE.C.7.b: Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

Modeling and Solving Two-Step Equations

Solving Algebraic Equations I

Solving Algebraic Equations II

Solving Equations by Graphing Each Side

Solving Equations on the Number Line

Solving Two-Step Equations

8.EE.C.8: Analyze and solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

8.EE.C.8.a: Understand that solutions to a system of two linear equations in two variables correspond to points of intersection of their graphs, because points of intersection satisfy both equations simultaneously.

Cat and Mouse (Modeling with Linear Systems)

Solving Equations by Graphing Each Side

Solving Linear Systems (Matrices and Special Solutions)

Solving Linear Systems (Slope-Intercept Form)

Solving Linear Systems (Standard Form)

8.EE.C.8.b: Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically, and estimate solutions by graphing the equations. Solve simple cases by inspection.

Cat and Mouse (Modeling with Linear Systems)

Solving Equations by Graphing Each Side

Solving Linear Systems (Matrices and Special Solutions)

Solving Linear Systems (Slope-Intercept Form)

Solving Linear Systems (Standard Form)

8.EE.C.8.c: Solve real-world and mathematical problems leading to two linear equations in two variables.

Cat and Mouse (Modeling with Linear Systems)

Solving Equations by Graphing Each Side

Solving Linear Systems (Matrices and Special Solutions)

Solving Linear Systems (Slope-Intercept Form)

Solving Linear Systems (Standard Form)

8.F.A.1: Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a function is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output. (Function notation is not required in this grade level.)

Function Machines 1 (Functions and Tables)

Function Machines 2 (Functions, Tables, and Graphs)

Function Machines 3 (Functions and Problem Solving)

Introduction to Functions

Linear Functions

Points, Lines, and Equations

8.F.A.2: Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions).

Function Machines 2 (Functions, Tables, and Graphs)

Graphs of Polynomial Functions

Linear Functions

Quadratics in Polynomial Form

8.F.A.3: Interpret the equation y = mx + b as defining a linear function, whose graph is a straight line; categorize functions as linear or nonlinear when given equations, graphs, or tables.

Absolute Value with Linear Functions

Linear Functions

Point-Slope Form of a Line

Points, Lines, and Equations

Slope-Intercept Form of a Line

Standard Form of a Line

8.F.B.4: Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x, y) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values.

Arithmetic Sequences

Cat and Mouse (Modeling with Linear Systems)

Compound Interest

Function Machines 1 (Functions and Tables)

Function Machines 2 (Functions, Tables, and Graphs)

Function Machines 3 (Functions and Problem Solving)

Linear Functions

Points, Lines, and Equations

Slope-Intercept Form of a Line

Translating and Scaling Functions

8.F.B.5: Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally.

Arithmetic Sequences

Function Machines 3 (Functions and Problem Solving)

Graphs of Polynomial Functions

Linear Functions

Slope-Intercept Form of a Line

Translating and Scaling Functions

8.G.A.1: Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations:

8.G.A.1.a: Lines are taken to lines, and line segments to line segments of the same length.

Circles

Reflections

Rock Art (Transformations)

Rotations, Reflections, and Translations

Similar Figures

Translations

8.G.A.1.b: Angles are taken to angles of the same measure.

Reflections

Rotations, Reflections, and Translations

Similar Figures

Translations

8.G.A.1.c: Parallel lines are taken to parallel lines.

Reflections

Rotations, Reflections, and Translations

Similar Figures

Translations

8.G.A.2: Explain that a two-dimensional figure is congruent to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations; given two congruent figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the congruence between them. (Rotations are only about the origin and reflections are only over the y-axis and x-axis in Grade 8.)

Dilations

Reflections

Rock Art (Transformations)

Rotations, Reflections, and Translations

Translations

8.G.A.3: Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates. (Rotations are only about the origin, dilations only use the origin as the center of dilation, and reflections are only over the y-axis and x-axis in Grade 8.)

Dilations

Rock Art (Transformations)

Rotations, Reflections, and Translations

Translations

8.G.A.4: Explain that a two-dimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations; given two similar two-dimensional figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the similarity between them. (Rotations are only about the origin, dilations only use the origin as the center of dilation, and reflections are only over the y-axis and x-axis in Grade 8.)

8.G.A.5: Use informal arguments to establish facts about the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles, about the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal, and the angle-angle criterion for similarity of triangles.

Investigating Angle Theorems

Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles

Polygon Angle Sum

Similar Figures

Similarity in Right Triangles

Triangle Angle Sum

8.G.B.6: Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse using the area of squares.

Pythagorean Theorem

Pythagorean Theorem with a Geoboard

8.G.B.7: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.

Circles

Distance Formula

Pythagorean Theorem

Pythagorean Theorem with a Geoboard

Surface and Lateral Areas of Pyramids and Cones

8.G.B.8: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system.

Circles

Distance Formula

Pythagorean Theorem

8.G.C.9: Know the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

Prisms and Cylinders

Pyramids and Cones

8.SP.A.1: Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.

Correlation

Least-Squares Best Fit Lines

Solving Using Trend Lines

Trends in Scatter Plots

8.SP.A.2: Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line.

Correlation

Least-Squares Best Fit Lines

Solving Using Trend Lines

Trends in Scatter Plots

8.SP.A.3: Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data, interpreting the slope and intercept.

Correlation

Least-Squares Best Fit Lines

Solving Using Trend Lines

Trends in Scatter Plots

8.SP.A.4: Understand that patterns of association can also be seen in bivariate categorical data by displaying frequencies and relative frequencies in a two-way table. Construct and interpret a two-way table summarizing data on two categorical variables collected from the same subjects. Use relative frequencies calculated for rows or columns to describe possible association between the two variables.

Correlation last revised: 9/15/2020