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Read, set, go! Grade 8 Pre-Algebra is all about training to run the race of high school math. Students will strengthen their skills in topics like linear relationships, functions, and equations, and learn new skills that prepare them for Algebra 1. This course is designed with interactive learning and real-world activities to strengthen students’ math muscles for the race ahead.
To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of angles and triangles by explaining triangle and angle theorems, solving problems on a coordinate plane, describing angle relationships, and explaining polygon angle sums.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of numerical expressions by describing irrational numbers, explaining laws of exponents, solving problems using order of operations, and explaining scientific notation.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of algebraic equations and inequalities by explaining operations of linear expressions, solving multi-step linear equations, solving equations using square and cube roots, and solving two-step linear inequalities.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of linear equations by describing linear relationships, explaining slope and y-intercept relationships, graphing linear equations, and explaining systems of linear equations.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of statistics and probability by explaining types of functions, describing applications of scatter plots, and solving probability problems.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of transformations by describing features of transformations, describing types of reflections and rotations, explaining the importance of dilations, and solving similar triangle problems.
Recommended for 8th grade.