Grade 8 Math

Welcome to Grade 8 Math. 

Grade 8 Mathematics

An Overview of the Year


Term 1: Begin September with:


1. Number Sense (5 weeks)

□ Rounding

□ Place value

□ Expanded form using powers of ten

□ Multiplying and Dividing by base tens

□ Scientific notation

□ Metric conversions

□ Prime and composite numbers

□ Prime factor ladders – looking for the prime factors of whole numbers

□ Square roots

    □ Imperfect squares

    □ Perfect squares

    □ Squares

□ Integers

    □ Adding integers (concrete and numerical models)

    □ Subtracting integers (concrete and numerical models)

    □ Multiplying integers (concrete and numerical models)

    □ Dividing integers (concrete and numerical models)

□ Order of operations with integers

□ Solving problems with integers


2. Measurement - Circles (3 weeks)

□ Radius of a circle formula (r = d/2)

□ Diameter of a circle formula (d=2r or d=C/π)

□ Circumference of a circle formula (C=πd or C=2πr)

□ Area of a circle formula (A = πr²)

□ Value of π (pi)

□       sentences (“little ones”) for all questions. If asked a question, full     

             sentence in words is required.

□ Round to the nearest tenth

□ Solving circle problems


3. Geometry - Angle Relationships (3 weeks)  

□ Complementary angles

□ Supplementary angles

□ Opposite angles

□ Transversals

□ Co-interior angles

□ Alternate angles

□ Corresponding angles

□ Show all work when calculating an unknown angle measure.


4. Probability (2 weeks)

□ tree diagrams (titles underlined and there must be an outcomes column)

□ P(event) = fraction = decimal = percent

□ Odds in favour of an event (favourable : unfavourable)

□ Odds against an event (unfavourable : favourable)


5. Data Management (2 weeks)

□ Spend a lesson on reviewing graphs (circle, bar, line, pictograph)

□ Relate census and sample

□Measures of central tendency

□ Inferring and Evaluating data

□ Scatter plots

□ Shape of Data

□ Stem and Leaf Charts / Frequency Tables / Histograms


Term 2: Begin in January with:


6. Patterning (2 weeks)

□ Four models – concrete, graphical, numerical, and pattern rule

□ Term & Value t-charts

□ Iterative rule

□ Explicit rule

□ Linear vs Non-linear graphs


7. Algebra (3 weeks)

□ Solving equations with multiple steps concretely (with the step-by-step

  process in both words and algebra tiles) – a check must be present

□ Solving equations with multiple steps numerically – a check must be

   present

□ Balance problems (showing all your work)

□ Solving word problems in Algebra (Need a “Let” statement(s), your

  equation, a check, and a therefore sentence)


8. Number Sense – Fractions (5 weeks)

□ Adding fractions

□ Subtracting fractions

□ Multiplying fractions (concrete and numerical models)

□ Dividing fractions (concrete and numerical models)

□ Order of operations with fractions

□ Solving fraction problems


Number Sense – Proportional Reasoning

□ Ratios

□ Rates

□ Proportions

□ Word problems with proportional reasoning


9. Geometry - Pythagorean Theorem (2-3 weeks)

□ Labeling a right angle triangle first with a (leg), b (leg), c (hypotenuse).

□ Using the formula a² + b² = c² (and being able to isolate legs if necessary)

   for both length and area.

□ Using units of measurement

□ Rounding to the nearest hundredth

□ Using therefore sentences at all times.

□ Solving Pythagorean problems


10. Measurement – Cylinders (2-3 weeks)

□ Surface area of cylinders

□ Volume of cylinders

□ Problems that include the SA and V of cylinders








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