Welcome to 8th Grade Mathematics
In 8th Grade Mathematics, instructional time should focus on three critical areas:

(1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations

(2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships

(3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.