Welcome to Core 8 Math! This class covers the Common Core State Standards for Grade 8 (click for link to standards). We will be using SpringBoard Mathematics with Meaning, a paperback text/workbook. A "parent roadmap" for offering support to your child in Grade 8 Math can be found at http://www.cgcs.org/cms/lib/DC00001581/Centricity/Domain/36/ParentGuide_Math_8.pdf SpringBoard Mathematics is a highly engaging, studentcentered, standardsbased instructional program. SpringBoard is the CollegeBoard's official PreAP program, developed to provide a roadmap for attaining the knowledge and skills students require for success in Advanced Placement courses and in collegelevel work.
In this course, students will learn to solve complex math problems using a variety of mathematical knowledge and skills, collaborate with others to complete a task, and communicate effectively using the language of mathematics. Students will explore the "big ideas" in mathematics and develop the critical thinking skills needed to apply and communicate concepts in realworld situations. Students will extend their mathematical knowledge by:
