Welcome to Mathematics 8 In Mathematics 8 you will be encouraged to develop positive attitudes and to gain knowledge and skills through your own
exploration of mathematical ideas—often with the help of study partners. As you progress through this course, you will also be encouraged to make connections to what you already know from your personal experiences. Building on your own experiences will give you a solid base for your understanding of mathematics


Mathematics 8 continue the path students begin in Mathematics K to 7 toward becoming lifelong learners of mathematics.

The Mathematics 8 curriculum is meant to reinforce the main goals of mathematics education:

• using mathematics confidently to solve problems

• using mathematics to better understand the world around us

• communicating and reasoning mathematically

• appreciating and valuing mathematics

• making connections between mathematics and its applications

• committing themselves to lifelong learning

• becoming mathematically literate and using mathematics to participate in, and contribute to, society

Students who have met these goals will:

• gain an understanding and appreciation of the contributions of mathematics as a science, philosophy, and art

• be able to use mathematics to make and justify decisions about the world around us

• exhibit a positive attitude toward mathematics

• engage and persevere in mathematical tasks and projects

• contribute to mathematical discussions

• take risks in performing mathematical tasks

• exhibit curiosity

The curriculum is organized around the following mathematical processes:

  • Communication,

  • Connections,
  • Mental Math and Estimating,
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning,
  • Technology and Visualizing.
Math 8 Numeracy Notes

Unit 1 notes - Fraction Operations ................... Math Interactive

  • Multiply fractions concretely, pictorially, and symbolically

  • Divide fractions concretely, pictorially, and symbolically

Chapter 2: Ratios, Rates and Proportional Reasoning

  • demonstrate an understanding of ratio and rate
  • solve problems that involve rates, ratios, and proportional reasoning

Chapter 3: Pythagorean Relationship

  • demonstrate an understanding of perfect squares and square roots, using materials, using pictures, and using numbers (limited to whole numbers)
  • determine the approximate square root of numbers that are not perfect squares

Chapter 4: Understanding Percent

  • Use grids to express percents greater than or equal to 0%
  • Convert between percent, decimal and fraction form.
  • Solve problems involving percents and combined percents.

Chapter 5 Surface Area

  • draw and construct nets for 3-D objects

  • determine the surface area of: right rectangular prisms, right triangular prisms, right cylinders

  • draw and interpret top, front, and side views of 3-D objects composed of right rectangular prisms