Math 8 – T/Th 2:00 PM with Prsb. Amelia Uhlman (2024-2025)

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Textbook: Math Mammoth Grade 8 complete

Patty paper/tracing paper (for 8-A).

A ruler that measures in inches (for 8-A).

A ruler that measures in centimeters/millimeters (for 8-A and 8-B).

A compass (for 8-A).

A protractor (for 8-A and one lesson in 8-B).

Graphing paper (for 8-A and 8-B).

Prerequisites: Completion of 7th grade Math Mammoth or equivalent (homeschool) curriculum before taking High School level Algebra I. Students will need to be familiar with the 4 functions of arithmetic, as well as aware of more complex topics like fractions, the coordinate plane, negative numbers, and square roots. (Aware of implies they have heard of the idea before, maybe used it, but do not have to be proficient at the concept.)

Math Grade 8 is a complete math curriculum for 8th grade mathematics studies. You could classify it as an in-between
course between traditional Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1. We will use the Math Mammoth Grade 8 textbook. At the heart of the curriculum are two student worktexts (A and B), each covering about half a year of math work. These worktexts contain all the instruction and the exercises in the same book, which makes lesson preparation a breeze. The work texts are written directly to the student, and thus they allow many students to teach themselves and to learn directly from the books.

Course Description: In 8th grade, students spend the majority of the time with algebraic topics, such as linear equations, functions, and systems of equations. The other major topics are geometry and statistics. We start with a study of exponent laws, using both numerical and algebraic expressions. The first chapter also covers scientific notation (both with large and small numbers), significant digits, and calculations with numbers given in scientific notations. Students will graph linear equations, learn about irrational numbers and the Pythagorean Theorem, solve systems of linear equations, and investigate patterns of association in bivariate data (scatter plots).


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