© 2008 by MahometSeymour Schools.
All Rights Reserved.


MahometSeymour Schools

Curriculum

Mathematics – Grade 8


The learner will be able to solve problems using the
four step plan.

The learner will be able to compute mentally using
properties of numbers.

The learner will be able to estimate answers by using
different strategies.

The learner will be able to determine whether answers
to problems are reasonable.

The learner will be able to solve problems by using
estimation to eliminate possibilities.

The learner will be able to analyze data and make a
decision.

The learner will be able to use metric units of
measurement.

The learner will be able to use customary units of
measurement.

The learner will be able to solve problems by guess
and check.
The learner will
be able to solve problems by identifying important information.
The learner will
be able to solve problems by organizing data into a table.
The learner will
be able to solve problems by making an organized list.
The learner will
be able to solve problems by finding and extending a pattern.
The learner will
be able to solve problems using a formula.
The learner will
be able to solve problems by drawing a diagram.
The learner will
be able to solve a simpler problem.

The learner will be able to evaluate numerical and
algebraic expressions by using the order of operations.
The learner will
be able to use powers and exponents in expressions.

The learner will be able to identify and solve
equations.

The learner will be able to solve equations using the
addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division properties of equality.

The learner will be able to solve problems by working
backward.

The learner will be able to write algebraic
expressions and equations from verbal phrases and sentences.

The learner will be able to solve twostep equations.

The learner will be able to solve problems by using
an equation.

The learner will be able to identify and solve
inequalities and graph their solutions.

The learner will be able to graph integers on a
number line and find absolute value.

The learner will be able to compare and order
integers.

The learner will be able to add integers.

The learner will be able to add more than two
integers.

The learner will be able to subtract integers.

The learner will be able to multiply integers.

The learner will be able to divide integers.

The learner will be able to solve equations with
integer solutions.

The learner will be able to graph ordered pairs on a
coordinate plane.

Statistics and Data Analysis

The learner will be able to find the mean, median,
and mode of a set of data.

The learner will be able to find the range of a set
of data.

The learner will be able to recognize when graphs and
statistics are misleading.

Investigations in Geometry

The learner will be able to define congruence in
terms of angle measurement and segment length.

The learner will be able to identify lines that are
parallel.

The learner will be able to classify triangles and
quadrilaterals.

The learner will be able to explore line symmetry and
rotational symmetry.

The learner will be able to identify congruent
figures and similar figures.

Patterns and Number Sense

The learner will be able to use divisibility rules
for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10.

The learner will be able to find the prime
factorization of a composite number.

The learner will be able to find the greatest common
factor of two or more integers.

The learner will be able to identify and simplify
rational numbers.

The learner will be able to express rational numbers
as decimals and terminating decimals as fractions.

The learner will be able to express repeating
decimals as fractions.

The learner will be able to find the probability of a
simple event.

The learner will be able to find the least common
multiple of two or more integers.

The learner will be able to compare and order
rational numbers expressed as fractions and/or decimals.

The learner will be able to express numbers in
scientific notation.

The learner will be able to add and subtract
fractions with like denominators.

The learner will be able to add and subtract
fractions with unlike denominators.

The learner will be able to multiply fractions.

The learner will be able to identify and use rational
number properties.

The learner will be able to recognize and extend
arithmetic and geometric sequences.

The learner will be able to divide fractions.

The learner will be able to solve equations with
rational number solutions.

The learner will be able to find square roots of
perfect squares.

The learner will be able to estimate square roots.

The learner will be able to identify and classify
numbers in the real number system.

The learner will be able to use the Pythagorean
Theorem.

The learner will be able to find the distance between
two points in the coordinate plane.

The learner will be able to find the missing measures
in 306090 triangles and 454590 triangles.

Applications with Proportions

The learner will be able to express ratios as
fractions in simplest form and determine unit rates.

The learner will be able to determine if a pair of
ratios form a proportion and solve proportions.

The learner will be able to solve problems by using
proportions.

The learner will be able to identify corresponding
parts of similar triangles.

The learner will be able to solve problems in solving
scale drawings.

The learner will be able to graph dilations on a
coordinate plane.

Applications with Percent

The learner will be able to solve problems using the
percent proportion.

The learner will be able to express decimals and
fractions as percents.

The learner will be able to express percents as
fractions and decimals.

The learner will be able to express percents greater
than 100 or less than 1 as decimals and fractions.

The learner will be able to estimate by using
fractions, decimals, and percents interchangeably.

The learner will be able to solve problems using the
percent equation.

The learner will be able to find the percent of
increase or decrease.

The learner will be able to solve problems involving
discounts and markups.

The learner will be able to solve problems involving
simple interest.

Algebra: Functions and Graphs

The learner will be able to complete function tables.

The learner will be able to graph functions by using
function tables.

The learner will be able to graph linear functions by
plotting points.

The learner will be able to solve system of equations
by graphing.

The learner will be able to solve problems by using a
graph.

The learner will be able to graph quadratic
functions.

The learner will be able to graph translations on a
coordinate plane.

The learner will be able to graph reflections and
rotations on a coordinate plane.

The learner will be able to find the area and
perimeter of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles and trapezoids.

The learner will
be able to find the area and circumference of circles.

The learner will be able to sketch threedimensional
figures.

The learner will be able to find the surface area of
rectangular and triangular prisms.

The learner will be able to find the surface area of cylinders.

The learner will be able to find the volume of prisms
and cylinders.

The learner will be able to find the volume of
pyramids and cones.

Discrete Math and Probability

The learner will be able to count outcomes using a
tree diagram.

The learner will be able to find the number of
combinations of objects.

The learner will be able to find the probability of
independent and dependent events.

The learner will be able to predict actions of a
larger group using a sample.

Algebra: Investigations with Polynomials

The learner will be able to simplify polynomials.

The learner will be able to add and subtract
polynomials.

The learner will be able to multiply monomials.

