The course builds on concepts from previous grades and introduces new skills. Skills include: working with 2-D and 3-D objects; creating tessellations; understanding and calculating squares and square roots; solving problems with the Pythagorean Theorem; understanding statistical graphs, working with linear equations including graphing and solving; multiplying and dividing fractions; working with percent; and calculating the probability of independent events.
Mathematics 8 consists of four modules with three sections in each module. Students send in an assignment at the end of each section, and each module has a module test or optional module project. The course has been written to include several media pieces such as demonstration videos and interactive media.
Students can correspond in writing with the course marker through the submission sheets with each assignment.
Students will communicate with the teacher/advisor to get any needed support.
4 modules with 3 sections in each module
Tutorial support by appointment at SIDES
Module 1: EXPLORING 2-D AND 3-D CONNECTIONS
Section 1: Nets and Views
Section 2: Calculations in 2-D and 3-D
Section 3: Shapes and Design
Module 2: SQUARES, INTEGERS, AND THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM
Section 1: Multiplying and Dividing Integers
Section 2: Squares and Square Roots
Section 3: The Pythagorean Theorem
Module 3: DATA, GRAPHING, AND LINEAR EQUATIONS
Section 1: Analyzing Statistical Graphs
Section 2: Graphing on the Coordinate Plane
Section 3: Linear Equations
Module 4: FRACTIONS, RATIOS, AND PROBABILITY
Section 1: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Section 2: Ratios, Rates and Percents
Section 3: Probability