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8th Grade Mathematics

Mathematical Practices

  1. Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them
  2. Represents thinking with visual models and equations
  3. Attends to precision
  4. Communicates mathematical thinking effectively
  5. Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  6. Constructs viable arguments and critiques the reasoning of others
  7. Uses appropriate tools strategically

Number Sense and Operations

  1. Performs all four operations with fractions, decimals, percents and integers to solve problems
  2. Demonstrates understanding of rational and irrational numbers
  3. Uses exponential and scientific notation
  4. Uses ratios and proportions to accurately represent quantitative relationships
  5. Demonstrates understanding of square numbers and finds square roots to simplify computations and solve problems

Geometry and Measurement

  1. Demonstrates understanding of relationships among angles, side lengths, perimeters, areas, and volumes of similar objects
  2. Understands and applies the Pythagorean Theorem


  1. Demonstrates understanding of connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations
  2. Identifies and analyzes linear relationships to solve a variety of problems
  3. Identifies and analyzes inverse relationships to solve a variety of problems
  4. Identifies and analyzes exponential relationships to solve a variety of problems
  5. Recognizes and interprets linear, inverse, exponential, quadratic, and other non-linear relationships using data tables, graphs and equations

Data Analysis and Probability

  1. Collects, organizes, and interprets data
  2. Formulates effective questions for the purpose of data collection
  3. Creates and uses graphical representations of data
  4. Interprets measures of center and spread, including standard deviation, residuals, and correlation coefficients