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Math 8 Part 2
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
In Math 8 Part 2, students will focus on concepts that prepare them for Algebra, including solving multi-step equations, graphing lines, and interpreting slope. Students will also learn about angles, polygons, and volume of solid figures. In addition, students will learn about elementary statistics. Video tutorials, online math activities, and self-check web quizzes ensure students receive the visual and special instruction necessary to conceptualize these abstract concepts, better preparing them for advanced math courses.
It is recommended that students successfully complete Math 8 Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.

Course Objectives


Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Develop an understanding of three-dimensional figures. 
  • Identify the process for finding the circumferences and areas of circles. 
  • Find the volume and surface area of three-dimensional figures such as prisms, cylinders, pyramids, and cones. 
  • Develop an understanding of spheres and be able to find the volume and surface area of spheres. 
  • Explore surveys and samples, and identify bias samples and bias questions.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Develop an understanding of the measures of central tendency and box-and-whisker plots. 
  • Explore the variability of sets of data by analyzing box-and-whisker plots. 
  • Develop an understanding of probability of dependent and independent events, as well as finding permutations and combinations. 
  • Solve complex equations, including multi-step equations and equations with variables on both sides of the equals sign. 
  • Recognize the process for solving systems of equations.

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Develop an understanding of linear equations. 
  • Chart and interpret linear equations in multiple forms and methods. 
  • Develop an understanding of slope and intercepts. 
  • Solve a system of linear equations by graphing. 
  • Explore inequalities in two variables. 
  • Explore number patterns by analyzing arithmetic and geometric sequences. 
  • Develop an understanding of scatter plots and be able to draw a line of best fit. 

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Develop an understanding of functions. 
  • Observe linear functions, exponential functions, and quadratic functions. 
  • Represent a function verbally, algebraically, and graphically. 
  • Discover polynomials. 
  • Break down, add, and subtract polynomials. 
  • Solve polynomials using the Distributive Property.

Course Materials

  • Holt McDougal Mathematics (textbook)

*Available as an iText course