Grade 8

MATH

Hampton School District
Math Competencies and Standards for Grade 8 in 2017-2018

THE NUMBER SYSTEM
▪ Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.
▪ Use rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the size of irrational numbers, locate them
approximately on a number line diagram, and estimate the value of expressions (e.g., p^2).

EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS
▪ Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
▪ Analyze and solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
▪ Give examples of linear equations in one variable with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions.
▪ Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different
proportional relationships represented in different ways.
▪ Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions.
▪ Perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and
scientific notation are used. Use scientific notation and choose units of appropriate size for measurements of very
large or very small quantities.
▪ Solve linear equations in one variable.
▪ Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding
expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.
▪ Solve real-world and mathematical problems leading to two linear equations in two variables.
▪ Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically, and estimate solutions by graphing the
equations.
▪ Understand that solutions to a system of two linear equations in two variables correspond to points of intersection
of their graphs, because points of intersection satisfy both equations simultaneously.
▪ Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
▪ Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
▪ Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times an integer power of 10 to estimate very large or very
small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other.
▪ Use square root and cube root symbols to represent solutions to equations of the form x^2 = p and x^3 = p, where
p is a positive rational number. Evaluate square roots of small perfect squares and cube roots of small perfect cubes.
▪ Work with radicals and integer exponents.

FUNCTIONS

▪ Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in
tables, or by verbal descriptions).
▪ Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial
value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x, y) values, including reading these from a
table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it
models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values.
▪ Define, evaluate, and compare functions.
▪ Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the
function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a
function that has been described verbally.
▪ Interpret the equation y = mx + b as defining a linear function, whose graph is a straight line; give examples of
functions that are not linear. For example, the function A = s^2 giving the area of a square as a function of its side
length is not linear because its graph contains the points (1,1), (2,4) and (3,9), which are not on a straight line.
▪ Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a function is the set
of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output. (Function notation is not required in Grade 8.)
▪ Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

GEOMETRY
▪ Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and
mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.
▪ Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system.
▪ Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations and reflections on two-dimensional figures using
coordinates.
▪ Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.
▪ Know the formulas for the volume of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and
mathematical problems.
▪ Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.
▪ Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
▪ Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.
▪ Understand that a two-dimensional figure is congruent to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a
sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations; given two congruent figures, describe a sequence that exhibits
the congruence between them.
▪ Understand that a two-dimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a
sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations; given two similar two-dimensional figures, describe a
sequence that exhibits the similarity between them.
▪ Use informal arguments to establish facts about the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles, about the angles
created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal, and the angle-angle criterion for similarity of triangles. For
example, arrange three copies of the same triangle so that the three angles appear to form a line, and give an
argument in terms of transversals why this is so.
▪ Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations: Angles are taken to angles of the
same measure.
▪ Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations: Lines are taken to lines, and line
segments to line segments of the same length.
▪ Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations: Parallel lines are taken to parallel
lines.

STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY

▪ Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between
two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and
nonlinear association.
▪ Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.
▪ Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter
plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the
closeness of the data points to the line.
▪ Understand that patterns of association can also be seen in bivariate categorical data by displaying frequencies and
relative frequencies in a two-way table. Construct and interpret a two-way table summarizing data on two
categorical variables collected from the same subjects. Use relative frequencies calculated for rows or columns to
describe possible association between the two variables.
▪ Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data, interpreting
the slope and intercept.

Hampton School District
Math Competencies and Standards for Grade 8 in 2017-2018
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