• Course Description

    In this course, instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

    Grade Level(s): Eighth grade

    Related Priority Standards (State &/or National): K-12 Mathematics Missouri Learning Standards  

    Essential Questions

    • Why are quantities represented in multiple ways?
    • How are the properties of integer exponents used to generate equivalent numerical expressions?
    • How are very small and very large numbers expressed?

    Enduring Understandings/Big Ideas

    • Students will understand that exponents are useful for representing very large or very small numbers.
    • Students will understand that properties of integer exponents can be use to generate equivalent numerical expressions.
    • Students will understand that scientific notation can be used to estimate very large or very small quantities and to compare quantities.

    Course-Level Scope & Sequence (Units &/or Skills)

    • Unit 1: Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
    • Unit 2: The Concept of Congruence
    • Unit 3: Similarity
    • Unit 4: Linear Equations
    • Unit 5: Examples of Functions from Geometry
    • Unit 6: Linear Functions
    • Unit 7: Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry

    Course Resources & Materials: District and teacher-made materials

    Date Last Revised/Approved: 2013