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Eighth Grade Curriculum Overview
Standards
The Number System
Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.
Expressions and Equations
Work with radicals and integer exponents.
Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
Functions
Define, evaluate, and compare functions.
Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
Geometry
Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.
Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.
Statistics and Probability
Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.
Mathematical Practices
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Model with mathematics.
Use appropriate tools strategically.
Attend to precision.
Look for and make use of structure.
Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Math 8 Units of Study
Real Numbers
Linear Relationships I (Linear Equations in One Variable)
Pythagorean Theorem
Volume
Linear Relationships II (Linear Equations in Two Variables)
Congruence and Similarity with Transformational Geometry
Systems of Equations
Statistics and Probability
* The Math 8 Enriched class (for 8th grade students) covers all of the same units, but in more depth as time allows.
** The Math 78 class (for 7th grade students) covers all of the same units in more depth, in addition to the following units from the 7th grade curriculum: Proportional Reasoning and Applications of Percents
*** For more information, please visit the Connecticut State Department of Education’s resource page.
Department Assessments
7th grade students will participate in the following department assessments:
 Ongoing basis  formative and summative assessments
 Ongoing basis  Exit quiz on homework material
 Midterm exam (January)
 Algebra Readiness Assessment to be considered for Algebra I (optional testpermission slips will be available) (early April)
 Final exam (June)
EIGHTH GRADE
8th grade students will participate in the following department assessments:
 Ongoing basis  formative and summative assessments
 Ongoing basis  Exit/Mastery quiz on homework material
 Midterm exam (January)
 Final exam (June)

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Seventh Grade Curriculum Overview
Standards
Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Expressions and Equations
 Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve realworld and mathematical problems.The Number System
 Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.
Geometry
 Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
 Solve reallife and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
Statistics and Probability
 Draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
 Solve reallife and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.
 Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
 Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
 Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.
Mathematical Practices
 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
 Model with mathematics.
 Use appropriate tools strategically.
 Attend to precision.
 Look for and make use of structure.
 Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Math 7 Units of Study
 Operating with Rational Numbers (Addition and Subtraction)
 Operating with Rational Numbers (Multiplication and Division)
 Algebraic Reasoning
 Twoand Three Dimensional Geometry
 Proportional Reasoning
 Applications of Percents
 Inferences about Populations
 Probability
Math 7 Accelerated Units of Study
 Operating with Rational Numbers
 The Real Number System (8th grade unit)
 Algebraic Reasoning
 Twoand Three Dimensional Geometry
 Pythagorean Theorem (8th grade unit)
 Proportional Reasoning
 Applications of Percents
 Inferences about Populations
 Probability
 Transformational Geometry (8th grade unit)
**The above units of study are subject to change based on the needs of the students.
**For more information, please visit the Connecticut State Department of Education’s resource page.
Algebra I Placement in Eighth Grade
Students who have developed strong abstract reasoning skills may be recommended to take this 9th grade high school Algebra I course as 8th graders.
 6th grade SBAC score
 7th grade math course / yeartodate average
 7th grade winter NWEA score
 Algebra Readiness Assessment score
The Algebra Readiness Assessment, which tests knowledge of 8th grade math concepts, will be administered on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017. Students will need to return a signed permission slip in order to participate in the testing. The permission slip will be distributed by the NMS math teachers to their 7 Accelerated classes on Marc 27th. The permission slip will also be available and on the NMS website for any other student who is interested in taking the assessment.
All students will be notified of their math placement for 8th grade by May 19th. Any student who is not initially selected for placement in the Algebra I course will have the opportunity to be reconsidered in the fall, regardless of cluster placement. Students who are not currently in the Math 7 Accelerated course and would like to be considered in the fall for placement in Algebra I are strongly encouraged to take the Algebra Readiness Assessment in order to receive constructive feedback.
Supplies
 pencil with eraser and pen
 stitched composition book  a graphing composition book is best for the eighth grade and Algebra I
 TI34 calculator or an equivalent  All classes
The TI84 (graphing calculator) is highly recommended for students taking Algebra or other high school level math course.
Other supplies might be requested on a teacher to teacher basis.
Online Resources
Khan Acadamy
MathPlay
Aplus Math
Interactive Sites for Education
AAA Math
Learn Zillion
Purple Math