## Math 8 @ West Deptford Middle School

We follow the New Jersey Model Curriculum.

The unit design was created in line with the areas of focus for grade 8 Mathematics as identified by the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC Model Content Frameworks. Grade 8 Mathematics will move the students from the concepts developed in grades 6 and 7, modeling relationships with variables and equations and ratio and proportional reasoning, to making connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations. The idea of a function introduced in grade 8 is a precursor to concepts about functions that are included in the high school standards. Each unit is comprised of standards that are considered major content along with standards that include supporting and/or additional content.

Unit 1 presents the geometric concepts that establish the groundwork for work with equations of lines in the coordinate plane.

Unit 2 brings in the notion of irrational numbers which the students may encounter in their work with functions, expressions and equations which follow in units 3 and 4.

Unit 3 and Unit 4 work deepens students’ understanding of algebraic concepts and provides foundational skills necessary for the standards presented in the high school mathematics courses. The focus in Unit 3 is equations. The Unit 4 focus is functions – including the Pythagorean Theorem.

Unit 5 will bring together the understanding of concepts that involve plots of bivariate data. Also, Unit 5 uses the formulas for volumes to solve real-world mathematical problems.

The unit design was created in line with the areas of focus for grade 8 Mathematics as identified by the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC Model Content Frameworks. Grade 8 Mathematics will move the students from the concepts developed in grades 6 and 7, modeling relationships with variables and equations and ratio and proportional reasoning, to making connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations. The idea of a function introduced in grade 8 is a precursor to concepts about functions that are included in the high school standards. Each unit is comprised of standards that are considered major content along with standards that include supporting and/or additional content.

Unit 1 presents the geometric concepts that establish the groundwork for work with equations of lines in the coordinate plane.

Unit 2 brings in the notion of irrational numbers which the students may encounter in their work with functions, expressions and equations which follow in units 3 and 4.

Unit 3 and Unit 4 work deepens students’ understanding of algebraic concepts and provides foundational skills necessary for the standards presented in the high school mathematics courses. The focus in Unit 3 is equations. The Unit 4 focus is functions – including the Pythagorean Theorem.

Unit 5 will bring together the understanding of concepts that involve plots of bivariate data. Also, Unit 5 uses the formulas for volumes to solve real-world mathematical problems.