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Course Outline
Ministry of Education Math 8 curriculum
We are currently working on Final Exam Review.
The Final Exam will be on Wednesday June 11, and Friday June 13. On Wednesday, it will be written (no calculator) and on Friday, it will be multiple choice (with calculators)
The Chapter 10 – Solving Equations test was on Tuesday, June 3
June 9
Final Exams next classes!
The Exam will be a written (no calculator) test on Wednesday, and a multiple choice (with calculator) test on Friday.
June 3
There was a chapter 10 test today.
Students spent the rest of class working on the review booklet for the final exam next week.
The Exam will be a written (no calculator) test on Wednesday, and a multiple choice (with calculator) test on Friday next week.
May 30
We reviewed solving equations
page 400 #13,17,19
Review worksheet
Test on Tuesday
May 26
Solving Equations day 4
Section 10.4 #9,10
Test on Tuesday
May 22
Solving Equations day 3
Section 10.3 #8
Quiz next day
May 20
Solving Equations day 2
Page 385 #713, 15
May 14
Solving Equations
Page 377 #11,13,15,17,19,20,21,23
May 12
Students wrote the chapter 9 test.
Block B should complete the intro to chapter 10 worksheet.
Block D should complete the 5 questions that were on the projector after the test.
May 8
There will be a chapter 9 – Linear Relations test next class. The key for the review worksheet is here.
May 6
Review: Graphing lines with and without creating a table of values.
Block B was assigned page 360 #7,9,0,12,13,14
Block D had much less time so: #9, 12, 14
There will be a quiz next day that looks like the front of the handout.
There will be a chapter 9 test on Monday.
May 2
graphing without using a table of values
Block B should complete the 6 graphs on the warmup worksheet. Block D did not have time to get to this.
Apr 30
Creating a table of values and graphing
page 357
#7,8,9,11,12,14,16
Apr 28
Continued Linear Relations
page 348
#4,6,7,8,10,15
There will be a quiz next class.
Apr 24
Started Linear Relations
page 337
#4,6,8,9,11,12,13
Apr 22
Students wrote the volume test. They were given a worksheet reviewing Cartesian coordinates to finish for next class.
Apr 16
Volume review worksheet.
Volume test on Tuesday, April 22.
Apr 14
page 265 #4a,5a,6a,7a,13,14,16
Volume test on Tuesday, April 22.
Apr 9
Volume of rectangular and triangular prisms.
Students should do page 258 #48(a,b only),16,17
Apr 7
We wrote the Chapter 11 Review quiz. We started volume. Students should do page 250 #3,4,5
Apr 3
Complete the probabilities review worksheet for next day.
Next day (on Monday), there will be a large probabilities quiz (or your could call it a small test).
Apr 1
We looked at multiplying to determine the size of the sample space and the probabilities of two or more independent events both occurring.
page 424 #4,5,6,9
page 432 #5,6,7,8b,10
Mar 14
Continued probabilities. We played some games of chance. No homework over the break.
Mar 12
Start of probabilities. Section 11.1 in the textbook. page 418 48,10
Mar 10
The class wrote the March term exam today; there is no homework.
Mar 6
We are preparing for the march midterm that is next class (Monday, March 10).
To review parts of year, do
page 324 #3,4,5,9,12
page 157 #6,10,12,13
page 104 #3,6
The test will cover every chapter (16,8), but will focus more on integers, percentages, fractions, and surface area.
Mar 4
The class began reviewing for a march midterm next week. We looked at integers (chapter 8) and percentages (chapter 4).
Complete:
– the percent worksheet
– page 318 #6,8,13,19,20,22
We will be preparing for the march midterm that is on Monday, March 10.
Feb 28
The class wrote a fractions test.
I handed out a review of chapter 4 (percentages, decimals, and fractions).
We will be preparing for the march midterm that is on Monday, March 10.
Feb 26
Prepare for the fractions test. There will be a calculator and a noncalculator section.
The answer key for the review worksheet is here.
Chapter 6 test is next class and the March midterm is coming up.
Feb 24
Fractions & Order of operations
page 234 #4,6
Chapter 6 test and March midterm coming up.
Feb 19
Dividing fractions
page 208 #5,8,9,10,12
page 227 #8,10,12
Feb 17
Fraction Operations without a calculator
Worksheet #1all, 2a,c, 3a,c, 4a,c, 5all, 6a,c,e,g,j, Multiplying(all)
Noncalculator quiz next class.
Feb 13
Multiplying fractions
textbook:
page 214 #3,7,8,11
page 220 #9,13,15
Feb 11
Multiplying fractions and whole numbers
textbook page 203 #7,8,9,12,15
Feb 6
Fraction worksheets – adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers
The practice to do for this:
F24 #ac
F40 #ps
F44 #ac
F48 #ac
F49 #p,q
There will be a fractions quiz next day.
Feb 4
We looked at adding fractions and saw that we have to have common denominators in order to add the same kinds of things.
Students should do the following on the fraction handout today:
page 18 af (work on the table to keep organized.
Page 27 aj (you need to convert to common denominators)
Jan 31
We started fractions today. Students worked on equivalent fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions, and reducing fractions to lowest terms.
Jan 29
The chapter 5 test today; no homework.
Jan 27
Area and surface are review worksheet.
The chapter 5 test will be next class: Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Jan 23
We looked at prisms, cylinders, and composite shapes.
Complete the following questions on the composite shapes worksheet.
– front: #2,4
– back: 5,10,11,12 (Block B did not do 11).
There will be a quiz next day (4 questions: a cylinder, a triangular prism, a rectangular prism, and a composite shape)
The chapter 5 test will be Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Jan 21
We looked at prisms, cylinders, and composite shapes.
Complete #1,8,9 on the front side of the worksheet.
Jan 17
We had more practice with cylinders. We started composite shapes.
Complete the questions on the handout.
Jan 15
We started cylinders.
no homework.
Jan 13
Students looked at rectangular and triangular prisms.
page 180 #3,4,5,12,*16
Quiz next day
Jan 9
We looked at the area of triangles, rectangles, and circles. We also started to put shapes together to make compound shapes.
January 7, 2014
We looked at the area of triangles, rectangles, and circles.
Dec 20
We looked at creating tesselations.
Dec 18
The class wrote the chapter 4 test on Percents
Dec 16
We continued to look at percents. Students wrote a group quiz to review. There will be a percents chapter test next class. Be ready. If you want more practice, try page 150 #4,5,10,11,12,13,16,17
Dec 12
Students wrote the December exam.
Students received a worksheet to review percents. Despite the info at the top, teh worksheet will not be for marks.
We will continue to look at percents. There will be a percents chapter test next wednesday.
Dec 10
We continued to look at percents. There will be a percents chapter test next wednesday.
Students also received a worksheet on Chapters 3 and 8 to prepare for the December exam.
On next class there will be a December Exam covering the first four units this year.
Dec 6
We wrote the first percent quiz.
We looked at calculating a percent of a number, for example 12% sales tax on $400. Students should do page 142 #4,6,7,10,16
Students also received a worksheet on graphing that is for students to review chapter 1 for the December exam.
On Thursday, December 12 there will be a December Exam covering the first four units this year.
Dec 4
We looked at converting fractions, percents, and decimal notation to each other. Students should do page 135 #49,14,16.
There will be a quiz next day.
On Thursday, December 12 there will be a December Exam covering the first four units this year. I handed out a review of rates/ratios/proportional reasoning.
Dec 2
We started percents.
Page 128 #412, 14
On Thursday, December 12 there will be a December Exam covering the first four units this year.
Nov 28
We wrote the Pythagorean Theorem test. Block D has a fraction worksheet. Do the first side of it.
Nov 26
We had a quiz on the Pythagorean Theorem. There will be a test next day.
There wasn’t much time after the quiz, but I would have assigned page 112113 #110,13,14,16. Those questions would be good practice for the test.
Nov 21
We looked at applications of the Pythagorean Theorem
Students should complete the examples on the worksheet.
There will be a quiz on Tuesday and a chapter test next Thursday
Nov 19
The Pythagorean Theorem
Page 104 #3,4,5,6,9
There will be a quiz on Tuesday and a test next Thursday
Nov 15
Estimating square roots of nonperfect squares.
page 99 #4,5,6,11
Nov 13
Intro to the Pythagorean Relationship
Students should do page 92 #412. Maybe trace other triangles when it asks you to sketch them.
Quiz next day.
Nov 8
Squares and square roots
Students should do page 85 #5bc,6bc,916,18,19
Nov 6
We wrote the chapter 8 – Integers test today. Next class we will start Chapter 3.
Nov 4
page 297 #12,14
page 310 #11,12,15
page 315 #9b,13,19
test next class
Oct 31
Students should do page 315 #5,6,7 for next day.
there will be a quiz next day.
There will be a chapter test in two classes, on Wed. Nov. 6.
Oct 29
Students should do #1 and 5 (ad for each)
We will have a chapter test on Wednesday, Nov. 6 next week.
Oct 24
We looked at powers and how they can be used to represent repeated multiplication. Block B should complete the questions here, but block D did not get to this.
There will be a quiz next day on adding, subtracting, and multiplying positive and negative numbers. No calculators.
Oct 22
Multiplying integers
page 291 #9,11
page 297 #6,7,8,9,12,20
Calculate the products of all the questions you circled on the multiplication worksheet today.
Oct 18
Students should do at least a and b for each number on the left side of the multiplication worksheet. We will be writing a quiz in two classes.
Oct 16
Students should do the Adding/Subtracting integers worksheet. There is an answer key on the back of the page.
Oct 11
Chapter 2 test. After the test, students were given worksheets that practiced operations on integers.
Oct 9
We had a quiz on rates. There will be a test next day.
If we had had more time, I would have assigned page 70 #6,8,11,13,14,15,16.
Oct 7
We worked on ratios, rates, and proportional reasoning
page 60 #4,5,8,9
page 67 #4,6
Quiz next day on unit rates, better deals, and proportional reasoning
Chapter 2 test on Friday, October 11.
Oct 3
We wrote a quiz on equivalent fractions and ratios.
We then started discussing rates. No homework.
Oct 1
Warmup then wrote notes on ratios.
Block B – Page 51 #7,8,9,12,13,15
Block D – Page 51 #5,6,7,9,12,13,15
Quiz next day
Sept 27
We talked about equivalent fractions. Block B has absolutely no homework, but block D students may have to complete the last two examples that were written down before the bell rang.
Students may also get more fraction practice by doing more of the fractions riddles handout from todays class.
Sept 25
We wrote the Chapter 1 test, so there is no homework today. Friday’s class will be cancelled if the weather is nice enough for the Grade 8 retreat. If the weather is poor, the retreat will be cancelled and classes will run as normal.
Sept 23
Students should do page 36 #16, 7ac, 9a, 10a, 11. Question #13 is also a good one to look at.
There will be a chapter 1 test next class.
Sept 18
We wrote a quiz on sections 1.1 and 1.2
Complete page 32 #4,5,7
There will be a chapter 1 test on Wednesday, September 25.
Sept 16
There will be a graphing quiz next day on 1.1 and 1.2.
Block D students should make sure that they have completed page 23 #4,6,9,12,13,14ab. Block B had no homework.
Sept 12
Complete the double line graph comparing Alexander Mogilny and Brendan Morrison. Explain which team got the better deal when those players were traded for each other.
There will be a graphing quiz on Wed Sep 18.
Sept 10
Sept 6
Page 13 #46, 9. Block B should do only #46 because that block had less time in class to work.
Sept 4
We discussed the course outline.
We worked on defining a classroom culture that is healthy, productive, and engaging. Striving for that culture will be a goal for our class each day for the rest of the year.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…
 1A – know the advantages and disadvantages of pictograph and bar, double bar, line, double line, and circle graphs
 1B – be able to choose an appropriate type of graph for specific situations and types of data
 1C – be able to recognize graphs that are accidentally or deceitfully misleading
 1D – critique whether a graph provides evidence for a conclusion.
Chapter 2 – Ratios, Rates, and Proportional Reasoning
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…
 2A – create and solve proportions (or equivalent fractions)
 2B – write a two or threeterm ratio for a picture or description
 2C – reduce a ratio to lowest terms and write a unit rate
 2D – determine the rate per amount other than 1 – e.g. price per 100 g
 2E – use proportional reasoning with rates or ratios to solve problems
Chapter 3 – Pythagorean Relationship
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…
 3A – calculate the square or the square root of a number and to calculate the area or length of a square
 3B – estimate the square root of a nonperfect square
 3C – determine whether a triangle is a right triangle or not
 3D – solve for the length of any side of a right triangle when given the other two sides
 3E – apply the Pythagorean Theorem to a picture, diagram or description
Chapter 4 – Understanding Percent
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…
 4A – convert to and from percentages, decimals, and fractions
 4B – find a percentage of a value
 4C – Add or subtract a percentage of a value (e.g. adding 12% sales tax)
 4D – Combining percents (e.g. a percent discount and taxes)
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…
 5A – Identify and draw nets that would be able to form a 3dimensional shape
 5B – Calculate the surface area of a rectangular or triangular prism
 5C – Calculate the surface area of other prisms when given enough information
 5D – Calculate the surface area of a cylinder
 5E – Calculate the area of a 2dimensional composite shape
Chapter 6 – Fraction Operations
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…
 6A – write equivalent fractions, convert mixed numbers and improper fractions to one another, and write a fraction in lowest terms
 6B – use common denominators to add and subtract fractions or mixed numbers
 6C – multiply a fraction by a whole number or a fraction
 6D – divide a fraction by a whole number or a fraction
 6E – perform calculations using the proper order of operations
 6F – solve problems that involve fraction operations
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…
 7A – determine the volume of a triangular or rectangular prism
 7B – determine the volume of a cylinder
 7C – determine the volume of any other prism given the area of the base.
 7D – explain, using examples, the difference between surface area and volume
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…
 8A – represent numbers and operations symbolically (e.g. using integer chips, number lines, etc.)
 8B – add and subtract positive and negative numbers with or without calculators
 8C – multiply and divide positive and negative numbers with or without calculators
 8D – show an exponent as repeated multiplication of a base
 8E – apply the proper order of operations in calculating expressions
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

• Convert points between three forms:
o Plotted on a graph
o Written as an ordered pair
o Written in a table of values
• Describe a pattern comparing the output (y) to an input (x)
• Determine output values for any input values
• Describe whether a graph represents a linear equation or not
• Describe whether a table of values (with evenly spaced inputs) is a linear equation or not
• Write the equation comparing an output to an input
• Use an equation to determine output (y) values for any input values
• Use a pattern to determine x values for y values
• Create a table of values from an equation
• Graph the line of a linear equation
• Show how steepness and starting numbers can be found in an equation and in a table of values
Chapter 10 – Solving Linear Equations
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…
 10A – explain what solving equations is and explain the process involved
 10B – model problems with linear equations
 10C – solve 1 and 2 step linear equations
 10D – check to see if a proposed solution is correct
 10E – evaluate and provide corrections to sample solutions
 10F – solve problems using a linear equation, including examples involving geometry, rates, linear relations, percents, probabilities, etc.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…
 11A – use a list, a table, or a tree to show the sample space of all results
 11B – use the sample space to determine the probability of an event or multiple events
 11C – determine the total number of possible outcomes
 11D – multiply probabilities of independent events to determine the probability of multiple independent events occurring
Chapter 12– Tessellations If time permits
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…
 12A – Create a tessellation
 12B – Explain whether an object will or will not tessellate
 12C –
 12D –