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Ministry of Education Math 8 curriculum
We are currently working on Chapter .
The Final Exam was spread over two days:
– Block G will be Tuesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 11.
– Block B will be Wednesday, June 10 and Friday, June 12.
The Chapter 7 – Volume test was on Monday, June 1, and Tuesday, June 2.
The last day to submit assignments or write/rewrite tests was Friday, June 12.
June 26
Enjoy the summer!
June 15/18
Games and Puzzles
June 11/12
Wrote the second half of the final exam today.
– Block G will be Tuesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 11.
– Block B will be Wednesday, June 10 and Friday, June 12.
June 9/10
Wrote noncalculator section today. Multiple choice with calculators next day.
– Block G will be Tuesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 11.
– Block B will be Wednesday, June 10 and Friday, June 12.
June 5/8
We looked at algebra, integers, and fractions. These sections will be on the noncalculator part of the exam next day.
The first day of the final exam will be a noncalculator section. The second day of the test will be a multiple choice section with calculators.
– Block G will be Tuesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 11.
– Block B will be Wednesday, June 10 and Friday, June 12.
June 3/4
Students reviewed a few of the chapters this year. Students also worked on the review booklet.
The first day of the final exam will be a noncalculator section. The second day of the test will be a multiple choice section with calculators.
– Block G will be Tuesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 11.
– Block B will be Wednesday, June 10 and Friday, June 12.
June 1/2
Students wrote the Chapter 7 – Volume test.
Students were given a review booklet covering Chapters 210. The Final Exam will be written over two classes:
– Block G will be Tuesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 11.
– Block B will be Wednesday, June 10 and Friday, June 12.
May 28/29
Students worked on the review worksheet for Chapter 7 – Volume.
The Chapter 7 – Volume test will be next class: Mon. June 1, and Tues. June 2
May 26/27
Volume of Prism and Cylinders quiz
7.4 – Volume Problems
Page 273 #4,5,6,7,8,9,12,14
The Chapter 7 – Volume test will be Mon. June 1, and Tues. June 2.
May 25
Block B
7.3 – Volume of Cylinders
Page 265 #4,5,8,12,14,15,16
There will be a quiz next day
The Chapter 7 – Volume test will be Mon. June 1, and Tues. June 2.
May 21
Block B
Continued volume of prisms.
Page 258 #48(a and b only),16,17
The Chapter 7 – Volume test will be Mon. June 1, and Tues. June 2.
May 20
Block G
7.3 – Volume of Cylinders
Page 265 #4,5,8,12,14,15,16
There will be a quiz next day
The Chapter 7 – Volume test will be Mon. June 1, and Tues. June 2.
May 19
Block B
Start of volume. Volume = area of the base x height.
Page 250 #3,4,5,7,10,12,15
May 15
Block G
Continued volume of prisms.
Page 258 #48(a and b only),16,17
May 14
Block G
Start of volume. Volume = area of the base x height.
Page 250 #3,4,5,7,10,12,15
May 12/13
Students wrote the Chapter 10 test today.
Complete the Area, Perimeter, & Circumference worksheet for next day.
May 8/11
We did some review with algebra, and we started to look at Volume in preparation of the next unit. Algebra (Chapter 10) test next day.
May 6/7
Start to get ready for test:
– Page 400 #13,17,19
– Review Worksheet
Quiz next day
Chapter 10 – Algebra unit test on Tues/Wed next week.
May 4/5
10.4 – Solving with the Distributive Property
Page 398 #8,9,11 (block G only had time for #8,11)
Apr 30/May 1
10.3 – Solving TwoStep Equations x/a + b = c
Page 392 #10,11
Apr 28/29
Solving TwoStep Equations
Page 385 #7,8,9,10,11,12,13 – Block G should skip 11 and 12
Apr 24/27
Started solving equations.
Page 377 #13,15,17,18,24,29
Apr 22/23
Students wrote the Chapter 9 – Linear Relations test. No homework.
Apr 20/21
Complete the review worksheet. The answer key is here.
There will be a Chapter 9 test will be next class.
Apr 15/16
Complete the worksheet
Complete Page 357 #6,7,8,10,14,16,17
There will be a quiz next day and The Chapter 9 test will be on Wed/Thurs next week.
Apr 13/14
Graphing and Writing Equations for Linear Relations
no homework
Apr 9/10
Graphing Linear Relations
no homework
Apr 9/10
Graphing Linear Relations
no homework
Apr 7/8
9.2 page 348 #4,6,7,8,10,15
Apr 1/2
9.1 Analyzing Graphs of Linear Relations
page 337 #4,6,8,9,11,12,13.
Mar 30/31
Students continued looking at linear relations and reviewed the Cartesian coordinate system.
Complete the two worksheets.
Mar 10/11
Students worked in groups on analyzing a pattern. No homework.
Mar 6/9
Chapter 5 – Area & Surface Area test. No homework.
Mar 4/5
Complete the review worksheet.
The Chapter 5 – Area & Surface Area test will be next class.
Mar 2/3
Complete the Shakespeare puzzle worksheet and the prism worksheet.
There will be a quiz next day.
The Chapter 5 – Area & Surface Area test will be in two classes.
Feb 26/27
Complete the first three questions on the “Why Was Shakespeare…” puzzle.
Lateral sides and full surface area for the first three cylinders.
Feb 24/25
Page 186 Choose one of the two options below:
Option A #4,5,7,8 (this option has a couple more questions calculating the surface area of cylinders)
Option B #4,8,10,11 (this option has fewer questions, but a couple questions asking you to determine which pieces can be excluded from the calculations)
Feb 19/23
Page 180 #3,5,7,8,12
Feb 17/18
Page 173 #3,4,7
Block G:
Also complete the composite shape worksheet for next day.
Feb 16
We worked on determining the area of composite shapes. We saw examples where we added areas, subtracted areas, multiplied areas, and took fractions of areas.
Complete the worksheet for next day.
Feb 12/13
Midterm today; no homework. We will continue with surface area next week.
Feb 6/10
Midterm in two classes: Thursday Feb. 12 and Friday, Feb. 13.
It will cover the 5 chapters that we have completed (Chapters 2,3,4,6,8)
Feb 4/5
Students looked at the net of a triangular prism.
the midterm is next week: Thursday Feb. 12 and Friday, Feb. 13.
It will cover the 5 chapters that we have completed (Chapters 2,3,4,6,8)
Feb 2/3
Students began looking at area in preparation to look at surface area of 3d objects.
the midterm will be in two weeks: Thursday Feb. 12 and Friday, Feb. 13.
It will cover the 5 chapters that we have completed (Chapters 2,3,4,6,8)
Jan 29/30
Students wrote the fractions unit test.
no homework.
the midterm will be in two weeks: Thursday Feb. 12 and Friday, Feb. 13.
It will cover the 5 chapters that we have completed (Chapters 2,3,4,6,8)
Jan 27/28
Students wrote the third quiz of this chapter.
The chapter test is next class. To prepare, finish the review booklet. The answer key is here.
Jan 23/26
Order of Operations
page 234 #4,6,7,8,10
Quiz next day.
Chapter test on Thursday and Friday.
Jan 21/22
The class wrote quiz 2 in fractions, then looked at dividing fractions.
page 208 #5,8,9,12
page 227 #8,10
Jan 19/20
Complete the practice worksheets: addition/subtraction/multiplication
There will be a quiz next class.
Jan 15/16
Multiplying fractions by fractions
page 214 #3,7,8,11
page 220 #9,13,15
Jan 13/14
Multiplying fractions by whole numbers
page 203 #7,8,9,12,15
Jan 9/12
Students looked at adding and subtracting mixed numbers. There will be a quiz next day.
Jan 7/8
Adding fractions with common and unlike denominators
Worksheet:
page 18 aj (use the table on the right to organize your work
Page 27 F39 aj
Skip the comparing fractions on page 52
Jan 5/6
We began our fractions unit. Day 1 is a reminder of what fractions are and how they work.
Worksheet:
page 5 al
page 14 ah
page 15 F15 ag F16 ag
page 24 ah
Dec 16/17
Students wrote a group quiz.
Make sure you are prepared for a chapter test next day by completing the review worksheet.
The chapter test will be on Tuesday, Dec. 20, and Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Dec 12/15
Students wrote a group quiz.
Make sure you are prepared for a chapter test next day by completing the review worksheet.
The chapter test will be on Tuesday, Dec. 16, and Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Dec 10/11
Page 148 #49
The chapter test will be on Tuesday, Dec. 16, and Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Dec 8/9
Students wrote the first percents quiz and looked at calculating a percent of a number (e.g. 25% of 15).
Page 142 #3,6,10.
The chapter test will be on Tuesday, Dec. 16, and Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Dec 4/5
Converting numbers between fraction, decimal and percent representations.
Page 135 #4,6,8,9,11,12
There will be a quiz on Monday/Tuesday.
Dec 2/3
Page 128 #412,14
Nov 28/Dec 1
Students wrote the Chapter 3 test. No homework.
Nov 26/27
Students wrote a Pythagoras quiz. Students should practice for the chapter test using the chapter review on page 112.
The Chapter 3 – The Pythagorean Theorem test will be on Friday, Nov. 28, and Monday, Dec. 1.
The end of term 1 is coming up. Hand in all missing assignments and write all quizzes/tests in each of your courses.
Nov 24/25
Applying the Pythagorean Theorem
Complete the questions on the handout.
There will be a Pythagoras quiz next class (wed/thur).
The Chapter 3 – The Pythagorean Theorem test will be on Friday, Nov. 28, and Monday, Dec. 1.
The end of term 1 is coming up. Hand in all missing assignments and write all quizzes/tests in each of your courses.
Nov 19/20
The Pythagorean Theorem
Page 104 #36
There will be a quiz in two classes (wed/thur).
The Chapter 3 – The Pythagorean Theorem test will be on Friday, Nov. 28, and Monday, Dec. 1.
Nov 17/18
Estimating Square Roots
Page 99 #4,5,7,9,10,11,12,15
The Chapter 3 – The Pythagorean Theorem test will be on Friday, Nov. 28, and Monday, Dec. 1.
Nov 13/14
Intro to the Pythagorean Theorem
page 92 #412
There will be a quiz next day, mainly on squares and sq. roots, and a bit on the Pythagorean Theorem.
Nov 10/12
We started chapter 3. Squares and Square Roots
page 85 #7,9,11,13,15,17,18,19
Nov 8/9
The chapter 8 test was written. For next class, students should do the multiplication of factors on the back of the today’s warmup.
Nov 4/5
Students wrote the last quiz on the unit to check how they are progressing.
The chapter 8 test will be next class (on Thursday Nov. 6 and Friday Nov. 7)
Oct 31/Nov 3
BEDMAS Worksheet – complete questions #14. Show your calculations on a piece of lined paper.
There will be a quiz next class.
The chapter 8 test will be on Thursday Nov. 6 and Friday Nov. 7
Oct 29/30
Students wrote a quiz and looked at the order of operations.
Page 315 #5,6
The chapter 8 test will be on Thursday Nov. 6 and Friday Nov. 7
Oct 27/28
Complete the practice on division.
Page 304 #7,8,9,13
Page 310 #7,8,14,15,18
There will be a quiz next day on addition, subtraction, and multiplication.
Oct 22/23
Complete the practice on multiplication.
Page 297 #6,7,8,9,20
Oct 20/21
Complete the multiplication worksheet.
Next class, we will have a quiz on adding/subtracting integers.
Oct 16/17
no homework
In a couple of classes, we will have a quiz on adding/subtracting integers.
Oct 14/15
Students should complete the worksheets on adding integers for next class.
Oct 9/10
Students wrote the first chapter test of the year.
They should complete the worksheets with multiplying and dividing for next class.
Oct 7/8
Students wrote a rates and proportional reasoning quiz.
Page 70 #6,8,11,13,14,15,16
There will be a Chapter 2 test next class.
Oct 3/6
Page 60 #4,5,8,9
Page 67 #4,6
There will be a quiz next class (on Tues/Wed)
There will be a Chapter 2 test on Thursday/Friday
Oct 1/2
Students wrote a quiz on equivalent fractions, reducing fractions, ratios, and proportional reasoning.
We did not have any new homework.
Sept 29/30
Complete page 51 #59,13 for next class.
There will be a quiz next day on equivalent fractions, reducing fractions, ratios, and proportional reasoning.
Sept 25/26
Block B – complete the 2nd half of the fraction puzzle worksheets.
Block G – did not have time to start worksheets.
Sept 23/24
Complete the two puzzles on the front of the worksheet: “What did George Washington say…” and “Why is Tuesday the Favourite…”
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 – prime factorize numbers and explain if a number is a perfect square or not by looking at the prime factors.
 3B – calculate the square or the square root of a number and to calculate the area or length of a square
 3C – estimate the square root of a nonperfect square
 3D – determine whether a triangle is a right triangle or not
 3E – solve for the length of any side of a right triangle when given the other two sides
 3F – apply the Pythagorean Theorem to a picture, diagram or description
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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 –