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Math 8 2015-16

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Course Outline
Ministry of Education August 2015 *Draft* Math 8 curriculum
 
 
 

The Math 8 Final Exam for blocks F and H will be on Thursday, June 16.

 
 

We are currently working on Review for Final Exam.

The Chapter 7 – Volume test was on Tuesday, May 31.
The Chapter 5 – Area & Surface Area test was on Wednesday, May 11.
 
 

June 10
Students worked looked at some surface area, volume, and probability practice in groups.
The Math 8 Final Exam for blocks F and H will be on Thursday, June 16.
 
 
June 8
Students worked in groups in a review activity.
The Math 8 Final Exam for blocks F and H will be on Thursday, June 16.
 
 
June 6
Students continued working on a review package to prepare for the final exam.
The Math 8 Final Exam for blocks F and H will be on Thursday, June 16.
 
 
June 2
Students began working on a review package to prepare for the final exam.
The Math 8 Final Exam for blocks F and H will be on Thursday, June 16.
 
 
May 31
Students wrote the Chapter 7 – Volume test. For the next four classes, we will be reviewing every chapter seen this year to prepare for the Math 8 Final Exam.
The Math 8 Final Exam for blocks F and H will be on Thursday, June 16.
 
 
May 25
Students worked on more complicated volume problems. There was a review worksheet that was handed out.
The Chapter 7 – Volume test will be on Tuesday, May 31.
The Math 8 Final Exam for blocks F and H will be on Thursday, June 16.
 
 
May 20
Students wrote a volume quiz and worked on volume problems.
page 273 #4-9,12,14
The Chapter 7 – Volume test will be on Tuesday, May 31.
The Math 8 Final Exam for blocks F and H will be on Thursday, June 16.
 
 
May 19
7.3 – Volume of cylinders
Page 265 #4,8,12,14,16
There will be a quiz tomorrow.
The Chapter 7 – Volume test will be on Tuesday, May 31.
The Math 8 Final Exam for blocks F and H will be on Thursday, June 16.
 
 
May 17
7.2 – Volume of prisms
Page 258 #4ab,5ab,6ab,7ab,8ab,9,11,16,17
 
 
May 13
Started Chapter 7
7.1 – Volume
Page 250 #3,4,5,7,10,12,15
 
 
May 11
Surface Area test today; no homework.
 
 
May 9
Complete the review worksheet.
The Chapter 5 – Surface Area test will be next class: Wed, May 11.
 
 
May 5
Block H – Page 188 #10,11,13-19
There will be a quiz next class.
The Chapter 5 – Surface Area test will be on Wed, May 11.
 
 
April 29
Calculating Surface Areas of Cylinders.
Page 186 #4,5,7,8 or 4,8,10,11
The Chapter 5 – Surface Area test will be on Wed, May 11.
 
 
April 27
Calculating Surface Areas of Prisms.
Page 180 #3,5,7,8,12
There will be a quiz on Friday on areas and surface areas of prisms.
 
 
April 25
Students worked on calculating areas of 2d composite shapes and looked at relating 2d nets to 3d prisms.
Page 173 #3,4,7
There will be a quiz on Friday.
 
 
April 21
Complete the composite areas worksheet for next class.
 
 
April 14
Students wrote the Chapter 11 – Probability test. Complete the area worksheet for next class.
 
 
April 12
Be ready for the chapter test next day.
The Chapter 11 – Probability test will be next class: Thursday, April 14.
 
 
April 8
Probability review
Page 436 #6-15
The Chapter 11 – Probability test will be on Thursday, April 14.
 
 
April 6
11.3 – Using Multiplication to Determine Probabilities
Page 432 #5,6,7,8b,10,12,15,16
There will be a quiz next class.
 
 
April 4
Using Multiplication to Determine the Number of Outcomes in the Sample Space
Page 424 #4,5,8,9,10,12,13
 
 
March 31
Sample Space
Page 416 #3-8,10
 
 
March 29
Began talking about probabilities related to card games.
No homework.
 
 
March 10
We played cribbage to start our new unit on games, puzzles, and probabilities.
No homework over the break.
 
 
March 8
Students wrote the chapter 3 test on the Pythagorean Theorem; no homework.
 
 
March 4
Review
Page 112 #1-17 (skip 12,15)
The Chapter 3 – The Pythagorean Theorem test will be on Tuesday, March 8.
 
 
March 2
Complete the last four questions on the handout from today.
The answers are:
#2 – 467 km
3 – 15.3 m
4 – 23.75 in
5 – 44.7 m
There will be a quiz next class.
The Chapter 3 – The Pythagorean Theorem test will be on Tuesday, March 8.
 
 
Feb 29
Complete #1-9 on the handout.
The Chapter 3 – The Pythagorean Theorem test will be on Tuesday, March 8.
 
 
Feb 25
Using the Pythagorean Theorem to Calculate Lengths
Page 105 #3,4,5,6,9
 
 
Feb 23
Estimating square roots
Section 3.3 page 99
#4,5,7,9,10,11,12
After question 4, do all questions without a calculator
There will be a quiz on Prime factorization, square & square roots, and the Pythagorean Theorem next class.
 
 
Feb 18
We continued our study of the Pythagorean Theorem.
Page 92 #4-12,17 – some of the questions should have been completed last day.
There will be a quiz on Prime factorization, square & square roots, and the Pythagorean Theorem on Tuesday.
 
 
Feb 16
3.2 – Intro to the Pythagorean Theorem
Block F: Page 92 #4,5,8,9,12
Block H: Page 92 #4,8,12
There will be a quiz on Prime factorization, square & square roots, and the Pythagorean Theorem on Wednesday next week.
 
 
Feb 12
using Prime Factorization to understand perfect squares and square roots.
Page 85 #5,9,10,11,12,13,15,17,18,19
 
 
Feb 10
Block F: complete the Prime Factorization worksheet
Block H: complete the first side of the Prime Factorization worksheet
 
 
Feb 4
Students wrote the chapter 10 – Solving Equations test today.
Students were asked after the test to show how the following numbers could be obtained by multiplying two or more factors:
a) 8
b) 10
c) 14
d) 16
e) 18
f) 25
g) 48
 
 
February 2
Students wrote Quiz 2 today.
Page 400 #13,17,19
Review worksheet.
The Chapter 10 – Solving Equations test will be next class.
 
 
Jan 29
Writing Equations to Model Word Problems
Worksheet
There will be a second quiz next class.
The Chapter 10 – Solving Equations test will be on Thursday, February 4.
 
 
Jan 27
Students wrote the first algebra quiz today.
Algebra – 10.4 – Solving Two-step Equations with the Distributive Property
page 398 #8,9,11
The Chapter 10 – Solving Equations test will be on Thursday, February 4.
 
 
Jan 25
Algebra – 10.3 – Solving Two-step Equations
page 392
Block F: #8,10,11,14
Block H: #10,11,14
There will be a quiz next day.
 
 
Jan 22
Algebra – 10.2 – Solving Two-step Equations
page 385 #7,8,9,10,11,12,13
 
 
Jan 19
Algebra – Solving Two-step Equations
page 385 #7,8,9,10,11,12,13
 
 
Jan 15
Wrote the integers test. Students were given a worksheet on algebra to complete.
 
 
Jan 13
Review for test next class:
Page 318 #1,2,3,5,6,8,11,13,19,20,24
The Chapter 8 test will be on Friday, January 15.
 
 
Jan 10
Order of operations
Page 297 #12,14
Page 310 #11,12,
Page 315 #13,19
The Chapter 8 test will be on Friday, January 15.
 
 
Jan 7
Order of operations
Page 315 #6,7,9
There will be a quiz on Monday.
 
 
Jan 5, 2016
Dividing integers
Page 304 #7,8,9,13,16
 
 
Dec 16
Multiplying integers
Page 291 #9,11
Page 297 #6,7,8,9,20
 
 
Dec 14
Multiplying integers. Complete at least the first 15 questions on the worksheet.
There will be a quiz on Wednesday.
 
 
Dec 10
Writing and calculating expressions that involve variables.
Subtracting integers
There will be a quiz on Wednesday.
 
 
Dec 8
Students worked on addition and some subtraction.
 
 
Dec 4
Students were adding integers today. There were two worksheets, but students had quite a bit of time for practice in the classroom, so no additional work is necessary, unless they feel they need more practice.
 
 
Dec 2
Students wrote the Fractions test. No homework
 
 
Nov 30
Students wrote Fractions Quiz 3 today. Students worked on a review worksheet to prepare for the chapter test.
The Chapter 6 – Fraction Operations test will be on Wednesday, December 3.
 
 
Nov 25
Order of Operations
Page 234 #4,6,7,8,10
There will be a quiz on Monday on order of operations, as well as adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing.
The Chapter 6 – Fraction Operations test will be on Wednesday, December 3.
 
 
Nov 17
Multiplying fractions by fractions:
pages 214 #3,7,8,11
& pg. 220 #9,13,15
There will be a quiz on Monday on fractions & mixed numbers: addition/subtraction/multiplication.
 
 
Nov 12
Students wrote the first quiz of the unit.
Multiplying Whole Numbers by Fractions
Page 203 #7,8,9,12,15
 
 
Nov 10
Fractions Day 3 – Adding/Subtracting Mixed Numbers. Complete the questions on the worksheet attached.
#1a,2ab,3q,4abc,5q
There will be a quiz on Friday.
 
 
Nov 6
Day 2 of Fractions. We looked at adding fractions.
 
 
Nov 4
To start our unit on fractions, we looked at how the rational number system (with fractions and mixed numbers) compares to other number systems, including the decimal system. No homework.
 
 
Nov 2
Students wrote the Chapter 4 – Percents test.
After the test, some students had time to answer these questions.
 
 
Oct 29
Students are preparing for the Chapter 4 test that will be on Monday, Nov. 2.
If there had been more time in class, I would have assigned page 150 #4,5,10,11,12,13,16,17 for practice to prepare for the test.
 
 
Oct 27
Page 148 #4,5,6,9
There will be a quiz next class.
 
 
Oct 22
No homework.
 
 
Oct 20
Calculating Percents of a number
Section 4.3
Page 142 #3,6,8,11,12
Quiz next day.
 
 
Oct 16
Percentages, Decimals, & Fractions
Option 1: Page 135 #1,4,6,8,10,11,12
Option 2: Page 135 #4,6,8,11,12,14,16
 
 
Oct 14
Started Percentages.
Page 128 #4-12,14
 
 
Oct 9
Students wrote the Chapter 2 – Rates, Ratios, & Proportions test. Complete the front of the proportions puzzle worksheet.
 
 
Oct 7
Be prepared for the first chapter test of the year. It is next class. There is a review section in the textbook for anyone looking for more practice (pages 70 – 71).
 
 
Oct 5
Choice 1:
Page 60 #6,8
Page 67 #6,16,17 (block H had much less time, so don’t do both 16 and 17 here; just choose one of those.)

There will be a quiz on Wednesday.
The first chapter test will be Friday.
 
 
Oct 1
Choice 1:
Page 60 #4,5,10
Page 67 #4,8,9,14

Choice 2
Page 60 #4,10,15
Page 78 #4,9,20

There will be a quiz on Wednesday.
The first chapter test will be Friday. 
 
Sept 29
Students wrote the first quiz of the year.
We started rates. No homework.
 
 
Sept 24
Two options:
Level 1 – Page 51 #5,6,8,13
Level 2 – Page 51 #5,6,13,18,20
There will be a quiz next class.
 
 
Sept 22
Two options:
Level 1 – Page 51 #5,6,8,13
Level 2 – Page 51 #5,6,13,18,20
There will be a quiz next class. The quiz and homework should be done for Thursday, but if the Grade 8 retreat goes on, then the next math class will be Tuesday.
 
 
Sept 18
We continued working on equivalent ratios. No homework.
 
 
Sept 16
We looked at using ratios to compare numbers or quantities.
 
 
Sept 12
Block F did an activity creating a ratio of neck to wrist circumference. Students should complete the fraction worksheet (just the “Big Burger Restaurant” one).
Block H: no homework.
 
 
Sept 10
Complete the front of the recipe worksheet and at least the first two questions on the back.
 
 
 

The topics that will be covered in this course include:

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 three-term 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
  • 1

  • 3C – estimate the square root of a non-perfect 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

 

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)

 

Chapter 5 – Surface Area

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • 5A – Identify and draw nets that would be able to form a 3-dimensional 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 2-dimensional 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

 

Chapter 7 – Volume

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

 

Chapter 8 – Integers

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
  • 8F – write expressions that involve variables that represent word problems, diagrams, etc.
  • 8G – calculate the value of expressions given the value(s) of the variable(s)

 

 

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.

 

 

Chapter 11 – Probability

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

 

 

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