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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
- 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

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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 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

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
- 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.

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