Important Information
Course Outline
Ministry of Education Current (2016) Math 8 curriculum
We are currently working on Final Exam Review.
The Math 8 Final Exam was on:
– Block B: Monday Jun 18
– Block F: Tuesday, June 19
– Block G: Friday, June 15
The Chapter 5 – Surface Area test was on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12.
June 19
Thanks for a fantastic year!
June 13/14
Prepare yourself for the final exam.
The Math 8 Final Exam will be:
– Block B: Monday Jun 18
– Block F: Tuesday, June 19
– Block G: Friday, June 15
June 11/12
Students wrote the Chapter 5 – Surface Area test.
Complete the Volume worksheet.
Prepare yourself for the final exam.
The Math 8 Final Exam will be:
– Block B: Monday Jun 18
– Block F: Tuesday, June 19
– Block G: Friday, June 15
June 7/8
Complete Surface Area Review worksheet.
Also work on the final exam review package.
The Chapter 5 – Surface Area test will be on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12.
The Math 8 Final Exam will be:
– Block B: Monday Jun 18
– Block F: Tuesday, June 19
– Block G: Friday, June 15
June 5/6
Practice #14 on front and 14 on back.
There will be a quiz next class.
Students were given a final exam review package.
The Chapter 5 – Surface Area test will be on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12.
The Math 8 Final Exam will be:
– Block B: Monday Jun 18
– Block F: Tuesday, June 19
– Block G: Friday, June 15
June 1/4
5.4 – Surface Areas of Cylinders
page 186
Option 1: #4,5,7,8
Option 2: 4,8,10,11
The Chapter 5 – Surface Area test will be on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12.
The Math 8 Final Exam will be:
– Block B: Monday Jun 18
– Block F: Tuesday, June 19
– Block G: Friday, June 15
May 30/31
5.3 – Surface Areas of Prisms
page 180 #3,5,7,8,12,14*
There will be a quiz next class.
May 28/29
5.2 – Nets of ThreeDimensional Objects
page 173 #3,4,7
May 24/25
Complete the composite area worksheet.
May 22/23
Complete the review of areas of rectangles, triangles, and circles for next class.
Pythag test today
May 16/17
Get ready for the chapter test next class. Do at least 8 of the questions in the chapter review on page 112.
The Chapter 3 – The Pythagorean Theorem test will be on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23.
May 14/15
More practice with the Pythagorean Theorem and Calculating Approximate Values of (irrational) Square Roots
Complete the two worksheets.
Students copied down an answer key for the Pythagorean Relationship worksheet.
There will be a quiz next class.
The Chapter 3 – The Pythagorean Theorem test will be on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23.
May 10/11
Exact and Approximate Square Roots worksheet and textbook:
3.5 – The Pythagorean Theorem
Page 110 #3,6,7,8,10,11,12,13
Choose at least 5 of the numbers above from the textbook.
There will be a quiz in two classes.
The Chapter 3 – The Pythagorean Theorem test will be on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23.
May 8/9
3.4 – The Pythagorean Theorem
Page 104 #3,4,5,6,9,11*,13*,14*
May 4/7
3.3 – Using Mixed Numerals to Give Approximate Vales of Irrational Square Roots
Page 99 #4 (with calculator)
Page 99 #5,7,9,10,11,12 (without calc.)
May 2/3
3.2 – Intro to the Pythagorean Theorem
Page 92 #4,5,8,9,12
Apr 30/May 1
We went outside to investigate lengths of rectangles and triangles. No homework.
Apr 26/27
3.1 – Squares and Square Roots
Page 85 #5,9,11,12,13,15,17*,19*,21*
Apr 24/25
Complete the worksheet on Factors and Prime Factorizations.
Apr 19/23
The Chapter 10 – Algebra: Solving Linear Equations test today. Complete the Sums, Products, and Factors worksheet for next class.
Apr 17/18
Review day 2
Review worksheet – there was an answer key written on the screen
Prepare for the test next class.
The Chapter 10 – Algebra: Solving Linear Equations test will be on Thursday, Apr 19, and Monday, Apr 23.
Apr 13/16
Review day 1
Page 400 #17,9,10,14,15,17a,21
There will be a quiz on Tuesday/Wednesday
The Chapter 10 – Algebra: Solving Linear Equations test will be on Thursday, Apr 19, and Monday, Apr 23.
Apr 11/12
Solving Equations Involving the Distributive Property
Section 10.4 Page 398
Option 1 – #8,9,10ac
Option 2 – #9,10ac,11,12,14,16*
There will be a quiz on Tuesday/Wednesday next week
The Chapter 10 – Algebra: Solving Linear Equations test will be on Thursday, Apr 19, and Monday, Apr 23.
Apr 9/10
Solving Equations Graphically & Algebraically
Do b, d, e, Optional: f, g, h, i.
Apr 5
Block F only: Section 10.3
option 1 – #8,9,10,12ab,14
option 2 – #10,12ab,13,14,15
Apr 3
Block F only:
p. 385 do #713, 14*, 15*, 18*, 19*
Mar 15
Block F only:
p. 377 #11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24,
Mar 13/14
Linear Relations chapter test today; no homework.
Mar 9/12
Complete the chapter review worksheet. Check your work with the answer key that was there to pick up with it.
The Chapter 9 – Linear Relations test will be next class on Tuesday, Mar Feb 13, and Wednesday, Mar 14.
Mar 7/8
Page 360 #16, 7,9,10,12,13,14
– block B should just do page 360 #7,13,14.
There will be a quiz next class (Friday and Monday)
The Chapter 9 – Linear Relations test will be on Tuesday, Mar Feb 13, and Wednesday, Mar 14.
Mar 5/6
Graphing linear relations starting with an equation
Worksheet
Complete at least pages 2 and 3 of the worksheet. (that is, the last page is optional)
There will be a quiz in two classes (Friday and Monday)
The Chapter 9 – Linear Relations test will be on Tuesday, Mar Feb 13, and Wednesday, Mar 14.
Mar 1/2
Use a equation of a linear relation to graph and predict outputs.
9.3 Page 357
Option 1 #5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 16,
Option 2 #6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 16,17, 20*
The Chapter 9 – Linear Relations test will be on Tuesday, Mar Feb 13, and Wednesday, Mar 14.
Feb 27/28
Practice working with tables of values to determine the equation of a relation.
There will be a quiz next day
Feb 22/26
9.2 page 348
#4,6,7,8,10,15
Feb 20/21
Complete the package with graphing points on the Cartesian coordinate system. And completing a table of values.
Feb 16/19
Complete your pattern.
Feb 14/15
The Chapter 8 – Integers test today; no homework.
Feb 9/13
Prepare for the integers test next class.
Page 318 #1,2,3,5,6,8,11,13,19,20,24
The Chapter 8 – Integers test will be on Wednesday, Feb 14, and Friday, Dec 19.
Feb 7/8
Mean, Median, Mode
Review worksheet #120 and the “What kind of TV Show…” Do at least 3 boxes
(block B had considerably less time, so 10 questions and 1 box)
There will be a quiz next class.
The Chapter 8 – Integers test will be on Wednesday, Feb 14, and Friday, Dec 19.
Feb 5/6
Order of Operations practice
Page 315
Option 1 #48
Option 2 #4,5,9,10,11,13,15,16,19
Feb 1/2
Quiz today
Dividing Integers
Option 1
Page 304 #7,8,9,10
Page 310 #7,8,11,13,18
Option 2
Page 304 #9,10,14,16
Page 310 #8,11,12,13,15,17,18,22*
Jan 30/31
Multiplying Integers & Exponents
Puzzle: “What Would you Say About a Dish…”
Do at least the first six boxes.
There will be a quiz next class on addition, subtraction, and multiplication.
Jan 26/29
Multiplying Integers
p. 297
Option 1 #4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13,18,
Option 2 #8,10,12,13,17,19,20,22,
Jan 24/25
Complete #1130 on the subtraction and addition worksheet.
Jan 22/23
Complete the 48 adding integer questions
Jan 18/19
The Chapter 11 – Probabilities test
Also, complete the top half of the “What do Retired Coin Dealers…?”
– show your calculations on lined paper
Jan 16/17
Chapter review
Page 436 #115
The Chapter 11 – Probabilities test will be on Thursday, Jan 18, and Friday, Dec 19.
Jan 12/15
11.3 – Using Multiplication to Determine Probabilities
Page 432 #5,6,7,8b,10, 12*, 15*, 16* (numbers marked with an * are optional)
There will be a quiz next class (Tues and Wed)
The Chapter 11 – Probabilities test will be on Thursday, Jan 18, and Friday, Dec 19.
Jan 10/11
11.2 – Number of Possible Outcomes
Page 424 #4,5,8,9,10, 12*, 13*, 15*, 16* (numbers marked with an * are optional)
There will be a quiz in two classes (Tues and Wed)
The Chapter 11 – Probabilities test will be on Thursday, Jan 18, and Friday, Dec 19.
Jan 8/9
11.1 – Probabilities of Multiple Independent Events Using Sample Space
Page 416 #38, 10, 11*, 12*, 13* (numbers marked with an * are optional)
Dec 18/19
Blackjack
– learning the game to make good decisions based on points and probabilities
Enjoy the break; see you in January!
Dec 14/15/16
Cribbage
– learning the game to make good decisions based on points and probabilities
Dec 12/13/14
Class started probabilities
– Complete the worksheet for next class. Show all probabilities using P( ) notation, eg. P(green)
Dec 8/11/12
Chapter tests for fraction operations. No homework.
Dec 6/7/8
Order of Operations.
Review worksheet for chapter test next class.There was an answer key as well.
The Chapter 6 – Fraction Operations test will be on Friday, Dec 8, Monday, Dec 11, and Tuesday, Dec 12.
Dec 4/5/6
Order of Operations.
p. 234 #5a,7,8,10
There will be a quiz next classes.
The Chapter 6 – Fraction Operations test will be on Friday, Dec 8, Monday, Dec 11, and Tuesday, Dec 12.
Nov 30/Dec 1/4
Dividing Fractions and Order of Operations.
Page 227 #8,10,12
Page 234 #4
There will be a quiz in two classes.
The Chapter 6 – Fraction Operations test will be on Friday, Dec 8, Monday, Dec 11, and Tuesday, Dec 12.
Nov 28/29/30
Dividing fractions by whole numbers practice
Page 208 #5,8,9,10,12
The Chapter 6 – Fraction Operations test will be on Friday, Dec 8, Monday, Dec 11, and Tuesday, Dec 12.
Nov 23/27/28
Fraction worksheet
Complete all of the multiplication practice
Choose 12 of the remaining questions on add/subtract/prior skills
There is an answer key on the back page.
Block B had slightly less time for this, so Multiplication side: a,c,e,g,i and 10 additional questions.
Nov 21/22/23
Multiplying fractions
Page 14 #3,7,8,11
Page 220 #9,13,15
Nov 17/20/21
Multiplying whole numbers and fractions
Page 203
Choose 5 numbers from: #7,8,9,12,15,16,17
Nov 15/16
Subtraction and addition of rational numbers in fraction form
Worksheets 2 and 3
Complete at least 20 questions from the worksheets.
Show your calculations on lined paper.
There will be a quiz next class.
Nov 10/14
No homework.
Nov 8/9
Complete fraction worksheet 1
#1(a – l)
#2(a – h)
#3(a – g)
#4(a – g)
#5(a – h)
Nov 6/7
Complete the Rational Numbers in Fraction Form worksheet for next class.
Nov 2/3
Complete the Numbers in Decimal Form worksheet for next class.
Oct 31/Nov 1
Whiteboard work today on number systems.
No homework.
Oct 27/30
Chapter test today; no homework.
Oct 25/26
Students wrote a second quiz to prepare for the chapter test next class. Students have a review worksheet to practice with.
The Chapter 4 – Understanding Percent test will be on Friday, Oct 27, and Monday, Oct 30.
Oct 19/24
4.4 – Combining Percents
Page 148 #49
There will be a quiz next class.
The Chapter 4 – Understanding Percent test will be on Friday, Oct 27, and Monday, Oct 30.
Oct 17/18
Quiz 1 today
No homework
There will be a quiz in two classes.
The Chapter 4 – Understanding Percent test will be on Friday, Oct 27, and Monday, Oct 30.
Oct 13/16
Students chose five numbers from the following list:
Page 142
#3,6,10,12,14,16,20
Oct 11/12
Students chose four questions from the following list:
Page 135
#4b, 6c, 8a, 11a, 13, 19, 20.
Oct 6/10
No homework.
Oct 4/5
Representing Percents
Option 1: Page 128 #49,12
Option 2: Page 128 #47,9,12,16
Oct 2/3
Students wrote a ratios, rates, and proportional reasoning test.
Complete the equivalent and comparing fractions worksheet for next class.
Sept 28/29
Prepare yourself for the chapter test next class by doing
page 70 #6,8,11,13,14,15,16.
The Chapter 2 – Ratios, Rates, & Proportional Reasoning test will be on Friday, Sep 29, and Monday, Oct 2.
Sept 25/26
Complete #1,2,3,6,7 on the unit prices and distances worksheet.
Show all your calculations on lined paper.
There will be a second quiz in this unit next class.
The Chapter 2 – Ratios, Rates, & Proportional Reasoning test will be on Friday, Sep 29, and Monday, Oct 2.
Sept 20/21
Page 67 #4,6,9,14,20*
Show all your calculations on lined paper.
The Chapter 2 – Ratios, Rates, & Proportional Reasoning test will be on Friday, Sep 29, and Monday, Oct 2.
Sept 18/19
Page 60 #4,5,6,7
There will be a quiz next class.
Show all your calculations on lined paper.
*** For this section only, the textbook does not have great questions to do without a calculator, so a calculator is recommended.
Sept 14/15
Complete all of the questions in either of the following sets:
Page 51
option 1: #5,6,8,11,13
option 2: #5,6,13,15,18,20
Show all your calculations on lined paper.
Sept 12/13
Students were given 4 riddle puzzles on 2 handouts.
Complete at least 2 of the riddles.
Sept 8/11
Students must complete as much of the teatherboard activity worksheet as they can.
Sept 6/7
Students worked on the teatherboard activity worksheet.
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 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
1
 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
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
 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)
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…
 9A –
 9B –
 9C –
 9D –
 9E –
 9F –
 9G –
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