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Standards: South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards
8.NS The Number System
8.NS.1 Explore the real number system and its appropriate usage in real-world situations.
8.NS.1.a Recognize the differences between rational and irrational numbers.
Identify rational and irrational numbers (Eighth grade - D.1)
8.NS.1.b Understand that all real numbers have a decimal expansion.
Convert between decimals and fractions or mixed numbers (Eighth grade - D.6)
8.NS.1.c Model the hierarchy of the real number system, including natural, whole, integer, rational, and irrational numbers.
Classify numbers (Eighth grade - A.8)
8.NS.2 Estimate and compare the value of irrational numbers by plotting them on a number line.
Estimate positive and negative square roots (Eighth grade - F.15)
8.NS.3 Extend prior knowledge to translate among multiple representations of rational numbers (fractions, decimal numbers, percentages). Include the conversion of repeating decimal numbers to fractions.
Convert between decimals and fractions or mixed numbers (Eighth grade - D.6)
Convert between percents, fractions, and decimals (Eighth grade - J.1)
8.F Functions
8.F.1 Explore the concept of functions.
8.F.1.a Understand that a function assigns to each input exactly one output.
Identify functions (Algebra 1 - Q.4)
Identify functions: vertical line test (Algebra 1 - Q.5)
8.F.1.b Relate inputs (x- values or domain) and outputs (y- values or range) to independent and dependent variables.
Complete a function table (Eighth grade - V.3)
Find points on a function graph (Eighth grade - V.4)
Graph a line from a function table (Eighth grade - V.5)
8.F.1.c Translate among the multiple representations of a function, including mappings, tables, graphs, equations, and verbal descriptions.
Complete a function table (Eighth grade - V.3)
Find points on a function graph (Eighth grade - V.4)
Graph a line from a function table (Eighth grade - V.5)
Graph a line from an equation (Eighth grade - V.6)
Write a rule for a function table (Eighth grade - V.16)
8.F.1.d Determine if a relation is a function using multiple representations, including mappings, tables, graphs, equations, and verbal descriptions.
Identify functions (Algebra 1 - Q.4)
Identify functions: vertical line test (Algebra 1 - Q.5)
8.F.1.e Graph a function from a table of values. Understand that the graph and table both represent a set of ordered pairs of that function.
Graph a line from a function table (Eighth grade - V.5)
8.F.2 Compare multiple representations of two functions, including mappings, tables, graphs, equations, and verbal descriptions, in order to draw conclusions.
Graph a line from a function table (Eighth grade - V.5)
Graph a line from an equation (Eighth grade - V.6)
Write a rule for a function table (Eighth grade - V.16)
Identify linear and nonlinear functions (Eighth grade - W.1)
8.F.3 Investigate the differences between linear and nonlinear functions using multiple representations (i.e. tables, graphs, equations, and verbal descriptions).
8.F.3.a Define an equation in slope-intercept form (y = mx + b) as being a linear function.
Graph a line from an equation (Eighth grade - V.6)
Identify linear and nonlinear functions (Eighth grade - W.1)
8.F.3.b Recognize that the graph of a linear function has a constant rate of change.
Constant rate of change (Eighth grade - H.12)
Find the constant of variation: graphs (Eighth grade - I.2)
Identify linear and nonlinear functions (Eighth grade - W.1)
8.F.3.c Provide examples of nonlinear functions.
Evaluate a nonlinear function (Eighth grade - W.3)
8.F.4 Apply the concepts of linear functions to real-world and mathematical situations.
8.F.4.a Understand that the slope is the constant rate of change and the y- intercept is the point where x = 0.
Find the slope of a graph (Eighth grade - V.7)
Find slope from two points (Eighth grade - V.8)
Find slope from an equation (Eighth grade - V.10)
Slope-intercept form: find slope and y-intercept (Algebra 1 - S.5)
8.F.4.b Determine the slope and the y-intercept of a linear function given multiple representations, including two points, tables, graphs, equations, and verbal descriptions.
Find the slope of a graph (Eighth grade - V.7)
Find slope from two points (Eighth grade - V.8)
Find slope from an equation (Eighth grade - V.10)
Slope-intercept form: find slope and y-intercept (Algebra 1 - S.5)
8.F.4.c Construct a function in slope-intercept form that models a linear relationship between two quantities.
Slope-intercept form: write an equation from a graph (Algebra 1 - S.7)
Slope-intercept form: write an equation (Algebra 1 - S.8)
8.F.4.d Interpret the meaning of the slope and the y - intercept of a linear function in the context of the situation.
Linear function word problems (Eighth grade - V.14)
8.F.4.e Explore the relationship between linear functions and arithmetic sequences.
Arithmetic sequences (Eighth grade - S.2)
Evaluate variable expressions for number sequences (Eighth grade - S.6)
Write variable expressions for arithmetic sequences (Eighth grade - S.7)
Evaluate a linear function (Eighth grade - V.2)
Complete a function table (Eighth grade - V.3)
Write a rule for a function table (Eighth grade - V.16)
8.F.5 Apply the concepts of linear and nonlinear functions to graphs in real-world and mathematical situations.
8.F.5.a Analyze and describe attributes of graphs of functions (e.g., constant, increasing/decreasing, linear/nonlinear, maximum/minimum, discrete/continuous).
8.F.5.b Sketch the graph of a function from a verbal description.
8.F.5.c Write a verbal description from the graph of a function with and without scales.
8.EEI Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities
8.EEI.1 Understand and apply the laws of exponents (i.e. product rule, quotient rule, power to a power, product to a power, quotient to a power, zero power property, negative exponents) to simplify numerical expressions that include integer exponents.
Understanding exponents (Eighth grade - F.1)
Evaluate exponents (Eighth grade - F.2)
Exponents: solve for the variable (Eighth grade - F.3)
Exponents with negative bases (Eighth grade - F.4)
Exponents with decimal and fractional bases (Eighth grade - F.5)
8.EEI.2.b Evaluate square roots of perfect squares.
Square roots of perfect squares (Eighth grade - F.13)
8.EEI.2.c Evaluate cube roots of perfect cubes.
Cube roots of perfect cubes (Eighth grade - F.18)
8.EEI.2.d Recognize that square roots of non-perfect squares are irrational.
Estimate positive and negative square roots (Eighth grade - F.15)
8.EEI.3 Explore the relationship between quantities in decimal and scientific notation.
8.EEI.3.a Express very large and very small quantities in scientific notation in the form a x 10 to the b power = p where 1 ² a < 10 and b is an integer.
Convert between standard and scientific notation (Eighth grade - G.1)
8.EEI.3.b Translate between decimal notation and scientific notation.
Convert between standard and scientific notation (Eighth grade - G.1)
8.EEI.3.c Estimate and compare the relative size of two quantities in scientific notation.
Compare numbers written in scientific notation (Eighth grade - G.2)
8.EEI.4 Apply the concepts of decimal and scientific notation to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
8.EEI.4.a Multiply and divide numbers expressed in both decimal and scientific notation.
Multiply and divide rational numbers (Eighth grade - E.5)
Multiply numbers written in scientific notation (Eighth grade - G.3)
Divide numbers written in scientific notation (Eighth grade - G.4)
8.EEI.4.b Select appropriate units of measure when representing answers in scientific notation.
8.EEI.4.c Translate how different technological devices display numbers in scientific notation.
8.EEI.5 Apply concepts of proportional relationships to real-world and mathematical situations.
8.EEI.5.a Graph proportional relationships.
Graph a proportional relationship (Eighth grade - I.4)
8.EEI.5.b Interpret unit rate as the slope of the graph.
Find the constant of variation: graphs (Eighth grade - I.2)
Find the constant of variation: word problems (Eighth grade - I.3)
Write an equation for a proportional relationship (Eighth grade - I.5)
Proportional relationships: word problems (Eighth grade - I.6)
8.EEI.5.c Compare two different proportional relationships given multiple representations, including tables, graphs, equations, diagrams, and verbal descriptions.
Graph a proportional relationship (Eighth grade - I.4)
Write an equation for a proportional relationship (Eighth grade - I.5)
8.EEI.6 Apply concepts of slope and y - intercept to graphs, equations, and proportional relationships.
8.EEI.6.a Explain why the slope, m, is the same between any two distinct points on a non-vertical line using similar triangles.
Write an equation for a proportional relationship (Eighth grade - I.5)
Graph a line from an equation (Eighth grade - V.6)
Find the slope of a graph (Eighth grade - V.7)
Find slope from two points (Eighth grade - V.8)
Find slope from an equation (Eighth grade - V.10)
Graph a linear function (Eighth grade - V.12)
8.EEI.6.b Derive the slope-intercept form (y = mx + b) for a non-vertical line.
Slope-intercept form: write an equation from a graph (Algebra 1 - S.7)
Slope-intercept form: write an equation (Algebra 1 - S.8)
8.EEI.6.c Relate equations for proportional relationships (y = kx) with the slope-intercept form (y = mx + b) where b = 0.
Write an equation for a proportional relationship (Eighth grade - I.5)
8.EEI.7 Extend concepts of linear equations and inequalities in one variable to more complex multi-step equations and inequalities in real-world and mathematical situations.
8.EEI.7.a Solve linear equations and inequalities with rational number coefficients that include the use of the distributive property, combining like terms, and variables on both sides.
Model and solve equations using algebra tiles (Eighth grade - U.2)
Write and solve equations that represent diagrams (Eighth grade - U.3)
Solve one-step linear equations (Eighth grade - U.4)
Solve two-step linear equations (Eighth grade - U.5)
Solve multi-step equations (Eighth grade - U.6)
Solve equations involving like terms (Eighth grade - U.7)
Solve one-step linear inequalities (Eighth grade - X.4)
Graph solutions to one-step linear inequalities (Eighth grade - X.5)
Solve two-step linear inequalities (Eighth grade - X.6)
Graph solutions to two-step linear inequalities (Eighth grade - X.7)
Solve advanced linear inequalities (Eighth grade - X.8)
Graph solutions to advanced linear inequalities (Eighth grade - X.9)
8.EEI.7.b Recognize the three types of solutions to linear equations: one solution (x = a), infinitely many solutions (a = a), or no solutions (a = b).
Identities and equations with no solutions (Eighth grade - U.10)
8.EEI.7.c Generate linear equations with the three types of solutions.
Identities and equations with no solutions (Eighth grade - U.10)
8.EEI.7.d Justify why linear equations have a specific type of solution.
Identities and equations with no solutions (Eighth grade - U.10)
8.EEI.8 Investigate and solve real-world and mathematical problems involving systems of linear equations in two variables with integer coefficients and solutions.
8.EEI.8.a Graph systems of linear equations and estimate their point of intersection.
Solve a system of equations by graphing (Eighth grade - Y.2)
Solve a system of equations by graphing: word problems (Eighth grade - Y.3)
8.EEI.8.b Understand and verify that a solution to a system of linear equations is represented on a graph as the point of intersection of the two lines.
Is (x, y) a solution to the system of equations? (Eighth grade - Y.1)
Solve a system of equations by graphing (Eighth grade - Y.2)
Solve a system of equations by graphing: word problems (Eighth grade - Y.3)
8.EEI.8.c Solve systems of linear equations algebraically, including methods of substitution and elimination, or through inspection.
Solve a system of equations using substitution (Eighth grade - Y.8)
Solve a system of equations using substitution: word problems (Eighth grade - Y.9)
Solve a system of equations using elimination (Eighth grade - Y.10)
Solve a system of equations using elimination: word problems (Eighth grade - Y.11)
8.EEI.8.d Understand that systems of linear equations can have one solution, no solution, or infinitely many solutions.
Find the number of solutions to a system of equations by graphing (Eighth grade - Y.4)
Find the number of solutions to a system of equations (Eighth grade - Y.5)
Classify a system of equations by graphing (Eighth grade - Y.6)
Classify a system of equations (Eighth grade - Y.7)
8.GM Geometry and Measurement
8.GM.1 Investigate the properties of rigid transformations (rotations, reflections, translations) using a variety of tools (e.g., grid paper, reflective devices, graphing paper, technology).
8.GM.1.a Verify that lines are mapped to lines, including parallel lines.
Identify reflections, rotations, and translations (Eighth grade - R.1)
Translations: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.2)
Reflections: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.4)
Rotations: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.6)
8.GM.1.b Verify that corresponding angles are congruent.
Identify reflections, rotations, and translations (Eighth grade - R.1)
Translations: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.2)
Reflections: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.4)
Rotations: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.6)
8.GM.1.c Verify that corresponding line segments are congruent.
Identify reflections, rotations, and translations (Eighth grade - R.1)
Translations: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.2)
Reflections: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.4)
Rotations: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.6)
8.GM.2 Apply the properties of rigid transformations (rotations, reflections, translations).
8.GM.2.a Rotate geometric figures 90, 180, and 270 degrees, both clockwise and counterclockwise, about the origin.
Rotations: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.6)
Rotations: find the coordinates (Eighth grade - R.7)
8.GM.2.b Reflect geometric figures with respect to the x - axis and/or y - axis.
Reflections: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.4)
Reflections: find the coordinates (Eighth grade - R.5)
Translations: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.2)
Translations: find the coordinates (Eighth grade - R.3)
8.GM.2.d Recognize that two-dimensional figures are only congruent if a series of rigid transformations can be performed to map the pre-image to the image.
Similar and congruent figures (Eighth grade - Q.10)
Congruent figures: side lengths and angle measures (Eighth grade - Q.12)
Congruence statements and corresponding parts (Eighth grade - Q.13)
8.GM.2.e Given two congruent figures, describe the series of rigid transformations that justifies this congruence.
8.GM.3 Investigate the properties of transformations (rotations, reflections, translations, dilations) using a variety of tools (e.g., grid paper, reflective devices, graphing paper, dynamic software).
8.GM.3.a Use coordinate geometry to describe the effect of transformations on two-dimensional figures.
Translations: find the coordinates (Eighth grade - R.3)
Reflections: find the coordinates (Eighth grade - R.5)
Rotations: find the coordinates (Eighth grade - R.7)
Dilations: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.8)
Dilations: find the coordinates (Eighth grade - R.9)
8.GM.3.b Relate scale drawings to dilations of geometric figures.
Dilations: scale factor and classification (Eighth grade - R.10)
8.GM.4 Apply the properties of transformations (rotations, reflections, translations, dilations).
8.GM.4.a Dilate geometric figures using scale factors that are positive rational numbers.
Dilations: graph the image (Eighth grade - R.8)
Dilations: find the coordinates (Eighth grade - R.9)
8.GM.4.b Recognize that two-dimensional figures are only similar if a series of transformations can be performed to map the pre-image to the image.
Similar and congruent figures (Eighth grade - Q.10)
Similar figures: side lengths and angle measures (Eighth grade - Q.11)
Similar solids (Eighth grade - Q.32)
8.GM.4.c Given two similar figures, describe the series of transformations that justifies this similarity.
8.GM.4.d Use proportional reasoning to find the missing side lengths of two similar figures.
Similar figures: side lengths and angle measures (Eighth grade - Q.11)
8.GM.5 Extend and apply previous knowledge of angles to properties of triangles, similar figures, and parallel lines cut by a transversal.
8.GM.5.a Discover that the sum of the three angles in a triangle is 180 degrees.
Find missing angles in triangles and quadrilaterals (Eighth grade - Q.6)
8.GM.5.b Discover and use the relationship between interior and exterior angles of a triangle.
Find missing angles in triangles and quadrilaterals (Eighth grade - Q.6)
Interior angles of polygons (Eighth grade - Q.9)
8.GM.5.c Identify congruent and supplementary pairs of angles when two parallel lines are cut by a transversal.
Find measures of complementary, supplementary, vertical, and adjacent angles (Eighth grade - Q.2)
Transversal of parallel lines (Eighth grade - Q.3)
8.GM.5.d Recognize that two similar figures have congruent corresponding angles.
Similar and congruent figures (Eighth grade - Q.10)
Similar figures: side lengths and angle measures (Eighth grade - Q.11)
8.GM.6 Use models to demonstrate a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.
Converse of the Pythagorean theorem: is it a right triangle? (Eighth grade - O.5)
8.GM.7 Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to model and solve real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions involving right triangles.
Pythagorean theorem: find the length of the hypotenuse (Eighth grade - O.1)
Pythagorean theorem: find the missing leg length (Eighth grade - O.2)
Pythagorean theorem: find the perimeter (Eighth grade - O.3)
Pythagorean theorem: word problems (Eighth grade - O.4)
8.GM.8 Find the distance between any two points in the coordinate plane using the Pythagorean Theorem.
Distance between two points (Eighth grade - P.4)
8.GM.9 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and the surface area of cylinders.
Surface area of prisms and cylinders (Eighth grade - Q.27)
Surface area of pyramids and cones (Eighth grade - Q.28)
Volume of prisms and cylinders (Eighth grade - Q.29)
Volume of pyramids and cones (Eighth grade - Q.30)
Volume and surface area of spheres (Eighth grade - Q.31)
8.DSP Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
8.DSP.1 Investigate bivariate data.
8.DSP.1.a Collect bivariate data.
8.DSP.1.b Graph the bivariate data on a scatter plot.
8.DSP.1.c Describe patterns observed on a scatter plot, including clustering, outliers, and association (positive, negative, no correlation, linear, nonlinear).
Scatter plots (Eighth grade - N.14)
8.DSP.2 Draw an approximate line of best fit on a scatter plot that appears to have a linear association and informally assess the fit of the line to the data points.
Scatter plots: line of best fit (Algebra 1 - N.7)
8.DSP.3 Apply concepts of an approximate line of best fit in real-world situations.
8.DSP.3.a Find an approximate equation for the line of best fit using two appropriate data points.
Scatter plots: line of best fit (Algebra 1 - N.7)
8.DSP.3.b Interpret the slope and intercept.
8.DSP.3.c Solve problems using the equation.
8.DSP.4 Investigate bivariate categorical data in two-way tables.
8.DSP.4.a Organize bivariate categorical data in a two-way table.
8.DSP.4.b Interpret data in two-way tables using relative frequencies.
8.DSP.4.c Explore patterns of possible association between the two categorical variables.
8.DSP.5 Organize data in matrices with rational numbers and apply to real-world and mathematical situations.
8.DSP.5.a Understand that a matrix is a way to organize data.
8.DSP.5.b Recognize that a m x n matrix has m rows and n columns.
Matrix vocabulary (Algebra 1 - M.1)
8.DSP.5.c Add and subtract matrices of the same size.