The Common Core in Maryland

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Skills available for Maryland eighth-grade math standards

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8.NS The Number System

  • Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.

    • 8.NS.1 Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually, and convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually into a rational number.

    • 8.NS.2 Use rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the size of irrational numbers, locate them approximately on a number line diagram, and estimate the value of expressions (e.g., π²).

      • 8.NS.2.a Ability to round to the hundredths place

      • 8.NS.2.b Ability to use a number line that specifies in tenths and hundredths the value between two whole numbers

      • 8.NS.2.c Ability to use a number line that extends indefinitely, such as π

8.EE Expressions and Equations

8.F Functions

8.G Geometry

8.SP Statistics and Probability

  • Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

    • 8.SP.1 Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.

    • 8.SP.2 Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line.

    • 8.SP.3 Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data, interpreting the slope and intercept.

      • 8.SP.3.a Ability to integrate technology and to relate the scenarios to authentic student-centered situations

    • 8.SP.4 Understand that patterns of association can also be seen in bivariate categorical data by displaying frequencies and relative frequencies in a two-way table. Construct and interpret a two-way table summarizing data on two categorical variables collected from the same subjects. Use relative frequencies calculated for rows or columns to describe possible association between the two variables.

      • 8.SP.4.a Ability to integrate technology and to relate the scenarios to authentic student-centered situations