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Math 8: Semester 1
Description. Eighth-grade math continues the coverage of basic math concepts that began with the seventh-grade math courses. Students will learn equation concepts, linear equations, systems of equations, functions, exponents, and the number system. Students will also explore real-world applications of different methods.
Credit Hours: .5
Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]
Subjects: Middle School
After you have successfully completed this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Solve diverse types of equations using properties of equality, the distributive property, and like terms; write equations with one variable to represent real-world situations.
- Write linear equations given graphs, tables, or points; find the slope and constant rate of change; and determine if a linear equation is proportional.
- Write equations and solve systems of equations by using graphing, substitution, elimination, and algebraic methods.
- Identify and represent functions; identify the type of function; construct functions in different representations, including graphs, equations, and numeric and verbal forms; identify different parts of a function and compare different functions with each other as they apply in everyday situations; and interpret functions to give them meaning.
- Work with exponents, their expressions, and rules of use; identify how exponents can be helpful in expressing very large or small quantities; and perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation.
- Use the number system to work with and compare rational and irrational numbers; determine the value of numbers; use rational approximations for irrational numbers; and identify the meaning and properties of roots.
McGraw-Hill. Glencoe Math, Your Common Core Edition. Course 3, vol. 1.1st ed. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill, 2013. (ISBN-13: 978-0-07-661530-8)
Texas Instruments Explorer 30 (TI-30) or other graphing calculator with similar capabilities