8th Grade 


Teacher: Kim Johnson
Extra Help: Tuesdays 3-4pm in Room 403 or by appointment.

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Curriculum Overview


Unit Title and  Essential Questions

Key Topics / Concepts

Integers:  To add, subtract, multiply and divide integers

How do you identify and graph integers, find opposites, and find the  absolute value of an integer?

How do you compare and order integers?



Integers & Absolute Value, Adding Integers, Subtracting Integers, Multiplying Integers, Divide Integers

Rational Numbers:  To add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers

Why do I need mathematical operations?

How do mathematical operations relate to each other?

How do I know which mathematical operation (+, -, x, ÷, exponents, etc.) to use?

How do I know which computational method (mental math, estimation, paper and pencil, and calculator) to use?

Rational Numbers, Add Rational Numbers, Subtracting Rational Numbers, Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers

Expressions and Equations:  To solve one and two-step equations

Why do we use equations to solve problems?

Why do you perform operations on both sides of an equation?

How is thinking algebraically different from thinking arithmetically?

How do the properties contribute to algebraic understanding?


Algebraic Expressions, Adding and Subtracting Linear Expressions, Solving Equations Using Addition or Subtraction, Solving Equations Using Multiplication or Division, Solving Two-Step Equations

Angles in polygons and angles created by parallel lines cut by a transversal

How do you use parallel lınes and transversals to determıne angle relatıonshıps?

Which angle relationships have equal angle measurements?

parallel lines cut by a transversal, interior/exterior angles, regular polygons, indirect measurements

Understand that every rational number has a decimal expansion that terminates or repeats

Understand that number that are not rational are irrational.

Compare irrational numbers using rational approximations

Evaluate square roots and cube roots, including those resulting from solving equations

Real Numbers and Pythagorean Theorem (Finding square roots, finding cude roots, Pythagorean Thoerem)

Surface Area and Volume:  To solve real-world problems involving surface areas and volumes of prisms, pyramids and cylinders

How do you find the surface area of a prism or cylinder?

How do you find the volume of a prism or cylinder?

Surface Area of Prisms, Surface Area of Pyramids, Surface Area of Cylinders, Volume of Prisms, Volume of Pyramids














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