Syllabus Math 8

Course Description

Math 8 is a rigorous course focused on linear relationships, functions, and geometry. Students

will be utilizing the new Illustrative curriculum along with the eight mathematical practices on a

daily basis to meet the North Carolina Common Core State Standards.


Topics will be covered in the following order.

Unit 1: Rigid Transformations and Congruence

Unit 2: Dilations, Similarity, and Introducing Slope

Unit 3: Linear Relationships

Unit 4: Linear Equations and Linear Systems

Unit 5: Functions and Volume

Unit 6: Associations in Data

Unit 7: Exponents and Scientific Notation

Unit 8: Pythagorean Theorem and Irrational Numbers




Grades will be updated regularly and can be accessed by the student and the parent on

Powerschool at any time. (See office for information on how to access Powerschool.) Grades

are calculated the same way throughout the 8th grade math courses. Scores are determined by

total points.


Classwork: 10 – 100 points

Homework: 20 points

Quizzes: 200 points

Tests: 300 points



Late Work/Make Up Work

When students are absent they are responsible for finding out what they have missed and turning in any work that is missing. Students have as many days as they were absent to turn in missing assignments. Students are responsible to obtain missed class notes from a trusted peer and are responsible for the material they missed.

Homework/Classwork assignments will be taken up to one week late and will receive half credit.