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: 40 points

Quizzes: 200 points

Tests: 300 points 

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