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8th Grade

The PowerTeaching curriculum for Grade 8 focuses on three main critical areas:

  1. reason about and evaluate more complex expressions and equations including reasoning about slope and systems of equations,
  2. understanding the concept of a function and use functions to solve mathematical and real-world problems, and
  3. build on their knowledge of the properties of two- and three-dimensional figures to include more shapes, more specific properties, and the Pythagorean Theorem.


The Grade 8 PowerTeaching curriculum also includes instruction on these secondary math concepts:

  1. explore the difference between rational and irrational numbers, and
  2. explore bivariate data and scatter plots.


PowerTeaching for Grade 8 continues to build student proficiency with the Standards for Mathematical Practice:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • Attend to precision.
  • Look for and make use of structure.
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Click here to view a sample Grade 8 cycle of lessons.

Click here to view the Grade 8 Scope and Sequence.