Syllabus - Grade 8
Syllabus - Grade 8

Syllabus - Grade 8

Grade 8 is where you’ll learn about linear equations, geometric proofs, and the deep connections between algebra and geometry. The maths concepts taught in Grade 8 integrate all that came before and will launch you into your high school career.

1. Variables

Variables keep track of quantities that change such as position, size, and color. Here’s how an Algebra project (CCMS EE.C.7b) is taught through variables:

Math learning outcomes

  • Variables
  • Ratios
  • Coordinate geometry

2. Functions

Functions make it easy to bundle related instructions together and to map inputs to outputs. Here’s how a Geometry project (CCMS G.A.1 and G.C.9) is taught:

Math learning outcomes

  • Inputs and outputs
  • Volume
  • Rates
  • Transformations

3. Logic

Boolean algebra is the logical foundation for computers, and we use it to make decisions using conditional statements. Here’s how a Geometry project (CCMS G.B.6) is taught through conditional statements:

Math learning outcomes

  • Equations
  • Ratios
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Pythagoras' Theorem

4. Loops

Loops make it easy to repeat instructions according to set conditions. Here’s how an Algebra project (CCMS EE.A.2) is taught through loops:

Math learning outcomes

  • Quadratic equations
  • Radical equations
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Graphs

5. Objects

Many applied maths problems involve bundling data together and presenting it to users, often through text. Here’s how an Algebra project (CCMS EE.C.8a-b) is taught through dictionaries and strings:

Math learning outcomes

  • Systems of equations
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Graphs

6. Lists

Lists enable us to keep related items in order, from high scores in a game to scientific observations. Here’s how a mixed Geometry + Algebra project (CCMS G.B.8 and EE.C.7b) is taught through lists:

Math learning outcomes

  • Inequalities
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Distance formula

7. Classes

Classes are the blueprints for objects that bundle data together with the functions that operate on that data. Here’s how a mixed Geometry + Algebra project (CCMS G.B.8, EE.C.7, and EE.C.8) is taught through classes:

Math learning outcomes

  • Systems of equations
  • Rates
  • Transformations
  • Distance formula