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8th Grade Math

The 8th Grade math program is designed to prepare our students to think strategically and methodically, and see the real-world and interdisciplinary connections between mathematics and other courses, while being continually motivated to reach for higher-level mathematics skills. Incorporating a balance of student-centered and traditional techniques, the daily practice will rely on student collaboration and the power that comes from teaching others. The course will include supplements that further develop problem-solving expertise and real-world applications. We will also integrate challenges, projects, and games to increase student engagement and support the content.

Course Levels

To best meet individual student needs, there are currently two sections of 8th grade math: Algebra I and Algebra Fundamentals.

  • In Algebra I, we strive to establish a solid conceptual and computational foundation in algebra and strong problem-solving skills as students transition into geometry.
    Textbook: Math in Focus (Course 3) by Marshall Cavendish

  • In Algebra Fundamentals, the goal is to support students where they are comfortable in math, and continually push them toward increased depth of understanding.
    Textbook: Algebra I: Common Core by Pearson

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