Math 8 — (Pre-Algebra)
A Pre-Algebra course covering all the material needed for the future study of Algebra. The curriculum for this course has been adapted and customized to meet the Common Core State Standards. We have adapted this course to ensure that all of the Standards are met in time for the State Exam in May and that the Post-Test indicators are covered after that to ensure that the students are on track to enter Algebra next year. Specific topics of study will include: Real Numbers, Equations (in one and two variables), Functions, Triangles and Pythagorean Theorem, Geometric Transformations, Congruence and Similarity, Volume and Surface Area, and Scatter Plots and Data Regression . Basic algebra is also introduced through the evaluation and simplification of algebraic expressions and the solution of simple linear equations. The basic use of calculators is encouraged.