In this compacted Grade 8 course, students will take the equivalent of Algebra 1 along with some of the Grade 8 content that was not covered in the 7C course. The main areas of focus for Algebra include (1) Seeing Structure in Expressions, (2) Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Functions, (3) Creating Equations, and (4) Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities.
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8.1 Analyzing Graphs Overview
In this unit, students create, analyze, and evaluate graphs. The goal is to proceed deliberately from the concrete to the abstract and slowly formalize the graphing process.
8.4 Linear Relationships
Linear relationships are all around you. The distance you run is related to the amount of time you are running. How much water you use in the shower depends on how long you shower. In this unit you will look at examples of everyday linear relationships and learn how to show the relationships as both equations and graphs. You will discover that a constant rate is shown by the slope of the line. You will also learn what “translating a linear graph” means and how it affects the equation of the graph. Before you know it, you will be seeing linear equations everywhere you go!
8.5 Linear Equations
Students begin this unit by solving one-variable equations that have variable terms on both sides. Then they use algebraic transformations to identify equations in one variable that have exactly one, none, or infinitely many solutions. These skills are applied to solving systems of equations in two variables using both graphing and algebraic methods. Students finish by using these methods to solve a variety of real-world and mathematical problems involving numbers, towns, taxis, and more.
In this unit, students will learn how graphs show rates of change—both with linear and nonlinear situations. They will explore the concept of functions, domain, and range and apply it to linear functions represented by graphs, tables, equations, and verbal descriptions. Finally, students will model real-world situations with linear and nonlinear functions.
9.1 Modeling with Functions
9.2 Linear Functions
9.5 Working with Expressions
9.6 Quadratic Functions
9.7 Quadratic Equations - CURRENT UNIT