Eighth Grade Mathematics

Eighth grade completes a comprehensive Algebra I curriculum using Core Connections Algebra, a College Preparatory Math text. The approach of this curriculum is for students to make connections, discover relationships, figure out what strategies can be used to solve problems, and explain their thinking. Throughout mathematics at GMS students are asked to think in order to problem solve, not just memorize algorithms. This curriculum guides the students toward understanding the reasons behind the math. Students do a combination of independent practice and group investigations.

Units of Study

Unit 1: Functions

Unit 2: Linear Relationships

Unit 3: Simplifying and Solving

Unit 4: Systems of Equations

Unit 5: Sequences

Unit 6: Modeling Two Variable Data

Unit 7: Exponential Functions

Unit 8: Quadratic Functions

Unit 9: Solving Complex Equations

Unit 10: Functions and Data