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Welcome to WV Math 8.  This course covers the WV Next Generation Standards and the Common Core Standards for grade 8 and will prepare you for your adventure into high school mathematics, specifically Math I or Algebra 1. There are three BIG IDEAS focused on in eighth grade. So what are these big ideas? The first idea involves linear equations. You will create, model, and reason about linear equations and systems of linear equations so that you will be able to use them to solve a variety of real world problems.  The next big idea deals with functions. You will learn about functions and their properties and use functions to describe and compare functional situations in real world situations. The final major focus is geometry.  You will transform 2-dimensional figures and relate them using congruence and similarity. You will develop an understanding about relationships between angles, and about distance, and its relationship to the Pythagorean Theorem.  You will also be able to find volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres. 

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Unit 1

Reach for the Stars

Unit 2

Congruence and Similarity

Unit 3

Introduction to Functions

Unit 4

Data: Representation and Interpretation

Unit 5

Expressions and Equations

Unit 6

Cylinders and Cones and Spheres!