Math Mammoth Grade 8 is a complete math curriculum for 8th grade mathematics studies. Its topics are based on the Common Core Standards of the United States for 8th grade math, and thus, it contains some typical (U.S.) algebra 1 topics, but not all. You could classify it as an inbetween course between traditional prealgebra and algebra 1.
8A contents and samples
8B contents and samples
Worksheet generator preview
User Guide, grade 8
Table of contents
(CCS alignment doc)
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You can purchase Math Mammoth Grade 8, Canadian version, as a download, or as already printed books.
Grade 8 complete:
USD $42.50 (download)
(the two worktexts, answer keys, tests, cumulative reviews, a worksheet maker)
Part 8A only:
USD $21.25 (download)
(Everything for the first half of 8th grade math)
Part 8B only:
USD $21.25 (download)
(Everything for the second half of 8th grade math)
You will be purchasing the download from my authorized reseller Comecero, LLC.
Printed copies at Lulu:
8A worktext
8B worktext
Tests & Cumulative Reviews
Answer Keys
Amazon & other bookstores: search with the ISBN numbers.
8A worktext 9781954379015
8B worktext 9781954379022
Tests & cumulative reviews 9781954379039
Answer keys 9781954379046
This product is meant to go with the printed 8 student books, and includes digital versions of the answer keys, tests, cumulative reviews and the worksheet maker (USD $9.60).
Do NOT purchase if you get the printed answer keys and tests & cumulative reviews, or if you get the digital version.
At the heart of the curriculum are two student worktexts (A and B), each covering about half a year of math work. These worktexts contain all the instruction and the exercises in the same book — which makes lesson preparation a breeze. The worktexts are written directly to the student, and thus they allow many students to teach themselves and to learn directly from the books.
You will also get a separate answer key, chapter tests, additional cumulative reviews (I do recommend you use at least some of them), and a versatile worksheet maker (Internet access required) for those times when your student needs just a bit more practice.
This curriculum is essentially the same as the U.S. version of Math Mammoth Grade 8, only customized for the Canadian audience in these aspects:
The US version of the curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Standards, which means this curriculum may not be properly aligned to the eighth grade standards in your province. However, you can probably find material for any missing topics in neighbouring grades, which means you can simply reorder the material to solve most incompatibilities between different standards.
Note: Currently there are no videos to accompany the curriculum, like there are for other grades of Math Mammoth. I hope to eventually produce some! Meanwhile, I suggest using Khan Academy's 8th grade math videos. Some other source can work well, also.
The PDF files can be filled in on a computer, phone, or tablet, using the annotation tools found in many PDF apps. Learn more.
Math Mammoth Grade 8 covers various traditional prealgebra and algebra 1 topics, plus some geometry and statistics. The main areas of study are:
Please also see the table of contents for 8A and 8B (in the sample files), which will let you see the topics covered in more detail.
Here is a list of materials and tools that are needed for grade 8 (geometry chapter).
In 8th grade, students spend the majority of the time with algebraic topics, such as linear equations, functions, and systems of equations. The other major topics are geometry and statistics.
We start with a study of exponent laws, using both numerical and algebraic expressions. The first chapter also covers scientific notation (both with large and small numbers), significant digits, and calculations with numbers given in scientific notations.
In chapter 2, students learn about geometric transformations (translations, reflections, rotations, dilations), common angle relationships, and volume of prisms, cylinders, spheres, and cones.
Next, in chapter 3, our focus is on linear equations. Students both review and learn more about solving linear equations, including equations whose solutions require the usage of the distributive property and equations where the variable is on both sides.
Chapter 4 presents an introduction to functions. Students construct functions to model linear relationships, learn to use the rate of change and initial value of the function, and they describe functions qualitatively based on their graphs.
In part 8B, students graph linear equations, learn about irrational numbers and the Pythagorean Theorem, solve systems of linear equations, and investigate patterns of association in bivariate data (scatter plots).
Chapter 5 deals with the topic of graphing linear equations. Students study slope, and graph and write linear equations in slopeintercept and standard forms. They also learn about parallel and perpendicular lines.
In chapter 6, we delve into square roots, cube roots, irrational numbers, and equations involving square and cube roots. The rest of the chapter is spent studying the Pythagorean Theorem and its applications.
Next, in chapter 7, we focus on systems of linear equations. Students learn the three basic techniques for solving these and also solve a variety of problems that lead to a pair of linear equations.
The last chapter has to do with an introduction to bivariate data in statistics: scatter plots and twoway tables.
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In other words, you are permitted to make copies for the students/children you are teaching, but not for other teachers' usage.
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