Math Mammoth Grade 8A is a complete math curriculum for the first half of 8th grade, following the Common Core Standards (CCS). It contains some typical algebra 1 topics, but not all (again, based on the CCS). You could classify it as an inbetween course between traditional prealgebra and algebra 1.
8A contents and samples
User Guide, grade 8
CCS Alignment
Light Blue Series FAQ
Part 8A only:
USD $21.25 (download)
(Everything for the first half of 8th grade math)
You will be purchasing the download from my authorized reseller Comecero, LLC.
Lulu sells spiral (coil) bound versions of the student books and of the tests & reviews book.
This product is meant to go with the printed 8A student book, and includes digital versions of the answer key, tests, cumulative reviews and the worksheet maker (USD $4.80).
Do NOT purchase if you're getting the digital version.
At the heart of the curriculum is the student worktext A. The worktext contains all the instruction and the exercises in the same book — which makes lesson preparation a breeze. The worktext is written directly to the student, and thus allows many students to teach themselves and to learn directly from the book.
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.
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 which will let you see the topics covered in more detail.
Since MM8 follows the CCS, the perfect followup is any high school math curriculum that follows the Common Core Standards. Those courses would not be repeating the algebra topics already covered in 8th grade.
If, however, your student will be following a traditional high school math curriculum (traditional Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2), you have several options:
We could picture these possible paths like this:
MM8 → high school currciculum following the CCS
MM8 → rest of algebra 1 → geometry → algebra 2
MM8 → geometry → algebra 2
MM8 → geometry → rest of algebra 1 + algebra 2
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).
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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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