Proportions are understood as special linear equations in which the constant of proportionality is the slope. Students also consider the fit of bivariate data with linear models. Students solve systems of two linear equations in two variables and relate those solutions to a representation in the coordinate plane. Functions are understood as a rule that determines a unique output for every input. Students apply functions and are able to translate between various representations. Geometry delves into translations, rotations, reflections, and dilations in the coordinate plane. Students also consider the angles created by the transversal of parallel lines. The Pythagorean Theorem is explored and used to find distances between points and to analyze polygons. Students also find volumes of cones, cylinders, and sphere.

In this self-paced course, students have the opportunity to learn math at their own pace. With a focus on mastery and ample opportunity for reassessments, Math 8 truly focuses on conceptual understanding over speed. 

Kyle Quintero - Math Teacher,  Method Schools