__Grade 8 Mathematics__

From Kindergarten to Grade 12, students use seven critical processes to build their understanding of mathematics and to support lifelong learning:

**Communication**— showing learning orally, through diagrams, and in writing.

**Connections**— making connections among everyday situations, other subject areas, and mathematics concepts.

**Estimation/Mental Mathematics**— developing understanding of numbers and quantities.

**Problem Solving**— investigating problems, including those with multiple solutions.

**Reasoning**— justifying thinking.

**Technology**— using technology to enhance problem solving and encourage discovery of number patterns.

**Visualization**— drawing on mental images to clarify concepts.

From http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/parents/grade8.html - Manitoba Education Curriculum Information For Parents

__Topics of Study:__
Representing Data
Ratio and Rate Percent Fraction Operations Integers Linear Relationships |
Solving Linear Relationships
Pythagorean Relationship Surface Area Volume Probability Tessellations |

** Check out the Math Blog for detailed information on units, notes and assignments.*

__Assessment:__

Student progress in Math will be assessed using the following categories and weights:

50%

**Knowledge and Understanding**

30%

**Problem Solving**

20%

**Mental Math and Estimation**

**Final Assessment**–A combination of all 3 above categories, based on topics covered throughout the year and written over 2 days in

**June**.

Useful Websites for Mathematics:

http://hzsd.ca/Learningcenter/library/Math%20Resources/Grade%208%20Math%20Websites - grade 8 review games for a variety of math topics.

http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/grade-7.html - practice, games and videos on many grade 7 & 8 topics

http://ixl.com - daily math activities.

http://www.khanacademy.org/ - Khan Academy Math practice and videos.

http://www.brainpop.com/games/lureofthelabyrinthemployeecafeteria/ - mult, div, factoring game

http://www.brainpop.com/games/refraction/ - fraction games

http://www.brainpop.com/games/deepseaduel/ - addition game

http://www.brainpop.com/games/battleshipnumberline/ - using number lines for estimation game

http://www.brainpop.com/games/jellybean/ - estimation and solve equation game

http://hoodamath.com - fun math games for all ages

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?l=0 - interactives and video explanations of various math topics

http://online.maryville.edu/mastering-the-stem-math-olympiad-and-other-math-competitions/ - website that has links to various problem solving and math games sites.

http://www.math-play.com/Middle-School-Math-Games.html - fun games based on basic math knowledge

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/grade_g_3.html - virtual manipulatives and games for many math topics grades 6-8

http://hzsd.ca/Learningcenter/library/Math%20Resources/Grade%208%20Math%20Websites - grade 8 review games for a variety of math topics.

http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/grade-7.html - practice, games and videos on many grade 7 & 8 topics

http://ixl.com - daily math activities.

http://www.khanacademy.org/ - Khan Academy Math practice and videos.

http://www.brainpop.com/games/lureofthelabyrinthemployeecafeteria/ - mult, div, factoring game

http://www.brainpop.com/games/refraction/ - fraction games

http://www.brainpop.com/games/deepseaduel/ - addition game

http://www.brainpop.com/games/battleshipnumberline/ - using number lines for estimation game

http://www.brainpop.com/games/jellybean/ - estimation and solve equation game

http://hoodamath.com - fun math games for all ages

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?l=0 - interactives and video explanations of various math topics

http://online.maryville.edu/mastering-the-stem-math-olympiad-and-other-math-competitions/ - website that has links to various problem solving and math games sites.

http://www.math-play.com/Middle-School-Math-Games.html - fun games based on basic math knowledge

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/grade_g_3.html - virtual manipulatives and games for many math topics grades 6-8