The Grade 8 Mathematics Program
Grade 8 students will be enrolled into one of the following courses:Algebra 1 with Linear Algebra, or Course 281, includes all of the Common Core's Grade 8 curriculum standards, as well as some high school linear algebra standards. Students will be required to think at a higher level of understanding to model linear algebraic relationships. Students will reason qualitatively, interpret the structure of expressions, create equations that describe linear relationships, and understand solving linear equations as a process of reasoning.Honors Algebra 1 with Algebra and Functions, or Course 280, is a fast-paced, rigorous course that allows students to move through integrated math topics and concepts contained in both the Common Core's Grade 8 curriculum and high school's math curriculum. In addition to the curriculum listed in Course 281, this course will assess students' understanding on the modeling of non-linear algebra and functions. Students will interpret functions that arise in applications, analyze functions using different representations, and build functions from pre-existing functions.