# Eighth Grade Math Curriculum and Lesson Plans

Eighth-grade math is typically a course in pre-algebra to help prepare students for high school algebra. Our 8th-grade math curriculum can be used either as a main homeschool program or as a supplement to another homeschool curriculum or a traditional school. The following information will explain what steps you should take to meet your child’s 8th-grade math goals and objectives and how our 8th-grade math curriculum can help.

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## What Math Should an 8th Grader Already Know?

An 8th-grade math program should cover various areas of mathematics, not just arithmetic. The primary strands for an 8th-grade math curriculum are number sense and operations, algebra, geometry, and spatial sense, measurement, and data analysis and probability. While these math strands might surprise you, they are all critical lessons for an 8th-grade math curriculum.

These skills will improve math fluency and help build upon the math facts, concepts, and strategies acquired in the past, making future success more achievable. Here are some topics that eighth graders should already know in math:

- Writing numbers in word, standard, expanded, and scientific notation
- Identifying and using ratios and rates
- Multiplying and dividing with positive and negative rational numbers
- Finding the perimeter and area of two-dimensional figures
- Identifying and plotting ordered pairs in four quadrants and along the axes
- Calculating probabilities of independent and dependent events

If your student needs to review 7th-grade math concepts, you can easily access those lessons thanks to our flexible grade-level options that give you access to one level above and one below your child’s default grade.

## Eighth-Grade Math Objectives

The following is a general list of some math learning objectives eighth graders should attain:

Identify rational and irrational numbers and describe meanings.

Calculate and approximate principal square roots.

Identify and perform transformations of a figure on a coordinate plane.

Solve problems in two variables using linear equations.

Define and differentiate between different types of sampling techniques.

Use technology to determine the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of real-world data.

## Eighth-Grade Math Scope & Sequence

## Why Choose Time4Learning Eighth-Grade Math Homeschool Curriculum

Our 8th-grade online math curriculum can be used as a main homeschool program or to supplement other curricula or school. Time4Learning’s adaptable program allows students to work across grade levels. For example, if your student is “at-level” in language arts but ahead in math, they could use the eighth-grade language arts curriculum and the suggested 9th-grade math curriculum.

If your eighth grader is struggling to prepare for high school math, Time4Learning’s curriculum can be used as a supplement to get back on track. You can use our eighth-grade math lesson plans to locate specific topics that your student needs to review. Additionally, our automated grading and recordkeeping system saves you time and helps you easily keep track of your child’s progress.