Grade 8 Math (Pre-Algebra Semester 2)

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Grade 8 Math (Pre-Algebra Semester 2)

Recommended Grade Level: 8

This course covers the important topics necessary before a student takes on a full-fledged Algebra course. Student learns about monomials, polynomials, expressions and their properties. The course teaches how to solve for one-variable expressions. They also learn about analyzing data and making inferences based on different types of graphs.



Section 1: Monomials

  • Identifying Monomials
  • Multiplying Monomials
  • Dividing Monomials
  • More Multiplication and Division with Monomials
  • Powers of Monomials
  • Word Problems

Section 2: Polynomials

  • Introduction to Polynomials
  • Addition and Subtraction with Polynomials
  • Adding Polynomials to find the Perimeter
  • Multiply a Polynomial by a Monomial
  • Multiplying Two Binomials
  • Multiplying Two Binomials: Special Cases
  • Multiplying Polynomials
  • Word Problems

Section 3: Expressions and Properties

  • Writing Variable Expressions
  • Writing Variable Expressions from Diagrams
  • Writing Variable Expressions from Word Problems
  • Evaluating One-Variable Expressions
  • Evaluating Multi-Variable Expressions
  • Identifying Terms and Coefficients
  • Properties of Addition and Multiplication
  • Distributive Property
  • Equivalent Expressions
  • Adding and Subtracting Like Terms
  • Word Problems

Section 4: Equations with Variables

  • Solving for x in an equation
  • Writing an Equation from Word Problems
  • Writing and Solving Equations with Diagrams
  • Properties of Equalities
  • Solving Two-Step Equations
  • Solving Multi-Step Equations
  • Solving Equations Involving Like Terms
  • Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides
  • Word Problems

Section 5: Data and Graphs

  • Interpreting Tables
  • Interpreting Bar Graphs
  • Creating Bar Graphs
  • Interpreting Line Graphs
  • Creating Line Graphs
  • Interpreting Line Plots
  • Creating Line Plots
  • Creating and Interpreting Line Plots with Fractions
  • Interpreting Stem and Leaf Plots
  • Interpreting Histograms
  • Creating Histograms
  • Creating Frequency Charts
  • Interpreting Blocks and Whisper Plots
  • Scatter Plots
  • Interpreting Circle Graphs
  • Circle Graphs and Central Angles
  • Choosing the best type of Graph
  • Word Problems


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