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Grade 8

Mathematics

Curriculum Overview

Throughout this grade, in order to promote a positive identity as a math learner, to foster well-being and the ability to learn, build resilience, and thrive, students will apply, to the best of their ability, a variety of social-emotional learning skills to support their use of the mathematical processes and their learning in connection with the expectations in the other five strands of the mathematics curriculum.

Students continue to build healthy relationship skills. They will use data in an infographic to communicate and tell a story and build awareness about others. This will help them understand things they have in common with their peers and what makes different groups unique.

The mathematics curriculum is divided into six strands:

  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills in Mathematics and the Mathematical Processes
  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Data
  • Spatial Sense
  • Financial Literacy

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Vocabulary

Review this list of vocabulary associated with the curriculum. Practice spelling, research definitions, and find these vocabulary words when engaging with the TVO resources or completing learning activities.

Students should understand and be able to apply these words in context.

 

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Data
  • Spatial Sense
  • Financial Literacy

compare

decimals

fractions

number

percents

represent

scientific notation

algebra

algebraic equations

code

curve

data points

decimal numbers

integers

line

mathematical modelling

multiple terms

patterns

predictions

real-life situations

analyze

data

probability

relationship

scatter plots

two variables

angles

calculate

intersecting

length

line

measuring

nanosecond

parallel

properties

Pythagorean Theory

right-angle triangles

side lengths

spatial sense

terabyte

balanced budgets

budget

compound interest

consumer

financial goals

financial literacy

interest

long-term financial planning

money

plan

spending

simple interest

spreadsheet

interest

value

Resources for Learning

Chosen by TVO educators, these resources support the curriculum outlined above. Review the below list of options along with the activities. Then, read, watch, listen or play to build understanding and knowledge.

Complete the suggested activities using these resources and other TVO resources.

Suggested Activities

Complete these activities to consolidate learning across all curriculum strands.

  • Create and solve problems that involve proportions (for example, determine the percentage increase or decrease in the attendance of a sporting event) and whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers and exponents.

  • Create a plan/budget to save to make a special purchase to help you manage money to reach your financial goals. Identify ways to maintain balanced budgets.
  • When out shopping, estimate the amount of a purchase, calculate the tax and check your change.
  • Use a T-chart to compare different ways that consumers can get value for their money when spending, such as using reward programs or taking advantage of sales.
  • Investigate the concepts of simple and compound interest using technology, (for example, a spreadsheet program) and explain how interest affects long-term financial planning.
  • Use algebraic notation, such as, s = d/t, to represent the relationship between speed, distance and time.
  • Find a triangular shape object in your home, use the Pythagorean Theory, to show that if two side lengths are known, then the length of the third can be figured out without measuring it.
  • How can you explain to someone what is as a terabyte and a nanosecond that are used.
  • Create your own definitions for 20 math words in the vocabulary list.

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