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Utah Mathematics Core 

8th Grade Core

In 8th Grade Mathematics students will focus on formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

8th Grade Core

Expressions and Equations

Analyze and Solve Linear Equations and Pairs of Simultaneous Linear Equations

Understand the Connections Between Proportional Relationships, Lines, and Linear Equations

Work with Radicals and Integer Exponents

Functions

Define, Evaluate, and Compare Functions

Use Functions to Model Relationships Between Quantities

Geometry

Solve Real-World and Mathematical Problems Involving Volume of Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres

Understand and Apply the Pythagorean Theorem

Understand Congruence and Similarity Using Physical Models, Transparencies, or Geometry Software

Statistics and Probability

Investigate Patterns of Association in Bivariate Data

The Number System

Know That There are Numbers That are Not Rational, and Approximate Them by Rational Numbers