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Teaching 8th grade math effectively will help your students advance their algebraic reasoning to solve
multivariable linear equations, use functions and analyze multidimensional figures. And as your child
progresses through the year, their confidence and ability to learn will improve, making them more
prepared for their high school years.
If you’re interested in learning more, the following information will provide valuable insight on what
steps you should take to meet your student’s 8th grade math goals and objectives and how our 8th
grade math curriculum can help.
What Math Should an 8th Grader Know?
Math Objectives for 8th Grade
Why Choose Time4Learning Eighth Grade Math Homeschool Curriculum
What Math Should an 8th Grader Know?
An 8th grade math program should cover all the math strands, not just arithmetic. The major math
strands for 8th grade 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 not only improve their math fluency, they will help build upon the math facts, concepts,
and strategies that they learned in the past, making future success more achievable. Some things that
eighth graders should know in math include:
Properties of parallelism, perpendicularity, and symmetry to solve real world problems.
Translating word expressions and equations into algebraic expressions and equations.
Substituting rational numbers into expressions with exponents and radicals.
The Pythagorean theorem to solve real world problems.
Interpreting circle, line, bar, histogram, stem-and-leaf, and box-and-whisker graphs
Solving real world problems with rational numbers (including integers, decimals and fractions).
Learn more about Time4Learning’s eighth grade math curriculum by checking out the scope and
sequence and the 8th grade math lesson plans.
Math Objectives for 8th Grade
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 (reflection, translation, rotation, and dilation) of a figure on a
coordinate plane.
Solve problems in two variables using linear inequalities.
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.
Why Choose Time4Learning Eighth Grade Math Homeschool Curriculum
Our 8th grade math curriculum can be used as a main homeschool program or to supplement other
curricula and/or school. The word “team” is important, because our interactive program acts as your
child’s partner leading the way to mastery of challenging math concepts. Thousands of families around
the nation trust Time4Learning to help students learn and master the skills and concepts they need to
Below are even more reasons why families are choosing Time4Learning for their eighth graders.
As a Full Curriculum
Provides effective tools for parents, making your day much easier and less stressful.
Over 560 activities aimed at helping your children meet their math objectives and prepare for the
Automated grading and tracking system that tracks your child’s progress and keeps reports for
homeschool portfolio usage.
Access to detailed printable lesson plans and homeschool teaching tools to review lesson content.
The flexibility to access lessons 24/7, so your child can work at their peak learning time day or night.
Easy activity scheduling and parental support through our online Parent Forum.
Aside from online interactive lessons, our 8th grade math curriculum includes tons of printables for
hands-on activities.
Meets national standards for 8th graders.
As a Supplement
Interactive lessons that act like video games, which keep your children focused and motivated.
Student-paced learning that encourages independence and inspires confidence.
Multimedia lessons that make it more effective at teaching challenging concepts, building additional
math skills, and meeting your eighth grade math objectives.
A safe, secure, and ad free online learning environment accessible 24/7 making it perfect for after
school or weekends.
Printable worksheets provide tons of extra practice and reinforcement of important skills to help
students meet their math learning targets.
Provides plenty of math practice for 8th graders struggling at school.
Adaptable to meet your child’s specific needs.
Deepens knowledge of algebraic expressions.