The Number Sense
  • Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers

Expressions and Equations

  • Work with radicals and integer exponents
  • Understand the connection between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations
  • Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations


  • Define, evaluate, and compare functions
  • Use functions to model relationships between quantities


  • Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometric software
  • Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres

Statistics and Probability

  • Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data
Mathematical Practices
  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in problem solving

  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively

  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

  4. Model with mathematics

  5. Use appropriate tools strategically

  6. Attend to precision

  7. Look for and make use of structure

  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

Semesters at a Glance

Semester 1 (15 weeks)

Semester 2 (16 weeks)

Patterns, Functions, Linear Functions, Graphs, Linear Equations, Transformations, Similarity, Volume
  • Unit 1: Butterflies, Pinwheels and Wallpaper (6 weeks)
    Including Stanford YouCubed Inspiring Week tasks and messages
  • Unit 2: Thinking with Mathematical Models (9 weeks)
Solving Equations, Integer Exponents, Solving Equations, Radicals, Pythagorean Theorem
  • Unit 3: Looking for Pythagoras (4 weeks)
  • Unit 4: Growing, Growing, Growing (4 weeks)
  • Unit 5: Say It With Symbols (4 weeks)
  • Unit 6: It’s in the System (4 weeks)

Eighth Grade Math Overview

GR 8 MATH Guide Overview

Gr eight 1-pg math guide

Gr 8 Detailed Curriculum Guide (password protected)
Mathematical Practice in Action
Eighth Grade Mathematics Framework
Eighth Grade Need to Know - Helpful Tips
Eighth Grade Math Focus
Eighth Grade Course Descriptions
Eighth Grade Connected Math Standards
Eighth Grade High Level Standards

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
1651 16th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404