Math

Ministry of Education
Gr 7 outcomes/indicators
Gr 8 outcomes/indicators

This year, I will be teaching the Gr. 8 math program. Mr. Gulutzan will be teaching both his and my 7's.‚Äč

Math has four broad themes, each of which has many specific skills. You can view them at the Ministry of Education's website. The categories are:

  • Number - divisibility rules, relating positive fractions, decimals and percents, operations with integers

  • Patterns and Relations - linear relations (algebraic expressions and equations), graphing

  • Space and Shape - use of Pi, circles, polygons, 2D relationships - bisectors, perpendicular etc.

  • Statistics and Probability - measures of central tendency (average), outliers, circle graphs, determining likelihood


Practice Quizzes

7's multiple choice quizzing This is the Gr. 7 collection of M/C quizzes connected to our primary resource, Math Focus 7.
8's multiple choice quizzing This is the Gr. 8 collection of M/C quizzes connected to our primary resource, Math Focus 8.

Mathletics

Math Focus Textbook

Focus 8 math textbook - all solutions

Current Focus SP 8.1- Analyze the modes of displaying data and the reasonableness of conclusions. (Statistics and Data Mgt)

The info below details the Gr. 8 focus for this area of Math. Based on preliminary work in class, we need to spend time on review of Gr. 7 concepts. Once that is done, we will move on to new material.

Last year, students learned about measures used to find central values along with a few terms such as sample and population. They also added to their skills at creating graphs. This year, that work will continue but with the added challenge of determining if data, as represented in graphs, is portrayed accurately and in a way that isn't misleading.

  • communicate the suitability, advantages and disadvantages of various types of graphs

  • create appropriate graphs as the end product of a research activity

  • explain the strengths and weaknesses of provided graph samples

  • display percent greater than 100% and less than 1% e.g., 104%, 0.69%

Math Project