# 8th Grade Math

## What Do I Need To Know About My Childâ€™s Education?

By the end of eighth grade, students should be able to demonstrate the following math abilities. Many skills are worked on throughout the year and build on each other.

### Algebra

- Work with square roots and cube roots.
- Work with numbers that have exponents.
- Use scientific notation to express large numbers.
- Graph proportional relationships and understand what the slope of the line means.
- Solve equations.
- Use functions to describe real-world situations. Understand how a function relates an “input” and an “output” value. Determine the rate of change of a given function.

### Geometry

- Work with rotations, reflections, translations and dilations of geometric figures.
- Understand facts about angles in triangles and figures with parallel lines.
- Use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems involving right triangles.
- Find the volume of cones, cylinders and spheres.

### Statistics and Probability

- Use scatter plots to interpret measurement data.

### Sources

Everyday Mathematics

Michigan Department of Education Common Core State Standards