Thursday, March 10, 2011

Eighth Grade Math

Eighth grade math is often one of those courses that homeschool parents typically shy away from teaching. Yet, the homeschool curriculum that is available to help homeschoolers is amazing. There are so many options from computer based learning, DVD courses, to teaching workbooks.

The typical 8th grade math course consists of pre-algebraic introduction. The student should be prepared to enter Algebra I by the time they finish the course. Students should be able to solve equations and simplify expressions. They should be well prepared in the use of exponents and quadratic functions.

The 8th grade math should also include some geometry foundations. Students should be familiar with the use of geometric tools such as compass, protractors, computers, and graphing calculators. Students should be well versed in graphing, and using geometric figures in finding area, perimeter, and other geometric calculations.

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