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Grade 8 Math Curriculum
The Grade 8 curriculum covers radicals, exponents, solving and graphing equations and inequalities, linear relations and more. These topics are covered in depth with many of the ideas usually not seen again until later in high school for most students. The extension to deeper thinking within each topic allows students to explore ideas in mathematics not often discussed in a regular classroom situation. In addition to the core topics, independent assignments (known as Jet Sets) have challenging, contest-level math problems. Cooperative group work, like all other grades, is a key component in the curriculum for this grade, and all grade 8 students write a final examination at the end of the school year. The overall Grade 8 curriculum is designed for high performing students and the weekly 1.5-hour class is fast-paced.
Jet Set Assignments: eight different problem sets assigned throughout the year covering a variety of challenging types of problems. The aim is to improve at problem solving and to prepare for math contests.
Grades are available online and parents receive three report cards each year. Our students will demonstrate their understanding through:
Three Unit Tests (at Lessons 11, 22, and 28)
Seven Problem Solving Tests based on the Jet Set Assignments (at Lessons 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, and 30)
Final Comprehensive Exam
Free Homework Help
Complimentary weekly 90-minute homework help sessions with our teachers at all campuses
24/7 access for students (and parents) to our online learning management system for report cards, lessons and lesson videos
All Spirit of Math parents have the opportunity to observe and sit in classes
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Parents have access to teachers via email
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their child’s progress
Students grades 1 – 4 write the International Spirit of Math Contest in
collaboration with Stanford University’s SMILE
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