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#### Curriculum Focal Points: Grade 8

Algebra

 Navigating through Algebra in Grades 6-8 Overview Introduction (pages 6-8), Chapter 1 (pages 13-14), Chapter 2 (pages 49-51) Graphing "Bouncing Tennis Balls" (pages 21-24) Linear Functions "Walking Strides" (pages 25-26) "Stacking Cups" (pages 41-43) Tables "Missing Values" (pages 39-40) Families of Functions "Walking Rates" (pages 44-45) Problem Solving "Pledge Plans" (pages 46-48) Applications "Fundraising" (pages 49-55) Slope "Printing Books" (pages 56-58) Writing Equations "Plotting Land" (pages 65-70)

Geometry and Measurement

 Navigating through Geometry in Grades 6-8 Overview Introduction (pages 1-7), Chapter 1 (pages 9-12), Chapter 2 (pages 31-35), Chapter 3 (pages 43-44) Coordinates "Constructing Geometric Figures in Coordinate Space" (page 36) Midpoints "Exploring Lines, Midpoints, and Triangles Using Coordinate Geometry" (page 37) Similarity "Similarity in a Coordinate Plane" (pages 38-40) "Indirect Measurement" (pages 77-78) Perpendicularity "Exploring the Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines" (pages 41-42) Navigating through Measurement in Grades 6-8 Overview Introduction (pages 1-9), Chapter 1 (pages 11-15), Chapter 2 (pages 27-31), Chapter 3 (pages 45-49), Chapter 4 (pages 65-69) Pi "Going in Circles" (pages 37-38)

Data Analysis and Number and Operations and Algebra

 Navigating through Data Analysis in Grades 6-8 Overview Introduction (pages 1-10), Chapter 1 (pages 11-19), Chapter 2 (pages 31-36), Chapter 3 (pages 49-55), Chapter 4 (pages 67-70) Data Analysis "Students and Basketball Players" (pages 37-38) "Batteries" (pages 39-42) "Reading a Scatterplot" (pages 71-72) Graphing "Congress and Pizza (pages 73-74), "People, Congress, and Pizza" (pages 75-76) Lines of Fit "Predicting" (pages 77-78) "Exploring Relationships" (pages 79-80)

#### Connections to the Focal Points: Grade 8

 Navigating through Data Analysis in Grades 6-8 Dispersion "Stopping Distances" (pages 43-45) "Cereal" (pages 56-57) Navigating through Algebra in Grades 6-8 Non-Linear Functions "From Stories to Graphs" (pages 27-28) "From Graphs to Stories" (pages 29-34) "Minimizing Perimeter" (pages 73-76) Navigating through Geometry in Grades 6-8 Symmetry "Rotational Symmetry and Regular Polygons" (pages 54-55)