# MATH FORWARD VA

GRADE 8

## Links to Unit Guides

Unit guides with learning experiences are being posted as they become available. Refer to the anticipated timeline for additional information.

Unit 1: Let's Meet the Data Cycle and Boxplots, the Best Representation?

Unit 2: Equivalent Expressions

Unit 3: New Contexts for Equations we Know How to Solve

Unit 4: Irrational Numbers Enter the Real Number System

Unit 5: New Equations and Contexts in Geometry

Unit 7: The Data Cycle Continues and Scatterplots Take the Lead

## 2023 Mathematics Standards of Learning

The 2023 Mathematics Standards of Learning for Grade 8, published by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), can be downloaded at the following links.

The VDOE has also provided an Understanding the Standards document to further define the content knowledge, skills, and understandings of the Standards of Learning.

The Understanding the Standards for Grade 8 can be downloaded at the following links:

## Scope and Sequence

Throughout our documents, there will be references to standards explored, standards taught to proficiency, and standards for targeted review.

Standards explored refers to standards that are given limited coverage in the unit. The purpose of explored standards will vary by unit, but often provides opportunities for students to make connections between different mathematical ideas or begin thinking about new concepts.

Standards taught to proficiency are those that should be completely covered (to the given limiter if appropriate) by the end of the unit. These are standards that could be included on an end of unit assessment.

Standards for targeted review are those that were taught to proficiency in a previous unit. They are revisited to allow for students to review the concept or to make new connections.

The timeframe for Math 8 is based on a 36-week school year. 32 weeks of the year are devoted to instruction, while the remaining 4 are reserved for a school’s or division’s testing and review calendar. The percentages provided are for percentages of instructional time, not counting SOL testing and review.

## Standards Progression

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