• # 8th Grade Saxon Algebra 1 Topics:

• Standard 1: Number Sense

a) Add, subtract, multiply, divide, exponents, and square roots of positive and negative numbers, including a mixture of these.

b) Operations with scientific notation (4 x 106) (9 x 104)

c) Simplifying square roots

Standard 2: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

a) Solving multi-step equations

ex. -4(x + 4) + 3 = 10x - 5

b) Graphing equations on the coordinate plane using slope & y-intercept

c) Solving simultaneous equations by graphing

d) Graphing non-linear functions; quadratic and exponential, inverse

e) Transforming formulas (Solve for w; P = 2l + 2w)

f) Writing expressions and equations from phrases, sentences, and word problems

Standard 3: Data Analysis

a) Probability of dependent, compound events (drawing two kings from a deck of cards without replacement)

b) Box & whisker plots, scatterplots

Standard 4: Geometry

a) Pythagorean theorem (a2 + b2 = c2)

b) Dilations (expanding around a point) and contraction (shrinking around a point) on the coordinate plane

c) Effects of increasing side length on perimeter, area, and volume

d) Volume and surface area of pyramids and cones

Standard 5: Measurements

a) Angles formed by parallel lines cut by a transversal

Standard 6: Computation

a) Multiple unit multipliers (convert in2 to ft2; cm/min to m/hour)

b) Problems involving distance, rate, and time