# Grade 8 Mathematics

The focus areas of Grade 8 modules address:

**Expressions and Equations**

- Work with radicals and integer exponents.
- Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
- Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneouslinear equations.

**Functions**

- Define, evaluate, and compare functions.

**Geometry**

- Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
- Understand congruence and similarity using physical models,transparencies, or geometry software.

Each curriculum module will consist of a high-level outline (curriculum map and module overview/assessment bundle) for instruction and a set of curriculum materials following that outline – including topic overviews, daily lesson plans, extensive problem sets, guiding questions, examples of proficient student work, and other materials. Curriculum modules are high-quality sets of materials for major, supporting and additional clusters in each grade and high school course, developed coherently with attention to progressions in the NYS P-12 CCLS for Mathematics.

The number of modules (between 4-7 per grade) and the time required (between 10 days to 45 days per module) will depend on the scope and difficulty of the mathematical content that is the focus of the module.

**PARCC's Frameworks: Their Role in Curriculum Modules and Regents Exams**

Although the Board of Regents has not yet determined if New York State will administer PARCC assessments when they are available beginning in the 2014-15 school year, the PARCC Model Content Frameworks at http://www.parcconline.org/parcc-model-content-frameworks are firmly rooted in the Common Core Learning Standards and college/career readiness. Therefore, all curricular and professional development resources produced by the State Education Department will follow these Frameworks, as will State assessments beginning with the 2013-14 school year. For more information on the role of the Frameworks please go to http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/math/ccmath/parccmcf.pdf.