Eighth Grade Math
Our math class goes beyond just learning math… it helps students build a great relationship with math. Math builds critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a way that no other subject can. While some students may love math and feel confident in their skills, others may not see any purpose for learning math at all. Our goal is to create a positive math mindset while students build the skills they need to be successful in math. Sign up for classes.
Individualized learning
Live tutoring through Imagine Learning
One-on-one scheduled help with CGA math teacher
Guided instruction or self-paced
Our engaging math teacher, Mr. Curtis Hansen, will guide the students through our math program using Google Meet several times a week: 8:30-9:20 am Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. In addition, students will practice their math skills through Imagine Learning. This is an exciting program that offers excellent math instruction, motivation, relevance, and personalized tutoring with a math teacher as needed. Mr. Hansen is also available for individualized, scheduled help sessions.
Students also have the option of an adaptive, self-paced math course (that does not include the CGA Google Meet sessions). Self-paced students have access to our amazing math course and Imagine Learning. The instruction through Imagine Learning builds conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills and provides access to support from a live teacher as needed. Mr. Hansen is also available for individualized, scheduled help sessions. Imagine Learning builds confidence in students’ math ability and builds a deep understanding of math, connecting their problem-solving skills to day-to-day life and going beyond computation to true math comprehension. Sign up for classes.
The instruction through Imagine Learning builds conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills and provides access to support from a live teacher as needed. Mr. Hansen is also available for individualized, scheduled help sessions. Imagine Learning builds confidence in students’ math ability and builds a deep understanding of math, connecting their problem-solving skills to day-to-day life and going beyond computation to true math comprehension.
Don’t settle for mere digitized math drills. ST Math is a visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving to engage, motivate and challenge PreK-8 students toward higher achievement. Every student deserves his or her own personal journey toward math mastery. With ST Math, students progress at their own pace and engage with a unique series of animated puzzles. Students use the immediate and informative feedback to adjust their thinking while solving a problem. Parents have access to a simple-yet-powerful, built-in reporting system to monitor learning and quickly identify the instructional needs of each student.
Notes: A fun and effective way to learn math.
Math opens us up to the invisible and ordered world all around us. Math helps us think logically, enhance our critical thinking skills, and create and improve our environment in a more orderly way. The reasoning skills learned through the practice of math are an essential piece of a liberal arts education.
Math courses and projects get students excited to learn about math and help them understand its beauty and usefulness.
Unlike advanced levels of math such as algebra and calculus, our middle school math program is designed to help students build a strong foundational understanding of skills such as fractions, decimals, negative numbers, and basic geometry, which most students will use regularly throughout their daily lives. The attitude students develop towards math in middle school is likely to shape their attitude towards math in high school, college, and life.
Every middle school math course is offered in both live and self-paced formats. The content of live and self-paced math courses is markedly different, and each format is designed to serve different kinds of math learners. Learn More
Pre Algebra Home Study Kit includes the hardcover student text, softcover answer key, and softcover test booklet. Containing 123 lessons, this text is the culmination of pre-algebra mathematics, a full pre-algebra course and an introduction to geometry and discrete mathematics. Some topics covered include Prime and Composite numbers; fractions & decimals; order of operations, coordinates, exponents, square roots, ratios, algebraic phrases, probability, the Pythagorean Theorem and more. Utilizing an incremental approach to math, your students will learn in small doses at their own pace, increasing retention of knowledge and satisfaction! Learn More
Needs: Answer Key, Student Manual (Textbook), Test Forms.
Notes: Saxon Math has a very dry presentation. The pages are devoid of color, but it has lots of reviews and is a well-respected curriculum. Placement Test
Created for the independent, homeschooling student, Teaching Textbooks has helped thousands of high schoolers gain a firm foundation in upper-level math without constant parental or teacher involvement.
Extraordinarily clear illustrations, examples, and graphs have a non-threatening, hand-drawn look, and engaging real life questions to make learning algebra practical and applicable. Textbook examples are clear while the audiovisual support includes lecture, practice and solution CDs for every chapter, homework, and test problem. The review method structure helps students build problem-solving skills as they practice core concepts and rote techniques. Learn More
Teaching Textbooks’ new Algebra 1 Version 2.0 edition now includes automated grading! Students watch the lesson on the computer, work a problem in the consumable workbook, and type their answer into the computer; the computer will then grade the problem. If students choose to view the solution, they can see a step-by-step audiovisual solution.
Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 2.0 includes the following new features:
Graphing, simultaneous equations, exponents, polynomials, unit multipliers, and more.
The Honors pages provided with our upper-level courses (Pre-Algebra through Calculus) are intended to extend the concepts presented in the lessons, much as the Application and Enrichment pages in the Greek Letter levels, and are not designed to meet the requirements of a high school “Honors”-level course. These additional activities serve to round out a student’s understanding of the main concepts already being taught. Even if a student completes all of these pages, the designation “Honors” cannot be added to the course description on the student’s transcript. Learn More
Needs: Student Workbook, Teacher Manual & Instructional DVD, Integer Block Set & Decimal Inserts.
Notes: Math-U-See is great for hands on learners. It can be quite repetitive and doesn’t contain many reviews. Placement Test
The successful completion of Understanding Geometry will virtually guarantee a student’s success in high school geometry. Although the geometric concepts of perimeter, area, and volume are taught piecemeal from elementary school through middle school, too many students enter high school without the skills and knowledge to succeed in high school geometry. Unfortunately, middle school students get a very little education on the properties of parallelograms and the tools needed to succeed at doing geometric proofs. A result is a high number of students who struggle with high school geometry and standardized testing. Geometry is a fundamental subject in high school standardized testing.
This book teaches students an understanding of the reasoning behind the properties taught in geometry–instead of merely asking them to memorize them. Students are also taught the basics of geometric proofs and coordinate geometry in a way middle school students can understand. A glossary of terms that every student must master is included. This book can be used as a classroom textbook in Grades 7, 8, or 9 (usually over a two-year period). In many high schools, this book can also be used as a one-year high school geometry course. This book follows the National Math Standards in mathematics but it goes further. Learn More
NOTE: It is our recommendation that students complete Understanding Algebra I before attempting Understanding Geometry. Learn More
Dreambox is adaptive, personalized instruction. Learn More
Notes: Not a complete curriculum, but a fun supplement. Lots of games. Can be difficult to transfer skills to paper if used alone.
Aleks Math is a research-based, online program that offers course products for mathematics, business, science, and behavioral science. Using personalized learning and adaptive assessments, ALEKS quickly and accurately determines exactly what a student is most ready to learn. This unique approach to learning dramatically improves student performance and confidence. Learn More
With a diagnostic test to place students in the correct grade, embedded assessments, and automatic differentiation, Prodigy ensures that each one of your students succeed at their own pace. Learn More