# Math Text Guide

**Holt Mathematics Course 3 – Grade 8
Chapter 1-Quarter 1
Principles of Algebra: expression, integers, equations, inequality, absolute
value, coefficient, opposites**

Lesson |
Concept Skill |
MEBs |
Pacing |

1.1 | Writing & evaluating algebraic expressions | F-5.8 | 1 day |

1.2 | Translate between algebraic expressions and word phrases | F-5.8 | 1 day |

1.3 | Compare and order integers and to evaluate expressions containing absolute value | B-8.8 | 1 day |

1.4 | Add integers | B-19.7 (Review) | 1 day |

1.5 | Subtract integers | B-20.8 (Review) | 1 day |

1.6 | Multiply & divide integers | B-21.7 B-22.7 B-5.8 (Review) |
1 day |

Quiz | 1 day | ||

HOL | Model Solving Equations | Optional | |

1.7 | Solve equations by adding or subtracting | F-9.8 | 1 day |

1.8 | Solve equations by multiplying or dividing | F-9.8 | 1 day |

1.9 | Solve and graph inequalities with addition and subtraction | F-10.8 | 1 day |

Review | 1 day | ||

Assessment | 1 day |

**NOTES:**

**Chapter 2 (2.1-2.6) – Quarter 1
Rational Numbers: rational numbers, real numbers, reciprocal, least common
denominator
Pre-assess this Chapter using the Chapter Test in the textbook page 109. Have
students complete 1-29 odds only. Based on this pre-assessment use 5 days for
interventions.**

Lesson |
Concept Skill |
MEBs |
Pacing |

Pre-assessment | 1 day | ||

2.1 | Equivalent forms of rational numbers | B-11.7 | |

2.2 | Comparing and ordering rational numbers | B-11.7 | |

2.3 | Adding & subtracting rational numbers | B-23.7 & B-24.7 | |

2.4 | Multiplying rational numbers | B-25.7 | |

2.5 | Dividing rational numbers | B-25.7 | |

2.6 | Adding & subtracting with unlike denominators | B-23.7 & B-24.7 | |

Intervention | 5 days |

**NOTES:**

**Chapter 3 (3.1-3.6) and Chapter 12 (12.2) – Quarter 1
Graphs, Functions, and Sequences: functions, slope, sequence, linear equation,
origin, range, domain, quadrant**

Lesson |
Concept Skill |
MEBs |
Pacing |

3.1 | Write solutions of equations in two variables as ordered pairs | C-9.8 | 1 day |

3.2 | Graph points and lines on the coordinate plane | C-9.8 | 1 day |

TL 3.2 | Graph Points | C-9.8 | |

3.3 | Interpret information given in a graph or table and to make a graph to solve problems | F-2.8 | 1 day |

Quiz | 1 day | ||

3.4 | Represent functions with tables, graphs, or equations | F-2.8 | 1 day |

3.5 | Using equations, tables, or graphs to represent the same data | F-2.8 | 1 day |

3.6 | Identify and evaluate arithmetic sequences | F-1.8 | 1 day |

12.2 | Find the slope of a lines and use slope to understand and draw graphs | F-5.8 | 2 days |

Review | 1 day | ||

Assessment | 1 day |

**NOTES:**

**Chapter 4 – Quarter 2
*Exponents and Roots: exponents, scientific notation, square root, perfect
square, Pythagorean Theorem, standard form, power, base**

Lesson |
Concept/Skill |
MEBs |
Pacing |

*4.1 | Evaluate expressions with exponents | B-8.8 | 1 day |

*4.2 | Evaluate expressions with negative exponents and evaluate the zero exponent | 1 day | |

*4.3 | Apply the property of exponents | B-8.8 | 1 day |

4.4 | Express large and small numbers in scientific notation | B-8.8 | 1 day |

Quiz | 1 day | ||

TL 4.4 | Multiply and Divide Numbers in Scientific Notation | optional | |

*4.5 | Find square roots and perfect squares | B-7.8 | 1 day |

4.6 | Estimate square roots to a given number of decimal places | B-7.8 | 1 day |

TL 4.6 | Evaluate Powers and Roots | B-8.8 | optional |

*4.7 | Determine if a number is rational or irrational | 1 day | |

HOL4.8 | Explore Right Triangles | optional | |

4.8 | Use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems | D-10.8 | 2 days |

Review | 1 day | ||

Assessment | 1 day |

**These are developing skills. Remind students that if
they have trouble remembering the rules, they can use the expansion method.
Students will be using negative exponents and 0 power for the first time…be
attentive to the problems assigned.**

**NOTES:**

**Chapter 5 – Quarter 2
Ratios, Proportions, and Similarity: ratio, proportion, unit rate, scale factor,
conversion factor, dimensional analysis, rate**

Lesson |
Concept/Skill |
MEBs |
Pacing |

5.1 | Find equivalent ratios to create proportions | B-3.8 | 1 day |

5.2 | Work with rate, ratios, and unit rates | B-3.8 D-1.8 |
1 day |

5.3 | Use dimensional analysis to convert from one unit to another | B-3.8 D-3.8 | 3 day (activities needed) |

5.4 | Solving Proportions | B-3.8 C-4.8 | 1 day |

Quiz | 1 day | ||

HOL 5.5 | Explore Similarity | optional | |

5.5 | Similar Figures | C-2.8 | 2 days |

HOL 5.6 | Explore Dilations | optional | |

5.6 | Identify and create dilations of plane figures | optional | |

*5.7 | Find measures indirectly by applying the properties of similar figures | D-2.8 | 1 day |

5.8 | Make comparisons between and find dimensions of scale drawings, models, and actual objects | D-15.7 | 1 day |

HOL 5.8 | Make a Scale Model | optional | |

Review | 1 day | ||

Test | 1 day |

***Developing skill**

**NOTES:**