Grade 8 Mathematics

Authors: Christine Dabrowski, Lauren Quinto, Warren Carpani, Katie Hughes, Inga, Sylvia, Shima, Andrew (2013)

Ministry Guidelines

Key Topics

Nelson Mathematics 8
  1. Number Relationships
  2. Proportional Relationships
  3. Collecting, Organizing, and Displaying Data
  4. Patterns and Relationships
  5. Measurement of Circles
  6. Integer Operations
  7. Transformations
  8. Equations and Relationships
  9. Fraction Operations
  10. Angles and Triangles
  11. Geometry and Measurement Relationships
  12. Probability

Sample Course Outlines

Teacher Web Pages

  • Mr. Lotte's Grade 8 Math Blog -A blog for his class with lots of assignments and reviews available in the form of Google docs.
  • Miss L’s Whole Brain Teaching- has a page where you can find a lot of math resources. You can search her blog by filtering out posts labelled with only “grade 8 math”. She displays pictures and explanations of how she taught her lessons and has great ideas.
  • Mr Fedley’s Blog-his blog can be separated into his course overview, classwork and how he assesses his students. The course overview allows his students to see what they’ll be learning in grade 8 math this year. He posts his instructions, report template, criterias and prezi presentations for his students to look at.

Lesson Plan Ideas

Useful Technology Tools

Video Podcasts

Powers and Exponents
Description: Powers and exponents, this video talks about the components of powers and breaks it down into factors.
Multiplying and Dividing Exponents
Description: This is a great video that explains how/why the exponents are added when two powers are multiplied
Mixed and Improper Fractions
Description: This video demonstrates conversions between mixed and improper fractions and how they relate to each other.
Converting Decimals into Fractions and Percent's
Description: Great explanations and examples of how to convert between the three notations.
Circle: Circumference, Radius, Diameter
Description: A simple yet detailed explanation that helps to explain the circumference, radius and diameter of a circle, and how to solve for each one of these variables
Area of Circle
Description: This video is a quick and different visual representation of how to solve and define the area of a circle
Area of a Circle
Description: Also another different visual representation of how to define the area of a circle
Quadrilateral Overview
Description: A summary of the characteristics of certain quadrilaterals (e.g. parallel sides, bisecting angles); differentiating between quadrilaterals based on these properties
Constructing a Circle
Description: The method for constructing a circle, given a unique triangle.


Grade 8 Math Help Videos
Math Aids
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Resources for Teaching Math
This website is full of activities, lessons, standards, and web links for teaching math.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.
This website has links to some good math activity sheets that you could print off and give to your students to work on.