In grade eight, students will read major works of fiction and nonfiction
from all over the world and from different time periods. They will
continue to learn how to understand what they read and evaluate an
author’s assumptions and claims. They will also conduct research that
will require the analysis of resources and accurate interpretation of
literary and informational text.

In grade eight, students take their understanding of unit rates and
proportional relationships to a new level, connecting these concepts to
points on a line and ultimately using them to solve linear equations that
require them to apply algebraic reasoning as well as knowledge of the
properties of operations. Students will also expand their understanding of
numbers beyond rational numbers to include numbers that are irrational—
meaning that they cannot be written as a simple fraction, such as the
square root of 2 or 2.