Math 8 is designed to prepare students for the future study of Algebra and Geometry in high school. Students will solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable. They will learn about linear relationships by examining tables, graphs, and equations of lines. They will learn different methods to solve a system of two linear equations. They will also learn how to define, evaluate and compare algebraic functions. The difference between an expression and an equation will be apparent through their work with simplifying expressions, including expressions involving exponents, radicals, and scientific notation. Geometry content will include three major areas: performing transformations of figures, finding surface area & volume of solids, and identifying & using the Pythagorean Theorem.