Algebra 8
Algebra 8: This is a challenging and fast paced program. Students will study the Common Core Algebra curriculum and will take the Algebra Regents in June. Students who successfully complete this course will receive on high school credit. The final exam is a local departmental exam.
Please note that the timelines listed below are a guide. Teachers modify their pacing based on student needs in order to ensure concept mastery.
Unit 1 
Solving Linear Equations 
September 

Section 
Concepts 
CC Standards 
Big Ideas Resources 
1.1 
Solving Simple Equations 
A.CED.A.1 , A.REI.A.1, A.REI.B.3 
Pages 0310 
1.2 
Solving MultiStep Equations 
N.Q.A.1, A.CED.A.1, A.REI.B.3 
Pages 1118 
1.3 
Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides 
A.CED.A.1, A.REI.B.3 
Pages 1924 
1.4 
Solving Absolute Value Equations 
A.CED.A.1, A.REI.B.3 
Pages 2734 
1.5 
Rewriting Equations and Formulas 
A.CED.A.4 
Pages 3542 
Unit 2 
Solving Linear Inequalities 
Sept  Oct 

Section 
Concepts 
CC Standards 
Big Ideas Resources 
2.1 
Writing and Graphing Inequalities 
A.CED.1,3 
Pages 5360 
2.2 
Solving Inequalities Using Addition or Subtraction 
A.CED.1,3,A.REI.3 
Pages 6166 
2.3 
Solving Inequalities Using Multiplication or Division 
A.CED.1,3,A.REI.3 
Pages 6772 
2.4 
Solving MultiStep Inequalities 
A.CED.1,3,A.REI.3 
Pages 7378 
2.5 
Solving Compound Inequalities 
A.CED.A.1, A.REI.B3 
Pages 8186 
2.6 
Solving Absolute Value Inequalities 
A.CED.A.1, A.REI.B3 
Pages 8792 
Unit 3 
Graphing Linear Functions 
Oct  Nov 

Section 
Concepts 
CC Standards 
Big Ideas Resources 
3.1 
Functions 
F.IF.A.1 
Pages 103110 
3.2 
Linear Functions 
A.CED.A.2 
Pages 111120 
3.3 
Function Notation 
ACED.A.2, FIF.A.1, FIF.A.2, FIF.C.7a, FIF.C.9 
Pages 121126 
3.4 
Graphing Linear Equations in Standard Form 
A.CED.2,A.REI.10,F.IF.4 
Pages 129134 
3.5 
Graphing Linear Equations in SlopeIntercept Form 
A.CED.2,A.REI.10,F.IF.4 
Pages 135144 
3.6 
Transformations of Graphs of Linear Functions 
FIF.C.7a, FBF.B.3 
Pages 145155 
3.7 
Graphing Absolute Value Functions 
ACED.A.2, AREI.D.10, FIF.C.7b, FBF.B.3 
Pages 155162 
End of Quarter 1 

Unit 4 
Writing Linear Functions 
Nov  Dec 

Section 
Concepts 
CC Standards 
Big Ideas Resources 
4.1 
Writing Equations in SlopeIntercept Form 
ACED.A.2, FBF.A.1a, FLE.A.1b, FLE.A.2 
Pages 175180 
4.2 
Writing Equations in PointSlope Form 
ACED.A.2, FBF.A.1a, FLE.A.1b, FLE.A.2 
Pages 181186 
4.3 
Writing Equations of Parallel & Perpendicular Lines 
ACED.A.2, FLE.A.2 
Pages 188192 
4.4 
Scatter Plots and Lines of Fit 
FLE.B.5, SID.B.6a, SID.B.6c, SID.C.7 
Pages 195200 
4.5 
Analyzing Lines of Fit 
FLE.B.5, SID.B.6a, SID.B.6b, SID.B.6c, SID.C.7, SID.C.8, SID.C.9 
Pages 201208 
4.6 
Arithmetic Sequences 
F.BF.2,F.IF.3,F.L.2 
Pages 209216 
4.7 
Piecewise Functions 
ACED.A.2, AREI.D.10, FIF.C.7b 
Pages 217224 
Unit 5 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations 
Dec  Jan 

Section 
Concepts 
CC Standards 
Big Ideas Resources 
5.1 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing 
ACED.A.3, AREI.C.6 
Pages 235240 
5.2 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution 
ACED.A.3, AREI.C.6 
Pages 241246 
5.3 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination 
ACED.A.3, AREI.C.5, AREI.C.6 
Pages 247252 
5.4 
Solving Special Systems of Linear Equations 
ACED.A.3, AREI.C.6 
Pages 253258 
5.5 
Solving Equations by Graphing 
ACED.A.3, AREI.D.11 
Pages 261266 
5.6 
Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables 
ACED.A.3, AREI.D.12 
Pages 267272 
5.7 
Systems of Linear Inequalities 
ACED.A.3, AREI.D.12 
Pages 273280 
Unit 6 
Exponential Functions & Sequences 
Jan  Feb 

Section 
Concepts 
CC Standards 
Big Ideas Resources 
6.1 
Properties of Exponents 
NRN.A.2 
Pages 291298 
6.2 
Radical and Rational Exponents 
NRN.A.1, NRN.A.2 
Pages 299304 
6.3 
Exponential Functions 
A.REI.3,11,F.BF.3,F.IF7e,F.LE1a,2 
Pages 305312 
6.4 
Exponential Growth and Decay 
A.SSE.1a,1b,F.IF.7e 
Pages 313322 
End of Quarter 2 

6.5 
Solving Exponential Equations 
ACED.A.1, AREI.A.1, AREI.D.11 
Pages 325330 
6.6 
Geometric Sequences 
F.BF.2,F.IF.3,F.LE.2 
Pages 331338 
6.7 
Recursively Defined Sequences 
FIF.A.3, FBF.A.1a, FBF.A.2, FLE.A.2 
Pages 339346 
Unit 7 
Polynomial Equations and Factoring 
Feb  Mar 

Section 
Concepts 
CC Standards 
Big Ideas Resources 
7.1 
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 
AAPR.A.1 
Pages 357364 
7.2 
Multiplying Polynomials 
A.APR.1 
Pages 365370 
7.3 
Special Products of Polynomials 
A.APR.1 
Pages 371376 
7.4 
Solving Polynomials Equations in Factored Form 
A.REI.4b 
Pages 377382 
7.5 
Factoring x^2 + bx + c 
A.REI.4b,A.SSE.3a 
Pages 385390 
7.6 
Factoring ax^2 bx + c 
A.REI.4b,A.SSE.3a 
Pages 391396 
7.7 
Factoring Special Products 
A.REI.4b,A.SSE.2,3a 
Pages 397402 
7.8 
Factoring Polynomials Completely 
ASSE.A.2, ASSE.B.3a 
Pages 403408 
Unit 8 
Graphing Quadratic Functions 
Mar  Apr 

Section 
Concepts 
CC Standards 
Big Ideas Resources 
8.1 
Graphing f(x) = ax^2 
ACED.A.2, FIF.C.7a, FBF.B.3 
Pages 419424 
8.2 
Graphing f(x) = ax^2 + c 
ACED.A.2, FIF.C.7a, FBF.B.3 
Pages 425430 
8.3 
Graphing f(x) = ax^2 +bx + c 
ACED.A.2, FIF.C.7a, FIF.C.9 
Pages 431438 
8.4 
Graphing f(x) = a(xh)^2 + k 
ACED.A.2, FIF.B.4, FBF.A.1a, FBF.B.3 
Pages 441448 
8.5 
Using Intercept Form 
ASSE.B.3a, AAPR.B.3, ACED.A.2, FIF.B.4, FIF.C.8a, FBF.A.1a 
Pages 449458 
8.6 
Comparing Linear, Exponential, and Quadratic Functions 
FIF.B.6, FBF.A.1a, FLE.A.3 
Pages 459468 
End of Quarter 3 

Unit 9 
Solving Quadratic Equations 
Apr  May 

Section 
Concepts 
CC Standards 
Big Ideas Resources 
9.1 
Properties of Radicals 
NRN.A.2, NRN.B.3 
Pages 479488 
9.2 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing 
A.REI.4b, A.REI.11 
Pages 489496 
9.3 
Solving Quadratic Equations Using Square Roots 
A.REI.4b, A.REI.11 
Pages 497502 
9.4 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square 
A.REI.4a,4b,A.SSE.3b,F.IF.8a 
Pages 505514 
9.5 
Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula 
A.REI.4a,4b 
Pages 515524 
9.6 
Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations 
AREI.C.7, AREI.D.11 
Pages 525532 
Unit 10 
Graphing Quadratic Functions 
May 

Section 
Concepts 
CC Standards 
Big Ideas Resources 
10.1 
Graphing Square Root Functions 
ACED.A.2, FIF.B.4, FIF.B.6, FIF.C.7b, FIF.C.9 
Pages 543550 
10.2 
Graphing Cube Root Functions 
ACED.A.2, FIF.B.4, FIF.B.6, FIF.C.7b, FIF.C.9 
Pages 551556 
10.3 
Solving Radical Equations 
ACED.A.1 
Pages 559566 
10.4 
Inverse of a Function 
FBF.B.4a 
Pages 567574 
Unit 11 
Data Analysis and Displays 
May  June 

Section 
Concepts 
CC Standards 
Big Ideas Resources 
11.1 
Measures of Center and Variation 
S.ID.2,3 
Pages 585592 
11.2 
BoxandWhisker Plots 
S.ID.2,3 
Pages 593598 
11.3 
Shapes of Dispersions 
S.ID.2,3 
Pages 599606 
11.4 
Twoway Tables 
8.SP.4,S.ID.5 
Pages 609616 
11.5 
Choosing a Data Display 
S.ID.1 
Pages 617622 