Math Priority Standards

Math Priority Standards

8th Grade Priority Standards

Major Cluster:  8.EE.A   Work with radicals and integer exponents:

Super-Priority:  Simply and evaluate expressions using exponents.  Includes distributive property, radicals and cube roots. 

Order, compare different forms and be able to graph on a number line.

Major Cluster:  8.EE.B  Understand the connections between proportional relationships. lines, and linear equations:

Super-Priority:  Graph an equation in slope intercept form. Write an equation in slope intercept form from a graph, table and application.

 Major Cluster:  8.EE.C   Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations:

Super-Priority:  Must be able to solve multi-step equations including variables on both sides.

Solve a system through substitution by setting linear equations equal to each other.  (Find point of intersection or “break-even” point)

Give examples of equations with infinite solutions/no solution/one solution.

Major Cluster:  8.F.B   Use functions to model relationships between quantities:

Super-Priority:           From a real world application, identify IV/DV variables, generate a table of ordered pairs and graph the results.

Major Cluster:  8.G.B   Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem:

Super-Priority:  Be able to use the Pythagorean Theorem to model real world applications.

Major Cluster:  8.G.A   Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software:

Super-Priority:  Be able to perform transformations:  Reflections, rotations and translations.  Work with combinations of transformations.

 7th Grade Priority Standards

Major Cluster:  7.NS.A   Apply and extend previous understanding of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers:

Super-Priority:  Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.

Major Cluster:  7.EE.A   Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions:

Super-Priority:   Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions.

 Major Cluster:  7.EE.B   Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations:

Super-Priority:   Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form.

Solve word problems leading to equations and inequalities 

 (RP 2 & 3) Major Cluster:  7.RP.A   Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems:

Super-Priority:   Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities. (RP 2)

Use proportional relationships to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems such as simple interest, tax, markups and markdowns, gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, and perce

6th Grade Priority Standards

Major Cluster:  6.NS.A.1   Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions:

Super-Priority:  Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions.

Major Cluster:  6.NS.C.5-8:  Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

Super-Priority:  Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions of values. 

Understand a rational number as a point on the number line.

Major Cluster:  6.RP.A.1-3:  Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

Super-Priority:  Understand the concept of ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.

Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems.


Major Cluster:  6.EE.A.1-3  Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

Super-Priority:  Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents. Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers

Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables.  Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems.

Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.

Major Cluster:  6.EE.B.5-8  Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

Super-Priority:  Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question.

Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real—world or mathematical problem; understand a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.


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