### How to Teach Math Lesson Plans: Eighth Grade Math Skills

1. Identifies and applies the commutative, associative, and distributive properties
2. Distinguishes between numerical and algebraic expressions, equations, and  inequalities
3. Converts between word phrases or sentences and algebraic expressions,  equations, or inequalities
4. Simplifies and evaluates numerical and algebraic expressions
5. Solves and checks one and two-step linear equations and inequalities
6. Solves and checks multi-step linear equations using the distributive property
7. Graphs solutions to inequalities on a number line
8. Writes a corresponding real life situation from an algebraic expression
9. Interprets and constructs frequency tables and charts
10. Finds the mean, median, mode, and range of a given set of data
11. Interprets and constructs bar graphs, line graphs, circle graphs, and pictographs from given data
12. Interprets and constructs stem and leaf, box and whisker, and scatter plots  from given data
13. Predicts patterns or trends based on given data
14. Uses combinations and permutations in application problems
15. Calculates and applies basic probability
16. Converts, performs basic operations, and solves word problems using standard measurements
17. Measures line segments and finds dimensions of given figures using standard  measurements
18. Writes and solves real life problems involving standard measurements
19. Selects appropriate units of measurement for real life problems
20. Identifies parallel, perpendicular, intersecting, and skew lines
21. Identifies and describes characteristics of polygons
22. Finds the perimeter and area of polygons and circumference and area of circles
23. Classifies, draws, and measures acute, obtuse, right, and straight angles
24. Identifies and finds the missing angle measure for adjacent, vertical, complementary and supplementary angles
25. Locates and identifies angles formed by parallel lines cut by a transversal  (e.g., corresponding, alternate interior, and alternate exterior)
26. Classifies triangles by sides and angles and finds the missing angle measure
27. Identifies three-dimensional figures and describes their faces, vertices, and  edges
28. Uses the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems with and without a calculator
29. Identifies the x and y-axis, the origin, and the quadrants of a coordinate plane
30. Plots ordered pairs
31. Labels the x and y coordinates for a given point
32. Uses tables and graphs simple linear equations
33. Simplifies expressions using order of operations
34. Uses the rules of exponents when multiplying or dividing like bases and when raising a power to a power
35. Multiplies and divides numbers by powers of ten
36. Converts between standard form and scientific notation
37. Multiplies and divides numbers written in scientific notation
38. Evaluates and estimates powers, squares, and square roots with and without calculators
39. Classifies and gives examples of real numbers such as natural, whole, integers, rational, and irrational
40. Identifies, compares, and orders fractions and decimals
41. Rounds and estimates using fractions and decimals
42. Solves real life problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and  division of fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers
43. Determines the absolute value and additive inverse of real numbers
44. Classifies, compares, and orders integers and rational numbers
45. Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides integers and rational numbers with and without calculators
46. Writes ratios comparing given data
47. Converts among ratios, decimals, and percents
48. Solves proportions
49. Solves for part, rate, or base
50. Finds commissions and rates of commission, discounts, sale prices, sales tax, and simple interest
51. Finds percent of increase and decrease
52. Writes and solves real life word problems using percents with and without  calculators

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