8.1 
Mathematical process standards. The student uses mathematical processes to acquire and demonstrate mathematical understanding. The student is expected to:


8.1A 
Apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace.
Process Standard

Apply
MATHEMATICS TO PROBLEMS ARISING IN EVERYDAY LIFE, SOCIETY, AND THE WORKPLACE
Including, but not limited to:
 Mathematical problem situations within and between disciplines
 Everyday life
 Society
 Workplace
Note(s):
 The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
 TxRCFP:
 Representing, applying, and analyzing proportional relationships
 Using expressions and equations to describe relationships, including the Pythagorean Theorem
 Making inferences from data
 TxCCRS:
 VII.D. Problem Solving and Reasoning – Realworld problem solving
 VII.D.1. Interpret results of the mathematical problem in terms of the original realworld situation.
 IX.A. Connections – Connections among the strands of mathematics
 IX.A.1. Connect and use multiple key concepts of mathematics in situations and problems.
 IX.A.2. Connect mathematics to the study of other disciplines.
 IX.B. Connections – Connections of mathematics to nature, realworld situations, and everyday life
 IX.B.1. Use multiple representations to demonstrate links between mathematical and realworld situations.
 IX.B.2. Understand and use appropriate mathematical models in the natural, physical, and social sciences.
 IX.B.3. Know and understand the use of mathematics in a variety of careers and professions.

8.1B 
Use a problemsolving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problemsolving process and the reasonableness of the solution.
Process Standard

Use
A PROBLEMSOLVING MODEL THAT INCORPORATES ANALYZING GIVEN INFORMATION, FORMULATING A PLAN OR STRATEGY, DETERMINING A SOLUTION, JUSTIFYING THE SOLUTION, AND EVALUATING THE PROBLEMSOLVING PROCESS AND THE REASONABLENESS OF THE SOLUTION
Including, but not limited to:
 Problemsolving model
 Analyze given information
 Formulate a plan or strategy
 Determine a solution
 Justify the solution
 Evaluate the problemsolving process and the reasonableness of the solution
Note(s):
 The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
 TxRCFP:
 Representing, applying, and analyzing proportional relationships
 Using expressions and equations to describe relationships, including the Pythagorean Theorem
 Making inferences from data
 TxCCRS:
 I.B. Numeric Reasoning – Number sense and number concepts
 I.B.1. Use estimation to check for errors and reasonableness of solutions.
 V.A. Statistical Reasoning – Design a study
 V.A.1. Formulate a statistical question, plan an investigation, and collect data.
 VII.A. Problem Solving and Reasoning – Mathematical problem solving
 VII.A.1. Analyze given information.
 VII.A.2. Formulate a plan or strategy.
 VII.A.3. Determine a solution.
 VII.A.4. Justify the solution.
 VII.A.5. Evaluate the problemsolving process.
 VII.D. Problem Solving and Reasoning – Realworld problem solving
 VII.D.2. Evaluate the problemsolving process.

8.1C 
Select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and technology as appropriate, and techniques, including mental math, estimation, and number sense as appropriate, to solve problems.
Process Standard

Select
TOOLS, INCLUDING PAPER AND PENCIL AND TECHNOLOGY AS APPROPRIATE, AND TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING NUMBER SENSE AS APPROPRIATE, TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
Including, but not limited to:
 Appropriate selection of tool(s) and techniques to apply in order to solve problems
 Tools
 Paper and pencil
 Technology
 Techniques
Note(s):
 The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
 TxRCFP:
 Representing, applying, and analyzing proportional relationships
 Using expressions and equations to describe relationships, including the Pythagorean Theorem
 Making inferences from data
 TxCCRS:
 I.B. Numeric Reasoning – Number sense and number concepts
 I.B.1. Use estimation to check for errors and reasonableness of solutions.
 V.C. Statistical Reasoning – Analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions from data
 V.C.2. Analyze relationships between paired data using spreadsheets, graphing calculators, or statistical software.

8.1D 
Communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate.
Process Standard

Communicate
MATHEMATICAL IDEAS, REASONING, AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS USING MULTIPLE REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING SYMBOLS, DIAGRAMS, AND LANGUAGE AS APPROPRIATE
Including, but not limited to:
 Mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications
 Multiple representations, as appropriate
 Symbols
 Diagrams
 Language
Note(s):
 The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
 TxRCFP:
 Representing, applying, and analyzing proportional relationships
 Using expressions and equations to describe relationships, including the Pythagorean Theorem
 Making inferences from data
 TxCCRS:
 II.D. Algebraic Reasoning – Representing relationships
 II.D.1. Interpret multiple representations of equations, inequalities, and relationships.
 II.D.2. Convert among multiple representations of equations, inequalities, and relationships.
 VIII.A. Communication and Representation – Language, terms, and symbols of mathematics
 VIII.A.1. Use mathematical symbols, terminology, and notation to represent given and unknown information in a problem.
 VIII.A.2. Use mathematical language to represent and communicate the mathematical concepts in a problem.
 VIII.A.3. Use mathematical language for reasoning, problem solving, making connections, and generalizing.
 VIII.B. Communication and Representation – Interpretation of mathematical work
 VIII.B.1. Model and interpret mathematical ideas and concepts using multiple representations.
 VIII.B.2. Summarize and interpret mathematical information provided orally, visually, or in written form within the given context.
 VIII.C. Communication and Representation – Presentation and representation of mathematical work
 VIII.C.1. Communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using symbols, diagrams, models, graphs, and words.
 VIII.C.2. Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas.
 VIII.C.3. Explain, display, or justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communications.
 IX.B. Connections – Connections of mathematics to nature, realworld situations, and everyday life
 IX.B.1. Use multiple representations to demonstrate links between mathematical and realworld situations.

8.1E 
Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas.
Process Standard

Create, Use
REPRESENTATIONS TO ORGANIZE, RECORD, AND COMMUNICATE MATHEMATICAL IDEAS
Including, but not limited to:
 Representations of mathematical ideas
 Organize
 Record
 Communicate
 Evaluation of the effectiveness of representations to ensure clarity of mathematical ideas being communicated
 Appropriate mathematical vocabulary and phrasing when communicating mathematical ideas
Note(s):
 The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
 TxRCFP:
 Representing, applying, and analyzing proportional relationships
 Using expressions and equations to describe relationships, including the Pythagorean Theorem
 Making inferences from data
 TxCCRS:
 VIII.B. Communication and Representation – Interpretation of mathematical work
 VIII.B.1. Model and interpret mathematical ideas and concepts using multiple representations.
 VIII.B.2. Summarize and interpret mathematical information provided orally, visually, or in written form within the given context.
 VIII.C. Communication and Representation – Presentation and representation of mathematical work
 VIII.C.1. Communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using symbols, diagrams, models, graphs, and words.
 VIII.C.2. Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas.

8.1F 
Analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas.
Process Standard

Analyze
MATHEMATICAL RELATIONSHIPS TO CONNECT AND COMMUNICATE MATHEMATICAL IDEAS
Including, but not limited to:
 Mathematical relationships
 Connect and communicate mathematical ideas
 Conjectures and generalizations from sets of examples and nonexamples, patterns, etc.
 Current knowledge to new learning
Note(s):
 The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
 TxRCFP:
 Representing, applying, and analyzing proportional relationships
 Using expressions and equations to describe relationships, including the Pythagorean Theorem
 Making inferences from data
 TxCCRS:
 VII.A. Problem Solving and Reasoning – Mathematical problem solving
 VII.A.1. Analyze given information.
 VIII.A. Communication and Representation – Language, terms, and symbols of mathematics
 VIII.A.1. Use mathematical symbols, terminology, and notation to represent given and unknown information in a problem.
 VIII.A.2. Use mathematical language to represent and communicate the mathematical concepts in a problem.
 VIII.A.3. Use mathematical language for reasoning, problem solving, making connections, and generalizing.
 VIII.B. Communication and Representation – Interpretation of mathematical work
 VIII.B.1. Model and interpret mathematical ideas and concepts using multiple representations.
 VIII.C. Communication and Representation – Presentation and representation of mathematical work
 VIII.C.1. Communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using symbols, diagrams, models, graphs, and words.
 VIII.C.2. Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas.
 VIII.C.3. Explain, display, or justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communications.
 IX.A. Connections – Connections among the strands of mathematics
 IX.A.1. Connect and use multiple key concepts of mathematics in situations and problems.
 IX.A.2. Connect mathematics to the study of other disciplines.

8.1G 
Display, explain, and justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communication.
Process Standard

Display, Explain, Justify
MATHEMATICAL IDEAS AND ARGUMENTS USING PRECISE MATHEMATICAL LANGUAGE IN WRITTEN OR ORAL COMMUNICATION
Including, but not limited to:
 Mathematical ideas and arguments
 Validation of conclusions
 Displays to make work visible to others
 Diagrams, visual aids, written work, etc.
 Explanations and justifications
 Precise mathematical language in written or oral communication
Note(s):
 The mathematical process standards may be applied to all content standards as appropriate.
 TxRCFP:
 Representing, applying, and analyzing proportional relationships
 Using expressions and equations to describe relationships, including the Pythagorean Theorem
 Making inferences from data
 TxCCRS:
 VII.A. Problem Solving and Reasoning – Mathematical problem solving
 VII.A.4. Justify the solution.
 VII.B. Problem Solving and Reasoning – Proportional reasoning
 VII.B.1. Use proportional reasoning to solve problems that require fractions, ratios, percentages, decimals, and proportions in a variety of contexts using multiple representations.
 VII.C. Problem Solving and Reasoning – Logical reasoning
 VII.C.1. Develop and evaluate convincing arguments.
 VIII.A. Communication and Representation – Language, terms, and symbols of mathematics
 VIII.A.3. Use mathematical language for reasoning, problem solving, making connections, and generalizing.
 VIII.B. Communication and Representation – Interpretation of mathematical work
 VIII.B.1. Model and interpret mathematical ideas and concepts using multiple representations.
 VIII.B.2. Summarize and interpret mathematical information provided orally, visually, or in written form within the given context.
 VIII.C. Communication and Representation – Presentation and representation of mathematical work
 VIII.C.3. Explain, display, or justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communications.

8.2 
Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to represent and use real numbers in a variety of forms. The student is expected to:


8.2A 
Extend previous knowledge of sets and subsets using a visual representation to describe relationships between sets of real numbers.
Supporting Standard

Extend
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF SETS AND SUBSETS USING A VISUAL REPRESENTATION
Including, but not limited to:
 Counting (natural) numbers – the set of positive numbers that begins at one and increases by increments of one each time {1, 2, 3, ..., n}
 Whole numbers – the set of counting (natural) numbers and zero {0, 1, 2, 3, ..., n}
 Integers – the set of counting (natural numbers), their opposites, and zero {–n, …, –3, –2, –1, 0, 1, 2, 3, ..., n}. The set of integers is denoted by the symbol Z.
 Rational numbers – the set of numbers that can be expressed as a fraction , where a and b are integers and b ≠ 0. The set of rational numbers is denoted by the symbol Q.
 Visual representations of the relationships between sets and subsets of real numbers
To Describe
RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SETS OF RATIONAL NUMBERS
Including, but not limited to:
 All counting (natural) numbers are a subset of whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers.
 All whole numbers are a subset of integers and rational numbers.
 All integers are a subset of rational numbers.
 All counting (natural) numbers, whole numbers, and integers are a subset of rational numbers.
 Not all rational numbers are integers, whole numbers, or counting (natural) numbers.
 Terminating and repeating decimals are rational numbers but not integers, whole numbers, or counting (natural) numbers.
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Grade 5 classified twodimensional figures in a hierarchy of sets and subsets using graphic organizers based on their attributes and properties.
 Grade 6 classified whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers using a visual representation such as a Venn diagram to describe relationships between sets of numbers.
 Grade 7 extended previous knowledge of sets and subsets using a visual representation to describe relationships between sets of rational numbers.
 Grade 8 introduces the set of irrational numbers as a subset of real numbers.
 Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
 TxRCFP:
 Grade Level Connections (reinforces previous learning and/or provides development for future learning)

8.2C 
Convert between standard decimal notation and scientific notation.
Supporting Standard

Convert
BETWEEN STANDARD DECIMAL NOTATION AND SCIENTIFIC NOTATION
Including, but not limited to:
 Decimal notation – a representation of a real number, not including counting (natural) numbers, which uses a decimal point to show place values that are less than one, such as tenths and hundredths (e.g., 0.023, etc.)
 Scientific notation – a representation of a number by using a method to write very large or very small numbers using powers of ten that is written as a decimal with exactly one nonzero digit to the left of the decimal point, multiplied by a power of ten (e.g., 2.3 × 10^{–2}, etc.)
 Powers – denoted by a number or variable in the superscript place of the base, which designates how many times the base will be multiplied by itself if it is positive or by its inverse if it is negative. If the power is 1, the base will be multiplied by 1 and will not change. If the power is 0, the simplified form will equal 1.
 Base – the number in an expression or equation which is raised to a power or exponent
 E – a symbol used in a calculator to indicate that the preceding number should be multiplied by ten raised to the number that follows
 Relationship between place value and scientific notation
 Format of scientific notation
 Powers of 10
 Positive or negative integer exponents
 Negative exponents move the decimal to the left the same number of places as the absolute value of the exponent.
 Positive exponents move the decimal to the right the same number of places as the exponent.
 Positive or negative decimal with exactly one nonzero digit to the left of the decimal point
 Multiplicative identity
 Decimal notation to scientific notation and vice versa
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Grade 8 introduces converting between standard decimal notation and scientific notation.
 Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
 TxRCFP:
 Grade Level Connections (reinforces previous learning and/or provides development for future learning)
 TxCCRS:
 I.B. Numeric Reasoning – Number sense and number concepts
 I.B.2. Interpret the relationships between the different representations of numbers.

8.2D 
Order a set of real numbers arising from mathematical and realworld contexts.
Readiness Standard

Order
A SET OF RATIONAL NUMBERS ARISING FROM MATHEMATICAL AND REALWORLD CONTEXTS
Including, but not limited to:
 Rational numbers – the set of numbers that can be expressed as a fraction , where a and b are integers and b ≠ 0. The set of rational numbers is denoted by the symbol Q.
 Various forms of rational numbers
 Rational numbers (positive or negative)
 Place value – the value of a digit as determined by its location in a number such as ones, tens, hundreds, one thousands, ten thousands, etc.
 Order numbers – to arrange a set of numbers based on their numerical value
 Number lines (horizontal/vertical)
 Numbers increase from left to right on a horizontal number line and from bottom to top on a vertical number line.
 Points to the left of a specified point on a horizontal number line are less than points to the right.
 Points to the right of a specified point on a horizontal number line are greater than points to the left.
 Points below a specified point on a vertical number line are less than points above.
 Points above a specified point on a vertical number line are greater than points below.
 Quantifying descriptor in mathematical and realworld problem situations (e.g., between two given numbers, greatest/least, ascending/descending, tallest/shortest, warmest/coldest, fastest/slowest, longest/shortest, heaviest/lightest, closest/farthest, oldest/youngest, etc.)
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Grade 6 ordered a set of rational numbers arising from mathematical and realworld contexts.
 Grade 8 introduces ordering a set of real numbers arising from mathematical and realworld contexts.
 Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
 TxRCFP:
 Grade Level Connections (reinforces previous learning and/or provides development for future learning)
 TxCCRS:
 I. Numeric Reasoning
 IX. Communication and Representation
 X. Connections
