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 MENTAL MATH, ESTIMATION, AND 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
 Mental math
 Estimation
 Number sense
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, GRAPHS, AND LANGUAGE AS APPROPRIATE
Including, but not limited to:
 Mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications
 Multiple representations, as appropriate
 Symbols
 Diagrams
 Graphs
 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.

8.4 
Proportionality. The student applies mathematical process standards to explain proportional and nonproportional relationships involving slope. The student is expected to:


8.4A 
Use similar right triangles to develop an understanding that slope, m, given as the rate comparing the change in yvalues to the change in xvalues, (y_{2}  y_{1})/ (x_{2}  x_{1}), is the same for any two points (x_{1}, y_{1}) and (x_{2}, y_{2}) on the same line.
Supporting Standard

Use
SIMILAR RIGHT TRIANGLES TO DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING THAT SLOPE, m, GIVEN AS THE RATE COMPARING THE CHANGE IN yVALUES TO THE CHANGE IN xVALUES, , IS THE SAME FOR ANY TWO POINTS (x_{1}, y_{1}) AND (x_{2}, y_{2}) ON THE SAME LINE
Including, but not limited to:
 Similar shapes – shapes whose angles are congruent and side lengths are proportional (equal scale factor)
 The order of the letters determines corresponding side lengths and angles.
 Notation for similar shapes
 Symbol for similarity (~) read as “similar to”
 Attributes of similar right triangles when the longest sides of the triangles (sides opposite the right angles) lie on the same line
 Corresponding sides are proportional.
 Corresponding angles are congruent.
 Rate comparing the change in yvalues to the change in xvalues is the same for any two points on the same line.
 Slope – the steepness of a line; rate of change in y (vertical) compared to change in x (horizontal), or or , denoted as m in y = mx + b
 Slope is either positive, negative, zero, or undefined.
 Connections between similar right triangles and slope
 A right triangle can be formed from any two points on a line by drawing a vertical line from one point and a horizontal line from the other point until the lines intersect.
 Slope of the line containing the longest side (side opposite the right angle) of a right triangle is determined between the two vertices not forming the right angle.
 Reversal of the order of the points or , yields the same slope.
 Not all longest sides (sides opposite the right angles) of similar right triangles have the same slope when placed on a coordinate plane.
 To have the same slope, similar right triangles must be placed on a coordinate plane having two points of their longest sides (sides opposite the right angles) that lie on the same line.
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Algebra I will determine the slope of a line given a table of values, a graph, two points on the line, and an equation written in various forms, including y = mx + b, Ax + By = C, and y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1}).
 Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
 TxRCFP:
 Representing, applying, and analyzing proportional relationships
 TxCCRS:
 III.B. Geometric and Spatial Reasoning – Transformations and symmetry
 III.B.2. Use transformations to investigate congruence, similarity, and symmetries of figures.
 III.C. Geometric and Spatial Reasoning – Connections between geometry and other mathematical content strands
 III.C.1. Make connections between geometry and algebraic equations.
 VI.B. Functions – Analysis of functions
 VI.B.1. Understand and analyze features of functions.
 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.

8.4C 
Use data from a table or graph to determine the rate of change or slope and yintercept in mathematical and realworld problems.
Readiness Standard

Use
DATA FROM A TABLE OR GRAPH TO DETERMINE THE RATE OF CHANGE OR SLOPE AND yINTERCEPT IN MATHEMATICAL AND REALWORLD PROBLEMS
Including, but not limited to:
 Slope – the steepness of a line; rate of change in y (vertical) compared to change in x (horizontal), or or , denoted as m in y = mx + b
 Determining rate of change or slope from various representations
 Table (horizontal/vertical)
 Graph
 Connections between unit rate, rate of change, and slope in mathematical and realworld problems
 yintercept – y coordinate of a point at which the relationship crosses the yaxis meaning the x coordinate is equal to zero, denoted as b in y = mx + b and the ordered pair (0, b)
 Determining yintercept from various representations
 Table (horizontal/vertical)
 Graph
 Connections between the “starting point” (the output value when the input value is 0) and yintercept in mathematical and realworld problem situations
 Linear proportional relationship
 Linear
 Passes through the origin (0, 0)
 Represented by y = kx
 Constant of proportionality represented as
 When b = 0 in y = mx + b, then k = the slope, m
 Linear nonproportional relationship
 Linear
 Does not pass through the origin (0, 0)
 Represented by y = mx + b, where b ≠ 0
 Constant slope represented as m = or m = or m =
Note(s):
 Grade Level(s):
 Algebra I will calculate the rate of change of a linear function represented tabularly, graphically, or algebraically in context of mathematical and realworld problems.
 Algebra I will graph linear functions on the coordinate plane and identify key features, including xintercept, yintercept, zeros, and slope, in mathematical and realworld problems.
 Various mathematical process standards will be applied to this student expectation as appropriate.
 TxRCFP:
 Representing, applying, and analyzing proportional relationships
 TxCCRS:
 VI.B. Functions – Analysis of functions
 VI.B.1. Understand and analyze features of functions.
 VI.C. Functions – Model realworld situations with functions
 VI.C.2. Develop a function to model a situation.
 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.
