Super fun math plan for folks finishing 8th grade

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Welcome mathematical adventurer. Yes, we are all socially distanced and using hand sanitizer more than we like, but that doesn't mean we stop learning! If you stay focused and train regularly according to the following schedule, you'll enter next year more prepared than you might believe. Remember, your brain is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. And you learn the most when you make mistakes and learn from them.

This plan gives you units to focus on within the 8th Grade Math Course on Khan Academy. For each week try to get at least the number of total mastery points in the unit suggested in the table below (and see the picture to the right to know where to find your mastery points in a unit). And keep track of the points you earned in the rightmost column in the table below.

No worries if you fall behind. Just try to practice regularly and do what you can.

Students:

Step 1: Take the 8th grade course challenge (it will take you 30-45 minutes so plan accordingly)

  • If you got over 70%, take it again and again (this is a fast way to earn mastery points). You will get different questions each time. We wouldn’t take it more than three times to begin with, but it really is up to you.

Step 2:

  • Start with the first unit in the course and try to get mastery. If you started by taking the course challenge as suggested in step 1, you’ll likely already have earned some points.  As best as you can, try to keep pace with the plan below. If you feel like you already know a good bit of a unit, take a unit test to earn points faster. One you get a skill to “familiar” or “proficient”, the only way to level it up to “mastered” is through a unit test or mastery challenge ( you’ll see mastery challenges showing up on the course page once per day at the top of the page).

Step 3:

Even if you're able to get some fast mastery points for things you already know, try to earn 100-200 mastery points per day since some of the more advanced topics might need more time.

And, if you've had trouble keeping up with your math classes, you may want to consider doubling up in math over the next several months and also work on the Super-ultra-strong Foundation Plan for 8th Graders (see below). Ideally, share this document with your teacher and parents so they can help you along in this adventure!

A note about mastery points

You earn mastery points by leveling up on skills (each exercise = 1 math skill). You can earn up to 100 points per skill.

Level up via Exercises:

The more questions you get correct in an exercise, the more your skill levels up - and the more mastery points you earn:

  • Get many questions correct (70%-99%) - earn “Familiar” level = 50 points
  • Get all questions correct (100%) - earn “Proficient” level  =  80 points

Once you are “Proficient”, take a Mastery Challenge or Unit Test and get questions about that skill correct to earn “Mastered” level = 100 points

Level Up Faster from Mixed-Skill Assessments:

Unit Tests, Course Challenges, and Mastery Challenges throughout the course test you on multiple skills at once. Answering questions right on those skills will level you up faster!

Super fun math plan for folks finishing 8th grade 

(20-week option - finish by August)

Week

Ending

Unit to focus on in 8th grade

Try to get at least this many mastery points in the unit

How many points did you get that week?

1

Friday, April 10, 2020

Course challenge - Earn mastery for what you already know!

Numbers and operations

400

2

Friday, April 17, 2020

Numbers and operations

800

3

Friday, April 24, 2020

Numbers and operations

1200

4

Friday, May 1, 2020

Numbers and operations

1600

5

Friday, May 8, 2020

Numbers and operations

2100

6

Friday, May 15, 2020

Solving equations with one unknown

500

7

Friday, May 22, 2020

Linear equations and functions

450

8

Friday, May 29, 2020

Linear equations and functions

900

9

Friday, June 5, 2020

Linear equations and functions

1350

10

Friday, June 12, 2020

Linear equations and functions

1900

11

Friday, June 19, 2020

Systems of equations

500

12

Friday, June 26, 2020

Geometry

400

13

Friday, July 3, 2020

Geometry

800

14

Friday, July 10, 2020

Geometry

1350

15

Friday, July 17, 2020

Geometric transformations

400

16

Friday, July 24, 2020

Geometric transformations

800

17

Friday, July 31, 2020

Geometric transformations

1250

18

Friday, August 7, 2020

Data and modeling

450

19

Friday, August 14, 2020

Data and modeling

900

20

Friday, August 21, 2020

Review and Course challenge

70% on challenge

Super fun math plan for folks finishing 8th grade 

(12-week option - finish by June)

Week

Ending

Unit to focus on in 8th grade

Try to get at least this many mastery points in the unit

How many points did you get that week?

1

Friday, April 10, 2020

Course challenge - Earn mastery for what you already know!

Numbers and operations

700

2

Friday, April 17, 2020

Numbers and operations

1400

3

Friday, April 24, 2020

Numbers and operations

2100

4

Friday, May 1, 2020

Solving equations with one unknown

500

Linear equations and functions

300

5

Friday, May 8, 2020

Linear equations and functions

1100

6

Friday, May 15, 2020

Linear equations and functions

1900

7

Friday, May 22, 2020

Systems of equations

500

Geometry

200

8

Friday, May 29, 2020

Geometry

850

9

Friday, June 5, 2020

Geometry

1350

Geometric transformations

300

10

Friday, June 12, 2020

Geometric transformations

800

11

Friday, June 19, 2020

Geometric transformations

1300

12

Friday, June 26, 2020

Review and Course challenge

70% on challenge

If you have more time during any week, work on these units:

Data and modeling

900

Super-ultra-strong foundation learning plan for students completing 8th grade

Greetings you-who-are-hungry for knowledge. Below is a plan to ensure you have ultra strong foundations on which to build your mathematical knowledge. Follow this plan alongside the 8th grade plan over the course of the next few months and you will be unstoppable!

Try to keep up with this plan as best as you can. Since you likely know some of the foundational pre-algebra already, the course challenge will give you credit for what you know and show you skills/units where you could use more practice. Even if you're able to get some fast mastery points for things you already know, try to earn 100-200 mastery points per day since some of the more advanced topics might need more time.  

Students:

Step 1: Take the Pre-algebra course challenge (it will take you 30-45 minutes so plan accordingly)

  • If you got over 70%, take it again and again (this is a fast way to earn mastery points and move on). You will get different questions each time. We wouldn’t take it more than three times to begin with.

Step 2:

  • Start with the first unit in the course and try to get mastery. As best as you can, try to keep pace with the plan below. If you feel like you already know a good bit of a unit, take a unit test to level up faster. One you get a skill to “familiar” or “proficient”, the only way to level it up to “mastered” is through a unit test or mastery challenge (that you’ll see mastery challenges showing up on the course page once per day).

Step 3:

  • Keep going. Be your best self. Own your destiny.

Super-ultra-strong foundation learning plan for students completing 8th grade

(20-week option - finish by August)

Week

Ending

Unit to focus on in Pre-algebra

Try to get at least this many mastery points in the unit

How many points did

you get that week?

1

Friday, April 10, 2020

Course challenge - Earn mastery for what you already know!

Fractions

700

2

Friday, April 17, 2020

Fractions

1400

3

Friday, April 24, 2020

Fractions

2100

4

Friday, May 1, 2020

Fractions

2800

5

Friday, May 8, 2020

Fractions

3500

6

Friday, May 15, 2020

Decimals

700

7

Friday, May 22, 2020

Decimals

1400

8

Friday, May 29, 2020

Decimals

2000

9

Friday, June 5, 2020

Decimals

2650

10

Friday, June 12, 2020

Negative numbers and coordinate plane

800

11

Friday, June 19, 2020

Negative numbers and coordinate plane

1700

12

Friday, June 26, 2020

Ratios, rates, proportions

700

13

Friday, July 3, 2020

Ratios, rates, proportions

1400

14

Friday, July 10, 2020

Ratios, rates, proportions

2100

15

Friday, July 17, 2020

Ratios, rates, proportions

2800

16

Friday, July 24, 2020

Ratios, rates, proportions

3150

Equations, expressions, and inequalities

300

17

Friday, July 31, 2020

Equations, expressions, and inequalities

1000

18

Friday, August 7, 2020

Equations, expressions, and inequalities

1700

19

Friday, August 14, 2020

Equations, expressions, and inequalities

2400

20

Friday, August 21, 2020

Course challenge

70% on challenge

Super-ultra-strong foundation learning plan for students completing 8th grade

(12-week option - finish by June)

Week

Ending

Unit to focus on in Pre-algebra

Try to get at least this many mastery points in the unit

How many points did you get that week?

1

Friday, April 10, 2020

Course challenge - Earn mastery for what you already know!

Fractions

1200

2

Friday, April 17, 2020

Fractions

2400

3

Friday, April 24, 2020

Fractions

2500

4

Friday, May 1, 2020

Decimals

1300

5

Friday, May 8, 2020

Decimals

2650

6

Friday, May 15, 2020

Negative numbers and coordinate plane

1200

7

Friday, May 22, 2020

Negative numbers and coordinate plane

1700

Ratios, rates, proportions

700

8

Friday, May 29, 2020

Ratios, rates, proportions

2000

9

Friday, June 5, 2020

Ratios, rates, proportions

3200

10

Friday, June 12, 2020

Equations, expressions, and inequalities

1200

11

Friday, June 19, 2020

Equations, expressions, and inequalities

2400

12

Friday, June 26, 2020

Course challenge

70% on challenge

If you have more time during any week, work on these units:

Arithmetic properties

1350

Factors and multiples

850

Reading and interpreting data

650

Measurement

850