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Skills available for Northwest Territories grade 8 math curriculum

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PR Patterns and Relations

SS Shape and Space

  • SS.1 Use direct and indirect measurement to solve problems.

    • SS.1.1 Develop and apply the Pythagorean theorem to solve problems.

    • SS.1.2 Draw and construct nets for 3-D objects.

      • SS.1.2.1 Match a given net to the 3-D object it represents.

      • SS.1.2.2 Construct a 3-D object from a given net.

      • SS.1.2.3 Draw nets for a given right cylinder, right rectangular prism and right triangular prism, and verify by constructing the 3-D objects from the nets.

      • SS.1.2.4 Predict 3-D objects that can be created from a given net, and verify the prediction.

    • SS.1.3 Determine the surface area of:

      • SS.1.3.a right rectangular prisms to solve problems.

      • SS.1.3.b right triangular prisms to solve problems.

      • SS.1.3.c right cylinders to solve problems.

      • SS.1.3.1 Explain, using examples, the relationship between the area of 2-D shapes and the surface area of a given 3-D object.

      • SS.1.3.2 Identify all the faces of a given prism, including right rectangular and right triangular prisms.

      • SS.1.3.3 Identify all the faces of a given right cylinder.

      • SS.1.3.4 Describe and apply strategies for determining the surface area of a given right rectangular or right triangular prism.

      • SS.1.3.5 Describe and apply strategies for determining the surface area of a given right cylinder.

      • SS.1.3.6 Solve a given problem involving surface area.

    • SS.1.4 Develop and apply formulas for determining the volume of right rectangular prisms, right triangular prisms and right cylinders.

      • SS.1.4.1 Determine the volume of a given right prism, given the area of the base.

      • SS.1.4.2 Generalize and apply a rule for determining the volume of right cylinders.

      • SS.1.4.3 Explain the connection between the area of the base of a given right 3-D object and the formula for the volume of the object.

      • SS.1.4.4 Demonstrate that the orientation of a given 3-D object does not affect its volume.

      • SS.1.4.5 Apply a formula to solve a given problem involving the volume of a right cylinder or a right prism.

  • SS.2 Describe the characteristics of 3-D objects and 2-D shapes, and analyze the relationships among them.

    • SS.2.5 Draw and interpret top, front and side views of 3-D objects composed of right rectangular prisms.

      • SS.2.5.1 Draw and label the top, front and side views for a given 3-D object on isometric dot paper.

      • SS.2.5.2 Compare different views of a given 3-D object to the object.

      • SS.2.5.3 Predict the top, front and side views that will result from a described rotation (limited to multiples of 90º), and verify predictions.

      • SS.2.5.4 Draw and label the top, front and side views that result from a given rotation (limited to multiples of 90º).

      • SS.2.5.5 Build a 3-D block object given the top, front and side views, with or without the use of technology.

      • SS.2.5.6 Sketch and label the top, front and side views of a 3-D object in the environment, with or without the use of technology.

  • SS.3 Describe and analyze position and motion of objects and shapes.

SP Statistics and Probability

  • SP.1 Collect, display and analyze data to solve problems.

    • SP.1.1 Critique ways in which data is presented in circle graphs, line graphs, bar graphs and pictographs.

      • SP.1.1.1 Compare information provided for the same data set by a given set of graphs, including circle graphs, line graphs, bar graphs and pictographs, to determine the strengths and limitations of each graph.

      • SP.1.1.2 Identify the advantages and disadvantages of different graphs, including circle graphs, line graphs, bar graphs and pictographs, in representing a given set of data.

      • SP.1.1.3 Justify the choice of a graphical representation for a given situation and its corresponding data set.

      • SP.1.1.4 Explain how the format of a given graph, such as the size of the intervals, the width of the bars and the visual representation, may lead to misinterpretation of the data.

      • SP.1.1.5 Explain how a given formatting choice could misrepresent the data.

      • SP.1.1.6 Identify conclusions that are inconsistent with a given data set or graph, and explain the misinterpretation.

  • SP.2 Use experimental or theoretical probabilities to represent and solve problems involving uncertainty.

    • SP.2.2 Solve problems involving the probability of independent events.

      • SP.2.2.1 Determine the probability of two given independent events; and verify the probability, using a different strategy.

      • SP.2.2.2 Generalize and apply a rule for determining the probability of independent events.

      • SP.2.2.3 Solve a given problem that involves determining the probability of independent events.