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Mathematics Curriculum Framework - November 2000

Learning Standards

Measurement for Grades 7-8

cross symbol Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement
solid circle symbol Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements

Learning Standards

Students engage in problem solving, communicating, reasoning, connecting, and representing as they:

8.M.1 Select, convert (within the same system of measurement), and use appropriate units of measurement or scale.
8.M.2 Given the formulas, convert from one system of measurement to another. Use technology as appropriate.
8.M.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and apply formulas and procedures for determining measures, including those of area and perimeter/circumference of parallelograms, trapezoids, and circles. Given the formulas, determine the surface area and volume of rectangular prisms, cylinders, and spheres. Use technology as appropriate.
8.M.4 Use ratio and proportion (including scale factors) in the solution of problems, including problems involving similar plane figures and indirect measurement.
8.M.5 Use models, graphs, and formulas to solve simple problems involving rates, e.g., velocity and density.


Exploratory Concepts and Skills
for Grades 7-8 and Single-Subject Courses

  • Select and apply techniques and tools to accurately find length, area, volume, and angle measures to appropriate levels of precision.
  • Investigate formulas to determine the circumference and area of circles, and the perimeter and area of polygons.


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Last Updated: November 1, 2000
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