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This resource includes over 40 pages of 8th grade math essential questions. There are 2 ways that you can use my resource: (1) GOOGLE SLIDES and (2) POWERPOINT. You can choose whichever one works best for your classroom.

Students will be typing in the definition of various 8th grade math vocabulary terms. In addition, they will be researching the answer to the essential question. They will solve problems and create their own problem. This is set up very student friendly!

The essential questions are given below!

8.NS - The Number System

1.) What is the real number system?

2.) How do I know if a number is rational or irrational?

3.) How do I convert a fraction into a repeating decimal?

4.) How do I convert a repeating decimal into a fraction?

5.) How do I know if a number is a perfect square?

6.) How do I know if a number is a perfect cube?

7.) How do I approximate non-perfect squares?

8.) What is the importance of the laws of exponents?

9.) How does multiplying a power of 10 affect the decimal? What about dividing by a power of 10?

10.) What is the importance of scientific notation?

8.EE - Expressions & Equations

11.) How do I solve two-step equations (excluding fractions)?

12.) How do I solve two-step equations with fractions?

13.) How do I solve equations that contain variables on both sides of the equation?

14.) How do I solve multi-step equations that contain parentheses?

15.) How can I determine the number of solutions given a linear expression?

16.) How can I determine the x and y intercepts from a table?

17.) How can I determine the x and y intercepts from a graph?

18.) How can I determine the x and y intercepts from an equation?

19.) How can I determine the type of slope given a graph?

20.) Given two slopes, how can I determine which slope is steeper?

21.) How can I determine the slope of a graph?

22.) How can I determine the slope given a table?

23.) How can I determine the slope given two points?

24.) Given a graph, how can I write a linear equation?

25.) Given two points, how can I write a linear equation?

26.) Given a system of equations, what does the point of intersection mean?

27.) How can I determine the most efficient method in solving a system of equations?

8.F - Functions

28.) How do I evaluate a function?

29.) How can I tell if a function is linear or non-linear?

30.) How can you tell if a function is increasing or decreasing on a graph?

8.G - Geometry

31.) How can I tell if a figure has been reflected, rotated, or translated?

32.) How is a dilation different from a reflection, rotation, and translation?

33.) What does it mean when two figures are similar?

34.) What does it mean when two figures are congruent?

35.) Thinking about angle relationships, what type of angles are equal?

36.) What is the Triangle Angle Sum Theorem and how is it used?

37.) What is the Triangle Exterior Angle Theorem and how is it used?

38.) Given the Pythagorean Theorem, can the placement of a and b be switched? Why or why not?

39.) How can I determine the distance between two points on the coordinate plane?

40.) How can I use volume to solve real-world problems?

8.SP - Statistics & Probability

41.) How can we use data to predict an event?

42.) What is the impact of an outlier on data?

43.) When is a line of best fit most useful?

44.) How can a two-way table be used to describe possible associations between variables?

The answer key is not included since student input will vary on definitions and creation of problems.