IL.8. Algebra and Analytical Methods: Use algebraic and analytical methods to identify and describe patterns and relationships in data, solve problems and predict results.
8.A. Describe numerical relationships using variables and patterns.
8.A.3a. Apply the basic properties of commutative, associative, distributive, transitive, inverse, identity, zero, equality and order of operations to solve problems.
8.D. Use algebraic concepts and procedures to represent and solve problems.
8.D.3c. Apply properties of powers, perfect squares and square roots.