**Addition:**The process of combining two or more numbers to find their total.**Subtraction:**The process of taking one number away from another.**Multiplication:**The process of repeated addition or combining equal groups.**Division:**The process of splitting a number into equal parts or groups.

**Commutative Property:**Changing the order of the numbers does not change the result (e.g., a + b = b + a).**Associative Property:**Changing the grouping of the numbers does not change the result (e.g., (a + b) + c = a + (b + c)).**Identity Property:**The sum of any number and zero is the number itself (e.g., a + 0 = a).**Distributive Property:**Multiplying a number by the sum of two other numbers is the same as multiplying the number by each of the other numbers and then adding the results together (e.g., a * (b + c) = a * b + a * c).

The order of operations is a set of rules that defines the sequence in which calculations should be performed. The acronym PEMDAS is often used to remember the order:

- Parentheses
- Exponents
- Multiplication and Division (from left to right)
- Addition and Subtraction (from left to right)

Arithmetic is often used to solve real-world problems involving quantities, distances, times, and more. Word problems require you to translate the given information into mathematical expressions and equations, and then solve for the unknown quantity.

To master arithmetic, it's important to practice regularly. Use flashcards, online quizzes, and worksheets to work on your addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. As you build confidence, challenge yourself with more complex problems and word exercises.

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Number and Operations (NCTM)

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

Understand and use ratios and proportions to represent quantitative relationships.

Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Develop, analyze, and explain methods for solving problems involving proportions, such as scaling and finding equivalent ratios.

Geometry (NCTM)

Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.

Understand relationships among the angles, side lengths, perimeters, areas, and volumes of similar objects.

Create and critique inductive and deductive arguments concerning geometric ideas and relationships, such as congruence, similarity, and the Pythagorean relationship.

Apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations.

Describe sizes, positions, and orientations of shapes under informal transformations such as flips, turns, slides, and scaling.

Measurement (NCTM)

Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Solve problems involving scale factors, using ratio and proportion.

Grade 8 Curriculum Focal Points (NCTM)

Geometry and Measurement: Analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures by using distance and angle

Students use fundamental facts about distance and angles to describe and analyze figures and situations in two- and three-dimensional space and to solve problems, including those with multiple steps. They prove that particular configurations of lines give rise to similar triangles because of the congruent angles created when a transversal cuts parallel lines. Students apply this reasoning about similar triangles to solve a variety of problems, including those that ask them to find heights and distances. They use facts about the angles that are created when a transversal cuts parallel lines to explain why the sum of the measures of the angles in a triangle is 180 degrees, and they apply this fact about triangles to find unknown measures of angles. Students explain why the Pythagorean Theorem is valid by using a variety of methods - for example, by decomposing a square in two different ways. They apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find distances between points in the Cartesian coordinate plane to measure lengths and analyze polygons and polyhedra.