Eighth Grade Math Vocabulary

Common Core State Standards Overview for Eighth Grade Math

The Number System
  • Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.
Expressions & Equations
  • Work with radicals and integer exponents.
  • Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
  • Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
Statistics & Probability
  • Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.
  • Define, evaluate, and compare functions.
  • Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
  • Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.
  • Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.
Source: www.corestandards.org

VocabularySpellingCity provides these eighth grade math word lists as a supplement the standard eighth grade math curriculum. Math terms for the 8th grade are collected into math vocabulary lists used in fun interactive and educational games. Just choose a math area, select a word list, and pick from 35+ different learning activities. The material provided was specifically designed to use in an 8th grade math class. Read MoreRead Less

Math Word Lists

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Eighth Grade Math Standards. VocabularySpellingCity has selected level-appropriate academic vocabulary that relates to key math concepts for eighth grade students. The games and activities allow 8th graders to build their understanding of key concepts in everything from Algebra to Trigonometry. Eighth grade math teachers can import these math vocabulary lists into their own accounts and then edit or add to them.

Math is one of the most exacting subjects a student takes in middle school. Understanding and applying complex middle school math vocabulary is often the key to unlocking this challenging subject. Eighth grade students need to have a working knowledge of 8th grade math terms before they can apply them to math principles. Using real life connections and context rich examples enables students to apply 8th grade math vocabulary to these abstract math concepts. From Algebra to Geometry, students are challenged with specialized math terms that are introduced in eighth grade math courses.

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Eighth Grade Math Standards. Using the targeted vocabulary lists, students can listen to the terms being read to them to get a complete understanding of how to pronounce words that are specific to “math vocab grade 8” before listening to a context-rich sentence that uses the word in a defining sense. Eighth graders can practice their math spelling words and study the corresponding math definitions of all the 8th grade math words on their middle school vocabulary lists as they prepare to transition to high school.

You can import the word lists into your account and use with any of our 35+ activities. Grade level-appropriate activities are recommended below.

The following games are recommended for 8th Grade Math Vocabulary Lists.

Paragraph Writing Practice allows students to create a paragraph using their spelling or vocabulary words.

Play Paragraph Writing Practice with an 8th grade Math list.

Vocabulary TestMe provides students with the opportunity to take a vocabulary test independently.

Play Vocabulary TestMe with an 8th grade Math list.

WhichWord? Definitions provides practice recognizing definitions for each spelling and vocabulary word.

Play WhichWord? Definitions with an 8th grade Math list.