Pre-Algebra SOL Objectives (Grades 6-8)
- PA 1: Equivalent Numbers
- 6.1 The student will identify representations of a given percent and describe orally and in writing the equivalence relationship among fractions, decimals, and percents.
- 6.2 The student will describe and compare two sets of data, using ratios, and will use appropriate notations, such as a/b, a to b, and a:b.
- 7.1 The student will compare, order, and determine equivalent relationships between fractions, decimals, and percents, including scientific notation for numbers greater than 10.
- PA 2 Number Facts
6.3 The student will
- a) find common multiples and factors, including least common multiple and
greatest common factor;
- b) identify and describe prime and composite numbers; and
- c) identify and describe the characteristics of even and odd integers.
- PA 3 Ordering Numbers
- 6.4 The student will compare and order whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, using concrete materials, drawings or pictures, and mathematical symbols.
- 6.5 The student will identify, represent, order, and compare integers.
- 8.1 The student will
- a) simplify numerical expressions involving positive exponents, using rational numbers, order of operations, and properties of operations with real numbers;
- b) recognize, represent, compare, and order numbers expressed in scientific
- c) compare and order decimals, fractions, percents, and numbers written in
- 8.2 The student will describe orally and in writing the relationship between the subsets of the real number system.
- PA 4 Order of Operations
- 7.2 The student will simplify expressions that contain rational numbers (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals) and positive exponents, using order of operations, mental mathematics, and appropriate tools.
- PA 5 Properties
- 7.3 The student will identify and apply the following properties of operations with real numbers:
- a) the commutative and associative properties for addition and multiplication;
- b) the distributive property;
- c) the additive and multiplicative identity properties;
- d) the additive and multiplicative inverse properties; and
- e) the multiplicative property of zero.
- PA 6 Basic Operations
6.6 The student will
- a) solve problems that involve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division with fractions and mixed numbers, with and without regrouping, that include like and unlike denominators of 12 or less, and express their answers in simplest form; and
- b) find the quotient, given a dividend expressed as a decimal through thousandths and a divisor expressed as a decimal to thousandths with exactly one non-zero digit.
- 6.7 The student will use estimation strategies to solve multistep practical problems involving whole numbers, decimals, and fractions (rational numbers).
- PA 7 Word Problems
- 6.8 The student will solve multistep consumer-application problems involving fractions and decimals and present data and conclusions in paragraphs, tables, or graphs. Planning a budget will be included.
- 7.4 The student will
- a) solve practical problems using rational numbers (whole numbers, fractions, decimals) and percents; and
- b) solve consumer application problems involving tips, discounts, sales tax, and simple interest.
- 7.5 The student will formulate rules for and solve practical problems involving basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) with integers.
- PA 8 Proportions
- 7.6 The student will use proportions to solve practical problems, which may include scale drawings, that contain rational numbers (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), and percents.
- 8.3 The student will solve practical problems involving rational numbers, percents, ratios, and proportions. Problems will be of varying complexities and will involve real-life data, such as finding a discount and discount prices and balancing a checkbook.
- PA 9 Substitution
- 8.4 The student will apply the order of operations to evaluate algebraic expressions for given replacement values of the variables. Problems will be limited to positive exponents.
- PA 10 Squares and Square Roots
- 8.5 The student, given a whole number from 0 to 100, will identify it as a perfect square or find the two consecutive whole numbers between which the square root lies.
- 6.22 The student will investigate and describe concepts of positive exponents, perfect squares, square roots, and, for numbers greater than 10, scientific notation.
- PA 11 Measurement
- 6.9 The student will compare and convert units of measure for length, area,
weight/mass, and volume within the U.S. Customary system and within the metric
system and estimate conversions between units in each system:
- a) length: part of an inch (1/2, 1/4, and 1/8), inches, feet, yards, miles,
millimeters, centimeters, meters, and kilometers;
- b) weight/mass: ounces, pounds, tons, grams, and kilograms;
- c) liquid volume: cups, pints, quarts, gallons, milliliters, and liters; and
- d) area: square units.*
* The intent of this standard is for students to make ballpark comparisons and
not to memorize conversion factors between U.S. customary and metric units.
- 6.10 The student will estimate and then determine length, weight/mass, area, and liquid volume/capacity, using standard and nonstandard units of measure.
- PA 12 Area / Perimeter
- 6.11 The student will determine if a problem situation involving polygons of four or fewer sides represents the application of perimeter or area and apply the appropriate formula.
- 6.12 The student will
- a) solve problems involving the circumference and/or area of a circle when given
the diameter or radius; and
- b) derive approximations for pi (π) from measurements for circumference and diameter, using concrete materials or computer models.
- 7.7 The student, given appropriate dimensions, will
- a) estimate and find the area of polygons by subdividing them into rectangles and right triangles; and
- b) apply perimeter and area formulas in practical situations.
- PA 13 Angles
- 6.13 The student will
- a) estimate angle measures, using 45°, 90°, and 180° as referents, and use the appropriate tools to measure the given angles; and
- b) measure and draw right, acute, and obtuse angles and triangles.
- 8.6 The student will verify by measuring and describe the relationships among vertical angles, supplementary angles, and complementary angles and will measure and draw angles of less than 360°.
- PA 14 Plane Figures
- 6.14 The student will identify, classify, and describe the characteristics of plane figures, describing their similarities, differences, and defining properties.
- 6.15 The student will determine congruence of segments, angles, and polygons by direct comparison, given their attributes. Examples of noncongruent and congruent figures will be included.
- 7.11 The student will determine if geometric figures - quadrilaterals and triangles - are similar and write proportions to express the relationships between corresponding parts of similar figures.
- 7.10 The student will identify and draw the following polygons: pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, and decagon.
- PA 15 Graphing Points & Transformations
- 7.12 The student will identify and graph ordered pairs in the four quadrants of a coordinate plane.
- 7.13 The student, given a polygon in the coordinate plane, will represent transformations "rotation and translation" by graphing the coordinates of the vertices of the transformed polygon and sketching the resulting figure.
- PA 16 Special Quadrilaterals
- 7.9 The student will compare and contrast the following quadrilaterals: parallelogram, rectangle, square, rhombus, and trapezoid. Deductive reasoning and inference will be used to classify quadrilaterals.
- PA 17 Solid Figures
- 6.17 The student will sketch, construct models of, and classify solid figures (rectangular prism, cone, cylinder, and pyramid).
- 7.8 The student will investigate and solve problems involving the volume and surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders, using concrete materials and practical situations to develop formulas.
- 8.7 The student will investigate and solve practical problems involving volume and surface area of rectangular solids (prisms), cylinders, cones, and pyramids.
- PA 18 Transformations
- 8.8 The student will apply transformations (rotate or turn, reflect or flip, translate or slide, and dilate or scale) to geometric figures represented on graph paper. The student will identify applications of transformations, such as tiling, fabric design,
art, and scaling.
- PA 19 3-D Models and 2-D Views
- 8.9 The student will construct a three-dimensional model, given the top, side, and/or bottom views.
- PA 20 Pythagorean Theorem
- 8.10 The student will
- a) verify the Pythagorean Theorem, using diagrams, concrete materials, and
- b) apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing length of a side of a right triangle when given the lengths of the other two sides.
- PA 21 Data Manipulation
- 6.18 The student, given a problem situation, will collect, analyze, display, and interpret
data in a variety of graphical methods, including
- a) line, bar, and circle graphs;*
- b) stem-and-leaf plots; and
- c) box-and-whisker plots.
*Circle graphs will be limited to halves, fourths, and eighths.
- 7.17 The student, given a problem situation, will collect, analyze, display, and interpret data, using a variety of graphical methods, including
- a) frequency distributions;
- b) line plots;
- c) histograms;
- d) stem-and-leaf plots;
- e) box-and-whisker plots; and
- f) scattergrams.
- PA 22 Measures of Central Tendency
- 6.19 The student will describe the mean, median, and mode as measures of central tendency, describe the range, and determine their meaning for a set of data.
- 7.16 The student will create and solve problems involving the measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode), and range of a set of data.
- 7.18 The student will make inferences, conjectures, and predictions based on analysis of a set of data.
- 8.12 The student will make comparisons, predictions, and inferences, using information displayed in frequency distributions; box-and-whisker plots; scattergrams; line, bar, circle, and picture graphs; and histograms.
- PA 23 Probability & Predicting
- 6.20 The student will
- a) make a sample space for selected experiments and represent it in the form of a
list, chart, picture, or tree diagram; and
- b) determine and interpret the probability of an event occurring from a given
sample space and represent the probability as a ratio, decimal, or percent, as
appropriate for the given situation.
- 7.14 The student will investigate and describe the difference between the probability of an event found through simulation versus the theoretical probability of that same event.
- 7.15 The student will identify and describe the number of possible arrangements of several objects, using a tree diagram or the Fundamental (Basic) Counting
- 8.11 The student will analyze problem situations, including games of chance, board games, or grading scales, and make predictions, using knowledge of probability.
- 8.13 The student will use a matrix to organize and describe data.
- PA 24 Patterns
- 6.21 The student will investigate, describe, and extend numerical and geometric patterns,
including triangular numbers, patterns formed by powers of 10, and arithmetic
- 7.19 The student will represent, analyze, and generalize a variety of patterns, including arithmetic sequences and geometric sequences, with tables, graphs, rules, and words in order to investigate and describe functional relationships.
Calculators will be used to develop exponential patterns.
- PA 25 Solving Equations
- 6.23 The student will
- a) model and solve algebraic equations, using concrete materials;
- b) solve one-step linear equations in one variable, involving whole number
coefficients and positive rational solutions; and
- c) use the following algebraic terms appropriately: variable, coefficient, term, and equation.
- 7.22 The student will
- a) solve one-step linear equations and inequalities in one variable with strategies
involving inverse operations and integers, using concrete materials, pictorial
representations, and paper and pencil; and
- b) solve practical problems requiring the solution of a one-step linear equation.
- PA 26 Verbal Expressions
- 7.20 The student will write verbal expressions as algebraic expressions and sentences as equations.
- 7.21 The student will use the following algebraic terms appropriately: equation, inequality, and expression.
- PA 27 Functions
- 8.14 The student will
- a) describe and represent relations and functions, using tables, graphs, and rules; and
- b) relate and compare tables, graphs, and rules as different forms of representation for relationships.
- 8.18 The student will use the following algebraic terms appropriately: domain, range, independent variable, and dependent variable.
- PA 28 2-Step Equations and Inequalities
- 8.15 The student will solve two-step equations and inequalities in one variable, using
concrete materials, pictorial representations, and paper and pencil.
- PA 29 Graphing Equations
- 8.16 The student will graph a linear equation in two variables in the coordinate plane, using a table of ordered pairs.
- PA 30 Word Problems
- 8.17 The student will create and solve problems using proportions, formulas, and functions.
- PA 31 Constructions
6.16 The student will construct the perpendicular bisector of a line segment and an angle bisector.