# Chapter 2: Using Rational Numbers

## Introduction

In Math 8, the learning content is divided into Concepts. Each Concept is whole and complete providing focused learning on an indicated objective. Real-world Concepts involve the student in the learning objective of each Concept. Students are given opportunities to practice skills through real-world situations, examples, guided practice and independent practice sections. There are video links provided for Concept connections with technology. In this Chapter, students will engage with a variety of material including operations with decimals, problem solving with decimals, number properties and decimals, fractions and integers, operations with fractions and mixed numbers, problem solving with fractions, operations with integers, identifying rational numbers, comparing and ordering rational numbers and problem solving with rational numbers.

## Chapter Outline

- 2.1. Add and Subtract Decimals
- 2.2. Estimate Decimal Sums and Differences Using Front-End Estimation
- 2.3. Multiply and Divide Decimals with and without Rounding
- 2.4. Estimate Decimal Products and Quotients Using Leading Digits
- 2.5. Identify and Apply Number Properties in Decimal Operations
- 2.6. Add and Subtract Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- 2.7. Estimate Sums and Differences of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- 2.8. Multiply and Divide Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- 2.9. Estimate Products and Quotients of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- 2.10. Identify and Apply Number Properties in Fraction Operations
- 2.11. Add and Subtract Integers
- 2.12. Multiply and Divide Integers
- 2.13. Identify and Apply Number Properties in Integer Operations
- 2.14. Use Simple Integer Equations to Solve Real-World Problems
- 2.15. Find Equivalent Forms of Rational Numbers
- 2.16. Compare and Order Rational Numbers
- 2.17. Solve Real-World Problems by Using Rational Numbers and Simple Equations

### Chapter Summary

## Summary

Having completed this chapter, students are now ready to move on to the next Chapter. Each Concept has provided students with an opportunity to engage and practice skills in many Concepts including decimals and decimal operations, fractions and fraction operations, integer and integer operations and number properties.