8th Grade Homework Assignments and Exercises

Your child will be required to complete a wide variety of homework assignments and exercises in 8th grade, and many of them will be for math and English. Keep reading for helpful hints on how to create assignments and exercises for your child at home.

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Homework for 8th Graders

What Your Child Can Expect

Whether you're helping your child with her homework or creating assignments for her to complete, you should start by getting a sense of what she's learning and how it fits into the overall curriculum. Many schools base their 8th grade learning objectives on the Common Core State Standards, which you can access online. You can also find information about your state's 8th grade curriculum on its department of education website.

Math Homework

In 8th grade math, it's likely that most of your child's homework will be in algebra, geometry, the number system, probability and statistics. You can create extra practice assignments for your child by compiling problems from his textbook, quizzes, tests and past homework assignments, or you can ask his teacher for extra worksheets.

English Homework

By the 8th grade, your child will probably be expected to read and analyze plays, novels, poetry, short stories and informative articles. You can ask your child's teacher for extra assignments, or you can create your own by selecting articles from newspapers and magazines and writing questions about them. You can even ask your child to compare and contrast different authors' viewpoints.

You can also read a book, play or poem that your child has been assigned at school and discuss it with her. For example, if she's been assigned a novel to read, you can ask her opinion about its theme and the characters' motivations. You can also encourage her to learn more about the author and the time period in which the book was written.

Online Assignments and Exercises

If creating extra assignments for your child is too time consuming, consider finding some online. Whether you're looking for worksheets, practice tests, games, activities or study guides, you can find free or low-cost resources on the Internet. For example, you can download math practice problems or find short stories to read and discuss with your child. Fact Monster's Homework Center is a useful site that offers a vast amount of information and assignments covering math, science, English/language arts, social studies and more.

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