- Eighth grade
Eighth grade (called Grade 8 in some regions) is a year of
educationin the United Statesand many other nations. The eighth grade is the eighth school year after kindergarten. Students are usually 13 - 14 years old. Eighth grade is sometimes the final year of elementary schoolthough more often it is the last year of middle school.
The eighth grade
mathematicscurriculum in the United States as well as Canada includes either pre-algebra, Algebra I, or geometry. Occasionally Algebra IIis also taught in very advanced school. In some schools, especially the ones that are witnessing the required Basic Standards Test, basic everyday "real world" math skills such as check writing, money management, and geometry are taught as well.
Many other countries use numerical levels for primary schooling. The U.S. eighth grade is equivalent to Canadian Grade 8 and German Klasse 8. In the
NetherlandsGroep 8 is the final year of primary school at about 12 in age. Intermediate/Middle/Junior High School is again entered in "de eerste klas" (1e klas). The school is entered in group 1 at the age of four. The New Zealand equivalent is Form 3 or Year 9 (Form 1 being "Year 7 or Grade 6" and Form 2 being "Year 8 or Grade 7"), the first year of High School. Formal education continues until at least 16 dependent on the type of secondary school; which start counting anew at class-level 1. Grade 8 is not equivalent to Year 8 (Form 2) in the English and Welsh school systems, which is for students 12–13 years old and is the second year of secondary school. Eighth grade is actually equivalent to Year 9. Fact|date=February 2008 In Northern Ireland, thirteen to fourteen year-olds are in Third Form (Year 10) while in Scotland this year is referred to as Secondary 2. In France, Eighth grade is equivalent to the third year of collège.
In Brazil the minimum age required for eighth grade was recently changed from 12 to 13 years old.In
France, the Eight Grade is called Quatrième.
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