You might be smarter than a 5th-grader, but what about an 8th-grader? Y will always equal mx+b, but will A2 + B2 always equal C2 ? How many degrees are there in a triangle? Can a parallelogram be isosceles? If you’re rolling your eyes at these questions, there’s a big chance that you’re a math genius – or at least smarter than an 8th-grade math student!
8th grade might’ve been 10, 20, 30, or even 40 years ago for you, but there are just some things you’ll never forget! That guy, Pythagoras, might still be your best friend. When someone brings up a slope, you’re probably thinking that it’s equal to ‘m’ versus a skiing trip. If words and phrases like scientific notation, Pythagorean theorem, and plotting coordinates ring a bell, you’re in the right place. You might even be running for a pencil and graphing paper!
A 13- or 14-year-old math student would know the difference between similar figures and similar triangles. They’d be able to find the distance between two points. They’d even be able to find the missing angle of a line, triangle or circle. Can you?
Only 20% of adults can pass this 8th-grade math test. Are you one of them? Can you settle the score against a group of teenagers? Pythagoras is watching!
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