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#### Utah Middle School Math Project: 8th Grade

Prepare eighth graders for high school math and science classes with a collection of 10 lessons that help tweens make the transition from acquiring basic knowledge to applying it in more complex situations. These Common Core-aligned...

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#### Grade 8, Claim 1: Concepts and Procedures Item Slide Shows

Ten resources make up a collection of student and teacher-friendly slides that prepare eighth graders for the Smarter Balance assessment. Learners review rational and irrational numbers, convert repeating decimals to fractions, as well...

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#### EngageNY Grade 8 Math Module 7: Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry

Eighth-graders use knowledge of geometry to examine irrational numbers in a 25-part math module. Included are twenty-three lessons that offer direct instruction, guided and independent practice, as well as opportunities for collaborative...

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#### Simplifying Radicals

Let's get students ready for radicals! Browse through the basics of simplifying radicals and finish with rationalizing the denominator. The collection contains videos, worksheets, lesson plans, and a quick reference sheet at the end.

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#### Student Workbook: Number Sense

What a great resource. More than just a worksheet, this packet also includes examples and notes at the beginning of each section. The material covers all of the main standards in pre-algebra and can also be used for parts of an Algebra I...

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#### Student Workbook: Algebra I

Need a helping hand in Algebra I? How about a giant, super-sized learning exercise packet? Here is a resource that has worksheets for virtually every concept with some accompanying examples.

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#### Applying Properties of Exponents

The properties of exponents are all linked together and it is your mathematicians' job to discover and apply those rules. The comprehensive lesson begins with a pre-assessment task to check for prior knowledge and then goes into a...

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#### Cubes and Cube Roots

Test those cube skills with a 10-page resource of different cube and cube root problems. Each page is split into the two sections, and while some problems may repeat on each version, they are all different and come with their own answer...

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#### Math Stars: a Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 7

Put on your thinking caps because middle school math has never been more interesting in this huge resource full of thought provoking questions. Written as a newsletter, the resource has 10 two-page newsletters with a variety of...

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#### Saxon Math Course 2

Add some variety to your school or district's math curriculum with this comprehensive collection of materials. Offering over 900 pages of Saxon Math lessons, worksheets, and activities, this resource is a gold mine for any middle school...

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#### STEM: Lou-Vee Air Car

A comprehensive lesson on acceleration awaits your physicists and engineers! Two YouTube videos pique their interest, then sample F=ma problems are worked and graphed. The highlight of the lesson is the building of a Lou-Vee air car!...

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#### Egg Drop

How do different shapes affect the outcome associated with hard impact? All you need is an egg and some recycled materials to find out. Kids experiment to understand how airbags work to lessen the impact of two different types of...

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#### Solving the Unknown with Algebra: Lesson 3: Functions and Formulas/Square Roots

This lesson has a number of fun worksheets for a pre-algebra or beginning algebra class. The main emphasis of this lesson is functions, formulas, and looking at square roots. It is the third lesson in a series on solving for unknowns,...

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#### The Pythagoras Tree

View a tree designed by Pythagoras. Pupils watch a video as a tree is built by using squares representing the side lengths of a right triangle, with each side of the squares becoming the side of another triangle. Learners come up with...

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#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Target B

Develop a radical approach to covering the Smarter Balanced targets for 8th grade math with a presentation that helps further develop math skills. Seven sample items demonstrate the expectation for working with integer exponents,...

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#### Real-Life Math | Police Accident Investigator

I swear it was an accident. Future motorists watch a video where a police accident investigator explains how he determines car speed from the length of a skid mark and the coefficient of friction. Performing similar computations requires...

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#### Real-Life Math | Radiologist

How are radiologists like superheroes? Answer: They have X-ray vision and can do math. A short three-minute video and an associated lesson focus on how radiologists use math in their professional lives. It tasks learners with performing...

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#### Cube Hotel

Totally cube-ular! Cubes are the inspiration for an Australian hotel's interior design. Learners brainstorm items that can be cube-shaped and provide design mock-ups. They soon realize that simple drawings are not enough and add...

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#### Cumbersome Cubes

Halving is not always so simple. Small groups build a cube and then determine how to construct a cube that is half the size. Groups create two cubes, one that is the correct size and another that would be an alternative solution. To...

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#### Why Is It Called a Square Root?

Take a radical look at square roots. The presentation examines square roots as the lengths of the sides of a square with a given area on the coordinate plane. Using this method, it is clear why the square root of a number can be positive...

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#### Exponents in Algebra

The rules still hold. By reviewing the meaning of exponents in arithmetic, the video takes a look at exponents in algebra. The resource develops the meaning of any number raised to the zero power. Taking the idea of exponents further,...

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#### Evaluation of Perfect Square Roots: Neighborhood Park

Walking in the park can be good for the body and for mathematics skills. Young scholars use an interactive app to investigate the relationship between squares and square roots using a square with adjustable length. The program also takes...

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#### Poly-Gone

Investigate polygons from rectangles to triangles to octagons. Each level of the five-problem series targets a different grade level. Beginning with the level A problem, learners examine the relationship between area and perimeter by...

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#### Mid-Module Assessment Task: Grade 8 Module 7

Assess pupil understanding of rational and irrational numbers with a mid-module assessment that is the 15th lesson in the 25-part series. The questions represent the objectives in the first half of the series. Topics include decimal...