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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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#### Mathematics Assessment Project: Tests for Middle School

Good assessments are hard to find—assessments that address content standards and fit into standard class periods. The six assessments in the middle school collection are 80-minute forms, divided into two 40-minute sections, and are...

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#### Grade 8, Claim 2 & 4: Problem Solving & Communication Reasoning Supports

Prepare eighth-graders for the Smarter Balanced Assessment with a small but powerful collection of three resources comprised of teacher and student-friendly slides that review key concepts in the eighth grade standards. Claim 2 focuses...

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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 4: Linear Equations

A 31-lesson unit boosts eighth-graders' math skills, specifically linear equations. By way of direct instruction, guided practice, collaborative learning opportunities, and independent practice, mathematicians write and solve linear...

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#### Dirty Decomposers

Do not let the class just sit and rot. Pupils learn how decomposition and nutrient recycling is important to an ecosystem. Groups design an experiment to determine how environmental conditions affect decomposition. They develop a poster...

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#### Measuring Speed

Physicists say speed is relative, but most police officers disagree. Scholars experiment with the variables that relate to speed. They learn the importance of both time and distance and apply that knowledge to graphical models.

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#### Review Sheets: Beginning Algebra

This jumbo worksheet contains everything you need to get through Pre-Algebra. Begin with simple expressions, and end with linear functions and polygons. There are multiple problems for each topic to make sure those skills are set.

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#### Domino Effect

Carryout the lesson to determine the cost of pizza toppings from a Domino's Pizza® website while creating a linear model. Learners look through real data—and even create their own pizza—to determine the cost of each topping. They explore...

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#### Exploring Genetics Across the Middle School Science and Math Curricula

Where is a geneticist's favorite place to swim? A gene pool. Young geneticists complete hands-on activities, experiments, and real-world problem solving throughout the unit. With extra focus on dominant and recessive genes, Punnett...

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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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#### Train Crash

Learners will explore linear functions. They start by comparing linear functions representing two trains racing toward each other. Next, they solve related word problems and complete corresponding data tables, graphs, and worksheets....

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#### Ratey the Math Cat

Find a perfect way to recognize rates. The class first watches a video that emphasizes the word per when referencing a rate. Pupils then use their knowledge to create their own rates via station activities. Finally, individuals use...

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#### Graph a Direct Variation Equation (Negative Slope) Example 2

Bypass the table and go straight to the graph. A short video shows one example of graphing a direct variation equation with a negative slope by using the same method as graphing an equation in slope-intercept form. Pupils see it's easy...

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#### Graph a Direct Variation Equation (Positive Slope) Example 1

Show classes a quick method to graphing. A short video demonstrates how to graph a direct variation equation by comparing it to graphing an equation in slope-intercept form. By seeing the y-intercept is 0, scholars easily plot the slope...

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#### Graphing Lines

Ready to increase pupils' understanding of slope with an upward slope? Scholars use an interactive that allows users to move two points on a coordinate plane. The interactive then automatically calculates the slope, the slope-intercept...

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#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Claim 3

Communication is the key. A dozen sample items require scholars to communicate their reasoning involved in arriving at a solution. The PowerPoint from the Gr. 8 Claim 2 - 4 Item Slide Shows series uses a variety of content to illicit...

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#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Claim 2

Math can be a problem in eighth grade. Sample items show how problem solving exists within the eighth grade standards. Part of the Gr. 8 Claim 2 - 4 Item Slide Shows series, the presentation contains eight items to illustrate the...

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#### Pedestrian Countdown

You won't find yourself racing the clock on such a great task. Scholars use video information to predict the time left on a crosswalk signal after a pedestrian crosses. The video shows the time left on the counter, and individuals must...

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#### Math Made Simple as 1-2-3: Simplified Educational Approach to Algebra

Writing an equation of a line is as easy as m and b. A lesson presentation gives individuals different strategies for writing equations of lines. Some items provide a slope and a point while others provide two points. Whatever the given,...

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#### Basketball Shots

Shoot for greater understanding of systems. Pupils watch a short video of a man attempting basketball shots, both one-point free throws and two-point field goals. Given the total number of shots and total number of points made, viewers...

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#### Two Lane Road

Two vehicles move at a constant rate of speed toward each other, but when exactly will they pass? Pupils use still images from a video to determine the rate of speed and when the two cars meet. Then, they watch the complete video to...

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#### NFL Football Unit Rate as Slope Direct Variation

The last-second touchdown, an exciting Hail Mary—who wins the big game? NFL dreams are alive and well on football fields across the country. A fact-filled activity provides data about the number of high school players that play in...

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#### Drops in a Bucket

Learning is on the agenda—rain or shine! An open-ended lesson has learners analyze a linear relationship. Young scholars work backward to determine the start time of a rainstorm based on the height of the rain in a bucket at hour intervals.

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#### Styrofoam Cups

How many cups does it take to reach the top? Learners attempt to answer this through a series of questions. They collect dimension information and apply it to creating a function. The lesson encourages various solution methods and...

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#### Walk the Plank

Ahoy Mateys, it's time to walk the plank! A pirate-inspired activity has pupils record their relative weights as they walk farther down a plank. The result is a real-life linear model with a negative slope.

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#### Linear Inequalities

An interactive lesson helps individuals learn to graph inequalities in two variables. Scholars can adjust the interactive to present the inequalities in standard or slope-intercept form.

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#### Linear Function Machine

What goes in must come out! Learners play with a function machine to determine the correct function. They enter input values and watch as the machine produces the output.

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#### Lessons for Learning—Grade 8

How can you better explain the standards? A collection of resources gives teachers the resources needed to teach topics within the eighth grade curriculum. Lessons provide engaging activities to use within the classroom.

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#### Finding the Gradient of a Straight Line

Investigate the relationship between the gradient, or slope, of a line and its graph. Pupils learn to use a graph to calculate the slope of a line. The video lesson includes both positive and negative slopes and compares the steepness of...

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#### Graphs of Linear Functions: Line Designs

Designs from lines are sublime. Scholars create colorful designs by connecting points on an interactive coordinate plane. They answer questions about slope and quadrants based on their designs.

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#### Math Grade 8: Using Linear Functions

Exercise your right to use the resource. Young mathematicians write equations for the number of calories burned based on the number of minutes of exercise. They graph these equations to solve a system of equations.

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#### Movin 'n Groovin

Examine the consequences of varying speed. An engaging set of five problem sets challenges young mathematicians by targeting a different grade level from K-12. In the initial lesson, scholars make conclusions about the time it takes two...

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#### Linear Equations in Two Variables

Create tables of solutions of linear equations. A lesson has pupils determine solutions for two-variable equations using tables. The class members graph the points on a coordinate graph.

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#### End-of-Module Assessment Task: Grade 8 Module 4

Connect proportional linear equations and systems. The seven-question assessment is the last installment in a 33-part series. The items cover comparing proportional relationships, slope concepts, and simultaneous linear equations. To...

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#### Conversion Between Celsius and Fahrenheit

Develop a formula based upon numerical computations. The 31st part of a 33-part unit has the class determine the formula to convert a temperature in Celsius to a temperature in Fahrenheit. They do this by making comparisons between the...

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#### Constant Rates Revisited

Find the faster rate. The resource tasks the class to compare proportional relationships represented in different ways. Pupils find the slope of the proportional relationships to determine the constant rates. They then analyze the rates...

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#### Some Facts About Graphs of Linear Equations in Two Variables

Develop another way to find the equation of a line. The lesson introduces the procedure to find the equation of a line given two points on the line. Pupils determine the two points from the graph of the line.

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#### Every Line is a Graph of a Linear Equation

Challenge the class to determine the equation of a line. The 21st part in a 33-part series begins with a proof that every line is a graph of a linear equation. Pupils use that information to find the slope-intercept form of the equation...

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#### The Graph of a Linear Equation in Two Variables Is a Line

Show your class that linear equations produce graphs of lines. The 20th segment in a unit of 33 provides proof that the graph of a two-variable linear equation is a line. Scholars graph linear equations using two points, either from...

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#### Mid-Module Assessment Task: Grade 8 Module 4

Determine what the class knows about linear equations. The three-question mid-module assessment is segment 15 in a 33-part series. The assessment includes writing and solving one-variable linear equations and graphing proportional...

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#### The Graph of a Linear Equation—Horizontal and Vertical Lines

Graph linear equations in standard form with one coefficient equal to zero. The lesson plan reviews graphing lines in standard form and moves to having y-coefficient zero. Pupils determine the orientation of the line and, through a...

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#### Constant Rate

Two-variable equations can express a constant rate situation. The instructional activity presents several constant rate problems. Pupils use the stated constant rate to create a linear equation, find values in a table, and graph the...

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#### A Critical Look at Proportional Relationships

Use proportions to determine the travel distance in a given amount of time. The 10th installment in a series of 33 uses tables and descriptions to determine a person's constant speed. Using the constant speed, pupils write a linear...

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#### The Graph of a Linear Equation in Two Variables

Add more points on the graph ... and it still remains a line! The 13th installment in a series of 33 leads the class to the understanding that the graph of linear equation is a line. Pupils find several solutions to a two-variable linear...

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#### Slope

Examine the features of linear slope with a video tutorial that explains the origin of the slope formula using a graph. Pupils then see several examples including positive, negative, and slopes of varying steepness.

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#### Direct Variation

Viewers examine the properties of direct variation equations and use them to problem solve. The instructor describes the concept of direct variation and then applies the formula to a word problem. She shows the relationship between the...

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#### Squares and Circles

It's all about lines when going around. Pupils graph the relationship between the length of a side of a square and its perimeter. Class members explain the origin in context of the side length and perimeter. They compare the graph to the...

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#### Comparing Lines and Linear Equations

Scholars first complete an assessment task on writing linear equations to model and solve a problem on a running race. They then take part in a card matching activity where they match equations and graphs of lines to diagrams of fluid...

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#### Comparing Value for Money: Baseball Jerseys

Learners step up to the plate as they first complete an assessment task using linear equations to determine the best company from which to buy baseball jerseys. They then evaluate provided sample responses identifying strengths and...

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#### Expressions and Equations

Express your wonder at this resource. Middle schoolers solve 10 short problems in the expressions and equations domain. They apply operations with scientific notation, set up and solve equations, and analyze linear equations.

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#### Shelves

Don't leave this task on the shelf — use it is assess middle schoolers understanding of patterns. Participants try to discover a pattern in the number of bricks and planks used to make shelves. They then match descriptions and equations...

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#### Journey

Drive home math concepts with an engaging task. Learners follow a verbal description to fill in a table and create a distance-time graph representing a car journey. They then answer questions by interpreting the graph.

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#### Explore Proportional and Linear Relationships

Progress from proportional relationships to linear functions. Pupils first review concepts of proportionality covered in earlier grades. They then extend these concepts to linear functions, such as determining the slope of a line using...

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#### Direct and Inverse Variations

Enhance pupil understanding of proportions and variable relationships by studying direct and inverse variation. Use the idea of a proportional relationship to teach direct variation. Then use a similar pattern to help individuals...

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#### Middle School Mathematics Test 3

Real-life mathematics is not as simple as repeating a set of steps; pupils must mentally go through a process to come to their conclusions. Teach learners to read, analyze, and create a plan for solving a problem situation. The provided...

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#### Direct, Joint, and Inverse Variation

Here is a quick guide to direct, joint, and inverse variation used in realistic situations. Each topic has a page of notes and examples followed by practice problems. The resource explains each type of variation and provides their...

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#### Direct Variation Worksheet

Direct variation can be applied to many problems and here is a worksheet that has learners practicing them all. The skills include graphing, finding proportional relationships, and solving word problems to show how different factors...

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#### Determining Direct Variation

Once learners realize what direct variation is, they see it's just a type of linear function. The instructional activity poses a general question that leads to the creation of the y = kx formula. The resource includes discussion prompts...

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#### Travel Agents: Working with Linear Functions

One of the best ways to show realistic math problems is through systems of linear equations. The problem presented in the lesson relates a real travel scenario when choosing car rates and adapts it to an equation and graph model to...

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#### Waves and Density

Tectonic relationships prove when there is too much friction, the fault lies near. This STEM science lesson is designed as a guided inquiry experiment. Scholars know the question but must choose their materials, formulate their...

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#### Graphing Systems

Get hands on with solving systems of equations graphically. A solid lesson plan uses guided practice to show how to solve systems of linear equations. It allows time for sharing ideas and provides a printable matching activity to promote...

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#### Run!

Your class gets to graph themselves in this full-body activity, plotting their own distance vs. time graphs for a number of different tests. After running and walking their trials, the class works to develop the connection between slope...

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#### Representing and Interpreting Proportional Relationships

The class gets valuable practice evaluating and analyzing linear relationship in this group of activities. Interpreting rate of change in algebraic and graphical ways is presented in a non-intimidating and natural way, using realistic...

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#### Slippery Slopes

The class will slide right into a clearer understanding of linear equations in this set of activities. By presenting slope in a variety of contexts, the emphasis rests clearly on the relationships that lead to the number. Learners turn...

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#### Expressions and Equations

Change is the name of the game in this task and provided supports, as young mathematicians investigate proportional and general linear relationships. Scaffolded formative tasks and many teaching notes with instructional suggestions make...

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#### End of Year Practice Test (Grade 8 Math)

This is a great resource to keep daily material aligned to standardized assessments. It offers complete multiple choice and short-answer practice with a wealth of opportunities for customization. Offer it as a whole, to track progress or...

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#### Performance Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 8 Math)

Full-length practice tests like this one offer a wealth of individualization opportunities, especially when they includes a number of open-response questions. Here the class can really get some hands-on experience wrestling with the...

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#### 8th Grade Math "I Can" Statement Posters

Clarify the Common Core standards for your eighth grade mathematicians with this series of classroom displays. By rewriting each standard as an achievable "I can" statement, these posters give students clear goals to work toward...

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#### 8th Grade Math Common Core Checklist

Ensure your eighth graders get the most out of their math education with this series of Common Core checklists. Rewriting each standard as an "I can" statement, this resource helps teachers keep a record of when each standard was taught,...

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#### Extra Practice

From exponents to slope-intercept form, an array of extra practice exercises will reinforce necessary skills for your middle and high schoolers. The worksheets include practice with order of operations, graphing equations, scientific...

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#### Linear Equations in Two Variables

This traditional textbook style unit includes vocabulary, a direct explanation section, examples, practice problems that directly line up with the explanations and examples, and a unit summary review and practice problems. Learners get...

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#### Vandalism 101

Learners explore logic and use Geometer’s Sketchpad and patterns of logic to solve a puzzle.

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#### Drops in a Bucket Task

There may be one right answer, but there isn't a right way to solve! Your learners are given a problem about the rate of rainfall and can pick their solution through graphing, making a table, or proportions. Based on the amount of water...

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#### Peaches and Plums

According to the resource graph, which costs more: peaches or plums? Algebra learners compare two proportional relationships and then throw in a banana. Leaving out the scale helps students become intuitive about graphing.

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#### Find the Change

This exercise is an opportunity for algebra learners to understand the connection between the slope of a line and points found on the line. Use similar triangles to explain why slope m is the same between any two points. Discuss with the...

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#### DVD Profits, Variation 1

The idea in the resource is to understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations. To stay within the context of the standard, skip the part of the resource that solves with unit rates. Instead,...

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#### Proportional Relationships, Lines, and Linear Equations

The resource is a good introduction to what makes a proportional relationship between two lines. Discuss the similarities of both lines and the possibility of intersection. Use this opportunity to list other acceptable forms of each...

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#### Comparing Speeds in Graphs and Equations

Compare two different proportional relationships on a graph. It is up to your mathematicians to determine which of two moving objects have greater speed. A good example of a Common Core multiple choice question.

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#### Coffee by the Pound

This is a great exercise in graphing proportional quantities to interpret the unit rate as the slope of a graph. It is not easy for learners to understand what a unit rate is. When it is presented as the slope of a linear line graph,...

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#### Who Has the Best Job?

Making money is important to teenagers. It is up to your apprentices to determine how much two wage earners make with their after school jobs. Participants work with a table, an equation, and a graph and compare the two workers to see...

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#### Sore Throats, Variation 2

What does math have to do with a sore throat? When you mix water and salt you have a great review of how to represent proportional relationships by an equation or graph. Here the proportions of the mixtures may be different, but the...

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#### Four Activities Using Straight Line Graphs

This math packet includes four different activities which puts linear equations and line of best fit in the context of real world applications. Each activity uses a different linear math modeling equation and asks the learners to...

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#### Creating Linear Models for Data 3

Scholars solve 24 various types of problems that include defining Hooke's Law, conducting an experiment, and exploring rate of change. They create a scatter plot to show the data for the number and the distance from the table to the top....

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#### Floating Pennies

How many pennies can you put in a can before it sinks? Learners experiment until they discover how many pennies will sink the can. They represent the data on a graph and determine how to use the graphic representation to make predictions...

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#### Beginning Rates of Change

Giddayup! How can we represent how far a horse can trot within a certain amount of time? Show it on a graph! After examining this example, math classes crate their own "stories" for different tables of time and distance data, and then...

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#### Human Slope

Middle and high schoolers explore the concept of slope. In this slope instructional activity, learners graph lines using a life-size graph. They use chalk on a blacktop to create a coordinate plane and use each other as the tick marks on...

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#### Renting Cars, Stealing Money, and Linear Functions

When comparing pricing models, young mathematical consumers, create linear equations and analyzing them graphically and algebraically. They look at the meaning of slope and intercepts, as well as the intersection points of lines.

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#### Creating Linear Models for Data 4

With this resource, high schoolers solve 17 types of problems related to the transformation of linear functions. First, they define parent function and determine how other linear functions compare to the parent function. Then, pupils...

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#### Middle Grades Math: Balancing Equations

Learners solve linear equations. By observing the graph of each side of an equation using the TI-nspire graphing calculator, your class gains insight into solutions, as well as balancing equations and transforming linear equations....

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

Target C from the Smarter Balanced assessment for eighth grade is understanding the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations. A slide show includes items about graphing proportional relationships and...

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#### The Submarine

Submerge yourself in the study of slope. Scholars investigate a situation involving slope and the rate of change of a submarine. An additional example further explores the concept of slope by changing one of the conditions of the submarine.

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#### Slippery Slope

Explore slope using geometric patterns. Young mathematicians investigate towers built from cubes to develop a linear pattern. They move the data to a coordinate plane to connect the pattern to slopes.

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#### Equations of Lines

The intent of this resource is to show algebra learners that there is a proportional relationship between two lines that have an intersecting point. As the coordinate x increases by a constant, the y coordinate also increases. It will...

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#### Countdown Challenge: Using Functions

Kids use functions to solve and graph 3 different problems that include following steps to graph various functions. First, they create a formula to calculate the cost of different numbers given in a table. Then, they determine the cost...

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#### Linear Inequalities in One and Two Variables: Rays and Half Planes

Define rays and half planes, including the concepts of boundary lines and prerequisite knowledge of coordinate planes. Given linear inequalities in one and two variables, your class will compare the differences. They will also graph...

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#### Linear Equations

Pre-algebra pupils examine the rate of change and how we can interpret it as a linear function. They are introduced to slope-intercept equations and graphs. Plenty of instruction is provided along with example problems. Note that even...

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#### The King's Chessboard

Middle schoolers speculate on the better rate of pay: a dollar a day for 10 days, or a penny the first day, two pennies the second, doubling each day for 10 days. Start by listening to the story The King's Chessboard, by David Birch....

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#### Explore Graphs and Factors

Pupils graph the factors of a quadratic as linear equations and graph the parabolic equation in factored form. Also, they investigate the relationship between the x-intercepts of the lines and the zeros of the parabola.

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#### Where Should They Hold the Fundraising Party?

Pupils explore financial applications of linear functions. As they investigate the steps necessary to plan a fundraising event, learners explore minimizing cost and maximizing profits.

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#### Pyramid Activity

Pupils explore the concept of pyramids. They determine if two sides of a pyramid are perpendicular using a graphing calculator, then discuss parallel and perpendicular lines and how to determine if two lines are parallel or...

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#### Writing Equations for Parallel Lines

Acquaint your class with the concept of parallel lines. Learners watch a PowerPoint presentation about how to write equations of parallel lines. Their understanding of linear equations and slope is taken a step further by the exercises...

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#### We Love to Graph!

Students experience graphing points. In this graphing points lesson plan, students play an on-line game where they must name 10 coordinate pairs correctly. Students play a maze game where they maneuver a robot using coordinate pairs. ...