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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 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 2: The Concept of Congruence

Eighth graders delve deep into the concept of congruence with a 16-lesson math module. Lessons plans offer guided practice, inquiry-based learning opportunities, and independent practice. A mid-module assessment gauges progress while an...

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#### Student Workbook: Geometry and Measurement

The volume of this geometry packet is obtuse! Packed with every topic and type of problem learned in the class, each page is nicely organized by section and contains a activity and sometimes reference examples.

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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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#### Congruence, Proof, and Constructions

This amazingly extensive unit covers a wealth of geometric ground, ranging from constructions to angle properties, triangle theorems, rigid transformations, and fundamentals of formal proofs. Each of the almost-forty lessons is broken...

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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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#### Congruent Rectangles

Very simply, geometers examine a pair of rectangles on graph paper and find a translation and rotation to demonstrate their congruence. A couple of questions follow to stimulate critical thinking about other possibilities.

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#### Partitioning a Hexagon

The task at hand is to partition a hexagon into two, four, and eight congruent figures. Make sure to give your wizards a sheet of triangle grid paper on which to decompose the hexagons. Have them explain which rotations, reflections, or...

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#### Congruent Segments

The task, should your class decide to take it, is to list a series of reflections that transfer a line segment from one position to another.

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#### Star Power

New ReviewLet there be light—or maybe not. Pupils learn about light pollution with an investigation of constellations. They create constellation boxes and experiment with different levels of light. Observations are then made about the lighting in...

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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 – Target G

Transform the thinking of transformations with six sample items that illustrate the first four standards in the eighth grade geometry domain. Items use the coordinate plane to transform figures and analyze the relationship of the figures...

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#### Human Tree: Dilations

Look at dilations exponentially. Using a fractal from a museum exhibit, the installment from the Math at the Core: Ratios series introduces the term dilation. The presenter points out that dilations can make images either smaller or...

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#### Describing Reflections

Don't flip out over the resource, but be sure to flip the figures. By watching a short YouTube video, scholars learn about reflections in the coordinate plane. They see how to identify the line of reflection given two figures.

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#### Congruent Triangles: Lesson

Given two congruent triangles, the resource provides the definition of congruent triangles and marks the corresponding parts. The portion of a basic geometry playlist shows the triangles are congruent by moving one on top of the other...

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#### Transmographer

Introducing ... the Transmographer. Young mathematicians investigate translations, reflections, and rotations. The applet lets users perform transformations on triangles, squares, and parallelograms.

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#### "Triangle Congruence Show" Starring Rigid Transformations

Understand congruent triangles using transformations. The lesson introduces the concept of using rigid transformations to show that two triangles are congruent. Pupils use patty paper and other tools to develop the concept before showing...

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#### Math Grade 8: Explore Transformations and Symmetry

Block letters can help with your understanding of geometry. Learners create three-letter words using letters that have either rotational or line symmetry. They write the words on a grid and apply rotations, reflections, and translations.

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#### Between the Lines

Explore linear and square dimensions by comparing areas of similar figures. A creative set of five activities designed for elementary through high school classes asks young scholars to compare areas of specific polygons. The first two...

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#### Miles of Tiles

Create number sentences and equations to solve geometric problems. Each activity in the series of five asks young mathematicians to consider different-sized tiles to build structures according to specific criteria. The first activities,...

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#### End-of-Module Assessment Task - Grade 8 Mathematics (Module 2)

Can your classes apply the knowledge they have learned? Use this performance task to find out! Individuals use transformations to explain congruence and angle relationships within parallel lines to find missing values. They show what...

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#### Definition of Congruence and Some Basic Properties

Build a definition of congruence from an understanding of rigid transformations. The lesson asks pupils to explain congruence through a series of transformations. Properties of congruence emerge as they make comparisons to these...