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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 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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#### Working with Coordinate Planes

Support math instruction with a collection highlighting the use of coordinate planes. Included are a series of videos by Virtual Math Girl—a teacher video, student video, activities, supplemental materials, and assessments.

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#### Pythagorean Theorem: Not All Sides are Equal

You'll find fundamentals and advanced activities focused on the Pythagorean Theorem in this collection, which was designed for high schoolers but helpful for young geometrists of all ages!

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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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#### 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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#### A Rectangle in the Coordinate Plane

A quadrilateral is drawn on the coordinate plane, and eighth grade geometers find the length of each side and the diagonals by applying the Pythagorean theorem.

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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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#### Finance: Depreciation (Double Declining)

Of particular interest to a group of business and finance pupils, this lesson explores depreciation of automobile values by comparing the double declining balance to the straight line method. Mostly this is done through a slide...

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#### Distance Formula

Explaining the distance formula as "an application of the Pythagorean Theorem" might relieve some of your young mathematicians who are scratching their head at all the new concepts. Sal demonstrates how to take the distance between any...

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#### Designing an Open Spectrograph

Take the class over the rainbow. Pairs or small groups follow directions to create a spectrograph. The pupils measure the angles formed by the different colors of the spectrum along with calculating the lengths formed by the spectrum and...

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#### The Roanoke Adventure!

Travel about town. Pupils work in pairs to find the distances between landmarks with a map. The teams determine how far to travel on the streets and the length between the landmarks with the distance formula and compare the two. Learners...

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#### Getting Around Millbrook

When is the distance formula not accurate? Referencing a map of the school, pairs determine the walking distance between two locations. Creating coordinates for each location, pupils determine the distance between the two points and...

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#### Triangular Irrigation

Try to keep the pipe short. Learners investigate where to place a water pump to use the least amount of pipe. Scholars use their knowledge of reflections and congruent triangles to find the best location for the water pump. Finally, they...

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#### Distance and Midpoint Formulas in a Mall

Go for a walk in the mall. Pupils find distances between stores on a diagram of a mall on Quadrant I. The scholars also determine the midpoint between a store and an entrance to the mall to then create their own paths and determine their...

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#### Natural Disaster Recovery and Quadrilaterals: Fencing and Roofing Materials

Storm into a better understanding of geometry. Using a tornado as a backdrop, scholars practice their skills finding perimeters and areas of rectangles. Learners apply their knowledge of the Pythagorean Theorem to find missing sides of...

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#### Shortest Distance between Line and Point

A short video shows how to find the shortest distance between a line and a point on the coordinate plane. Using the fact the shortest distance is the perpendicular, the presenter shows the class how to find the intersection of the two...

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#### Pythagoras' Theorem

Use a right method to find a distance. Given a right triangle, class members find the length of one side given the measurement of the other two sides—the missing side may or may not be the hypotenuse. A video reminds the pupils how to...

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

Pythagoras is all about being right. A presentation provides sample items for how the Pythagorean Theorem standards may show up in Smarter Balanced assessments. Seven items use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the sides of a right...

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#### Viewmongous TV

Just how big of a TV do you need?! The task at hand asks individuals to compare the area of 80-inch and 55-inch TVs. The length of the TV is given and learners must use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the width to calculate the areas.

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#### Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem: Lesson

The Pythagorean Theorem works for something other than right triangles; show your class all it can do. Using information from the Pythagorean Theorem, the video shows how to determine whether a triangle is an acute or obtuse triangle....

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#### Distance Between Parallel Lines: Lesson

Rely on slope when counting won't do. Using horizontal and vertical parallel lines, the presentation shows scholars how to find the distance by counting. The video uses the relationship of the slopes of perpendicular lines to find two...