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 8th Grade Lesson Plans - The activities included in this section are models for lesson plans that exemplify best practice teaching in mathematics. Sources for the activities include Pinellas County Secondary Mathematics teachers, the Jump Start Algebra Summer Program, and the Opening the Gate project, a statewide funded initiative that began in 1992. Teacher and student versions of each activity are provided. These lesson plans can be viewed through the web links below shown by the buttons. Baseball Proportion: Teacher Notes - proportional reasoning, scale factor, similarity, solve proportions Baseball Proportion: Student Worksheet Bungee m&ms: Teacher Notes - data collection, graphing, line of best fit, interpret data, organize data, make predictions Bungee m&ms: Student Worksheet Cylinder: Teacher Notes - Diameter, Radius, Area, Volume, Ratio, A = pr2, V = pr2h Cylinder: Student Worksheet Drops on a Penny: Teacher Notes - data collection, graphing, line of best fit, interpret data, organize data, make predictions Drops on a Penny: Student Worksheet Famous People: Teacher Notes- estimation, graphing Famous People: Student Worksheet Famous People: Birth Dates Get a Half Life: Teacher Notes - data collection, graphing calculator, line of best fit, interpret data, functions, calculator commands, exponential decay, graph data, curve of best fit Get a Half Life: Student Worksheet Go Fish: Teacher Notes - data collection, interpret data, proportional reasoning, solve proportions Go Fish: Student Worksheet Graphing Calculators: Teacher Notes Graphing Calculators: Student Worksheet Human Coordinate Plane: Teacher Notes- coordinate plane, axis, slope, intercept, graphing coordinate pairs, representing lines and inequalities Human Coordinate Plane: Student Worksheet A Human Number Line: Teacher Notes- number line, symbols, equality, inequality, addition, subtraction, solving equations and inequalities A Human Number Line: Student Worksheet Line Up: Teacher Notes - integers, radicals, scientific notation, relationship of numbers, simplify and order numbers and expressions Line Up: Student Worksheet Reflection: Teacher Notes - transformations, reflections, coordinate plane, graphing points, making transformations (flips, sides, turns) Reflection: Student Worksheet The Shadow Knows: Teacher Notes - ratios, proportions, measurement, measuring lengths, solving proportions The Shadow Knows: Student Worksheet Shaquille O'Neal Hand/Foot Span: Teacher Notes - data collection, interpret data, line of best fit, organize data, graph data, make predictions, ratios Shaquille O'Neal Hand/Foot Span: Student Worksheet Spaghetti Bridges: Teacher Notes - data collection, graphing, linear equations, interpret data, organize data, graph data, make predictions Spaghetti Bridges: Student Worksheet Two for One Box Company: Teacher Notes - volume, nets, ratio, V=lwh Two for One Box Company: Student Worksheet Viewing Tubes: Teacher Notes- data collection, graphing, line of best fit, interpret data, organize data, graph data, make predictions Viewing Tubes: Student Worksheet Wacky Water World: Teacher Notes - linear equations, graphing calculators, interpret data, y=mx+b, graphing linear equations, graphing calculator commands, make predictions Wacky Water World: Student Worksheet Walking the Plank: Teacher Notes- data collection, graphing calculators, interpret data, y=Mx+b, graphing linear equations,, make predictions Walking the Plank: Student Worksheet back to top
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