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
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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 = pr^{2},
V = pr^{2}h 

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 

