Parent Resources

Links for Growth Mindset
Al list of resources for Growth Mindset and Zone Of Proximal Development
Math Resources

Pythagorean Theorem Investigations
This site contains links that allow students to see visual representations of the Pythagorean Theorem (requires java).

Gizmos
The math Gizmos focus on fraction operations with visual models. You will need your username and password from science. You may come see either Mrs. Broderson or Ms. Moquin if you have forgotten these.

Math Aids
A place to make worksheets for extra practice problems of a variety of types.

Algebra Balance
An online tutorial for solving math equations visually. From Math Playground.

NLVM
This is a library of online manipulatives for mathematics. It includes fractions, decimals, equation balances and visuals for the Pythagorean Theorem to just name a few.

We are beginning a new unit of study that involves irrational numbers, particularly square roots, and the Pythagorean Theorem. We start by examining perfect square numbers and the definition of square root both in theory and in context of geometry. Students will estimate the value of irrational square roots to between two integers and then to different place values. Students will be expected to find missing values in equations involving squares and square roots. They will also examine what happens when squaring a square root and if equality is maintained when adding, subtracing, multiplying and dividing square roots. Once square rooting is more comfortable, we will move into using square roots to find missing side lengths in right triangles and finding diagonal lengths on polygons and on coordinate grids. Students will use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing lengths and to determine if triangles are right triangles. They will also examine a geoemtric proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Common Core Math, Grade 8 Content Standards
Number System
 Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.
Expressions and Equations
 Work with radicals and integer exponents.
 Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
 Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
Functions
 Define, evaluate, and compare functions.
 Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
Geometry
 Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.
 Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
 Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.
Statistics and Probability
 Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.
Mathematical Practices
 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
 Model with mathematics.
 Use appropriate tools strategically.
 Attend to precision.
 Look for and make use of structure.
 Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
For more information: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/introduction/