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Heather Sparks

8th Grade Math

Taft Middle School

Oklahoma City, OK

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(11 Units, 100 Lessons)

Unit 5 - The Fabulous World of Functions(19 Lessons)

Unit 1 - Welcome Back! (4 Lessons)

Unit 2 - Rules of Exponents(10 Lessons)

Unit 3 - How Big? How Small?(12 Lessons)

Unit 4 - So What's Rational About That?(5 Lessons)

Unit 5 - The Fabulous World of Functions(19 Lessons)

Unit 6 - Shapes On A Plane(5 Lessons)

Unit 7 - What's at the Root?(5 Lessons)

Unit 8 - Playing Around with Pythagoras(12 Lessons)

Unit 9 - Quantum of Solids(6 Lessons)

Unit 10 - It's All About the Rates(7 Lessons)

Unit 11 - Oni's Equation Adventure(15 Lessons)

Fabulous World of Function- Unit Introduction

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:This lesson lays a strong foundation for the unit by introducing key unit vocabulary as well as the ever-important vertical line test.

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21 Resources

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Turtle & Snail Part I : An Introduction to "Rule of Five'

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:This lesson helps students see relationships between the algebraic representations of a function. The context of the story helps to ground student understanding.

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21 Resources

33 Favorites

Turtle & Snail Part II

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:Building on the learning from Part I, students will again be able to make connections among functional representations in context, this time with one change: Snail gets a head start.

13 Resources

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13 Resources

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What's My Rule?

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:Looking for patterns is just the start of this wonderful activity that helps students begin to see relationships in given data sets and express those relationships as equations or rules.

15 Resources

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15 Resources

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What's My Rule? Technology Mode

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:While students have a basic understanding of the "What's My Rule" game, endless practice is available when rules are programmed into a graphing calculator.

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12 Resources

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Writing Function Rules

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:Building on "What's My Rule", today's lesson gives context to the numbers and applies them to real life situations.

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15 Resources

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Rule of 5 Poster Project

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:In this project, students apply their understanding of the Rule of 5 to create a poster based on a story of their own creation.

10 Resources

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10 Resources

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Charity Walk-A-Thon

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:In this task, student pairs evaluate three proposed donation ideas by using tables, equations and graphs as evidence.

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11 Resources

9 Favorites

Which T-Shirt Company?

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:Being able to write functions for given situations is an important prerequisite for this lesson in which students will need to apply those functions to justify choices.

12 Resources

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12 Resources

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Right Hand/Left Hand

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:In this engaging activity, students perform a simple repetitive task with first their dominant hand, then non-dominant hand. They then create a scatter plot of the data and determine the correlation.

14 Resources

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14 Resources

23 Favorites

Penny Bridges

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:Using paper bridges of varying lengths, paper cups and pennies, students will collect, analyze and describe data.

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9 Resources

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Penny Bridge Debrief

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:Students look at the data they collected from the previous day's activity and draw conclusions.

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10 Resources

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What's the Correlation?

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:In this measurement lab, students will gather height and shoe length data from their classmates, create a scatter plot, and then determine the equation for a line of best fit that represents the data.

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12 Resources

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Slinky Stretch Lab

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:In this lab, students will once again be gathering data in order to describe the relationships between two variables. This time, however, the correlation is negative.

13 Resources

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13 Resources

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Cup Stacking

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:In this task, students are given a stack of 6 cups and are challenged to find the height of 50 cups by using a table, graph or equation.

13 Resources

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13 Resources

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Gas Guzzlers

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:In this activity, students will organize given data about cars and their respective mpg to determine a function that represents data. Then, using the function, the student has to determine the likely mpg of a car model not displayed in the data.

13 Resources

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13 Resources

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Rule of 5 Card Match

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:In this activity, students are given a variety of cards with tables, graphs, and equations and must sort them into groups based on functions.

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11 Resources

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Here Comes Halley!

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:Using points in history for data, students will organize a scatter plot to determine when Halley's Comet will next visit earth.

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13 Resources

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Buying a Ford Mustang

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Fabulous World of Functions

Big Idea:In this activity, students will organize data from a list of classified ads to draw conclusions about the cost for a car, given its age.

11 Resources

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11 Resources

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