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Heather Sparks

8th Grade Math

Taft Middle School

Oklahoma City, OK

Urban Environment

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(11 Units, 100 Lessons)

Unit 9 - Quantum of Solids(6 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)

Quantum of Solids- Day 1

8th Grade Math

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Quantum of Solids

Big Idea:Through hands-on exploration, students develop and test hypotheses about the volume relationships among these related solids.

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Quantum of Solids- Day 2

8th Grade Math

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Quantum of Solids

Big Idea:Using a foldable, students will organize their understanding of volume formulas and then practice applying them to three-dimensional solids.

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Quantum of Solids- Day 3

8th Grade Math

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Quantum of Solids

Big Idea:Estimating volumes is one of the most difficult of estimating tasks. Today, students must use their knowledge of the volume of cylinder formula to rank eight cylinders in descending order of volume.

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Quantum of Solids- Day 4

8th Grade Math

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Quantum of Solids

Big Idea:Now that students have had a few days of practice applying the volume formulas, it is time to give them a real-world problem to solve that will put these new skills to use.

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Quantum of Solids- Days 5 - 7

8th Grade Math

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Quantum of Solids

Big Idea:As a formative assessment for this unit, students will design and create a "Solids Pet" using cylinders, cones, spheres and other geometric solids. They will then calculate the volume of their pet and compare it to their estimation.

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Quantum of Solids- Day 8

8th Grade Math

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Quantum of Solids

Big Idea:Once student groups complete their "Solids Pet", they must trade their measurements and calculations with another group, who will verify their work for accuracy.

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