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Jeff Li MTP

8th Grade Math

KIPP Infinity Charter School

New York, NY

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(13 Units, 141 Lessons)

Unit 4 - INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS (20 Lessons)

Unit 1 - FLUENCIES AND THE LANGUAGE OF ALGEBRA(9 Lessons)

Unit 2 - SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS (16 Lessons)

Unit 3 - INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONS (7 Lessons)

Unit 4 - INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS (20 Lessons)

Unit 5 - SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS (19 Lessons)

Unit 6 - EXPONENTS AND SCIENTIFIC NOTATION (10 Lessons)

Unit 7 - PARALLEL LINES, TRANSVERSALS, AND TRIANGLES(9 Lessons)

Unit 8 - CONGRUENCE AND SIMILARITY THROUGH TRANSFORMATIONS(18 Lessons)

Unit 9 - PATTERNS OF ASSOCIATION IN BIVARIATE DATA(7 Lessons)

Unit 10 - SLOPE REVISITED(3 Lessons)

Unit 11 - VOLUME OF CYLINDERS, CONES, AND SPHERES(2 Lessons)

Unit 12 - POLYNOMIALS AND FACTORING (12 Lessons)

Unit 13 - QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS (9 Lessons)

Define and graph linear functions

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:What the heck is a line, anyway? How does the equation relate to its graph? Students get introduced to the concept of a linear function.

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17 Resources

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Graph linear functions while solving for "y" first

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:What should we do if we encounter an equation that - gasp! -- does not have y isolated? Kids learn how to manipulate the equation into slope-intercept form, without using that vocabulary... yet.

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13 Resources

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Determine if a given point is a solution to a linear function

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:Is the kid "on the line" or not? :)
Get kids to figure out whether a given point is a solution to a linear function by defining what a solution is -- namely, an ordered pair that makes the function true.

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13 Resources

11 Favorites

Define and determine slope when given points (Part 1)

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:Ah, good ol' rise over run - forever a classic. Introduce students to the concept of slope in this introductory lesson.

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13 Resources

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Define and determine slope when given points (Part 2)

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:How do I find the slope when I don't have a graph? Is there a different way to find rise over run? Another good ol' classic -- the slope formula.

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14 Resources

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Slope-intercept Form

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:y = mx + b. The big ideas in 8th grade math don't get much bigger than this one. :) If I could make the font size in this section 1000 point, I would. This is HUGE!

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13 Resources

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Determine slope and intercept from an equation

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:Y has been a very, very bad boy. :) Isolate him so that we can figure out the slope and intercept.

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14 Resources

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Big ideas about "m" and "b"

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:Get kids to think big. Illustrate some enduring understandings about how changing m and b change a linear function... and then link this to some real-life examples.

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13 Resources

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Find slope in four ways

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:The slope only has 4 hiding places... figure out which strategy to use when.
Bring it all together... consolidate finding slope from a graph, from a table, from points, and from an equation.

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18 Resources

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Write slope-intercept equations given point and slope

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:You know the slope, and you have a point... can you figure out the y-intercept?

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13 Resources

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Write slope-intercept equations given two points

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:Now, you only know two points. Can you figure out the entire slope-intercept form of the line that passes through these two points?

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11 Resources

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Compare slopes of functions I

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:A HUGE Common Core Standard - compare rates of change across linear functions represented in different ways. Students compare slopes of graphs, tables, equations, points, and concrete examples.

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15 Resources

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Compare slopes of functions II

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:Logic rules! Students apply everything they know about linear functions to solve problems flexibly. This is a lesson that brings a lot of different standards together, and pushes kids to be flexible and logical in their thinking.

16 Resources

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16 Resources

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Construct functions to model linear relationships I

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:Math is life! Over the course of 4 days, students construct linear functions to model real-life situations... ordering T-shirts, taking cabs, visiting carnivals, and many other contexts.

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14 Resources

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Construct functions to model linear relationships II

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:What if the problem doesn't tell you the initial value? Can you still construct a function that models a linear relationship?

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11 Resources

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Construct functions III

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:Push kids to really interpret the meaning of slope and initial value in real-life contexts. This is tricky stuff, so kids need lots of practice.

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13 Resources

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Construct functions IV

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:The trickiest day of constructing functions - kids have to see data in a problem as points on a line. Requires some very high-order thinking!

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13 Resources

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Compare linear relationships I

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:The culmination of this unit! Brings all the skills necessary around slope, connecting real-life situations to linear functions, and then comparing them. Great problem-solving day that requires a ton of logic.

13 Resources

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13 Resources

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Are you smarter review

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:Are you smarter than an 8th grader? Based on the popular TV series, it's kids vs. a teacher (it could be the music teacher, the English teacher, whomever) in a battle over prowess in 8th grade mathematics.

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6 Resources

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Assessment #9 - Linear Functions Unit Assessment

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

INTERPRETING AND COMPARING LINEAR FUNCTIONS

Big Idea:Test time!

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12 Resources

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