8th Grade Math Curriculum Map 2018-2019
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8th Grade Math Curriculum Map (Quarter 1)
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Time FrameUtah State Core StandardExpected Student Outcome (Objective)Essential Academic VocabularyAssessments (Formative & Summative)Instructional Learning Activities
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12 to 15 days8.EE.2I can represent solutions to equations of the form x^2 = p and x^3 = p using square and cube roots.square, square root, cube, cube root, radicalNumber Systems #6, 7

ACT: Pre-Algebra;square roots and approximations
Use the geometric representations of square area and cube volumes and their relation to the side length.
Use the idea of inverse operations to introduce the concept of roots.
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8.NS.1I can differentiate between rational and irrational numbers.
I can convert a decimal expansion into a rational number.
decimal expansion, repeating decimal, terminating decimal, rational, irrational, square rootNumber Systems #1Use the Pythagorean Theorem with non-perfect squares to introduce irrational numbers.
Use the powers of ten technique:
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8.NS.2I can appoximate, locate on a number line, and compare size of irrational numbers.
I can estimate expressions involving irrational numbers.
rational, irrational, decimal expansion, square root, truncating, roundingNumber Systems #2, 3

ACT: Pre-Algebra; ordering numbers by value
Construct the Wheel of Theodorus to create physical lengths of the square roots of the counting numbers. Transfer those lengths onto a number line.
Find increasingly accurate estimations for square roots of numbers by guess-and-check with a calculator.
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5 days8.NS.3(NEW for 2016-2017)

I can perform operations with radicals (square roots).
I can simplify radicals (square roots).
Number Systems #4, 5
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20 to 25 days8.EE.7I can solve linear equations in one variable. I can give examples of linear equations with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions.

I can solve linear inequalities in one variable (new to the core).
solve, variable, order of operations, solution, like terms, distributive propertyLinear Equations & Inequalities #1-10

ACT: Pre-Algebra; linear equation in one variable.
Build on the equations solved in seventh grade and move toward increased fluency and procedural skill in solving more complex linear equations.
Examine solutions in the context of the original equation.
Consider teaching unique solutions, no solutions, and infinitly many solutions.
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5 to 10 days8.EE.7c(NEW for 2016-2017)

I can solve single-variable absolute value equations.
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