Math 8 Specific Supplements
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Math 8 Specific Supplements

Problems, activities and games to supplement teaching BC Math 8 topics.
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MathOnline.ca  Study Forge

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Complete Curriculum for Math 7 - 12 or use as a supplement to other math programs. It is especially great for filling in gaps  to make sure your students are covering the BC math learning outcomes.

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Which One Doesn't Belong?

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One of the new curricular goals in Math is to "Communicate in a variety of ways to explain, clarify, and justify mathematical ideas." The best part of this site is that each problem has multiple correct responses that can be justified. Students have to think through the differences that they see and then make logical decisions and be able to explain it to others. These are the topics: Shapes, Numbers, Graphs and Equations.
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wild.maths.org

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A sister site created by Plus Magazine "for students aged 7 to 16 to explore Math and nurture mathematical creativity"
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Chocolate raspberry (heart-shaped) cake | Yummy Math

Chocolate raspberry (heart-shaped) cake - Students calculate base area or volume of cakes made from 2 cake pan sizes and observe how the volume of the cake changes with the increased pan size.  Th...
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Volume - Students look at  Volume expansion which would be cubed if all dimensions of the cake were enlarged but in this case (since we didn't increase cake depth) only two dimensions are enlarged.

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Guess the Correlation

Guess the Correlation. How good are you at guessing correlation coefficients from scatter plots? Test your skills!
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"This old-school tool has all the flair of a Nintendo game and the simplicity of a Geocities website, yet it’s a fun way for students to see whether they can accurately predict correlations between two variables in a scatter plot" Ed-Surge Newsletter Feb. 4, 2016

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Clean Close Shave | Yummy Math

Clean Close Shave - Take a look at the infographic.  What do you see? What do you think?  What do you wonder? In this lesson students compare QB rating of quarterbacks with a...
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This task can be used to explore a number of math ideas such as sampling, causation versus correlation, misleading data, measures of central tendency, variability and data visualization.

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Saving Wrapping Paper? | Yummy Math

Saving Wrapping Paper? - Dr. Sara Santos is a popular mathematician and speaker on mathematics.  She has worked out a method for wrapping boxes (rectangular prisms) as efficiently...
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This a good opportunity to work with surface area and the Pythagorean Theorem.

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Pixar: The math behind the movies - Tony DeRose - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/pixar-the-math-behind-the-movies-tony-derose The folks at Pixar are widely known as some of the world's best stor...
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This is a great short video that demonstrates the use of grade 7 & 8 topics such as transformations, the coordinate plane, cubic structures, and other topics are used to create the animations at Pixar.

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You Spin Me Right Round: A Challenge for Geometry Teachers

We are now delving into some interesting coordinate geometry. We're also beginning to use patty paper. And today the other geometry teacher and I had an awesomely fun conversation that revoles arou...
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For Alberta Math 8 course on Congruence of Polygons (and transformations) A great discovery activity for finding the center of rotation for a figure and its rotated image.

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Cell phone plans | Yummy Math

This is a great way to introduce or review linear equations.
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This is a great way to introduce or review linear equations.

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Great for lessons on congruency or transformations

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Purposeful Practice & Dandy Candies

Practice may not always be fun, but it can be purposeful. Some of my favorite tasks lately contain purposeful practice. For instance, Dandy Candies tells students they're going to package up 24 cub...
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Surface area problem that is useful

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Math = Love: Probability Bingo

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Great activity to help students understand probability.

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Brilliant

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Here is an enrichment problem on volume of spheres
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“The Cup Is the Y-Intercept”

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expii solve

The purpose of Expii Solve is to get kids—and adults—to approach math as an art. “When people look at art, they say, ‘neat!’ It makes you feel some kind of emotion,” says Loh. “But if you try to teach art by telling exactly how to hold the brush, measure the hues of each color and mix in exact proportions, and then assess students not by painting a picture but how well they can do these steps, everyone will say, ‘I hate art.’”
“If you learned math through memorizing and quickly plugging into a formula, that’s not the point,” says Loh. “The real point of math is thinking through which formula to invent, how to twist it and use it in a different way.”

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With Math I Can - Growth Mindset Tools

Take the With Math I Can growth mindset pledge and access worksheets, lesson plans and other growth mindset resources for use at home, in your classroom and in your district. From Amazon Education, TenMarks, Common Sense Education, ClassDojo, PERTS, Jo Boaler and more. Stop saying Iâ€™m not good at math.
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Pythagorean Triples + coloring | Yummy Math

Pythagorean Triples + coloring - Pythagorean triples are not only handy for students to recognize but produce some interesting and lovely patterns.  We've combined a little coloring with ...
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Math & Art combined!

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Paper Folding

Mark Driscoll’s paper folding task is one of my favorite tasks. I have used it with many different groups – teachers and students and it always prompts rich mathematical discussions and deep engage...
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This is a fun activity for the classroom and is more about being able to convince others that a math concept is true, however, the arguments will include congruency of polygons (which replaces the BC Math tessellation unit in Alberta's Math 8 course)

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Christmas tree lights | Yummy Math

Christmas tree lights - Check out the Christmas Tree.  You are heading out to the store to get lights for the tree.  Without calculating, guess how many feet of lights you will n...
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great activity to use surface area of a cone.

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FREE Pythagorean Theorem Interactive iBook Now Available!

Learn Pythagorean Theorem Through Exploration will explore the characteristics of triangles and Pythagorean Theorem through a real world math task.
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This is a great 4 step math lesson on the Pythagorean Theorem which starts off with one of Dan Meyers 3 Act Math Tasks.

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Steepness and Fall hiking | Yummy Math

Enjoy using slope and the Pythagorean Theorem in a new way.
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"Enjoy using slope and the Pythagorean Theorem in a new way."

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The Money Animal Marketplace Was The Most Fun I Had Doing Math This Summer

In my modeling workshops this summer, we first modeled the money duck, asking ourselves, what would be a fair price for some money buried inside a soap shaped like a duck? We learned how to use the...
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What fun! Give kids an intuitive feel for probability and distribution. You will need to add a lesson on relative frequency first and define expected value.

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Spread of Ebola Activity from Yummy Math

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Analyze statistics and choose the best graphic organizer to display the data.

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The power of good questions | plus.maths.org

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An interesting extension for the Pythagorean Theorem

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Weather extremes | Yummy Math

Weather extremes - In the United States, the summer of 2012 was the warmest summer on record.  The winter of 2013-2014 is on the way to becoming the coldest winter in histor...
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Students compare record high and low temps (integers) and use absolute value in order to always find the positive difference.  Subtraction of negatives becomes obvious in this lesson.

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