Supporting Common Core State and NCTM Standards, these lesson plans and printables (also usable with interactive whiteboards) provide

real-world math for students to become successful

in the classroom and beyond.

GRADES 6-8

EXPLORING EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS**Skills addressed:** Key concepts of variables, writing and solving algebraic expressions, and scientific notation.

GRADES 6-8

ADVENTURES IN EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS**Skills addressed:** Exponents and variables in expressions; graphs, tables, and equations relating independent and dependent variables; using properties to identify equivalent expressions; cube roots, square roots,
and the Pythagorean theorem.

GRADES 6-8

SOLVING THE UNKNOWN WITH ALGEBRA**Skills addressed:** Pre-algebra skills including using formulas, solving for unknowns, and manipulating equations.

GRADES 7-8 (& ADVANCED)

CULTIVATING DATA**Skills addressed:** Key data analysis concepts, including calculating measures of central tendency and expected value, as well as constructing and interpreting line plots, stem-and-leaf plots, box-and-whisker plots,
and scatterplots with lines of best fit.

GRADES 6-8

PLAN, SAVE, SUCCEED!**Skills addressed:** Key financial literacy topics, including budgeting; calculating deductions and interest using percentages, fractions, or decimals; financial responsibility and decision-making; planning and money
management; saving and investing income; and managing credit and debt.

GRADES 6-8

Think FUNCTIONally**Skills addressed:** Key functions topics, including representing a function as a formula and a graph, as well as calculating rate of change and using it to graph and predict future outcomes.

GRADES 4-6

BARS, LINES, & PIES**Skills addressed:** Bar graphs, line graphs, and pie charts.

GRADES 6-8

DIVING INTO THE NUMBER SYSTEM**Skills addressed:** Key concepts of absolute value, negative numbers, and irrational numbers, including determining value and plotting on a number line.

GRADES 6-8

CONVERSIONS ROCK!**Skills addressed:** Converting fractions, decimals, and percents.

GRADES 6-8

DESIGNING WITH GEOMETRY**Skills addressed:** Applying knowledge of transformations, congruence, scale drawings, characteristics of angles, and the Pythagorean theorem to solve problems.

GRADES 6-8

SETTING THE STAGE WITH GEOMETRY**Skills addressed:** Measuring perimeter, area, surface area, and volume.

GRADES 6-8

DATA SAMPLING: MAKING EFFECTIVE INFERENCES**Skills addressed:** Key concepts of representative sampling, including creating and comparing samples and using proportional reasoning.

GRADES 6-8

THE POWER OF PROBABILITY**Skills addressed:** Strategies to identify the likelihood of an event occurring; calculating simple and compound probability; sampling and proportions.

GRADES 6-8

SHAKE, RATTLE, & ROLL**Skills addressed:** Understanding probability through histograms, scatterplots, and tree diagrams.

GRADES 6-8

Designing RATIOnally**Skills addressed:** Key concepts of ratio and unit rate, including representing ratios using different notations as well as performing calculations involving ratios and unit rates.

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