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Eureka Math Grade 8 Study Guide

Eureka Math Grade 8 Study Guide

Great Minds

ISBN: 978-1-118-81185-6

May 2016, Jossey-Bass

168 pages

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Eureka Math is a comprehensive, content-rich PreK–12 curriculum that follows the focus and coherence of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) and carefully sequences the mathematical progressions into expertly crafted instructional modules. The companion Study Guides to Eureka Math gather the key components of the curriculum for each grade into a single location, unpacking the standards in detail so that both users and non-users of Eureka Math can benefit equally from the content presented. 

Each of the Eureka Math Curriculum Study Guides includes narratives that provide educators with an overview of what students should be learning throughout the year, information on alignment to the instructional shifts and the standards, design of curricular components, approaches to differentiated instruction, and descriptions of mathematical models. The Study Guides can serve as either a self-study professional development resource or as the basis for a deep group study of the standards for a particular grade. For teachers who are new to the classroom or the standards, the Study Guides introduce them not only to Eureka Math but also to the content of the grade level in a way they will find manageable and useful. Teachers familiar with the Eureka Math curriculum will also find this resource valuable as it allows for a meaningful study of the grade level content in a way that highlights the coherence between modules and topics. The Study Guides allow teachers to obtain a firm grasp on what it is that students should master during the year.

The Eureka Math Curriculum Study Guide, Grade 8 provides an overview of all of the Grade 8 modules, including Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation; The Concept of Congruence; Similarity; Linear Equations; Examples of Functions from Geometry; Linear Functions; Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry.

Introduction by Lynne Munson vii

From the Writers by Stefanie Hassan and Winnie Gilbert ix

Foreword by Scott Baldridge xi

How to Use This Book xiii

Chapter 1 Introduction to Eureka Math 1

Vision and Storyline 1

Advantages to a Coherent Curriculum 2

Chapter 2 Major Mathematical Themes in Each Grade Band 5

Year-Long Curriculum Maps for Each Grade Band 5

Math Content Development for Grades 6–8: A Story of Ratios 5

How A Story of Ratios Aligns with the Instructional Shifts 11

How A Story of Ratios Aligns with the Standards for Mathematical Practice 14

Chapter 3 Grade-Level Content Review 19

Rationale for Module Sequence in Grade 8 20

Chapter 4 Curriculum Design 25

Approach to Module Structure 25

Approach to Lesson Structure 26

Approach to Assessment 46

Chapter 5 Approach to Differentiated Instruction 49

Scaffolds for English Language Learners 50

Scaffolds for Students with Disabilities 51

Scaffolds for Students Performing below Grade Level 53

Scaffolds for Students Performing above Grade Level 54

Chapter 6 Grade-Level Module Summary and Unpacking of Standards 55

Module 1: Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation 56

Module 2: The Concept of Congruence 61

Module 3: Similarity 68

Module 4: Linear Equations 74

Module 5: Examples of Functions from Geometry 85

Module 6: Linear Functions 91

Module 7: Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry 97

Chapter 7 Terminology 109

Grade 6 109

Grade 7 114

Grade 8 118

Notes 125

Board of Trustees 127

Eureka Math Grade 8 Study Guide: A Story of Ratios Contributors 129

Index 131