About This Book v

About the Authors vii

Acknowledgments ix

**SECTION 1: STANDARDS AND ACTIVITIES FOR GRADE 6 1**

Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 6.RP.1 2

Activity: Ratios All Around Us 2

Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 6.RP.2 4

Activity: Unit Rate Tic-Tac-Toe 4

Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 6.RP.3 6

Activity: The Faster Rate 7

The Number System: 6.NS.1 9

Activity: Modeling Division of Fractions 9

The Number System: 6.NS.2 12

Activity 1: Snork's Long Division 12

Activity 2: Long Division Relay Race 13

The Number System: 6.NS.3 15

Activity: Decimal Operation Tournament 15

The Number System: 6.NS.4 17

Activity: The Numbers Game 17

The Number System: 6.NS.5 19

Activity: Finding the Opposite 19

The Number System: 6.NS.6 22

Activity 1: Graphing on a Number Line 22

Activity 2: Bonk the Mole 24

The Number System: 6.NS.7 25

Activity: An Old-Fashioned Number Line 25

The Number System: 6.NS.8 27

Activity: The Maze Game 27

Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.1 29

Activity: Find Which Does Not Belong 29

Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.2 32

Activity: And It Equals 32

Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.3 35

Activity: Presenting Properties 35

Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.4 37

Activity: Partner Quiz 37

Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.5 39

Activity: Three in a Row 39

Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.6 42

Activity: A Slice of Life with Variables and Expressions 42

Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.7 44

Activity: Equations, Equations, Equations 44

Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.8 46

Activity: Find Your Match 47

Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.9 51

Activity 1: Examining Relationships 51

Activity 2: Comparing Heart Rates 52

Geometry: 6.G.1 54

Activity 1: It's Half 54

Activity 2: It's Awe-Sum 55

Geometry: 6.G.2 57

Activity: It's Voluminous 57

Geometry: 6.G.3 60

Activity: Initials 60

Geometry: 6.G.4 63

Activity: Finding the Surface Area of Nets 63

Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.1 65

Activity: Statistical Questions Versus Nonstatistical Questions 65

Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.2 67

Activity: And the Answer Is 67

Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.3 69

Activity: Measure of Center Versus Measure of Variation 69

Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.4 72

Activity: Creating Data Displays 72

Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.5 75

Activity: Summarizing Data 75

**SECTION 2: STANDARDS AND ACTIVITIES FOR GRADE 7 79**

Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 7.RP.1 80

Activity: What Is the Unit Rate? 81

Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 7.RP.2 84

Activity: Proportions Scavenger Hunt 84

Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 7.RP.3 86

Activity 1: Gifts for the Holidays 86

Activity 2: Very Interesting 89

The Number System: 7.NS.1 90

Activity: The Virtual Classroom 90

The Number System: 7.NS.2 92

Activity 1: The Distributive Property War 93

Activity 2: Which One Should Be Excluded? 96

The Number System: 7.NS.3 98

Activity: Playing the Stock Market 98

Expressions and Equations: 7.EE.1 104

Activity: Algebraic Expressions Jigsaw 104

Expressions and Equations: 7.EE.2 106

Activity: Rewriting Expressions 106

Expressions and Equations: 7.EE.3 108

Activity: Estimation Game 108

Expressions and Equations: 7.EE.4 110

Activity 1: Writing Equations 110

Activity 2: Solving Inequalities 112

Geometry: 7.G.1 114

Activity: Scaling Your Classroom 114

Geometry: 7.G.2 116

Activity: Creating Triangles 116

Geometry: 7.G.3 119

Activity 1: A Virtual Cube 119

Activity 2: Slicing Figures 120

Geometry: 7.G.4 121

Activity 1: Circle Scavenger Hunt 121

Activity 2: What's the Relationship? 122

Geometry: 7.G.5 124

Activity: What's the Angle? 124

Geometry: 7.G.6 127

Activity: Let's Build It 127

Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.1 129

Activity: Examining Samples 129

Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.2 131

Activity: How Many Cubes? 131

Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.3 133

Activity: How Well Did They Do? 133

Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.4 136

Activity: What Can We Say? 136

Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.5 139

Activity: On a Scale of Zero to One 139

Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.6 143

Activity: Probability Simulations 143

Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.7 145

Activity 1: Spinner Experiment 145

Activity 2: Flipping a Marshmallow 146

Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.8 148

Activity 1: Working with Sample Spaces 148

Activity 2: Simulating Events 149

**SECTION 3: STANDARDS AND ACTIVITIES FOR GRADE 8 151**

The Number System: 8.NS.1 152

Activity: Math Tic-Tac-Toe 153

The Number System: 8.NS.2 154

Activity 1: Zeroing In 154

Activity 2: Irrational Numbers—They're Insane 155

Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.1 157

Activity: What Does It Equal? 157

Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.2 160

Activity: Creating Squares and Cubes 161

Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.3 162

Activity 1: Expressing Numbers in Scientific Notation 162

Activity 2: It's How Many Times as Much.163

Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.4 165

Activity 1: Math Bingo 166

Activity 2: Metric Prefixes 167

Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.5 169

Activity: It's Proportional 169

Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.6 171

Activity 1: The Slope Is the Same 171

Activity 2: I Have Derived It 172

Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.7 176

Activity: Which One Doesn't Belong? 177

Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.8 179

Activity 1: What's the Point? 180

Activity 2: Students Teaching 181

Functions: 8.F.1 183

Activity 1: Using a Function Machine 183

Activity 2: And Now for a Skit, a Song, a Poem, or a 184

Functions: 8.F.2 185

Activity: What's My Function? 185

Functions: 8.F.3 189

Activity: A Function Scavenger Hunt 189

Functions: 8.F.4 191

Activity 1: Four in a Row 191

Activity 2: Everyday Uses of Linear Functions 192

Functions: 8.F.5 198

Activity: Describing a Graph 198

Geometry: 8.G.1 201

Activity: Transformations 201

Geometry: 8.G.2 205

Activity 1: Find the Image 205

Activity 2: From Here to There 206

Geometry: 8.G.3 210

Activity: I've Scrambled My Notes 210

Geometry: 8.G.4 215

Activity: I Found the Image 215

Geometry: 8.G.5 219

Activity 1: Finding the Sum of the Interior Angles of a Triangle 220

Activity 2: Finding the Sum of the Exterior Angles of a Triangle 221

Activity 3: Angles, Parallel Lines, and Transversals 222

Activity 4: Angle-Angle Similarity 223

Geometry: 8.G.6 227

Activity 1: I Can Explain It 227

Activity 2: The Pythagorean Puzzle 228

Geometry: 8.G.7 230

Activity: Applying the Pythagorean Theorem 230

Geometry: 8.G.8 232

Activity: Finding the Distance 232

Geometry: 8.G.9 234

Activity: Finding the Volume 234

Statistics and Probability: 8.SP.1 237

Activity: Making a Scatter Plot 237

Statistics and Probability: 8.SP.2 239

Activity: Drawing the Line of Best Fit 239

Statistics and Probability: 8.SP.3 241

Activity: Using Linear Equations to Solve Problems 241

Statistics and Probability: 8.SP.4 243

Activity: Analyzing Two-Way Tables 244

Index 247