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8th Grade - Symbolic Algebra

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Represent situations and solve real-world problems using symbolic algebra. 0806.3.13

Links verified on 9/29/2014

  1. Disaster Math - Six sets of interactive word problems: Earthquake Math, Hurricane Math, Tornado Math, Wild Fire Math, Winter Storm Math, and Flood Math.
  2. Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car - students use tables, graphs, linear functions to solve a real-world problem A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Grand Slam Math - The questions start out easy and get a little harder as you go. Don't worry, they won't throw too many curve balls. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Late Delivery - Use symbolic algebra to find the value of expression written on each door to help Postman Phil deliver the mail This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Math at the Mall - practice percentages and finding the best deal while shopping at a virtual mall This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Math in Daily Life: How do numbers affect everyday decisions? - A unit from Annenberg CPB which includes several hands-on activities. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Plane Math - Nine activities involving aviation and mathematic A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Ratio/Proportion Problems from Ask Dr. Math - three pages of links to real-world problems
  9. Real World Mathematics - One of the challenges facing mathematics teachers is convincing their students that there is a place for mathematics in the real world. The goal of this page is to collect examples of those applications. This is a SCORE (Schools of California - Online Resources for Educators) page.
  10. Representations of Linear Functions: Cab fares - The charge for a cab ride is determined by the length of travel. Some companies also charge a basic, fixed amount. At this site you will find descriptions of fares of three competing cab companies and you are asked to suggest a new fare.
  11. A PowerPoint show related to this standardSlope-Intercept Form - [12 slides] this show uses animation very effectively, provides examples and the chance for student response and invludes a great real-world application of slope-intercept
  12. Thinking Blocks - learn how to solve multistep word problems - Scroll to the bottom of the page and use any of the six sets of ratio word problems fo practice thie standard. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Word Problems with Katie - two levels are available: addition and subtraction in level 1, and multiplication and division in level 2 - questions start out easy and get a little harder as you go This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

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