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8th Grade - Real-World Problems

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Use a variety of methods to solve real-world problems involving multi-step linear equations (e.g., manipulatives, technology, pencil and paper). 0806.1.8

Links verified on 7/23/2013

  1. Algebra - Fun with Calendars - a fun mathematical trick
  2. Basic Algebra - Lesson 5 - Expressions from Sentences A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Colored Chip Models - use manipulatives to model addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with positive and negative integers [includes two practice problems] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Disaster Math - Six sets of interactive word problems: Earthquake Math, Hurricane Math, Tornado Math, Wild Fire Math, Winter Storm Math, and Flood Math. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Exploring Baby Weight Mathematically - A baby's weight changes dramatically in the first weeks of life. For example, students will look at data for Baby Kevin and Baby David.
  6. Finding the X Intercept and Y Intercept to Graph Standard Form Equations - five practice problems to practice using what was learned in the lesson above, followed by an answer key
  7. Fly By Math - Distance-Rate-Time Problems in Air Traffic Control designed for grades 5-9 - five separate problems each with associated handouts and videos An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print and A video is available through this link
  8. Line Up With Math - Math based decisions in Air Traffic Control designed for grades 5-9 - This site has an overview, an interactive air traffic simulator and six problems A video is available through this link and This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Ms. Lindquist: The Tutor - A free, web-delivered, intelligent tutoring system for tutoring students in writing expressions for algebra word problems. This site is sponsored by NSF. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Solving Math Word Problems - A Study Guides and Strategies web site posted by the University of St. Thomas
  11. Rate of Change: Connecting Slope to Real Life - a lesson on using slope to find the rate of change accompanied by graphs and explanations
  12. Rate of Change Practice Problems - nine practice problems (including a graph to interpret) followed by an answer key
  13. Stressed Out - Slope as Rate of Change A lesson plan can be found at this site
  14. A WebQuest written by Internet4ClassroomsTaming Word Problems - a WebQuest
  15. Teacher Dodgeball - fill in numbers on an equation - Each blank of the equation stands for a number on a teacher. Hit the teacher with the number that goes next in the equation by clicking on them. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  16. Translating Word Problems - The hardest thing about doing word problems is taking the English problem and translating it into math. A lesson from Purplemath, a great Algebra resource.
  17. Using Mathematical Sentences - how to create and solve mathematical sentences

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