 algbasics  algbasics
Watch narrated stepbystep Flash tutorials about a range of algebra topics: basics of algebra, equations, ratio and proportion, inequalities, absolute values, exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, rational equations, linear equations,
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 Algebra Project: Organizing in the Spirit of Ella  Civic Practices Network (CPN)
This mathscience program in Cambridge, MA has organized local communities to help make algebra available to all 7th and 8th grade students, regardless of their prior level of skill development or academic achievement. This paper examines how the developers
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 Algebra Vision  Sean Berry
Algebra software that lets you visually interact with algebraic expressions. Watch demos on the site, or sign up for a free trial. Individual and schoollevel licenses available.
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 The Area of a Circle (SMILE)  Edwina R. Justice, Gunsaulus Academy
A grade 8 lesson designed to teach the relation between circumference and diameter and how that relation, called pi, is used in the formula for the area of a circle. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept
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 The Area of a Circle (Version 2.0) (SMILE)  Edwina R. Justice, Gunsaulus Academy
A grade 8 lesson designed to review areas of plane figures; determine the relation between the circumference and diameter of a circle; show the geometric representation of the area of a circle as the shape of a parallelogram; and use the formula for computing
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 Awesome Grades in Math and Science (AGMS)  Anita Delmar; AwesomeInfo.com, Inc.
You may purchase the AGMS main volume, a comprehensive guide for success in grades 712 math and science courses; a checklist/diagnostic tool; and a Web resource list (Anita Delmar's personal collection of the "best of the best" in math and science help
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 Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC)  Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Canada
Home of the Canadian Mathematics Competitions (CMC); the Canadian Computing Competition; and contests for middle and high school students. Download PDFs of contest problems dating back to 1997. Register, obtain results from the competitions, participate
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 Eighth Grade (AAA Math)  John Banfill
Interactive math exercises, lessons, and games covering basic arithmetic concepts and methods, for eighth grade.
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 EXAMgen
Computerized test itembanks for secondary school teachers. Math assessment databases cover curricula from 78th grade: Basic Math, Integrated Math, High School Exit Level, Algebra modules and Geometry modules. The databases have multiple choice, short
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 Exclusive Educational Products  Exclusive Educational Products
Order math resources and manipulatives for the curriculum of Ontario, Canada, as listed by grade or by the strands of number sense, measurement, patterning and algebra, geometry, data management, and assessment. Virtual workshops include samples from
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 Five Twelve Thirteen  Dylan Kane
Blog by an eighth grade math teacher in Boston. Posts, which date back to October, 2012, have included "Assessment & Rigor," "Pythagorean Triples Function," "Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others," "Guatemalan Sinkhole," "Problem
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 Grade Eight Problems  The Canadian School Math Page
A variety of word problems at the Canadian 8th grade level, with hints and answers.
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 Graphic Algebra: Explorations with a Graphing Calculator  Asp, Dowsey, Stacey, Tynan; Key Curriculum Press
A book of blackline master activities for algebra students to use with graphing calculators or graphing software such as NuCalc. Based on Australian research on teaching algebra. For grades 811.
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 How Divine Is My Proportion? (SMILE)  Edwina R. Justice, Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy
A lesson for grade 8 that relates the ratio of successive numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence to the "divine proportion" and compares approximate golden rectangles to human body proportions. From the Arithmetic section of a collection of almost 200 single
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 How Much is a Million? (SMILE)  Sharon Simmons, Joseph Stockton Elementary School
A lesson for grades 78 designed to teach students to estimate how much a
million of something weighs. From the Recreational and Creative Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for
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 Junior High and High School: Lesson Plans (The Lesson Plans Page)  Kyle Yamnitz, Univ. of Missouri
A searchable archive of lesson plans for statistics, numeracy and problemsolving, estimation, probability, and more. Includes suggestions for games, manipulatives, and spreadsheets.
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 Mandelbrot Midlevels Competition
A mathematics competition that emphasizes problemsolving, geared towards students in seventh and eighth grade. Three rounds are distributed to schools throughout the year; students may participate in individual or team portions of the contest. Site
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 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)  Massachusetts Department of Education
Test schedules, test items from prior years, scoring guidelines and student work on openresponse questions, results of this state standardized testing, and performance appeals. Publications include questionnaires administered to students, interpretive
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 MATHCOUNTS  MATHCOUNTS Foundation
A national math coaching and competition program that promotes 7th and 8th grade math achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and several territories. At the beginning of each school year, the MATHCOUNTS Foundation distributes,
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 Mathematics Leadership Programs
Mathematics Leadership Programs (MLP) offers a Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching program, as well as a variety of summer institutes and courses for professional development and educational leadership. Originally established at Mount Holyoke College
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 Math Mediator  Glen Cotant
With an emphasis on relevant applications to motivate students, these lesson plans bridge the gap between classic Algebra 2 and real life. Cotant's goal is "to give high school math teachers a readytouse lesson plan as well as help students with their
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 Math Online  SalemKeiser Public Schools, Oregon
SalemKeizer Public Schools of Salem, Oregon, designed this collection of daily math problems to help students in the third, fifth, and eighth grades prepare for the State of Oregon CIM Benchmark exams. Student exercises are organized by grade level,
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 Math That Makes You Go Wow  A MultiDisciplinary Exploration of NonOrientable Surfaces  Boittin, Callahan, Goldberg, Remes
A Web course intended for inclusion as a short segment in a late middle school or early high school math course and designed to convey the beauty and fascination of such mathematical objects as the sphere, the torus, the Klein bottle, the Mobius band,
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 Number Up (SMILE)  Ernestine Bickham, Maria Saucedo Magnet School
A lesson for grades 78 that uses a deck of cards to help students practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, and order of operations. From the Recreational and Creative Math section of a collection of almost 200 single
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 nysmath48  Math Forum
The discussion group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State dedicated to the "Grade 4" and "Grade 8" Math Assessments. Teachers, administrators, NYSED personnel, and anyone interested in this NY statespecific topic are encouraged to take
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 Paper Toss Shootout (SMILE)  Edwina R. Justice, Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy
A lesson for grade 8 designed to teach students to use class data to calculate percentages; participate in a group activity; relate this activity to NBA (National Basketball Association) stats; and calculate select percentages for NBA Finals data. From
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 Pi Day  Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
Answers to a frequently asked question: What activities can I use for Pi Day?
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 Rocket High (SMILE)  Elizabeth Kelly, Pilsen Community Academy
A lesson for grades 78 designed to reinforce students' measurement skills by having them manipulate a launcher to create specific angles, introducing them to the concept of tangents. From the Recreational and Creative Math section of a collection of
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 Rules of Sign Change (SMILE)  Joel P. Zuger, Chicago Metro High School
A lesson for grades 78 designed to teach students to understand the operation of plus and minus signs during arithmetic operations. From the Algebra and Trigonometry section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics
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 The Stock Market Game (SMG2000)  Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education (SIFEE)
The Stock Market Game (SMG2000) is an electronic simulation of Wall Street
trading, designed to help students and adults understand the stock market, the
costs and benefits involved in decisionmaking, the sources and uses of capital
and other related
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 The Surface Area of a Cylinder (Version 2.0) (SMILE)  Edwina R. Justice, Gunsaulus Academy
A grade 8 group activity that uses a phenomenological approach, teaching students to apply concepts to a problemsolving situation. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics
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 Using Diagrams in Problem Solutions (SMILE)  Angel L. Torres, Peabody School
A lesson for grades 78 designed to teach students to use tables, graphs, and diagrams to obtain information; and to construct tables, graphs, and diagrams to collect data. From the Patterns and Logic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept
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 Wired Math  Dean Murray, Soo Go, Jamie Pearson; University of Waterloo (Canada)
A free website created for students and teachers by a teacher for the University of Waterloo. The online games, drills, "follow up exercises," and answers
address topics common to middle grades on every continent. Also availalble from http://www.wiredmath.ca/
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