Q1, W2: August 20-24

TeacherKristin Andreason
Subject Area8th Grade Intensive Math
Grade Level8
Week #2
Unit of InstructionUnit One: Rational and Irrational Numbers
Standard(s) Taught

Review adding integers (positive and negative numbers)

MAFS.8.NS.1.1:  Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational.  Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually and convert a decimal expression which repeats eventually into a rational number.

MAFS.8.NS.1.2:  Use rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the size of irrational numbers, locate them approximate on a number line diagram, and estimate the value of expressions.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Students will continue to practice adding positive and negative integers.  
  • Students will practice solving word problems that involve adding integers.
  • Students will be able to decide if a number is rational or irrational
  • Students will learn how to approximate the value of the square root of a number that is not a perfect square
Classroom Activities


  • Reinforce classroom procedures
  • Bell Ringer:  6 problems adding integers (go over and review methods)
  • Quizizz on Adding Integers
  • Talk about classifying rational and irrational numbers using a flow chart
  • Students will then write several rational and then irrational numbers


  • Students will do an “Adding and Subracting Integers Maze” (three versions available at different levels of challenge–students will choose the level they feel comfortable with)
  • If they finish, they can play the Dot Game with a partner (also adding integers)


  • Students will do word problem task cards working in pairs (those who did not complete their maze on Wednesday will do that first)
  • We will watch the Weird Number video to strengthen number sense and what makes a number rational
  • We will talk about squares and square roots and will begin to learn how to approximate square roots to a certain place value and practice using white boards
Assignments Due
  • Quizizz assignment on Adding Integers
  • Adding and Subtracting Integers Maze
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