Q1, W2: August 19-23 Pre-Algebra

TeacherKristin Andreason
Subject AreaPre-Algebra
Grade Level8
Week #2
Unit of InstructionUnit One: Rational and Irrational Numbers
Standard(s) Taught

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 be able to decide if a number is rational or irrational
  • Students will learn how to convert decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals.
  • Students will learn how to convert a repeating decimal to a fraction.
Classroom Activities


  • Students will set up their ISN and create a Table of Contents
  • Students will fill in a Square Root and Cube Root Chart (p. 2,3 of ISN)
  • Students will copy notes on Rational (p. 5) and Irrational (p 6) Numbers
  • Students will do IXL D.5 on Rational and Irrational Numbers
  • Students will do a Quizizz on Rational and Irrational Numbers


  • Students will get there Ready Math books
  • We will go over pages 22-23
  • We will watch a Khan Academy video on converting repeating decimals to fractions
  • We will learn the short cut method with the “magic 9” and practice some examples


  • Students will take the Pre-Algebra SMT
  • When all are finished, we will review rational and irrational numbers and then do a Plickers
Assignments Due
  • IXL D,5 is due by Friday, August 23.
  • Students should complete the Pre-Algebra SMT by August 30.
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