Q1, W5: September 10-14

TeacherKristin Andreason
Subject Area8th Grade Intensive Math
Grade Level8
Week #5
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 expansion 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 approximately on a number line diagram, and estimate the value of expressions.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Students will be able to find the least common denominator to compare fractions
  • Students will be able to order fractions from least to greatest or greatest to least
  • Students will be able to find the approximate location of square roots on a number line
  • Students will be able to convert between fractions, decimals, and percents
  • Students will understand how to solve for a single variable in a one-step equation
Classroom Activities


  • Students will finish the Mathspace assignment (Comparing Fractions)
  • Students will finish the Common Denominator Maze
  • Students will finish any IXL assignments for their core math class
  • Students will review for the test on Wednesday in core math class


  • We will play Math Jeopardy in groups on the following topics:  Fractions/Decimals/Percents;  Comparing Rational Numbers; Decimals; and Rational Numbers


  • We will examine one-step equations and how we solve them
  • Students will take notes on how we solve one-step equations by using inverse operations
  • Students will do a worksheet (One Step Equations Race–not as a race though)
  • Students will also do an IXL on solving one-step equations (8th grade W-6)
Assignments Due
  • One-step equations maze due September 14
Additional Resources

All IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.