Q3 W3 Jan 20-24 Pre-Algebra

TeacherStephanie Durrance
Subject Area8th Grade Math (Pre-Algebra)
Grade Level8th
Week #3
Unit of InstructionFocus 8: Introduction to Functions
Standard(s) Taught

MAFS.8.F.2.4: Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x, y) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values. 

MAFS.8.EE.2.5: Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways.

MAFS.8.F.1.2: Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions).

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

• determine the initial value/y-intercept from a table, graph, equation, or two points.

• interpret the unit rate of a proportional relationship as the slope of a graph.

• identify the properties of a function written in algebraic form (e.g., rate of change, meaning of y-intercept, linear, non-linear).

• compare the properties of two functions that are represented differently.

Classroom Activities


Bellringer: Number Sense Problem 54 (5 min)

Whole Group: Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) –  Constant of Proportionality (30 min)

Small Group: Three rotations at 20 minutes each. (1 hour)

Rotation 1 – Teacher Group (Ready Math Book) –Finish Pages 102-109

Rotation 2 – Partners (Worksheet) – Constant of Proportionality Tables

Rotation 3 – Independent (Technology) – IXL: Z.8


Individual – I-Ready Lessons on IPads


Bellringer: Number Sense Problem 55 (5 min)

Whole Group: Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) – Qualitative Graphs (30 min)

Small Groups: Journey to the Bus Stop Task

a.       Matching a Graph to a Story

b.      Sort Graphs with Stories on Poster

c.       Making up Data for a Graph

d.      Sort Tables with Graphs on Poster

e.       Assessment – Journey to the Bus Stop

Independent: (Technology) – IXL: Z.2, Z.7

All IEP and ESOL accommodations provided daily.

Assignments Due

·         Homework: IXL- Z.2, Z.7, Z.8

Exit Tickets:  Constant of Proportionality Tables, Sorting Poster with Assessment (Journey to the Bus Stop)

Additional Resources

Khan Academy videos – type any topic in search bar followed by Khan Academy to find an instructional video for additional support.

IXL – Provides support for any grade level math standard.