Q1, W1: August 31-September 4 Pre-Algebra

TeacherKristin Andreason
Subject Area8th Grade Pre-Algebra
Grade Level8
Week #1
Unit of InstructionFocus 1: Rational and Irrational Numbers
Standard(s) Taught

 We will review rounding numbers to a particular place value.

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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Students will learn the classroom rules and expections.
  • Students will learn the difference between rational and irrational numbers.
  • convert a rational number into a decimal.
  • classify a number as a rational or irrational based on whether the decimal form is repeating, terminating, or does not repeat or terminate.
  • convert a repeating and terminating decimal into a rational number (fraction).



Classroom Activities


  1. Students will sign in to Zoom for attendance and whole group instruction.
  2. Teacher will go over class rules and procedures and talk about supplies.
  3. Teacher will talk about the ISN and help students set up Table of Contents.
  4. Teacher will discuss the importance of education and why Pre-Algebra is important.
  5. Have all students join Remind.
  6. Students will sign into Edgenuity to see course material.
  7. Students will write a paragraph on “My Relationship with Math.”  I want to know how you and math get along and how you feel about math.  You can tell me if you like or dislike math, what is easy for you and what is hard for you, how I can help you as you learn math, how you feel when you think about math, etc.  When you finish, please take a picture and share it with me on Remind!
  8. We will play Kahoot to review 7th grade math skills.


  1. Students will log into Zoom for Attendance
  2. Students will do an assigned iReady lesson on Rational and Irrational Numbers


  1. Students will log into Zoom for attendance
  2. Students will begin the iReady Diagnostic.
  3. We will write notes in our ISN’s on Rational Numbers (p. 1) and Irrational Numbers (p. 2).
  4. We will then log into Edgenuity and do the Warm-up and Instruction under Exploring Real Numbers.
  5. Students will do IXL D.5.
Assignments Due
  • “My Relationship with Math” paragraph is due Monday/Tuesday.
  • IXL D.5 is due on Thursday or Friday.
Additional Resources

All IEP and ESOL accommodations are provided daily.

Khan Academy videos – type any topic in search bar followed by Khan Academy to find an instructional video for additional support. https://www.khanacademy.org/ 

IXL – Provides support for any grade level math standard.  

Edgenuity – https://www.edgenuity.com/