Q1, W2: August 23-27 Pre-Algebra

TeacherKristin Andreason
Subject Area8th Grade Pre-Algebra
Grade Level8
Week #August 23-27
Unit of InstructionFocus 1: 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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • 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 take notes on Rational Numbers and Irrational Numbers
  2. We will complete a Square Root and Cube Root Chart
  3. We will watch the youtube video “Weird Number”
  4. We will do a Plickers on Rational and Irrational Numbers


  1. Students will take guided notes on Rational Numbers, converting and comparing


  1. Students will take the SMT
  2. Students will practice converting between fractions and decimals and comparing rational numbers
Assignments Due
  • SMT must be taken by Friday, August 27
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.