Q3 W5 Feb 3-7 Pre-Algebra

TeacherStephanie Durrance
Subject Area8th Grade Math (Pre-Algebra)
Grade Level8th
Week #5
Unit of InstructionFocus 9: Application of Functions
Standard(s) Taught

MAFS.8.F.1.3: Interpret the equation y = mx + b as defining a linear function, whose graph is a straight line; give examples of functions that are not linear. 

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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

• identify a linear function as y = mx + b • identify linear functions as having graphs that are straight lines. • identify functions that are not linear from equations, tables, and graphs. • give examples of relationships that are nonlinear functions. • compare/contrast linear vs. non-linear represented as an equation, table, and graphs.

• calculate the slope/rate of change from a table, graph, equation, or two points. • write a linear function rule for a given relationship. • describe the slope and y-intercept in terms of the situation.

Classroom Activities


Bellringer: Number Sense Problem 58 (5 min)

Whole Group: Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) – 28. Graphing Slope-Intercept Form (30 min)

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

Rotation 1 – Teacher Group (Ready Math Book) –Pages 70-73

Rotation 2 – Partners (Worksheet) – Graphing Inquiry Activity

Rotation 3 – Independent (Technology) – IXL: Y.6


Individual – I-Ready Lessons on IPads

Independent (Technology) – IXL: Y.4 (Homework)


Bellringer: Number Sense Problem 59 (5 min)

Whole Group: Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) – Review Notes on Slope-Intercept Form (30 min)

Small Groups: Card Match Activity with Slope-Intercept Form, Matching tables, graphs, equations, and real-world situations

Independent (Technology) – IXL: Y.7

All IEP and ESOL accommodations provided daily.

Assignments Due

·         Homework: IXL- Y.4, Y.6, Y.7

Exit Tickets: Graphing Slope-Intercept Form Activity, Matching with Slope-Intercept Form Partner Project

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.