Fun with Exponents Activities Bundle – 8th Grade PBL with Math

Fun with Exponents Activities Bundle – 8th Grade PBL with Math
Fun with Exponents Activities Bundle – 8th Grade PBL with Math
Fun with Exponents Activities Bundle – 8th Grade PBL with Math
Fun with Exponents Activities Bundle – 8th Grade PBL with Math
Fun with Exponents Activities Bundle – 8th Grade PBL with Math
Fun with Exponents Activities Bundle – 8th Grade PBL with Math
Fun with Exponents Activities Bundle – 8th Grade PBL with Math
Fun with Exponents Activities Bundle – 8th Grade PBL with Math
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  1. Students use creativity to demonstrate mastery with operations involving exponents and radicals. The Exponents & Radicals Board Game gives students the opportunity to create a wholly original game that incorporates: evaluating exponents, evaluating radicals, negative exponents, fractional expone
  2. This project covers math standards related to both exponents & radicals. Students choose one task from each row of the matrix: one from exponents and one from radicals. Each activity is aligned with a specific multiple intelligence. Each activity is to be wholly original and unique. This project
  3. This project covers math standards related to both exponents & radicals. Students choose six of the ten key exponent and radicals vocabulary words, then match each of the chosen words to one of the six exemplar types. Students will then define and create a unique example for each word. Students
  4. Students use creativity to demonstrate mastery with operations involving scientific notation. The Scientific Notation Board Game allows students to create a wholly original game that incorporates evaluating and calculating problems with very large or very small numbers written in scientific notation
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The purpose of the 8th Grade Exponents Activities Bundle is to give students an opportunity to use creativity to demonstrate mastery of the concepts governing exponential and radical operations. This bundle includes four unique tasks: Exponents & Radicals Board Game, Exponents & Radicals Vocabulary Wheel, Exponents & Radicals Matrix, and the Scientific Notation Board Game. These activities and their accompanying materials are suited for students in grades 8 through 10. These lessons make excellent sub plans. Each project takes 90-minutes to two-hours to complete. The Exponents & Radicals Board Game and the Scientific Notation Board Game are extremely similar but include materials that are specific to the individual topic. Teachers will want to choose one or the other to use with their class. Both resources are included with this bundle at no additional charge for the Scientific Notation Board Game.

The following downloads are included with this bundle:

1. Exponents & Radicals Board Game

a. Teacher Instructions

b. Printable Student Instructions

c. Printable Rubric

d. photos of student work (A picture is worth a thousand words.)

2. Exponents & Radicals Vocabulary Wheel

a. Teacher Instructions

b. Student Instructions

c. Vocabulary Wheel Outline Master Copy for Students

d. Grading Rubric

e. Extension Task Suggestions

f. Student Samples

3. Exponents & Radicals Matrix

a. Teacher Instructions

b. Student Instructions

c. Student Success Plan Worksheet

d. Multiple Intelligences Matrix

e. Multiple Intelligences Extension Matrix (for greater differentiation with advanced students)

f. Matrix Grading Rubric

g. Presentation Scoresheet

h. Extension Task Suggestions

i. Multiple Intelligences Survey for Students

4. Scientific Notation Board Game

a. Teacher Instructions

b. Printable Student Instructions

c. Printable Rubric

d. Photos of student work (A picture is worth a thousand words.)

The following Common Core Standards are addressed in this bundle: 8.EE.A.1, 8.EE.A.2, 8.EE.A.3, 8.EE.A.4, HSN.RN.A.1, HSN.RN.A.2, HSA-SSE.A.1, HSA-SSE.A.2, HSA-SSE.B.3, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MP5, MP6, MP7, and MP8.

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Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Mathematically proficient students notice if calculations are repeated, and look both for general methods and for shortcuts. Upper elementary students might notice when dividing 25 by 11 that they are repeating the same calculations over and over again, and conclude they have a repeating decimal. By paying attention to the calculation of slope as they repeatedly check whether points are on the line through (1, 2) with slope 3, middle school students might abstract the equation (𝑦 – 2)/(𝑥 – 1) = 3. Noticing the regularity in the way terms cancel when expanding (𝑥 – 1)(𝑥 + 1), (𝑥 – 1)(𝑥² + 𝑥 + 1), and (𝑥 – 1)(𝑥³ + 𝑥² + 𝑥 + 1) might lead them to the general formula for the sum of a geometric series. As they work to solve a problem, mathematically proficient students maintain oversight of the process, while attending to the details. They continually evaluate the reasonableness of their intermediate results.
Look for and make use of structure. Mathematically proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. Young students, for example, might notice that three and seven more is the same amount as seven and three more, or they may sort a collection of shapes according to how many sides the shapes have. Later, students will see 7 × 8 equals the well remembered 7 × 5 + 7 × 3, in preparation for learning about the distributive property. In the expression 𝑥² + 9𝑥 + 14, older students can see the 14 as 2 × 7 and the 9 as 2 + 7. They recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometric figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems. They also can step back for an overview and shift perspective. They can see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects. For example, they can see 5 – 3(𝑥 – 𝑦)² as 5 minus a positive number times a square and use that to realize that its value cannot be more than 5 for any real numbers 𝑥 and 𝑦.
Attend to precision. Mathematically proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose, including using the equal sign consistently and appropriately. They are careful about specifying units of measure, and labeling axes to clarify the correspondence with quantities in a problem. They calculate accurately and efficiently, express numerical answers with a degree of precision appropriate for the problem context. In the elementary grades, students give carefully formulated explanations to each other. By the time they reach high school they have learned to examine claims and make explicit use of definitions.
Use appropriate tools strategically. Mathematically proficient students consider the available tools when solving a mathematical problem. These tools might include pencil and paper, concrete models, a ruler, a protractor, a calculator, a spreadsheet, a computer algebra system, a statistical package, or dynamic geometry software. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. For example, mathematically proficient high school students analyze graphs of functions and solutions generated using a graphing calculator. They detect possible errors by strategically using estimation and other mathematical knowledge. When making mathematical models, they know that technology can enable them to visualize the results of varying assumptions, explore consequences, and compare predictions with data. Mathematically proficient students at various grade levels are able to identify relevant external mathematical resources, such as digital content located on a website, and use them to pose or solve problems. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community. By high school, a student might use geometry to solve a design problem or use a function to describe how one quantity of interest depends on another. Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later. They are able to identify important quantities in a practical situation and map their relationships using such tools as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas. They can analyze those relationships mathematically to draw conclusions. They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose.
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