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Creative Motivation

In these segments, artist Mark Ecko discusses what motivates him to create his art, and what "creativity" means to him. This resource teaches students what "motivation" and "creativity" mean, and empowers students to create their own art.

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Nature Cat | The Treasure of Bad Dog Bart

While digging a hole to bury his bone, Hal uncovers Bad Dog Bart's treasure map. Legend has it that Bag Dog Bart stole the neighborhood dogs' toys, and buried them in a treasure chest for himself!

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19 OnTRACK Grade 7 Math: Proportionality

Students will learn to use proportional relationships to describe dilations; to explain proportional and non-proportional relationships involving slope; and to use proportional and non-proportional relationships to develop foundational concepts of functions.

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4 OnTRACK Grade 8 Math: Number and Operations

Students will learn how to apply mathematical process standards to represent and use real numbers in a variety of forms.

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11 OnTRACK Grade 8 Math: Proportionality

Students learn to to use proportional relationships to describe dilation; explain proportional and non-proportional relationships involving slope; and use proportional and non-proportional relationships to develop foundational concepts of functions.

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9 OnTRACK Grade 8 Math: Expressions, Equations, and Relationships

Students will learn to develop mathematical relationships and make connections to geometric formulas; use geometry to solve problems; use one-variable equations or inequalities in problem situations; and use multiple representations to develop foundational concepts of simultaneous linear equations.

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5 OnTRACK Grade 8 Math: Two-Dimensional Shapes, Measurement, and Data

Students will learn to develop transformational geometry concepts and to use statistical procedures to describe data.

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Graphing Proportional Relationships

Given a proportional relationship, students will be able to graph a set of data from the relationship and interpret the unit rate as the slope of the line.

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Analyzing Scatterplots

Given a set of data, the student will be able to generate a scatterplot, determine whether the data are linear or non-linear, describe an association between the two variables, and use a trend line to make predictions for data with a linear association.

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Writing Geometric Relationships

Given information in a geometric context, students will be able to use informal arguments to establish facts about the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles, the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal, and the angle-angle criterion for similarity of triangles.

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Solutions of Simultaneous Equations

Given a graph of two simultaneous equations, students will be able to interpret the intersection of the graphs as the solution to the two equations.

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Comparing and Explaining Transformations

Given rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations, students will be able to develop algebraic representations for rotations, and generalize and then compare and contrast the properties of congruence transformations and non-congruence transformations.

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Mean Absolute Deviation

Given a set of data with no more than 10 data points, students will be able to determine and use the mean absolute deviation to describe the spread of the data.

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Evaluating Solutions for Reasonableness

Given problem situations, the student will determine if the solutions are reasonable.

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Predicting, Finding, and Justifying Solutions to Problems

Given application problems, the student will use appropriate tables, graphs, and algebraic equations to find and justify solutions to problems.

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Estimating Measurements and Using Formulas: Surface Area

Given application problems involving lateral or total surface area the student will estimate measurements and solve the problems.

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Determining the Effects of Proportional Change on Area

Given pictorial representations and problem situations involving area, the student will describe the effects on area when dimensions are changed proportionally.