A geometric approach using exact square manipulatives can promote an understanding of the algorithm to dismantle radical expressions.

Grades: 6th to 8th

Expression/Equation

The Number System

Geometry

Work with radicals and integer exponents.

Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.

Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

8.G.B.7, 8.NS.A.2, 8.EE.A.2

Address the needs of diverse learners with a class structure that is designed around a crime scene theme and based on student choice and perceptions of the math being studied.

Grades: 6th to 8th

Geometry

Expression/Equation

Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.

Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.

7.G.B.4, 8.EE.B.6, 8.G.B.7