To support mathematical investigations, use this framework to guide students in constructing art-based and technology-based literature.

Grades: 6th to 8th

The Number System

Stats & Probability

Expression/Equation

Ratio & Proportion

Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.

Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.

Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

Summarize and describe distributions.

Develop understanding of statistical variability.

Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

6.RP.A.3c, 6.NS.B.3, 6.SP.A.3, 6.SP.B.5c, 7.RP.A.3, 7.NS.A.1b, 7.NS.A.1d, 7.NS.A.3, 7.EE.B.3, 8.SP.A.1, 7.NS.A.2a, 7.NS.A.2c, 7.NS.A.2d

Plants vs. Zombies, a popular electronic game, is used to explore mathematics.

Grades: 6th to 8th

Stats & Probability

Ratio & Proportion

Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.2, 6.RP.A.3a, 6.RP.A.3b, 7.RP.A.1, 8.SP.A.1

A flight simulator presents a new STEM slant on students’ knowledge of linear equations.

Grades: 6th to 8th

Ratio & Proportion

Expression/Equation

Stats & Probability

Functions

Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.

Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.

Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

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

Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.

7.EE.B.4a, 8.EE.B.5, 8.EE.B.6, 8.F.B.4, 8.SP.A.1, 6.EE.B.6, 6.EE.C.9, 7.RP.A.2b, 7.EE.A.2, 7.RP.A.2c, 7.RP.A.2d