Giles County Board of Education
GCBOE Math

Mathematics - Grade 8 Second Six-weeks

Mathematics

The Terra Nova Complete Battery for Mathematics is "designed to help students show what they know and can do. Many questions call for critical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Questions allow students to use different strategies and to take individual paths to a solution. Real-world topics engage students' interest, and the extensive use of graphics reduces the need for explanatory text and provides a supportive context. Themes group items into meaningful configurations, and items are generally sequenced to promote initial success so that students will continue with confidence to more challenging questions.

The [Terra Nova] tests taps broad mathematical power, yet retains the specifics from the traditional curriculum. The first section of the test includes computation, computation in context, and estimation items, and is administered without calculators. The second section covers a broad range of core skills and may be administered with calculators. Some questions require the use of rulers, which are supplied with the testing materials." The Terra Nova Plus for Mathematics Computation "carefully targets measurement of computation skills to the appropriate grade level. Because each item is unique to a specific level, there is no overlap or repetitive testing. The problems in the test challenge students in different ways. Among fractions, for example, items deal with both like and unlike denominators, with horizontal and vertical formats, and with mixed fractions. Items that promote the use of mental math and that test estimation skills are also included. All these items encourage students to apply techniques thoughtfully rather than simply utilizing memorization or using stock formulas. The Terra Nova Mathematics Computation test answers the questions that many teachers ask: 'Have my students mastered all the fundamentals of computation?' and 'Do they apply those computation techniques that they have learned?'" The Tennessee Mathematics Framework for Kindergarten through Grade 8 was adopted by the State Board of Education on October 11, 1996. The framework includes four Process Standards:
    * Problem Solving
    * Communication
    * Reasoning
    * Connections
The four Process Standards are intended to be incorporated into five Content Standards:
    * Number Sense and Number Theory
    * Estimation, Measurement, and Computation
    * Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Thinking
    * Statistics and Probability
    * Spatial Sense and Geometric Concepts


Algebraic Concepts

    Operations: Estimation
The learner will be able to approximate solutions that may involve addition and/or subtraction of frequently used fractions and decimals (through thousandths), multiplication and division of these same numbers, and make comparisons between the approximations and actual solutions using manipulatives and technology as necessary.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Operations Application Reinforce 0.4 TN: Curriculum Framework (K-8), October 11, 1996, Grade 6 - 8, p.34
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 3 [Textbook]
  
    Order of Operations
The learner will be able to apply the order of operation rules in solving problems with many steps.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Order of Operations Application Master 0.5 Terra Nova, Plus Edition (Complete Battery), 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #51, Item 1, 6, 10, 16 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 3 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Decimals [Software]
  
    Problem Solving: Algebraic Properties
The learner will be able to solve problems by applying algebraic properties using counting tiles.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Problem Solving Application Master 0.3 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Item 14 week tested: 28. TN: Gateway Test, 1999, Algebra I.;
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 3 [Textbook]
  
    Formulate Problems
The learner will be able to formulate various types of problems.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Write/Create Story Problems Synthesis Master 1.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Item 24 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 3 [Textbook]
  
    Inequalities: Concept
The learner will be able to understand the concepts of inequalities.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Inequalities Comprehension Master 0.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #16, Item 21 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 3 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Expressions/Equations [Software]
  
    Algebraic Concepts: Problem Solving
The learner will be able to use algebraic methods to solve mathematical problems.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Algebraic Concepts Application Reinforce 2.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #16 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 3 [Textbook]
  

Number Theory

    Equivalent Forms
The learner will be able to comprehend the use and representation of numbers in many different yet equivalent forms such as integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and exponential and scientific notation, in real world and mathematical contexts.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Equivalent Forms Comprehension Master 0.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #10 week tested: 28..; TN: Curriculum Framework (K-8), October 11, 1996, Grade 6 - 8, p.34
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 3 [Textbook]
  

Numeration

    Estimation Strategies
The learner will be able to apply suitable approximation methods in problem solving situations (whole numbers, fractions and percents).
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Estimation Strategies Application Reinforce 0.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #11 week tested: 28. TN: Gateway Test, 1999, Algebra I.;
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 4 [Textbook]
  

Problem Solving

    Problem Solving: Applying Math Processes
The learner will be able to solve real-world problems by implementing the necessary mathematical processes.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Problem Solving Comprehension, Application Master 0.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #17 week tested: 28. TN: Gateway Test, 1999, Algebra I.;
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 4 [Textbook]
  

Real Numbers and the Coordinate Plane

    Coordinate System: Applying
The learner will be able to apply an understanding of the coordinate system.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Coordinate Geometry Comprehension, Application Master 0.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Item 54 week tested: 28. TN: Gateway Test, 1999, Algebra I.;
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 4 [Textbook]
  
    Coordinate Plane: Identify Points
The learner will be able to identify points on a coordinate plane.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Coordinate Geometry Knowledge Introduce 2.0 TN: Gateway Test, 1999, Algebra I, Std. 4,State Level 1
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 4 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Geometry [Software]
  

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