Giles County Board of Education
GCBOE Math

Mathematics - Grade 8 Third 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


Decimals

    Decimals: Computation
The learner will be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimal amounts.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Add/Subtract Decimals Comprehension Reinforce 4.0 Terra Nova, Plus Edition (Complete Battery), 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #47, Item 2 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Decimals [Software]
  

Fractions

    Fractions: Computation
The learner will be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Add/Subtract Fractions Knowledge, Application Reinforce 1.0 Terra Nova, Plus Edition (Complete Battery), 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #48, Item 7, 13 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Fractions [Software]
  

Number Theory

    Roots/Radicals: Understanding
The learner will be able to understand and/or apply roots and/or radicals.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Roots/Radicals Application Master 0.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Item 8 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Numeration [Software]
  
    Scientific Notation: Applying
The learner will be able to understand and apply the use and significance of scientific notation.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Scientific Notation Application Master 0.3 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Item 22 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Numeration [Software]
  
    Number Theory: Application
The learner will be able to show an ability to correctly use concepts and/or ideas related to number theory.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Number Theory Comprehension, Application Master 0.4 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #10 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
  
    Number Forms: Relationships
The learner will be able to recognize relationships, and understand and/or use numbers and number ideas in a real world setting.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Number Forms: Relationships Comprehension Master 0.4 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #10 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
  
    Number Sense: Demonstrating
The learner will be able to display a knowledge of number sense.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Number Sense Knowledge, Comprehension Reinforce 1.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #10 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
  
    Prime/Composite Numbers
The learner will be able to identify prime numbers, multiples of prime numbers, and composite numbers.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Prime/Composite Numbers Knowledge, Application Reinforce 0.3 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Item 13 week tested: 28. TN: Gateway Test, 1999, Algebra I.;
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Number Theory [Software]
  
    Divisibility/Multiples/Factors
The learner will be able to determine divisibility, multiples, and common factors, including a least and greatest common factor.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Divisibility Knowledge, Application Reinforce 0.3 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Item 34, 56 week tested: 28. TN: Gateway Test, 1999, Algebra I.;
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Number Theory [Software]
  

Numeration

    Compare/Order
The learner will be able to compare and/or order numbers and/or objects.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Comparing/Ordering Knowledge, Comprehension Reinforce 0.2 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Item 12 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Number Theory [Software]
  
    Ordering Numbers
The learner will be able to order a sequence of numbers which may include whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, and integers.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Ordering Numbers Comprehension, Application Reinforce 0.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #10 week tested: 28. TN: Gateway Test, 1999, Algebra I.;
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
  
    Estimation
The learner will be able to use estimation in solving problems.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Estimation Comprehension, Application Reinforce 0.8 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Item 9, 10 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Fractions [Software]
  

Problem Solving

    Strategies: Applying
The learner will be able to apply appropriate strategies to solve problems, such as, make a chart or graph, make a simpler problem, work backwards, and break the problem into parts.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Strategies Application Master 0.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #17 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
  

Rational and Irrational Numbers

    Operations: Computational Procedures
The learner will be able to relate the underlying ideas of computational procedures that are applicable to rational numbers, in their many forms.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Operations Comprehension, Application Master 0.5 TN: Curriculum Framework (K-8), October 11, 1996, Grade 6 - 8, p.35
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
  
    Number Sense: Pattern/Study
The learner will be able to study rational number patterns.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Number Sense Analysis Introduce 0.5 TN: Gateway Test, 1999, Algebra I, Std. 3,Teacher Level 1
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
  
    Number Sense: Rational/Opposite
The learner will be able to recognize the opposite of a rational number.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Number Sense Knowledge Master 0.5 TN: Gateway Test, 1999, Algebra I, Std. 1,State Level 1
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
  

Geometry

    Reasoning: Proportional
The learner will be able to use proportional reasoning skills.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Reasoning Application Master 1.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #17 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 6 [Textbook]
  
    Inductive/Deductive: Apply
The learner will be able to apply inductive and deductive reasoning to solve problems.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Reasoning Comprehension Reinforce 1.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #17 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 6 [Textbook]
  

Measurement

    Problem Solving: Scale
The learner will be able to solve problems involving scale.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Problem Solving Application Reinforce 1.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #13 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 6 [Textbook]
  
    Problem Solving: Measurement
The learner will be able to solve problems involving measurement concepts.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Problem Solving Application Reinforce 1.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #13 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 6 [Textbook]
  
    Problem Solving: Rates
The learner will be able to solve story problems involving the rate (measure) of items.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Problem Solving Application Reinforce 0.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Objective Statement #13 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 6 [Textbook]
  

Number Theory

    Ratio/Proportion: Understanding
The learner will be able to comprehend the concepts of ratio and/or proportion.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Ratio/Proportion Comprehension Master 0.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Item 42 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 6 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Number Sentences [Software]
  
    Proportion Story Problems
The learner will be able to use proportional reasoning to solve story problems.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Ratio/Proportion Application Master 3.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 18, Item 47, 51 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 3, Chapter 6 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Number Sentences [Software]
  

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