Grade 8 Master Measurement – TEKS
Model – Draw – Solve – Explain – Justify
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- Discover and use formulas for volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres
- Discover and use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems
- Use the Exterior Angle Theorem to solve problems
- Use Angle-Angle Similarity to find similar triangles
- Learn what square root means and how to find it
- Find lateral and total surface area
- Uncover the relationships between angles when parallel lines are cut by a transversal and use the relationships to solve problems
TeachTransform’s Grade 8 Master Measurement is all about 2-D and 3-D measurement. This isn’t your typical “take notes” middle school instruction. Grade 8 Master Measurement includes hands-on investigations, puzzling problems, and real life facts. Once the math is uncovered, students solidify their understanding through discussion, practice, and journaling. Activities include lots of scaffolding so measurement is accessible for all students.
Hands-on learning keeps students interested and develops problem solving grit. For example, instead of learning volume formulas by lecture, students cut and rearrange pyramids to uncover the formulas. Once they understand their origins, students use the formulas and learn to write the solutions correctly. They build prisms to understand and find surface area.
Grade 8 Master Measurement includes activities for the whole class, small groups, and intervention that build the academic language of measurement.
Each activity includes:
- Setting Up for Instruction
- How-To Guide with full teacher directions including questions
- Thought Extender Questions to help students get ‘unstuck’ and focus on the math concepts
- Answer Key
Tutoring & Intervention
Grade 8 Master Measurement activities can be used for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 instruction in 7th grade. Have 8th graders who need support for finding surface area? Back up to Grade 7 Master Measurement’s Can You Make Them? or Is this Right? to plan 8th grade interventions.
Instructional Alignment from Grades 3–8
TeachTransform’s measurement books are tightly aligned from elementary through Grade 8 in both instructional style and modeling, providing students a seamless transition from an elementary concrete approach to measurement to an algebraic, middle school approach.
For students who are “growing up” with TeachTransform’s instructional materials, you can expect them, with a little prompting, to give an answer that includes a why, to use sentences to explain their thinking, to question each other in small groups. This lightens the instructional and cognitive load in each grade and leads to mastery.