Lesson Plans for Resource Math 8
Monday, March 3, 2014

Bellwork
1. Record homework in planner. 2. Bellwork: Complete 8th Grade Math Minute 93. Go over correct answers, correct mistakes and record score in Math Minute journal. Lesson (Triangle Congruence Rules Quiz) 1. Review triangle congruence rules by going over the rest of the "Triangle Congruence Puzzle" worksheet. Emphasize color coding of corresponding angles and sides. Review 4 rules: ASA, SAS, AAS, SSS. 2. Students will complete the "Triangle Congruence Quiz." Homework Work on Study Island lessons for which you did not earn a blue ribbon already. Complete an XtraMath lesson. Other Pass back papers and organize math binders. Bring your math journal to class tomorrow. 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bellwork
1. Record homework in planner. 2. Bellwork: Complete 8th Grade Math Minute 94. Go over correct answers, correct mistakes and record score in Math Minute journal. 3. Finish the "Triangle Congruence Quiz." Lesson (Introduction to Similar Figures) 1. Question: What is the difference between congruent and similar? 2. Journal entry: definitions of congruent and similar 3. Give students each a ruler, protractor, and a worksheet "Similar Figures Exploration" with similar polygons. Ask students to measure and record all of the side lengths in millimeters. 4. Question: How can we prove that these polygons are similar? 5. LearnZillion video: "Determining a Scale Factor by Applying Ratios" 6. Question: How do we prove that our sides are proportional? 7. Learn Zillion video: "Determining Similarity by Comparing Angles" 8. Journal entry: "Corresponding sides in similar polygons are proportional." 9. Refer to the "Similar Polygons" worksheet, #16. Color code and list the corresponding sides. Create proportions. Check the proportions. 10. Exit ticket: "One question that I have about this topic is...." Homework Complete the "Exploring Similar Figures" worksheet. Work on Study Island lessons for which you did not earn a blue ribbon. Other Please keep your math binder organized. Refer back to your journal entry if you need help with the homework. Files 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bellwork
1. Record homework in planner. 2. Bellwork: Complete 8th Grade Math Minute 95. Go over correct answers, correct mistakes and record score in Math Minute journal. 3. Go over homework: "Similar Figures" worksheet Lesson (Introduction to Scale Factor) 1. LearnZillion video: "Determining Scale Factor by Applying Ratios" LZ1129 2. Guided practice: "Scale Factor" worksheet, odds 3. LearnZillion video: "Find a Length by Using Scale Factor and Proportions" LZ1130 4. Guided practice: "Exploring Similar Figures" packet 5. Independent practice and onetoone instruction as needed with evens on "Scale Factor" worksheet and__________________________________in "Exploring Similar Figures" packet. Homework Work on assigned lessons on XtraMath and Study Island. Complete...................... Other Files 
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bellwork
1. Record homework in planner. 2. Bellwork: Complete 8th Grade Math Minute 96. Go over correct answers, correct mistakes and record score in Math Minute journal. 3. Go over homework: "_______________________" worksheet. Answer questions. Lesson (Pythagorean Theorem Review) 1. Journal entry: Pythagorean Theorem with examples 2. Guided practice with dry erase boards and markers 3. Independent practice and onetoone instruction as needed with__________________________ Homework Complete_________________________________ Work on assigned lessons on XtraMath and Study Island. Other Files 
Friday, March 7, 2014

Bellwork
1. Record homework in planner. 2. Bellwork: Complete 8th Grade Math Minute 97. Papers will be collected and graded. 3. Go over homework: Lesson (Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems) 1. Question: What can we do with the Pythagorean Theorem? Answer: find missing side lengths in right triangles, calculate distances between vertexes of a right triangle on a coordinate grid, solve word problems involving right triangles, etc. 2. Demonstration: highlighting key words and drawing pictures to help solve word problems 3. Guided practice with "Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems" worksheet, odds 4. Independent practice and onetoone instruction as needed with "Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems" worksheet, evens. Finish for homework. Homework Complete the "Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems" worksheet. Work on assigned lessons on XtraMath and Study Island. Other 