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Virtual Nerd's Grades 6-8 Math module is a set of instructional videos that teach kids about math through the use of great example problems. Videos are organized by content, but they're also aligned to, and organized by, the Common Core standards for math, as well as both SAT and ACT math topics. Most videos include a learning objective, keywords, suggested background tutorial videos, and videos for further exploration. There are also printable worksheets that summarize each video's content. With more than 400 middle-school math videos, content coverage is quite thorough, including such topics as measurement, decimals, fractions, geometric figures, probability, ratio, statistics, graphing, and more.
While they might lend themselves to individual use, these videos can also work well for whole-class instruction. As you plan a lesson, search for a video that aligns to that topic. After introducing the topic, show kids the video, pausing during the example problem to reinforce the information and answer questions as needed. You could print the accompanying worksheet for students to use as a study guide or a place to take notes.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
Expressions And Equations
Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.
Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.
Ratios And Proportional Relationships
Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.
Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. Examples: simple interest, tax, markups and markdowns, gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, percent error.
The Number System
Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.
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