# Grades 7 & 8 Materials

• ## McDougal Littell

McDougal Littell: Holt McDougal Larson Algebra 1 and Pre-Algebra develops a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts to help students extend their math knowledge beyond the classroom. The program delivers a rigorous middle and high school math curriculum that includes the Common Core Standards and prepares students for STEM careers. Integration of the Standards for Mathematical Practice takes students beyond “doing” the math to “understanding and explaining” it.

Student Editions provide clear, comprehensive coverage of the new Common Core State Standards, with full Correlations in the front and CCSS wording printed on lesson pages (so parents know what is expected). The Common Core Plus standards embedded in the content help to focus on the depth of instruction, allowing students to extend their math knowledge as they prepare for advanced mathematics courses. Larson Pre-Algebra gives students a strong preparation for Algebra 1.

Holt McDougal Larson Algebra and Pre-Algebra integrate the Standards for Mathematical Practice into student learning and teacher instruction, resulting in a deeper conceptual understanding of the mathematics. The new On Core Activity Generator provides a full collection of performance tasks, conceptual investigations, and collaborative activities that develop true depth of knowledge.

## CMP3 (selected units)

In Grade 8, students use the unit, “Looking for Pythagoras” which teaches the following concepts:

• The Pythagorean Theorem
• Square roots
• Cube roots
• Decimals, fractions and irrational numbers
• Properties of rational and irrational numbers
• Analyzing circles

In Grade 7, students use the unit, “Accentuate the Negative” which teaches the following concepts:

• Integers
• Rational numbers
• Number line
• Operations with rational numbers
• Properties of operations
• Fact families

NCTM Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (MTMS) is an official peer-reviewed journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is intended as a resource for middle school students, teachers, and teacher educators. The focus of the journal is on intuitive, exploratory investigations that use informal reasoning to help students develop a strong conceptual basis that leads to greater mathematical abstraction. The journal's articles have won numerous awards, including honors from the Society of National Association Publications.

On-line tasks and activities from sites such as MathaliciousIllustrative MathDan Meyer (and others) Three Act TasksEngage NYMathematics Assessment Project