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# Grade 8 Math course overview

## Unit One : : Exponents, radicals Irrational numbers and scientific notations

Key Concept: Form
Related concept: Quantity ,representation
Global context: Scientific and technical innovation ( How humans use their understanding of scientific Principles)
Inquiry statement: quantities in our life can be represented in different forms
Factual
Conceptual Knowledge Procedural knowledge
Knowledge
Exponent  Quantities are represented on the  Recognizing and classifying numbers in different number systems,
Expression number line to help in calculations. including recurring decimals
, Integer ,  Exponents are useful for  Converting repeating decimals into their fraction equivalent using
Irrational representing very large or very small patterns or algebraic reasoning
Radical , numbers.  Using rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the
Rational ,  Square roots can be rational or size of irrational numbers
Scientific irrational.  Locating irrational numbers approximately on a number line
notation ,  Some properties of real number hold diagram
Estimate, for all irrational numbers.  Estimating the value of expressions involving roots
Cube root, Essential Questions  Applying the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent
Square root  When are exponents used and why numerical expressions
are they important?  Simplifying numerical expressions
 What is the meaning of negative  Using square root and cube root symbols to represent solutions to
exponents? equations of the form x2 = p and x = p, where p is a positive rational
 How do I simplify and evaluate number
algebraic expressions involving  Evaluating square roots of small perfect squares and cube roots of
integer exponents and square roots? small perfect cubes
 How are power, base, and exponent  Using scientific notation to express very large or very small
related to multiplication? numbers
 Why is it useful for me to know the  Comparing and interpreting scientific notation quantities in the
square root of a number? context of a situation
 Why is it useful for me to know how  Performing operations with numbers expressed in scientific
to express quantities in scientific notation
notation?  Solving real world problems
MYP objectives
Knowing and understanding
- select and apply the appropriate exponents, radicals Irrational numbers and scientific notations when solving problems in both
familiar and unfamiliar situations in a variety of contexts.
Communicating:
- use appropriate exponents, radicals Irrational numbers and scientific notations terminology and forms in both oral and written
explanations - move between different forms of exponents, radicals Irrational numbers and scientific notations representation
- communicate complete and coherent mathematical lines of reasoning and organize information using a logical structure.
Applying mathematics in real-life contexts: (students are given the opportunity to investigate about the deal of gas between Jordan and
Israel, applying and using the concept of exponents to find the answer , represent the situation using diagrams or tables .
- identify relevant elements of authentic exponents, radicals Irrational numbers and scientific notations real-life problems
- select and apply appropriate rational numbers strategies successfully when solving authentic real-life problems
- explain the degree of accuracy of the rational numbers solution and explain whether a solution makes sense in exploring the
importance of scientific notation and how it is used by scientists to compare and interpret quantities
Assessment ATL IB learner profile
* Students will explore the importance 1. SOCIAL SKILLS / Collaboration skills Thinkers
of scientific notation and how it is used Manage and resolve conflict and work collaboratively in teams Inquirer
by scientists to compare and interpret Exercise leadership and take on a variety of roles within groups Knowledgeable
quantities (C, D) 2. Thinking skills / Critical thinking skills
*End of unit test (A) Interpret data , Draw reasonable conclusions and generalizations

## Mashrek International School 2016-2017

Mashrek International School 2016-2017