Middle School Mathematics II Student Resources

Quarter 2

Quarter 2

Unit 3

- Activities
- 1 2 Step Basketball

This activity allows students to practice solving two-step equations. When a questions is answered correctly they score points for their team. - 2 Basketball

This site allows students to practice solving one step equations with integers. - 3 Inequalities

This site allows students to practice solving inequalities with integers. - 4 Jepardy Game

This is a site that allows students to practice evaluating expressions. In this game students can also solve equations, combine like terms, and practice the distribution process. - 5 Mathematical Scavenger Hunt

Using a scavenger hunt, students find the value of the letters A to L using prior knowledge or looking up the information in books. The values for these letters are used in evaluating other expressions. A square root question is provided as a bonus problem. - 6 Order of Operations

Self Checking Activity - 7 Pirate Treasure

This site allows students to practice solving two step equations with decimals. - 8 Simplify Algebraic Expressions

Selected Response items from mdk12 site. - 9 Solve Equations

This activity allows students to practice one step equations. eText - 10 Glencoe Mathematics: Applications

These are companion resources to the MSM II textbook and include: parent and student study guides, lesson-by-lesson review quizzes, research sources for chapter projects, interdisciplinary research information, career connections, interactive vocabulary games, and more. eTools - 11 Balance Scale

This virtual manipulative allows you to solve simple linear equations through the use of a balance beam. Games - 12 Order of Operations

Matching Game - 13 Order of Operations - Matching

Match the math expression with its simplification using order of operations. Student Activities - 14 Evaluating Algebraic Expressions

Student Practice Sheet - 15 Evaluating Expressions

Self Checking Student Activity Tutorials - 16 Algebraic Expressions

Step by step examples and solutions. - 17 Evaluating Expressions Practice

This site allows students to practice evaluating expression with multiple choice answers. - 18 Flashcards - Algebraic Symbolism

Match each statement with its algebraic interpretation. There are 40 matches, so many with different entries are possible. - 19 Graphing Inequalities

Tutorial with practice problems - 20 Graphing Inequality

Tutorial - 21 Laws of Exponents

Tutorial - 22 Order of Operations

A tutorial that teaches the the Order of Operations rules and allows the user to do online practice exercises. - 23 Order of Operations Practice

This is a site where students can practice solving problems using Order of Operations. - 24 Square Roots

Brief tutorial - 25 Writing Equations

Write Equations, Examples and Practice Videocasts - 26 Expressions and Statements (DE Streaming)

Equations and inequalities show relationships between quantities. Examples include population changes and weight capacity (08:46) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 27 Math Mastery: Equations (DE Streaming)

This video has many chapters from which to choose, including equations in word problems and solving 2-step equations (30:00) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 28 Order of Operations (DE Streaming)

The order of operations is an important part of more complicated problems in arithmetic, such as converting temperature scales (10:50) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 29 Order of Operations (DE Streaming)

The standard order of operations is presented, explained, and demonstrated (03:01) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 30 Same Base: The First Law of Exponents (DE Streaming)

The first law of exponents, the product of powers property, is explained and demonstrated (04:02) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 31 Same Base: The Second Law of Exponents (DE Streaming)

The quotient of powers property is examined and explained (04:03) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 32 Section A: Squares and Square Roots (DE Streaming)

This video segment examines squares and square roots (05:26) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 33 Section B: Putting Inequalities on the Number Line (DE Streaming)

This video clip shows how to graph inequalities on a number line (14:36) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 34 Solving Equations BrainPOP

BrainPOP contains short, animated movies that speak to kids in a language and voice that they understand. Developed according to national standards (NCTM, NSES, & NCTE), BrainPOP's topics present students with an engaging, enlightening, and entertaining view of a given subject. - 35 Solving Inequalities and Non-Linear Equations (DE Streaming)

Techniques for solving inequalities and nonlinear equations are demonstrated with examples (10:43) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 36 Solving Inequalities BrainPOP

BrainPOP contains short, animated movies that speak to kids in a language and voice that they understand. Developed according to national standards (NCTM, NSES, & NCTE), BrainPOP's topics present students with an engaging, enlightening, and entertaining view of a given subject. - 37 Solving Inequalities: One Operation (DE Streaming)

This program demonstrates how inequalities can easily be approached and used to solve problems and evaluate expressions (04:25) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 38 Solving Linear Equations (DE Streaming)

Techniques of solving linear equations are demonstrated with examples (10:07) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 39 The Power of Algebra: Inverse Operations (DE Streaming)

This video explores the nature of variables and introduces the process of solving algebraic equations through the formation of equivalent equations. It also demonstrates how algebra is used in everyday life to solve problems (15:13) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 40 The Third Law of Exponents: Power of a Power Property (DE Streaming)

The power of a power property is demonstrated and explained. Practice opportunities are given (04:15) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 41 Uses of Variables (DE Streaming)

Variables are used in equations to express unknown quantities. Solving an equation reveals the values of the variables (10:15) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student).

Unit 4

- Activities
- 1 Function Machine

This tool helps students to understand the function concept through the "machine" metaphor. The domain elements (input) are dragged into the machine, which then goes through some (unseen) process and spits out the range element corresponding to the input. The results are then displayed in tabular form. - 2 Mystery Operations

In this activity the computer makes up a mystery operation, and you have to figure out what the operation is. - 3 Number Cruncher

This activity allows the user to to explore linear functions by determining the rule that the number cruncher machine is following. Students can enter numbers and use the result to determine what the function is. Videocasts - 4 An Example from Nature (DE Streaming)

The snowy tree crickets' chirps relate directly to the temperature outside. This video segment makes an equation, table, and graph to show the relationship (07:43) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 5 Defining Functions (DE Streaming)

Variables in a function can be dependent or independent. The values of the independent variables determine the value of the dependent variable (08:11) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 6 Linear Relations (DE Streaming)

Linear relations are explored by look at graphs and tables (03:42) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 7 Rectangular Coordinate System for Problems (DE Streaming)

A Cartesian coordinate system allows problems to be represented visually (09:30) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student). - 8 Representations of Patterns and Functions (DE Streaming)

A function is a relationship where one value depends on another. Examples include pay as a function of hours worked and the value of gold as a function of its purity (07:56) (Student Login: hcpss_student, Password: student).