IMPACT Mathematics Course 1 - 3 is designed for grades 6 - 8 with the goal of completing Algebra 1 content by the end of the 8th grade covering Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 over 3 years. This program has been extensively field tested and has proven to be highly successful in a large urban district with an increase in assessment scores for all students in all three grade levels. IMPACT Mathematics makes the big ideas of mathematics accessible to middle school students through an emphasis on investigation, problem solving, mathematical understanding, and algebra skills. The goal of IMPACT Mathematics remains to help students develop a deep understanding of mathematics with an emphasis on algebra.

Features: - Investigative Instruction - Hands-on exploration of real-world applications that allow student discovery of mathematics concepts while they make connections between different mathematical ideas. - Performance-Based Assessment - Evaluation based on what students know, understand, and show they can do. - Communication Skills - Curriculum that includes discussion and reflection as an integral piece of every step of instruction.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER One: All About Patterns Lesson 1.1: Looking for Patterns Lesson 1.2: Following Rules Lesson 1.3: Writing Rules for Patterns Lesson 1.4: Patterns in Geometry Investigation 1: Polygons

CHAPTER Two: All About Numbers Lesson 2.1: Factors and Multiples Lesson 2.2: Patterns in Fractions Lesson 2.3: Patterns in Decimals Lesson 2.4: Fractions and Decimals Lesson 2.5: Negative Numbers

CHAPTER Three: Working with Fractions and Decimals Lesson 3.1: Adding and Subtracting Fractions Lesson 3.2: Multiplying and Dividing Lesson 3.3: Multiplying and Dividing with Decimals

CHAPTER Four: Making Sense of Percents Lesson 4.1: Using Percents Lesson 4.2: Finding a Percent of a Quantity Lesson 4.3: Percents and Wholes

CHAPTER Five: Exploring Graphs Lesson 5.1: Interpreting Graphs Lesson 5.2: Drawing and Labeling Graphs Lesson 5.3: Using Graphs to Find Relationships

CHAPTER Six: Analyzing Data Lesson 6.1: Using Graphs to Understand Data Lesson 6.2: What Is Typical? Lesson 6.3: Collecting and Analyzing Data

CHAPTER Seven: Variables and Rules Lesson 7.1: Patterns and Variables Lesson 7.2: Rules in Real Life Lesson 7.3: Explaining Number Relationships

CHAPTER Eight: Geometry and Measurement Lesson 8.1: Angles Lesson 8.2: Measuring Around Lesson 8.3: Areas and Squares Lesson 8.4: Calculating Areas Lesson 8.5: The Pythagorean Theorem