8 EXERCISES

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NBA, Athlete Performance and Linear Equations (3)

Help figure out what keeps NBA athletes performing at a high level. Aligned with Common Core Math 8.F.4 (model a linear relationship between two quantities).

Tom StinsonBe Tom Brady's Architect

Use linear equations to figure out how much Tom Brady's new house would cost. Aligned with Common Core Math 8.F.4 (linear relationship between two quantities).

Tom StinsonThe Hobbit and Exponents

The dwarves arrive at Bilbo's home and quickly eat up most of his bread. Aligned with Common Core Math 8.EE.1 (properties of integer exponents).

Sam RealiScale of this World (2)

How many apps do people download? Get a rough idea. Aligns with Common Core Math 8.EE.3 (scientific notation).

Sam RealiBuild a Baseball Field

The MLB commissioner has tasked you to build a baseball field. Where are the bases? Aligned with Common Core Math 8.G.7 (Pythagorean Theorem and unknown side lengths of right triangles).

Tom StinsonShaq, the Aristotle of Basketball

As Shaq holds up 2 basketballs, he is thinking: how big are basketballs anyways? Aligns with Common Core Math 8.G.9 (volume of spheres).

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