8th Grade Math Honors
Understand the concepts and applications of fairness and apportionment. (8.H.1)

Links: US Apportionment, Fair Division Intro, Hamilton’s Method vs. Jefferson’s Method

HiMAP modules: Fair Divisions, The Apportionment Problem – The search for the perfect democracy
Examine different methods of voting. (8.H.2)

Links: Voting Theory and Reform

HiMAP modules: Fair Voting

NCTM Illuminations: Getting into the Electoral College
Understand sets and use set notation to communicate mathematical ideas. (8.H.3)
Use graphing techniques to model situations that extend beyond the coordinate plane. (8.H.4)

Links: What is Graph Theory, Math Forum Problems, Applications of Graph Theory

HiMAP module: Problem Solving Using Graphs
Resources

Links: Case Studies for Kids, Geogebra worksheets, tools, etc., Geometer’s Sketchpad Resources, TI Calculator Resources, Excel–spreadsheets in math education, Microsoft lesson plans