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**Grade 8 – Developing Mental Math Skills**

- Describe and use strategies to:
- estimate operations with whole numbers, decimals, percents, integers, and fractions
- estimate, and verify using a calculator, the positive square roots of whole numbers

– Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math – A Teacher’s Guide, p.7

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#### Learning Mathematics vs Following “Rules”: The Value of Student-Generated Methods

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#### A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics 4-6, Number Sense and Numeration, Vol 3, Multiplication

(Though this document is written for the Junior grades, it still applies to students in grades 7-8 who need extra support with multiplication).

#### A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics 4-6, Number Sense and Numeration, Vol 4, Division

(Though this document is written for the Junior grades, it still applies to students in grades 7-8 who need extra support with division).