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Alpha Math 6-8

Alpha Math

Grades 6-8

  • American English
  • Video Clips
  • Online Reporting
  • Online Resources
  • Interactive Content

Alpha Math Grades 6–8 Middle School continues to extend math beyond the walls of the classroom and builds upon the skills and content covered by Alpha Math Grades 1–5. Its lessons provide a real-world context that engages the mind of the global learner while fulfilling international educational standards.

Alpha Math Grade 6 fully covers the Grade 6 CCSS (Common Core State Standards). Alpha Math Grade 7 is an accelerated Grade 7 course that fully covers the Grade 7 CCSS and includes some Grade 8 standards. Alpha Math Grade 8 covers the remaining Grade 8 CCSS and all Algebra 1 standards.

Key Features

  • Fully aligned to CCSS with Cross-Curricular connections to CCSS English Language Arts and the Next Generation Science Standards. Standards are clearly listed throughout the program
  • Hands-on activities, practices, and problem-solving that help students become global learners while developing critical-thinking skills and mathematical literacy
  • Built on the 5E Instructional Model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate
  • Differentiated instruction is built into the program through three Practice Books, instructional support in the Teacher Guide, and fun and engaging activities provided for each lesson
  • Easy-to-use and customizable program for teachers with robust resources, training, and professional development opportunities
  • ExamView assessment generator for creating, assigning, and scoring tests, quizzes, and more

Alpha & PhET Sims

At Alpha Publishing, we want students to play math games with their parents. Learning should not be bound by four walls of a classroom and with Alpha + PhET Sims, our math simulations can be accessed on multiple devices anywhere.

Alpha + PhET Sims is a collection of simulations housed on eAlpha, our CLMS, which includes math games, math puzzles, and more. These simulations are developed by the University of Colorado Boulder and millions of dollars are being spent on research and validation to ensure that each sim meets international learning outcomes and really reaches each student at their level and learning style.

These powerful learning tools reach many of the multiple types of intelligence at the same time:

  • Visual, through interactive interfaces;
  • Auditory, through sounds and text-to-speech (in development);
  • Logical, through real-time collection of data and graphs;
  • Interpersonal, through answering thoughtful questions we provide alongside simulations;
  • Intrapersonal, through reflective play and exploration during quiet time.

For students needing ELL support when reading the text in the simulation, we provide full translations in many different languages.

For free demonstration access please contact your country representative.

Available on eAlpha – CLMS

eAlpha connects students and teachers, offering them a collaborative, interactive, and mobile teaming environment that impacts every aspect of education. Features and benefits include:

  • Easy to use and intuitive eLearning platform
  • Allows you to work both online and offline with interactive content on any device
  • Access all teacher guides, student books, practice and work books, ancillaries and assessments complete with full interactivity
  • Navigate with ease through hyperlinked content pages
  • Set assignments easily to whole classes or groups or individuals students
  • Effortlessly monitor and report student progress
  • Parent guides available

Components

Student Book

The Student Book is the main resource for students. There are two light-weight volumes per grade that contain all the core content that students will complete during class and at home. Each lesson follows the same organized structure to ensure complete coverage of the lesson objective and CCSS.

Students make real-world connections to math through special features in their books that include: Engineering Connections, Math and Science Connections, Math and Art Connections, Math and ELA Connections, Careers in Math, Technology, and Science, and ESL/ELL Strategies.

Teacher Guide

The Teacher Guide provides assistance in all phases of the teaching cycle. It complements each page of the Student Book with Wrap-around instructional support. Teaching Connections draw the teacher’s attention to how the math content connects to other content areas. Robust teacher guidance is also delivered through Teaching Tips, Common Errors, instructions for ESL/ELL support, vocabulary review, and key-by-key calculator instruction.

Full Scope & Sequence and CCSS Alignment charts are included. The Lesson Plans, found on eAlpha, complement the Teacher Guide and allow teachers to easily customize the program around the needs of each student, the whole class, and the school calendar.

Differentiated Practice Books

On-Level Practice Book complements the Student Book; for each lesson there are extra problems and questions that reinforce what students learn in class. The On-Level Practice Book also includes Mid-Chapter Quizzes, Multiple-Choice Quizzes, and Chapter Tests.

Reteach Practice Book provides extra support for students who have difficulty understanding the lesson.

Enrich Practice Book: provides challenging questions and problems for above-level students.

Ancillaries & Teacher Resources

Anchor Activities

Anchor Activities are engaging activities that encourage active learning and exploration while reinforcing foundational concepts-a quick and fun opening for each lesson. There are three levels of differentiated activities to meet the students at their own level of readiness for new material. Teacher support for implementation, materials lists, alignment, and procedures are included in the Lesson Plans. These activities are available both as printable and interactive pages on eAlpha.

Exit Activities

Exit Activities are short, fun formative assessments to complete at the end of each lesson. They provide the teacher with a quick snapshot of each student’s understanding of the lesson. Teacher support for implementation procedures is included in the Lesson Plans. These activities are available both as printable and interactive pages on eAlpha.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans are available as downloadable, editable, and printable pages on eAlpha. They contain pacing, materials list, vocabulary, preparation tips, procedures for the Anchor and Exit Activities, the 5Es throughout each lesson, a lesson closure, lesson extensions and assessment information. A Yearly Pacing Guide is provided for each grade level.

Grade 6

  • Alpha Mathematics – Anchor Activities – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Mathematics – Exit Activities – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Mathematics – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Mathematics – Teacher Resources – Lesson Plans

  • Alpha Math – ExamView – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Mathematics – Grades 1-8 – Alignment to CCSS

  • Alpha Mathematics – Grades 1-8 – Scope and Sequence

Grade 7

  • Alpha Mathematics – Anchor Activities – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Mathematics – Exit Activities – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Mathematics – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Mathematics – Teacher Resources – Lesson Plans

  • Alpha Math – ExamView – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Mathematics – Grades 1-8 – Alignment to CCSS

  • Alpha Mathematics – Grades 1-8 – Scope and Sequence

Grade 8

  • Alpha Mathematics – Anchor Activities – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Mathematics – Exit Activities – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Mathematics – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Mathematics – Teacher Resources – Lesson Plans

  • Alpha Math – ExamView – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Mathematics – Grades 1-8 – Alignment to CCSS

  • Alpha Mathematics – Grades 1-8 – Scope and Sequence

Alpha MathGrade 6Grade 7Grade 8
Student Book Vol. A + 1 YR Digital Access978-1-78556-605-9978-1-78556-615-8978-1-78556-625-7
Student Book Vol. B + 1 YR Digital Access978-1-78556-606-6978-1-78556-616-5978-1-78556-626-4
On-Level Practice Book + 1 YR Digital Access978-1-78556-609-7978-1-78556-619-6978-1-78556-629-5
Enrich Practice Book + 1 YR Digital Access978-1-78556-611-0978-1-78556-621-9978-1-78556-631-8
Reteach Practice Book + 1 YR Digital Access978-1-78556-613-4978-1-78556-623-3978-1-78556-633-2
Teacher Guide Vol. A + 1 YR Digital Access978-1-78556-607-3978-1-78556-617-2978-1-78556-627-1
Teacher Guide Vol. B + 1 YR Digital Access978-1-78556-608-0978-1-78556-618-9978-1-78556-628-8
Anchor Activities + 1 YR Digital Access978-1-78556-533-5978-1-78556-669-1978-1-78556-668-4
Exit Activity Book + 1 YR Digital Access978-1-78556-534-2978-1-78556-651-6978-1-78556-670-7
Lesson Plans + 1 YR Digital Access(downloadable from eAlpha)(downloadable from eAlpha)(downloadable from eAlpha)
Assessment Digital Access