Item Slide Shows

The Item Slide Shows have been created using Version 3.0 of the Smarter Balanced Item Specifications.  The Item Slide Shows convert all example stems from the Item Specifications into student and teacher-friendly slides that can be used in the classroom.  Ideas for use include printing slides as full page station or relay activities, using individual items as formative assessments or as a tool for spiral review or Smarter Balanced prep in the Spring.


Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.
8.NS.1, 8.NS.2
Work with radicals and integer exponents.
8.EE.1 – 8.EE.4
Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
8.EE.5, 8.EE.6
Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

8.EE.7, 8.EE.8
Define, evaluate, and compare functions.
8.F.1 – 8.F.3
Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
8.F.4, 8.F.5
Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.
8.G.1 – 8.G.5
Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
8.G.6 – 8.G.8
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.
Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data
8.SP.1 – 8.SP.4