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Lesson Plans (10) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress. Interactives/Games (6) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.
Learning Activities (5) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: Mathematics (1 - 4), or Social Studies (2)
Title: How Many Times Did You Add That?
Description: After watching the video clip of the Hershey's plant, students will use grid paper to investigate multiplication as repeated addition.  This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.


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Subject: Mathematics (1 - 3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Multiplication Facts, Facts, Facts and Some Reese's Pieces for Snack!!
Description: This lesson teaches the basic math multiplication facts in a fun way so that students will want to remember them. Knowledge of all multiplication facts will help with learning subsequent skills in longer multiplication, division, fractions, etc.


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Subject: Mathematics (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: What To Buy?
Description: During this lesson students get to experience shopping through a slide show. They have to choose an item and then place the correct amount of money beside the item they wish to purchase. Students also practice counting money via the Internet.


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Subject: Mathematics (2), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Math in Everyday Life
Description: In this lesson students will solve word problems involving time and money, focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fractions. The students will also work with a partner to make up their own word problems and then gain practice solving word problems using various Internet sites.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Block Pounds      
Description: In this lesson, from Illuminations, students explore the use of variables as unknowns as they solve for the weights of objects using information presented in pictures. They also model situations that involve the addition and subtraction of whole numbers, using objects, pictures, and symbols.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Building Sets of 17 and 18     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students explore sets of up to18. They construct sets up to 18, write the numerals 17 and 18, and model 17 and 18 with bean sticks, cubes, and ten frames.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Fact Family Fun     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, the relation of addition to subtraction is explored with fish-shaped crackers. The students search for related addition and subtraction facts for a given number and investigate fact families when one addend or the difference is 0.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Links Away: Looking Back and Moving Forward     
Description: This lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, reviews the work of the previous lessons and suggests a framework for summative assessment. Students review the models for subtraction, use the properties of subtraction, and memorize subtraction facts. During this lesson, students use the mathematical knowledge and skills developed in the previous lessons to demonstrate understanding and ability to apply that knowledge to playing a new game.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: How Many Left?     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students explore the familiar set model of subtraction. The students write story problems and find differences using sets, including subtracting all and subtracting zero. They record the differences in a chart. Communication is a major focus in this lesson.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



Web Resources


Lesson Plans


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The Product Game
http:///illumination...
In the Factor Game, students start with a number and find its factors. In the Product Game, students start with factors and multiply to find the product. The two games work well together because they help students to see the relationship between products and factors. There are four lessons in this unit.

Assessments


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Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide in a Flash
http://www.mhschool....
Students can practice and assess computation fluency in the four operations.

Interactives/Games


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Math Flashcards
http://www.factmonst...
This page provides an opportunity for students to interactively complete addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems.

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FunBrain - Math Baseball
http://www.funbrain....
For this interactive game, FUNBRAIN gives the student a math problem. The student enters the answer to the problem and hits the "Swing" button. If the answer is correct, the student will get a hit. FUNBRAIN will decide if the hit is a single, double, triple, or home run based on the difficulty of the problem. If the answer is wrong, the student will get an out. The game is over after three outs. One or 2 players may play and problems are available for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or all of the above.

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Kakooma Addition
http://www.gregtangm...
Addition puzzles where the student looks for one number that is the sum of 2 of the other numbers. Puzzles range from easy sets of 4 to complex sets of 9.

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Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide in a Flash
http://www.mhschool....
Students can practice and assess computation fluency in the four operations.

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Balloon Invaders Practice Addition and Subtraction
http://www.mathplayg...
Number Invaders are descending upon the friendly inhabitants of a distant planet. Help Trevor keep them a safe distance away. Students will need instant recall of basic addition and subtraction facts. Students choose addition or subtraction to practice; then, students choose a fact to practice.

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Math Flash Cards
http://www.factmonst...
Math Flash Cards provide interactive flash cards for students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division at a variety of levels.

Learning Activities


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ABC Teach: Subtraction
http://www.abcteach....
This website has adaptable subtraction worksheets.

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FunBrain - Math Baseball
http://www.funbrain....
For this interactive game, FUNBRAIN gives the student a math problem. The student enters the answer to the problem and hits the "Swing" button. If the answer is correct, the student will get a hit. FUNBRAIN will decide if the hit is a single, double, triple, or home run based on the difficulty of the problem. If the answer is wrong, the student will get an out. The game is over after three outs. One or 2 players may play and problems are available for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or all of the above.

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Balloon Invaders Practice Addition and Subtraction
http://www.mathplayg...
Number Invaders are descending upon the friendly inhabitants of a distant planet. Help Trevor keep them a safe distance away. Students will need instant recall of basic addition and subtraction facts. Students choose addition or subtraction to practice; then, students choose a fact to practice.

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Math Flash Cards
http://www.factmonst...
Math Flash Cards provide interactive flash cards for students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division at a variety of levels.

Teacher Tools


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The Product Game
http:///illumination...
In the Factor Game, students start with a number and find its factors. In the Product Game, students start with factors and multiply to find the product. The two games work well together because they help students to see the relationship between products and factors. There are four lessons in this unit.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: How Many Under the Shell?     
Description: This student interactive from Illuminations allows students to discover basic addition and subtraction facts. When Okta hides bubbles, students try to determine the number under the shell.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



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