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Lesson Plans (9) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Interactives/Games (2) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (2) 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: English Language Arts (2), or English Language Arts (1), or Mathematics (K - 2)
Title: What's the Chance?
Description: Students engage in opportunities to label events that are likely, unlikely, certain and impossible. This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (1 - 2)
Title: 100 More Hungry Ants
Description: Students will investigate what happens to the number of ants at a picinc when 100 more ants arrive at the picnic. They will explore this concept using a slide presentation followed by a partner game.  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.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Exploring Other Number Patterns     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students make and extend patterns with numbers in a variety of mathematical contexts. They also explore functions at an intuitive level.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Seeing Doubles     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students focus on dominoes with the same number of spots on each side and on the related addition facts. They make triangle-shaped flash cards for the doubles facts. An extension activity poses a problem that involves dominoes. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



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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: Health,Mathematics
Title: Food Pyramid Power:     
Description: In this six-lesson unit from Illuminations, students use algebraic thinking to explore properties of addition. The food pyramid is the starting point for these explorations. The learning experiences foster facility with the process standards of communication, connections, representation, and reasoning and proof.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Fun with Fractions     
Description: In this unit of five lessons from Illuminations, students explore relationships among fractions through work with the region model. This early work with fraction relationships helps students make sense of basic fraction concepts and facilitates work with comparing and ordering fractions and working with equivalency.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



Web Resources


Interactives/Games


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Multiply by 2 Memory Game
http://www.akidshear...
This site is a multiplication matching memory game using ladybug spots multiplied by 2.

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BrainNook
http://www.brainnook...
This resource is a free interactive app for individualized learning in math. Teachers and students can set up accounts. iPad apps for Grades 1-3 are free.

Learning Activities


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Multiply by 2 Memory Game
http://www.akidshear...
This site is a multiplication matching memory game using ladybug spots multiplied by 2.

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BrainNook
http://www.brainnook...
This resource is a free interactive app for individualized learning in math. Teachers and students can set up accounts. iPad apps for Grades 1-3 are free.

Teacher Tools


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BrainNook
http://www.brainnook...
This resource is a free interactive app for individualized learning in math. Teachers and students can set up accounts. iPad apps for Grades 1-3 are free.

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