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Title: Inner and Outer Planets of the Solar System
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In this science lesson students will work collaboratively to learn and introduce the eight planets, sizes, characteristics, and their order. They will use size comparisons, research a planet, design a poster and create a PowerPoint presentation.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 18: Convert among differentsized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multistep, realworld problems. [5MD1]
Subject: Arts Education (5), or Mathematics (4  5), or Science (4), or Technology Education (3  5)
Title: Inner and Outer Planets of the Solar System
Description: In this science lesson students will work collaboratively to learn and introduce the eight planets, sizes, characteristics, and their order. They will use size comparisons, research a planet, design a poster and create a PowerPoint presentation.
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Title: Lining up the Decimals
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This lesson provides a chance for the students to order decimals from least to greatest and greatest to least. The numbers are based on student's ability.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 7: Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place. [5NBT4]
Subject: Character Education (K  12), or Mathematics (4  5)
Title: Lining up the Decimals
Description: This lesson provides a chance for the students to order decimals from least to greatest and greatest to least. The numbers are based on student's ability.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
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Title: How Old is Your Money?
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Students will use coins in order to create a line plot and interpret data. Students will work in groups and create a presentation of the data.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (4) 22: Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (^{1}/_{2}, ^{1}/_{4}, ^{1}/_{8}). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots. [4MD4]
Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: How Old is Your Money?
Description: Students will use coins in order to create a line plot and interpret data. Students will work in groups and create a presentation of the data.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
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Title: It’s My Party!
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Students will learn the value of money by planning their own birthday party. By using the Internet and a calculator, students will be given the opportunity for a practical reallife opportunity to solve a problem related to money exchange.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 16: Solve realworld problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. [5NF6]
Subject: Mathematics (3  5), or Technology Education (3  5)
Title: It’s My Party!
Description: Students will learn the value of money by planning their own birthday party. By using the Internet and a calculator, students will be given the opportunity for a practical reallife opportunity to solve a problem related to money exchange.
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Title: The Variable Machine
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This Illuminations lesson provides an introduction to the use of variables. Students explore the idea of variable as a symbol that can stand for any member of a set of numbers, and they substitute numbers for variables (letters) to discover unknown values.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 6: Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths. [5NBT3]
Subject: Mathematics Title: The Variable Machine
Description: This Illuminations lesson provides an introduction to the use of variables. Students explore the idea of variable as a symbol that can stand for any member of a set of numbers, and they substitute numbers for variables (letters) to discover unknown values. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5
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Title: Scooter Quest: Decimal Place Value
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Help Jimmy make enough money to buy a scooter for his paper route. In the interactive math game, students will earn Jimmy money by identifying the correct decimal place value.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 6: Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths. [5NBT3]
Scooter Quest: Decimal Place Value
http://www.sheppards...
Help Jimmy make enough money to buy a scooter for his paper route. In the interactive math game, students will earn Jimmy money by identifying the correct decimal place value.
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Title: Virtual Manipulatives
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Teacherled app that compares fractions, decimals, & percents in a concrete way.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 6: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multidigit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. [6NS3]
Virtual Manipulatives
https://itunes.apple...
Teacherled app that compares fractions, decimals, & percents in a concrete way.
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Title: Math Makes a Connection: The Target Game
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This is an interactive math game for practicing fractions and decimals. The game is part of the Connected Math Game site. The goal of the game is to create decimals or fractions to get as close to the target or benchmark decimal or fraction as possible. This interactive game uses a 20 sided dice with the digits 09 repeated twice.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 6: Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths. [5NBT3]
Math Makes a Connection: The Target Game
http://connectedmath...
This is an interactive math game for practicing fractions and decimals. The game is part of the Connected Math Game site. The goal of the game is to create decimals or fractions to get as close to the target or benchmark decimal or fraction as possible. This interactive game uses a 20 sided dice with the digits 09 repeated twice.
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Title: Comparing Values  Worksheet Creater
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Create your own math facts worksheets (with answer sheets) for comparing values.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (4) 18: Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual model. [4NF7]
Comparing Values  Worksheet Creater
http://www.superkids...
Create your own math facts worksheets (with answer sheets) for comparing values.
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Title: Snag a Spoon!
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This is stepbystep instuctions playing a math review game where students gain an understanding of the basic equivalents (percents, fractions, and decimals) through playing a classic card game. This may be altered to fit AMSTI.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 19: Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (^{1}/_{2}, ^{1}/_{4}, ^{1}/_{8}).
Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. [5MD2]
Snag a Spoon!
http://www.education...
This is stepbystep instuctions playing a math review game where students gain an understanding of the basic equivalents (percents, fractions, and decimals) through playing a classic card game. This may be altered to fit AMSTI.
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Title: Virtual Manipulatives
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Teacherled app that compares fractions, decimals, & percents in a concrete way.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 6: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multidigit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. [6NS3]
Virtual Manipulatives
https://itunes.apple...
Teacherled app that compares fractions, decimals, & percents in a concrete way.
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Title: Number and Operations Web Links
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This collection of Web links, reviewed and presented by Illuminations, offers teachers and students information about and practice in concepts related to arithmetic. Users can read the Illuminations Editorial Board's review of each Web site, or choose to link directly to the sites.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 26: Classify twodimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties. [5G4]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Number and Operations Web Links
Description: This collection of Web links, reviewed and presented by Illuminations, offers teachers and students information about and practice in concepts related to arithmetic. Users can read the Illuminations Editorial Board's review of each Web site, or choose to link directly to the sites. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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Title: Communicating about Mathematics Using Games: Playing Fraction Tracks
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Mathematical games can foster mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another. In addition, games can motivate students and engage them in thinking about and applying concepts and skills. This eexample from Illuminations contains an interactive version of a game that can be used in the grades 35 classroom to support students' learning about fractions. eMath Investigations are selected eexamples from the electronic version of the Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (PSSM). The eexamples are part of the electronic version of the PSSM document. Given their interactive nature and focused discussion tied to the PSSM document, the eexamples are natural companions to the iMath investigations.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 26: Classify twodimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties. [5G4]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Communicating about Mathematics Using Games: Playing Fraction Tracks
Description: Mathematical games can foster mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another. In addition, games can motivate students and engage them in thinking about and applying concepts and skills. This eexample from Illuminations contains an interactive version of a game that can be used in the grades 35 classroom to support students' learning about fractions. eMath Investigations are selected eexamples from the electronic version of the Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (PSSM). The eexamples are part of the electronic version of the PSSM document. Given their interactive nature and focused discussion tied to the PSSM document, the eexamples are natural companions to the iMath investigations. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5
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Title: Concentration
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This student interactive from Illuminations allows students to play the classic game of Concentration by themselves or against a friend. The interactive can be used to review numbers, shapes, multiplication facts, fractions, decimals, and percents.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (4) 23: Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement. [4MD5]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Concentration
Description: This student interactive from Illuminations allows students to play the classic game of Concentration by themselves or against a friend. The interactive can be used to review numbers, shapes, multiplication facts, fractions, decimals, and percents. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5

