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Title: Using Parenthesis in Numerical Expressions or, "Does it really matter what order I do this in?"
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In this introductory lesson to parenthesis, students will understand how the placement of parenthesis affects order of operations.
This is a College and CareerReady Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 1: Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols. [5OA1]
Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Using Parenthesis in Numerical Expressions or, "Does it really matter what order I do this in?"
Description: In this introductory lesson to parenthesis, students will understand how the placement of parenthesis affects order of operations.
This is a College and CareerReady Standards showcase lesson plan.
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Title: Operation to Exploration
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Students will use solve mathematical expression using the order of operations to find artifacts of American History. Students will complete order of operation problems, which will help them explore and solve the route to their final destination.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 1: Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols. [5OA1]
Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Operation to Exploration
Description: Students will use solve mathematical expression using the order of operations to find artifacts of American History. Students will complete order of operation problems, which will help them explore and solve the route to their final destination.
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Title: Just the facts! Exploring Order of Operations and Properties of Real Numbers
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Students use their imagination while learning the importance of 'Order of Operations' and 'Properties of Real Numbers'. This lesson incorporates class discussions, wiki and/or online discussion threads (free at www.wikispace.com and/or quicktopic.com), art and puzzles.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] AL1 (912) 2: Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents. [NRN2]
Subject: Arts Education (7  12), or Mathematics (5  12), or Technology Education (9  12)
Title: Just the facts! Exploring Order of Operations and Properties of Real Numbers
Description: Students use their imagination while learning the importance of 'Order of Operations' and 'Properties of Real Numbers'. This lesson incorporates class discussions, wiki and/or online discussion threads (free at www.wikispace.com and/or quicktopic.com), art and puzzles.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: Miss Integer finds her properties in order.
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A lesson on: Order of Operations, Integers, Numerical Sentences, and Absolute Value.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) 10: Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a onedigit whole number, and multiply two twodigit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. [4NBT5]
Subject: Mathematics (4  6)
Title: Miss Integer finds her properties in order.
Description: A lesson on: Order of Operations, Integers, Numerical Sentences, and Absolute Value.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: 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: Calculator Chaos
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Calculator Chaos is a fun, interactive game that requires students to use number sense to create a variety of different numbers on an interactive calculator that is missing keys.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 1: Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols. [5OA1]
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Calculator Chaos is a fun, interactive game that requires students to use number sense to create a variety of different numbers on an interactive calculator that is missing keys.
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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

