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## ALEX Lesson Plans

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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 Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.

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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.

## Thinkfinity Lesson Plans

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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.
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## ALEX Learning Activities

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Title: You Kan with Khan: Math Made EASY!
Digital Tool Description: Khan Academy is an excellent free resource tool for differentiating instruction. Students have different learning styles and learn at different levels. With Khan Academy students can easily and quickly learn complicated mathematical concepts through practice, videos & examples. Each student can be assigned a different set of lessons depending on their individual level and learning needs. You(the teacher) decide which lessons a student will work on according to their needs & your learning goals for your students. Khan Academy appeals to varying learning styles, provides quick & immediate feedback, & allows you(the teacher) to easily individualize instruction for each one of your students. Students will be assigned lessons for homework to master.

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Title: Order of Operations
Digital Tool: Scholastic
Digital Tool Description: This digital tool explains the order of operations when solving a number sentence with more than one operation. This tool has a song to help students on remembering the order of operations. This digital tool takes the students step by step in solving a number sentence with more than one operations.

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Title: Chomp Away at Your Math Skills!
Digital Tool: ScreenChomp
Digital Tool Description: ScreenChomp is an app that allows teachers to create videos to send home with their students as well as allowing students to post videos to help their classmates. The videos allow the teacher or student write on an electronic white board while recording their voice simultaneously. The app includes markers and erasers that the students and teachers can use to write during their video. This tool will allow students to receive help even while they are not at school by sending messages to their teacher or fellow classmates.

## Thinkfinity Informational Materials

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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.
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