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## ALEX Lesson Plans

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Subject: Mathematics (6), or Social Studies (8)
Title: Equations Gone Crazy
Description: In this lesson, students will work with one-step and two-step equations.  They will create and solve both types of equations.  Students will also research ancient number systems and write, solve and check their equations using the ancient number system of their choice.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.

## ALEX Podcasts

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Friendly Fractions Part 6
Overview:
This podcast is part of a series on operations with fractions. Designed with the middle school student in mind, it is a refresher on the basics of fractions. The lesson proportions, equivalent proportions, and solving proportions. The podcast can be used as a lesson or as a supplement to a lesson. A suggestion would be to stop the lesson as it goes along and allow the students to work problems out themselves.

## Thinkfinity Learning Activities

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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Pan Balance -- Numbers
Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, can be used to find numerical expressions that are equivalent to one another. If equivalent expressions are placed in the blue and red pans on the virtual scale, it will balance.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations