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Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: The Pattern of Graphing Linear Equations 
Description: The students will extend the knowledge of algebraic expressions from geometric representations and ultimately graph linear equations with understanding.  The students will also develop a better understanding of algebraic expressions by comparing with geometric, tabular, and graphical representations.  Students may also acquire a deeper understanding of independent and dependent variables.


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Subject: Mathematics (6 - 8), or Science (8)
Title: Incline Plane and the Crashing Marble
Description: Students will measure the effects of the height of an inclined plane on the force a marble produces to move a plastic, foam, or paper cup across a table. Students will discover that the higher the incline plane, the more force produced by the marble, which moves the cup a greater distance. Students will also learn how to graph data and discover the appropriate graph to use for comparison.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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Subject: Mathematics (5 - 6), or Science (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Light, Dry and Nutritious - A Look at Dehydrated Food
Description: This is a hands-on, inquiry-based activity that involves study and exploration of dehydration and dehydrated foods. Students are actively involved in using math and science skills.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: On Fire     
Description: This unit of five lessons, from Illuminations, introduces the components of a fire-safe and fire-wise environment. Students create a fire-wise location through calculations and measurement of percent slope, defensible space distance and various vegetation separation distances. The unit plan culminates with students designing a fire-wise property and testing their fire-wise IQ.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: Travel in the Solar System: Lesson 1     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students consider the amount of time that space travelers must spend on their journey. Students improve their concept of time and distance.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: Travel in the Solar System: Lesson 2     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students consider the amount of time that space travelers need to travel to the four terrestrial planets. Students also think about what kinds of events might occur on Earth while the space travelers are on their journey.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Graphing What      
Description: This reproducible activity sheet, from an Illuminations lesson, is used by students to record independent and dependent variables as well as the function and symbolic function rule for a set of graphs.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Graph Chart     
Description: This reproducible transparency, from an Illuminations lesson, contains the answers to the similarly named student activity in which students identify the independent and dependent variables, the function, symbolic function rule and rationale for a set of graphs.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Talk or Text (Systems of Equations)
http://illuminations...
In this lesson, students compare different costs associated with two cell phone plans. They write equations with 2 variables and graph to find the solution of the system of equations. They then analyze the meaning of the graph and discuss other factors involved in choosing a cell phone plan.

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Create a Graph
http://nces.ed.gov/n...
Students can use this site to graph data collected.

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