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## ALEX Lesson Plans

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Subject: Mathematics (8 - 12)
Title: "Like Terms", I Add Them
Description: Students will review the definition of 'like terms' and combining like terms. They will then learn to apply this to adding polynomials. Students will have an opportunity to work practice problems as they are viewing a PowerPoint presentation of the lesson. They will be adding polynomials using both the horizontal method and the vertical method. 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 (8 - 12)
Title: It’s a Party! Solving Multi-step Equations
Description: Often students are confused about ‘where to start’ when solving a multi-step equation. In this lesson the equation is labeled as a ‘party’. The 'host' is labeled (x) with remaining operations being labeled according to their relationship to the host (friends, family, acquaintances, etc...). Technology assignments are used as one method to assess student understanding.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 (6 - 8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: You WANT me to make a paper airplane?
Description: This lesson provides students with a hands-on, cooperative learning experience. Students will make paper airplanes. They will fly their planes and record the distance and time of numerous flights in an Excel spreadsheet. Students will then calculate the speed of each flight using the formula s=d/t and summarize their results by making a line graph.

## Thinkfinity Lesson Plans

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Subject: Arts,Mathematics,Social Studies
Title: Real Estate Tycoon
Description: This year-long project, from Illuminations, is divided into three parts and reinforces skills that lay a foundation for algebra, such as measurement, fractions, decimals, percents, and proportions. Students design, build, and sell a house and then simulate investment of the profits in the stock market. Along the way, students make scale drawings, compute with fractions and decimals in various contexts, solve simple equations, and learn valuable lessons about how money really works.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

## ALEX Learning Assets

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Title: Splash Those Variables Away
Digital Tool: Ker-Splash
Digital Tool Description: Ker-Splash is one of the interactive math games included in the NCTM's Calculation Nation. Students collect tokens with variable values and combine like terms. Math strategy is required, because each variable has a secret value that is not revealed until the end of the game.

## ALEX Podcasts

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Solving Multi-Step Equations
Overview:
"Solving Multi-step equations" is a podcast created using a portable whiteboard device  to illustrate 8th Grade standard #9 (Solve linear equations in one variable). In this podcast, students are introduced to the following vocabulary terms: coefficient, constant, variable, distribute, and term, and inverse operations.  This podcast allows students to work out an example with the narrator following the steps.  Once students have worked the example, they may pause the video to try an example on their own.  This podcast would work well for students who need examples to see at home while attempting their homework.

## Web Resources

### Interactives/Games

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Solve Linear Equation Systems Step by Step
http://www.karlscalc...
This is an interactive tool that will solve systems of linear equations containing up to seven variables.

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Hoop Shoot
http://www.math-play...
Hoop shoot is an interactive game that combines solving two-step equations with shooting hoops. It is a two player competition style game.

### Teacher Tools

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Algebra.Help
http://algebrahelp.c...
Lesson plans,calculators, worksheets and everything else to help with teaching algebra.

## 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