ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (8), or Science (8)
Title: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Reflections of Light
Description: Students will learn about the reflective behaviors of light, and the wave and particle nature of light. Students will also recognize congruency of angles.
Subject: Mathematics (7 - 8)
Title: Build a City on Geometry
Description: The students will be split into small, cooperative groups and build a city following specific guidelines. The students will learn how a city is constructed with angles, intersections, parallel, intersecting, and transversal streets. They will understand that buildings are located at particular points which are considered alternate interior or exterior angles, corresponding angles, etc. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Adding It All Up
In this lesson, students draw various polygons and investigate their interior angles. The investigation is done using both an interactive tool and paper and pencil to foster an understanding of how different patterns can lead to the same solution. After comparing results with a partner, students develop a formula showing the relationship between the number of sides of a polygon and the sum of the interior angles.
Thinkfinity Learning Activities
Title: Angle Sums
Description: In this student interactive, from Illuminations, students explore the sum of the interior angles of triangles, quadrilaterals and other polygons. They can select which type of shape to explore; and, for triangles and quadrilaterals, they can watch a visual demonstration
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8