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Title: Exponents and Division
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This activity will introduce the exponent and division rule, the zero exponent rule, and the negative exponent rule. Students will make a human fraction to discover the division rule for exponents. The lesson will also introduce various interactive sites for reviewing exponent rules.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMSU Project.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 2: Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents. [NRN2]
Subject: Mathematics (9  12)
Title: Exponents and Division
Description: This activity will introduce the exponent and division rule, the zero exponent rule, and the negative exponent rule. Students will make a human fraction to discover the division rule for exponents. The lesson will also introduce various interactive sites for reviewing exponent rules.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMSU Project.
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Title: Just the facts! Exploring Order of Operations and Properties of Real Numbers
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Students use their imagination while learning the importance of 'Order of Operations' and 'Properties of Real Numbers'. This lesson incorporates class discussions, wiki and/or online discussion threads (free at www.wikispace.com and/or quicktopic.com), art and puzzles.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 2: Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents. [NRN2]
Subject: Arts Education (7  12), or Mathematics (5  12), or Technology Education (9  12)
Title: Just the facts! Exploring Order of Operations and Properties of Real Numbers
Description: Students use their imagination while learning the importance of 'Order of Operations' and 'Properties of Real Numbers'. This lesson incorporates class discussions, wiki and/or online discussion threads (free at www.wikispace.com and/or quicktopic.com), art and puzzles.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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Title: Calendar Fun Operations
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This activity is designed to help students evaluate numerical expressions by using order of operations. The students will be provided a calendar for the current month of the year. Students will then be provided with a worksheet that contains 30 expressions and a different symbol for each expression. The students will manually calculate each expression using order of operations. Once the numerical value has been discovered for each expression, the symbol next to the expression will be drawn on the calendar for that date. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 2: Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents. [NRN2]
Subject: Mathematics (7  12)
Title: Calendar Fun Operations
Description: This activity is designed to help students evaluate numerical expressions by using order of operations. The students will be provided a calendar for the current month of the year. Students will then be provided with a worksheet that contains 30 expressions and a different symbol for each expression. The students will manually calculate each expression using order of operations. Once the numerical value has been discovered for each expression, the symbol next to the expression will be drawn on the calendar for that date. 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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Title: Writing Word Equations
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The students will learn to write word and formula equations. We will watch a web video about chemical equations. We will then complete the science in motion lab “The Color of Chemistry”. The students will also be required to write word and formula equations.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [MA2013] ALT (912) 31: Write a function defined by an expression in different but equivalent forms to reveal and explain different properties of the function. [FIF8]
Subject: Mathematics (9  12), or Science (9  12)
Title: Writing Word Equations
Description: The students will learn to write word and formula equations. We will watch a web video about chemical equations. We will then complete the science in motion lab “The Color of Chemistry”. The students will also be required to write word and formula equations.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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Title: You Mean ANYTHING To The Zero Power Is One?
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This lesson is a technologybased project to reinforce concepts related to the Exponential Function. It can be used in conjunction with any textbook practice set. Construction of computer models of several Exponential Functions will promote meaningful learning rather than memorization.
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Subject: Mathematics (9  12), or Technology Education (9  12)
Title: You Mean ANYTHING To The Zero Power Is One?
Description: This lesson is a technologybased project to reinforce concepts related to the Exponential Function. It can be used in conjunction with any textbook practice set. Construction of computer models of several Exponential Functions will promote meaningful learning rather than memorization.
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Title: Strong Arm Iteration
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This reproducible worksheet, from an Illuminations lesson, guides students as they take a threedigit number, cube its digits and add them. They do the same with the sum and continue the process until they notice a pattern.
Standard(s): [MA2013] DM1 (912) 1: Analyze topics from elementary number theory, including perfect numbers and prime numbers, to determine properties of integers. (Alabama)
Subject: Mathematics Title: Strong Arm Iteration
Description: This reproducible worksheet, from an Illuminations lesson, guides students as they take a threedigit number, cube its digits and add them. They do the same with the sum and continue the process until they notice a pattern. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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Title: Exact Ratio
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This reproducible activity sheet, from an Illuminations lesson, features a series of questions pertaining to exact ratios and geometric sequences. In the lesson, students measure lengths on stringed musical instruments and discuss how the placement of frets on a fretted instrument is determined by a geometric sequence.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 35: Write arithmetic and geometric sequences both recursively and with an explicit formula, use them to model situations, and translate between the two forms.* [FBF2]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Exact Ratio
Description: This reproducible activity sheet, from an Illuminations lesson, features a series of questions pertaining to exact ratios and geometric sequences. In the lesson, students measure lengths on stringed musical instruments and discuss how the placement of frets on a fretted instrument is determined by a geometric sequence. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 9,10,11,12
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Title: Stacking Squares
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This Illuminations lesson prompts students to explore ways of arranging squares to represent equivalences involving square and cuberoots. Students explanations and representations (with their various ways of finding these roots) form the basis for further work with radicals.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 2: Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents. [NRN2]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Stacking Squares
Description: This Illuminations lesson prompts students to explore ways of arranging squares to represent equivalences involving square and cuberoots. Students explanations and representations (with their various ways of finding these roots) form the basis for further work with radicals. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 9,10,11,12
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Title: Introduction to Algebra Quiz
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This is a quiz on evaluating algebraic expressions, learning how to use exponential notation, using properties of numbers in algebra, and learning how to write expressions and evaluate formulas.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 2: Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents. [NRN2]
Introduction to Algebra Quiz
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This is a quiz on evaluating algebraic expressions, learning how to use exponential notation, using properties of numbers in algebra, and learning how to write expressions and evaluate formulas.

