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Title: Web 2.0 Mastering Polynomials Review
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This technologybased lesson plan is intended for 9th through 12th grade Algebra I students. After covering the unit on polynomials, teachers could use this lesson plan as a review. This could also be used in preparation for the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) with various math topics. Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and factoring polynomials will be mastered through the use of online social networking tools, such as Diigo Bookmarking and Wikispaces. Students will work independently and collaboratively helping each other to review polynomials (or another math unit), creating problems and posting them to a wiki, and completing the problems their peers created.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 10: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1]
Subject: Mathematics (9  12)
Title: Web 2.0 Mastering Polynomials Review
Description: This technologybased lesson plan is intended for 9th through 12th grade Algebra I students. After covering the unit on polynomials, teachers could use this lesson plan as a review. This could also be used in preparation for the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) with various math topics. Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and factoring polynomials will be mastered through the use of online social networking tools, such as Diigo Bookmarking and Wikispaces. Students will work independently and collaboratively helping each other to review polynomials (or another math unit), creating problems and posting them to a wiki, and completing the problems their peers created.
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Title: Polynomial Subtraction
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Students will review the meaning of vocabulary relevant to subtracting polynomials such as opposites and the definition of subtract. They will be presented with examples of subtracting polynomials both vertically and horizontally. They will also be given ample opportunities to apply this new skill through game play.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 10: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1]
Subject: Mathematics (9  12)
Title: Polynomial Subtraction
Description: Students will review the meaning of vocabulary relevant to subtracting polynomials such as opposites and the definition of subtract. They will be presented with examples of subtracting polynomials both vertically and horizontally. They will also be given ample opportunities to apply this new skill through game play.
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Title: Conquering Polynomials
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In this lesson, students will be introduced to polynomials. A polynomial is a made up of terms, which are algebraic expressions combined by addition or subtraction. In a polynomial, there is no expressions that involve dividing by the variable or taking any root of a variable.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 10: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1]
Subject: Mathematics (9  12)
Title: Conquering Polynomials
Description: In this lesson, students will be introduced to polynomials. A polynomial is a made up of terms, which are algebraic expressions combined by addition or subtraction. In a polynomial, there is no expressions that involve dividing by the variable or taking any root of a variable.
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Title: What are You  Prime or Composite?
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This lesson is on factors and greatest common factors. The students will view presentations on prime numbers, composite numbers, and prime factorization (some using factor trees).
The students will participate in interactive games on various websites, and discover by using their initials in their name, if they are prime or composite.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 10: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1]
Subject: Mathematics (6  12)
Title: What are You  Prime or Composite?
Description: This lesson is on factors and greatest common factors. The students will view presentations on prime numbers, composite numbers, and prime factorization (some using factor trees).
The students will participate in interactive games on various websites, and discover by using their initials in their name, if they are prime or composite.
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Title: Polynomials Divided by Monomials
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Investigation of division of polynomials by mononials.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 10: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1]
Subject: Mathematics (9  12)
Title: Polynomials Divided by Monomials
Description: Investigation of division of polynomials by mononials.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: What's The Real Cost of That Car?
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This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan. A project requiring research, critical thinking and complex decisionmaking about factoring all the costs of purchasing a large ticket item... a car.
Standard(s): [MA2013] DM1 (912) 9: Determine a minimum project time using algorithms to schedule tasks in order, including critical path analysis, the listprocessing algorithm, and studentcreated algorithms. (Alabama)
Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9  12), or Mathematics (9  12)
Title: What's The Real Cost of That Car?
Description: This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan. A project requiring research, critical thinking and complex decisionmaking about factoring all the costs of purchasing a large ticket item... a car.
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Title: Show Me The Money  Saving and Investing
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Students will learn how to analyze several savings products from various financial institutions. They will also demonstrate the ability to discuss the role of saving and investment products. This a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.
Standard(s): [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Information Literacy (K  12), or Mathematics (7  12)
Title: Show Me The Money  Saving and Investing
Description: Students will learn how to analyze several savings products from various financial institutions. They will also demonstrate the ability to discuss the role of saving and investment products. This a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.
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Title: "Like Terms", I Add Them
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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.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (8) 9: Solve linear equations in one variable. [8EE7]
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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Title: Fortune Properties
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This lesson will teach students how to recognize and apply Identity and Equality Properties. Students will explore the use of properties in real life situations by handson experience. 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) 16: Explain each step in solving a simple equation as following from the equality of numbers asserted at the previous step, starting from the assumption that the original equation has a solution. Construct a viable argument to justify a solution method. [AREI1]
Subject: Character Education (K  12), or Mathematics (9  12)
Title: Fortune Properties
Description: This lesson will teach students how to recognize and apply Identity and Equality Properties. Students will explore the use of properties in real life situations by handson experience. 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: Multiplying Polynomials
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Students will be introduced to multiplication of polynomials by looking at an area example. They will have an opportunity to use an interactive website to manipulate an area problem. (optional activity) A PowerPoint presentation will be used to demonstrate that the multiplication of polynomials is an extension of the distributive property. A worksheet is provided for skill practice. 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) 10: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1]
Subject: Mathematics (6  12)
Title: Multiplying Polynomials
Description: Students will be introduced to multiplication of polynomials by looking at an area example. They will have an opportunity to use an interactive website to manipulate an area problem. (optional activity) A PowerPoint presentation will be used to demonstrate that the multiplication of polynomials is an extension of the distributive property. A worksheet is provided for skill practice. 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: Color this Polynomial Simplified
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This lesson helps students of all levels visualize the process of polynomial simplification and replicate it with ease. Three alternate forms of assessment are given to accomodate any school's level of technology (Podcasting. Powerpoints or Poster Presentations). 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) 10: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1]
Subject: Arts Education (7  12), or Mathematics (7  12), or Technology Education (9  12)
Title: Color this Polynomial Simplified
Description: This lesson helps students of all levels visualize the process of polynomial simplification and replicate it with ease. Three alternate forms of assessment are given to accomodate any school's level of technology (Podcasting. Powerpoints or Poster Presentations). 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: A Geometric Investigation of (a + b)2
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This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to explore a geometric explanation of why (A + B) squared = A squared + 2AB + B squared. The page includes directions for using the interactive as well as hints to help students understand this demonstration.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 10: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1]
Subject: Mathematics Title: A Geometric Investigation of (a + b)2
Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to explore a geometric explanation of why (A + B) squared = A squared + 2AB + B squared. The page includes directions for using the interactive as well as hints to help students understand this demonstration. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 9,10,11,12

