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Subject: Mathematics (1 - 4), or Social Studies (2)
Title: How Many Times Did You Add That?
Description: After watching the video clip of the Hershey's plant, students will use grid paper to investigate multiplication as repeated addition.  This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.


Subject: English Language Arts (1), or Mathematics (K - 2)
Title: What's the Chance?
Description: Students engage in opportunities to label events that are likely, unlikely, certain and impossible. This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.


Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (1 - 2)
Title: 100 More Hungry Ants
Description: Students will investigate what happens to the number of ants at a picinc when 100 more ants arrive at the picnic. They will explore this concept using a slide presentation followed by a partner game.  This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.


Subject: Mathematics (1 - 3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Multiplication Facts, Facts, Facts and Some Reese's Pieces for Snack!!
Description: This lesson teaches the basic math multiplication facts in a fun way so that students will want to remember them. Knowledge of all multiplication facts will help with learning subsequent skills in longer multiplication, division, fractions, etc.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


Subject: Mathematics
Title: Fun with Fractions      Add Bookmark
Description: In this unit of five lessons from Illuminations, students explore relationships among fractions through work with the region model. This early work with fraction relationships helps students make sense of basic fraction concepts and facilitates work with comparing and ordering fractions and working with equivalency.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



Subject: Health,Mathematics
Title: Food Pyramid Power:      Add Bookmark
Description: In this six-lesson unit from Illuminations, students use algebraic thinking to explore properties of addition. The food pyramid is the starting point for these explorations. The learning experiences foster facility with the process standards of communication, connections, representation, and reasoning and proof.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Block Pounds       Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, from Illuminations, students explore the use of variables as unknowns as they solve for the weights of objects using information presented in pictures. They also model situations that involve the addition and subtraction of whole numbers, using objects, pictures, and symbols.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Exploring Other Number Patterns      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students make and extend patterns with numbers in a variety of mathematical contexts. They also explore functions at an intuitive level.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Seeing Doubles      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students focus on dominoes with the same number of spots on each side and on the related addition facts. They make triangle-shaped flash cards for the doubles facts. An extension activity poses a problem that involves dominoes. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



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