ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (2) Title: Roll an Array
Description: This lesson presents a handson partner activity to introduce second graders to making rectangular arrays. Students will use number dice to roll numbers and then build the coordinating array. An equation will be written to show the sum of the equal addends.
This is a College and CareerReady Standards showcase lesson plan.
Subject: Mathematics (2) Title: Peep Peep
Description: Students will take a virtual tour of a Peep Candy factory.
Students will observe the way Peeps are packed in rectangle shaped arrays, 2 rows of 5.
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: 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.
Subject: Mathematics (2  3), or Technology Education (K  2) Title: Double Your Flavor
Description: As students begin memorizing the multiplication math facts, they will need many ways to visualize and practice the multiplication concepts. In this lesson they will begin practice with arrays, skip counting, and moving manipulatives for the 0,1,2,3,and 4 times tables.
Subject: Mathematics (K  3), or Technology Education (K  2) Title: Hundred Blocks Board
Description: In this lesson students will practice adding, subtracting, and multiplying without regrouping using a hundred blocks board. Students will be given opportunities to identify and discuss different patterns that they discover and relate number patterns to visual patterns.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics Title: Times Table
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Description: This student interactive, from an Illuminations lesson, allows students to practice multiplying numbers. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5
Subject: Mathematics Title: Powerful Patterns: Looking Back and Moving Forward
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Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students are provided with buttons or pasta and are asked to make a pattern that is then described to the class. Students complete a table illustrating a growing pattern that can be predicted. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
Subject: Mathematics Title: Concentration
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Description: This student interactive from Illuminations allows students to play the classic game of Concentration by themselves or against a friend. The interactive can be used to review numbers, shapes, multiplication facts, fractions, decimals, and percents. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5

