ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (3), or Technology Education (3  5) Title: Connect with Coordinates
Description: Students will be involved in handson activities that will help them to learn to locate points on a grid. Students will also learn how to correctly read an ordered pair of numbers. Technology will be implemented through the use of a document camera and a PowerPoint presentation.
Subject: Mathematics (3  4) Title: Patterns, Patterns, Everywhere
Description: An interactive lesson on teaching about patterns and finding patterns in the environment.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Subject: Mathematics (2  3) Title: You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for Ice cream !
Description:
Fun and yummy lesson to do on a sunny spring afternoon. Have the students take a poll of their favorite choice of ice cream and create a bar graph showing the information.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMSU Project.
Subject: Mathematics (3  4) Title: Pattern and Practice
Description: Students use knowledge and skills in new learning experiences to develop a basic understanding of the process for creating patterns, recognizing pattern sequences, representing patterns in different ways, and connecting numbers with patterns. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Subject: Mathematics (1  3) Title: Calendar Communication
Description: The students will learn calendar skills by using a calendar log on a daily basis. Children will be responsible for filling in their calendars daily. This activity will also lead to great communication between home and school.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
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: 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
Subject: Mathematics Title: Shapes on the Way Home
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Description: This reproducible chart, from an Illuminations lesson, prompts students to search for and list shapes they find as they walk home from school. They record each shape's name, where it was found and whether it is a plane or solid figure. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5
Subject: CrossDisciplinary  Informal Education , Arts  Glass , Arts  Sculpture , Arts  Woodworking , Science  Earth science , Science  Geology , Informal Education  Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education Title: How Do You Unlock a Secret Code?
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Description: Cryptologists study secret codes. Being able to read encoded German and Japanese communications enabled the Allies to achieve victory in World War II., Join us as we explore how the code was cracked. By the end of this wonder, you may be making and breaking secret codes, too! Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5
Subject: Mathematics Title: Multiplication Fact Mastery Record
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Description: This reproducible activity, from an Illuminations lesson, features a multiplication table for the numbers 09. In the lesson, students generate products using a number line model. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5
Subject: Mathematics Title: Hopping on the Number Line
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Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students generate products using the number line model. The order property is also introduced. In the lesson, students are encouraged to predict the products and to answer puzzles involving multiplication. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5
Subject: Mathematics Title: Geometric Solids and Their Properties
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Description: In this fivelesson unit from Illuminations, students analyze characteristics and properties of threedimensional geometric shapes; develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships; and use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems. After being introduced to shapes, they look for patterns, construct a solid, and build a shape jacket. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5
Subject: Mathematics Title: More Patterns with Products
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Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students use an interactive Web site to find patterns in the multiplication tables. They then practice multiplication facts and record their current level of mastery of the multiplication facts on their personal multiplication chart. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5
Subject: Mathematics Title: Number and Operations Web Links
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Description: This collection of Web links, reviewed and presented by Illuminations, offers teachers and students information about and practice in concepts related to arithmetic. Users can read the Illuminations Editorial Board's review of each Web site, or choose to link directly to the sites. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Subject: Mathematics Title: Looking for Patterns
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Description: This lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, focuses on the properties of multiplication. Students skip count, examine multiplication patterns, and explore commutativity. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5
Subject: Mathematics Title: Communicating about Mathematics Using Games: Playing Fraction Tracks
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Description: Mathematical games can foster mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another. In addition, games can motivate students and engage them in thinking about and applying concepts and skills. This eexample from Illuminations contains an interactive version of a game that can be used in the grades 35 classroom to support students' learning about fractions. eMath Investigations are selected eexamples from the electronic version of the Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (PSSM). The eexamples are part of the electronic version of the PSSM document. Given their interactive nature and focused discussion tied to the PSSM document, the eexamples are natural companions to the iMath investigations. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5
Subject: Mathematics Title: Patterns That Grow
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Description: In this fivelesson unit, from Illuminations, students use logical thinking to create, identify, extend, and translate patterns. They make patterns with numbers and shapes and explore patterns in a variety of mathematical contexts. These lessons give students an opportunity to create and analyze numeric and geometric patterns. Particular emphasis is placed on growing patterns. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5
Subject: Mathematics Title: Exploring Other Number Patterns
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Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students analyze numeric patterns, including Fibonacci numbers. They also describe numeric patterns and then record them in table form. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5
Subject: Mathematics Title: Making Your First Million
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Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students attempt to identify the concept of a million by working with smaller numerical units, such as blocks of 10 or 100, and then expanding the idea by multiplication or repeated addition until a million is reached. Additionally, they use critical thinking to analyze situations and to identify mathematical patterns that enable them to develop the concept of very large numbers. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Subject: Mathematics Title: Learning about Number Relationships and Properties of Numbers Using Calculators and Hundred Boards: Displaying Number Patterns
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Description: Building on students' intuitive understandings of patterns and number relationships, teachers can further the development of number concepts and logical reasoning as described in the Number and Operations and Reasoning and Proof Standards. In this twopart example from Illuminations, virtual hundred boards and calculators furnish a visual way of highlighting and displaying various patterns and relationships among numbers. Using calculators and hundred boards together, teachers can encourage students to communicate their thinking with others, as discussed in the Communication Standard. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,1,2

