ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (4), or Technology Education (3  5) Title: Nursery Rhyme Word Problems
Description: In this lesson students will create basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems using common nursery rhymes. Students will distinguish the key elements of word problems and incorporate those elements into a nursery rhyme.
Subject: Mathematics (4  5), or Technology Education (3  5) Title: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally
Description: As a handson lesson, the students will recognize the correct usage of the order of operations. In groups, the students will work cooperatively to discover the importance of following stepbystep instructions and apply that knowledge in solving algebraic equations by correctly using the order of operations.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Subject: Mathematics (4) Title: Divide Using OneDigit Divisors
Description: Student will explore the meaning of division. This lesson also includes writing quotients for onedigit divisors in division. The student will gain an understanding of the relationship between multiplication and division.This lesson plan is for the divisor 2 and can be used with other divisors.
Subject: Mathematics (3  5), or Technology Education (3  5) Title: Let's Go Shopping!
Description: This technologybased lesson provides students practice in collecting and organizing data through the use of grocery store circulars.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
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: 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

