ALEX Lesson Plans Subject: Mathematics (1 - 4) Title: Look Around, What do You See? Origamis! Description: Students will make origamis using Japanese paper folding techniques. This lesson will enhance the students ability to understand geometry concepts.  This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.Subject: Mathematics (3 - 4), or Technology Education (3 - 5) Title: Sign Shapes Description: Students will take a field trip (or use computer) to locate 9 different shapes in the form of store signs. They will use digital cameras to take pictures (or copy and paste pictures) of the shapes and then create a slide show using the pictures. On each page of the slide show, the student will name the shape, number of sides, angles and vertices and also draw lines of symmetry.Subject: Mathematics (4) Title: Shapes and Lines of Symmetry Description: Students will observe lines of symmetry found in nature, traffic signs, letters of the alphabet, and certain shapes. Students will also cut out shapes and draw lines of symmetry. Great websites are provided for those that need enrichment or remediation. This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.Subject: Arts Education (5), or Mathematics (3 - 5) Title: "Polly"gon Pockets Description: In this lesson, students will explore the attributes of various polygons. Students will need to be in 12 cooperative groups (one for each shape being explored). They will complete a jigsaw puzzle to discover their shape and then list the attributes they notice about it. They will create a foldable that shows each polygon, describes its attributes, and lists items in our world that use that shape. Then, the students will create a collage using either magazines and 9x12 construction paper or the Internet and Microsoft Word to create a collage of items in our world that use polygon shapes. 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: English Language Arts (6), or Mathematics (4 - 5), or Technology Education (6 - 8) Title: Line of Symmetry Description: During this lesson, students will use a hands-on method to identify lines of symmetry. Each student will create individual lines of symmetry by using their name. Creations are unique and individualized for each student. Students will also learn more details about lines of symmetry by navigating the Internet. Students will do online activities to reinforce what they have learned about lines of symmetry. Thinkfinity Lesson Plans Subject: Arts,MathematicsTitle: Finding Lines of Symmetry      Add Bookmark Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students identify and create lines of symmetry and congruent figures. They explore these concepts with paper cutting and modeling on a geoboard.Thinkfinity Partner: IlluminationsGrade Span: 3,4,5Subject: MathematicsTitle: Calculation Nation      Add Bookmark Description: Become a citizen of Calculation Nation! Play online math strategy games to learn about fractions, factors, multiples, symmetry and more, as well as practice important skills like basic multiplication and calculating area! Calculation Nation uses the power of the Web to let students challenge themselves and opponents from anywhere in the world. The element of competition adds an extra layer of excitement.Thinkfinity Partner: IlluminationsGrade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9Subject: MathematicsTitle: Number and Operations Web Links      Add Bookmark 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: IlluminationsGrade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12Subject: MathematicsTitle: Communicating about Mathematics Using Games: Playing Fraction Tracks      Add Bookmark 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 e-example from Illuminations contains an interactive version of a game that can be used in the grades 3-5 classroom to support students' learning about fractions. e-Math Investigations are selected e-examples from the electronic version of the Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (PSSM). The e-examples are part of the electronic version of the PSSM document. Given their interactive nature and focused discussion tied to the PSSM document, the e-examples are natural companions to the i-Math investigations.Thinkfinity Partner: IlluminationsGrade Span: 3,4,5Subject: Arts,MathematicsTitle: Planning a Mini-quilt      Add Bookmark Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students create a quilt using three transformations (reflection, rotation, and translation) and then investigate the ways shapes can be colored to show one-half and one-fourth. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.Thinkfinity Partner: IlluminationsGrade Span: 3,4,5