ALEX Lesson Plans Subject: Mathematics (6), or Technology Education (6 - 8) Title: Finding Pi - A Math Adventure Description: In this lesson students will hear the story of Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi and participate in class activities to discover pi. Technology resources will be used to display results.Subject: Mathematics (6), or Technology Education (6 - 8) Title: We're Talking Baseball! Description: During this lesson students use mathematical skills to determine baseball statistics. They can locate their favorite players' stats on the Internet and determine batting average and slugging percentage.Subject: Mathematics (5 - 6) Title: Fractions and Recipes Description: This is a lesson used to show how fractions are used in everyday life. Students will use the knowledge they have about fractions to change a recipe to accommodate different amounts of people. Students will enjoy navigating the Internet to locate a recipe. Students will also have the opportunity to make the recipe in class and share it with their friends.Subject: Mathematics (6 - 7), or Technology Education (6 - 8) Title: How Much Money Can I Make? Description: This lesson is a technology-based activity in which students will research two careers they are possibly interested in pursuing. They will convert the average yearly salary of each career into an hourly wage and record their findings in a spreadsheet. They will calculate their weekly gross and net pay for each career choice.Subject: Mathematics (6), or Technology Education (6 - 8) Title: Find a Pattern Using Children's Literature Description: Students use the problem solving strategy of "find a pattern" to predict the number of grains of rice Rani (from the book, One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi) will receive after 30 days. Students use a spreadsheet to illustrate data from the story. Thinkfinity Lesson Plans Subject: MathematicsTitle: Factor Game      Add Bookmark Description: This interactive game, from Illuminations, allows students to exercise their factoring ability. They can play against a friend or the computer as they take turns choosing a number and identifying all of its factors.Thinkfinity Partner: IlluminationsGrade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8Subject: MathematicsTitle: Classifying Numbers      Add Bookmark Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use Venn diagrams to organize information about numbers. Using the Product Game board, students look for relationships and characteristics of numbers to determine what numbers belong to a descriptor and what numbers belong to more than one descriptor.Thinkfinity Partner: IlluminationsGrade Span: 6,7,8Subject: MathematicsTitle: Factorize      Add Bookmark Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to visually explore the concept of factors by creating rectangular arrays with an area equal to the product of the factors. They can choose whether or not to use the commutative property when identifying factors.Thinkfinity Partner: IlluminationsGrade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8Subject: MathematicsTitle: Playing the Product Game      Add Bookmark Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students learn the rules of and play the Product Game. In this game, players start with a set of given factors and then multiply to find the product. Students create their own game boards and develop strategies for winning the game.Thinkfinity Partner: IlluminationsGrade Span: 6,7,8Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Language Arts - Vocabulary , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Comparative Political Systems , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - United States Constitution , Social Studies - United States Government , Social Studies - United States History , Informal Education - Academic EnrichmentTitle: What Is Pi?      Add Bookmark Description: Apple pie, cherry pie, strawberry pie - you'll find these pies and many more brought to parties around the world today. Why? It's Pi Day, of course!, Fans of math around the world celebrate Pi Day on March 14. Wonder why?Thinkfinity Partner: WonderopolisGrade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5