ALEX Lesson Plans Subject: Mathematics (6 - 7) Title: Order Among Chaos Description: This lesson is designed to assist students not only in using the order of operations, but also experimenting with how grouping and ordering affects answers. In groups as teams, the students will compete while finding algebraic expressions using only the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as all operations including exponents and grouping symbols, to find a desired integer result.  To gain points, the value of each formed expression must be from the set of integers 1-25 or 1-100 depending on time constraints.  They should attempt to get an expression with each of the listed integers required.  Modeled examples are embedded in the directions slide show so the students are instructed in the process of the competition.  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: 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: 6,7,8