ALEX Lesson Plans Subject: Mathematics (6 - 8), or Technology Education (6 - 8) Title: You WANT me to make a paper airplane? Description: This lesson provides students with a hands-on, cooperative learning experience. Students will make paper airplanes. They will fly their planes and record the distance and time of numerous flights in an Excel spreadsheet. Students will then calculate the speed of each flight using the formula s=d/t and summarize their results by making a line graph. Thinkfinity Lesson Plans Subject: Arts,Mathematics,Social StudiesTitle: Real Estate Tycoon      Add Bookmark Description: This year-long project, from Illuminations, is divided into three parts and reinforces skills that lay a foundation for algebra, such as measurement, fractions, decimals, percents, and proportions. Students design, build, and sell a house and then simulate investment of the profits in the stock market. Along the way, students make scale drawings, compute with fractions and decimals in various contexts, solve simple equations, and learn valuable lessons about how money really works.Thinkfinity Partner: IlluminationsGrade Span: 6,7,8Subject: MathematicsTitle: Pan Balance -- Numbers      Add Bookmark Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, can be used to find numerical expressions that are equivalent to one another. If equivalent expressions are placed in the blue and red pans on the virtual scale, it will balance.Thinkfinity Partner: IlluminationsGrade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8