ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (9  12) Title: Rational Exponents Rock!!
Description: During this lesson, students will be introduced to rational exponents. Rational exponents are fractional powers, or where a number is raised to a fraction.
Subject: Arts Education (7  12), or Mathematics (5  12), or Technology Education (9  12) Title: Just the facts! Exploring Order of Operations and Properties of Real Numbers
Description: Students use their imagination while learning the importance of 'Order of Operations' and 'Properties of Real Numbers'. This lesson incorporates class discussions, wiki and/or online discussion threads (free at www.wikispace.com and/or quicktopic.com), art and puzzles.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: Mathematics (7  12) Title: Calendar Fun Operations
Description: This activity is designed to help students evaluate numerical expressions by using order of operations. The students will be provided a calendar for the current month of the year. Students will then be provided with a worksheet that contains 30 expressions and a different symbol for each expression. The students will manually calculate each expression using order of operations. Once the numerical value has been discovered for each expression, the symbol next to the expression will be drawn on the calendar for that date. 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: Mathematics (9  12), or Technology Education (9  12) Title: You Mean ANYTHING To The Zero Power Is One?
Description: This lesson is a technologybased project to reinforce concepts related to the Exponential Function. It can be used in conjunction with any textbook practice set. Construction of computer models of several Exponential Functions will promote meaningful learning rather than memorization.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics Title: Stacking Squares
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Description: This Illuminations lesson prompts students to explore ways of arranging squares to represent equivalences involving square and cuberoots. Students explanations and representations (with their various ways of finding these roots) form the basis for further work with radicals. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 9,10,11,12

