ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (9  12) Title: Polynomial Subtraction
Description: Students will review the meaning of vocabulary relevant to subtracting polynomials such as opposites and the definition of subtract. They will be presented with examples of subtracting polynomials both vertically and horizontally. They will also be given ample opportunities to apply this new skill through game play.
Subject: Mathematics (9  12) Title: Conquering Polynomials
Description: In this lesson, students will be introduced to polynomials. A polynomial is a made up of terms, which are algebraic expressions combined by addition or subtraction. In a polynomial, there is no expressions that involve dividing by the variable or taking any root of a variable.
Subject: Mathematics (9  12) Title: Polynomials Divided by Monomials
Description: Investigation of division of polynomials by mononials.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9  12), or Mathematics (9  12) Title: What's The Real Cost of That Car?
Description: This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan. A project requiring research, critical thinking and complex decisionmaking about factoring all the costs of purchasing a large ticket item... a car.
Subject: Mathematics (8  12) Title: "Like Terms", I Add Them
Description: Students will review the definition of 'like terms' and combining like terms. They will then learn to apply this to adding polynomials. Students will have an opportunity to work practice problems as they are viewing a PowerPoint presentation of the lesson. They will be adding polynomials using both the horizontal method and the vertical method. 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: Character Education (K  12), or Mathematics (9  12) Title: Fortune Properties
Description: This lesson will teach students how to recognize and apply Identity and Equality Properties. Students will explore the use of properties in real life situations by handson experience. 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 (6  12) Title: Multiplying Polynomials
Description: Students will be introduced to multiplication of polynomials by looking at an area example. They will have an opportunity to use an interactive website to manipulate an area problem. (optional activity) A PowerPoint presentation will be used to demonstrate that the multiplication of polynomials is an extension of the distributive property. A worksheet is provided for skill practice. 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: Arts Education (7  12), or Mathematics (7  12), or Technology Education (9  12) Title: Color this Polynomial Simplified
Description: This lesson helps students of all levels visualize the process of polynomial simplification and replicate it with ease. Three alternate forms of assessment are given to accomodate any school's level of technology (Podcasting. Powerpoints or Poster Presentations). This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics Title: A Geometric Investigation of (a + b)2
Add Bookmark
Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to explore a geometric explanation of why (A + B) squared = A squared + 2AB + B squared. The page includes directions for using the interactive as well as hints to help students understand this demonstration. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 9,10,11,12

