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Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Minerals
Description: The students will gain information on the 5 characteristics of minerals. The information can be related to nonrenewable resources. This lesson should facilitate discussion on the difference in precious gems and semi-precious gems.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)
Title: Platonic Solids Ornaments
Description: This is a hands-on activity that introduces students to the five Platonic solids. Students will discover the special relationship between faces, vertices, and edges. Students will research the Platonic solids and then construct and decorate Platonic solids ornaments.


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Geometric Solids      Add Bookmark
Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to explore various geometric solids and their properties. Students can virtually manipulate and color each solid to investigate properties such as the number of faces, edges, and vertices. Students can explore tetrahedrons, cubes, octahedrons, dodecahedrons, icosahedrons, and irregular polyhedrons.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Soda Cans      Add Bookmark
Description: This reproducible activity sheet, from an Illuminations lesson, guides students through a simulation in which they try different arrangements to make the most efficient use of space and thus pack the most soda cans into a rectangular packing box.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Building Using the Front-Right-Top View      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students explore drawing the front-right-top view when given a three dimensional figure built from cubes. Students also explore building a three dimensional figure when given the front-right-top view.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Cubes Everywhere      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Illuminations lesson, students use cubes to develop spatial thinking and review basic geometric principles through real-life applications. Students are given the opportunity to build and take apart structures based on cubes.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Exploring the Isometric Drawing Tool      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students explore using an isometric drawing tool and gain practice and experience in manipulating drawings. They explore polyhedra using different representations and perspectives.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Isometric Drawing Tool      Add Bookmark
Description: Create dynamic drawings on isometric dot paper with this interactive tool. Draw 2-D and 3-D figures using edges, faces, or cubes that you can shift, rotate, color, or decompose.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Polygon Capture: A Geometry Game      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, from Illuminations, students classify polygons according to more than one property at a time. They move from a simple description of shapes to an analysis of how properties are related, all in the context of an enjoyable game
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Using Cubes and Isometric Drawings      Add Bookmark
Description: In this unit of six lessons, from Illuminations, students explore polyhedra using different representations and perspectives for three dimensional block figures. In addition, students examine area and volume concepts for block figures within this context.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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