ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (9  12), or Technology Education (9  12) Title: Family Ties: Parabolas
Description: This lesson allows students to manipulate the parameters while using the vertex form of the equation of a parabola to see the effects on the graph. The spreadsheet can be altered for other functions.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMSU 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: Finance (9  12), or Mathematics (9  12) Title: Liquidity for Success
Description: This lesson will input values to calculate financial ratios and intepret the information derived from the calculations. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics,Science Title: Modeling Orbital Debris Problems
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Description: In this lesson, from Illuminations, students examine the problem of space pollution caused by humanmade debris in orbit to develop an understanding of functions and modeling. The lesson gives students an opportunity to use spreadsheets, graphing calculators, and computer graphing utilities. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 9,10,11,12

