**Title:** Connect with Coordinates

**Description:**
Students will be involved in hands-on activities that will help them to learn to locate points on a grid. Students will also learn how to correctly read an ordered pair of numbers. Technology will be implemented through the use of a document camera and a PowerPoint presentation.
**Standard(s): **

[TC2] (3-5) 2: Use various technology applications, including word processing and multimedia software.

**Subject:**Mathematics (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)

**Title:**Connect with Coordinates

**Description:**Students will be involved in hands-on activities that will help them to learn to locate points on a grid. Students will also learn how to correctly read an ordered pair of numbers. Technology will be implemented through the use of a document camera and a PowerPoint presentation.

**Title:** Patterns, Patterns, Everywhere

**Description:**
An interactive lesson on teaching about patterns and finding patterns in the environment.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (3) 9: Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. [3-OA9]

**Subject:**Mathematics (3 - 4)

**Title:**Patterns, Patterns, Everywhere

**Description:**An interactive lesson on teaching about patterns and finding patterns in the environment. This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.

**Title:** You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for Ice cream !

**Description:**
Fun and yummy lesson to do on a sunny spring afternoon. Have the students take a poll of their favorite choice of ice cream and create a bar graph showing the information.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (2) 23: Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph. (See Appendix A, Table 1.) [2-MD10]

**Subject:**Mathematics (2 - 3)

**Title:**You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for Ice cream !

**Description:**Fun and yummy lesson to do on a sunny spring afternoon. Have the students take a poll of their favorite choice of ice cream and create a bar graph showing the information.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.

**Title:** Hundred Blocks Board

**Description:**
In this lesson students will practice adding, subtracting, and multiplying without regrouping using a hundred blocks board. Students will be given opportunities to identify and discuss different patterns that they discover and relate number patterns to visual patterns.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (3) 9: Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. [3-OA9]

**Subject:**Mathematics (K - 3), or Technology Education (K - 2)

**Title:**Hundred Blocks Board

**Description:**In this lesson students will practice adding, subtracting, and multiplying without regrouping using a hundred blocks board. Students will be given opportunities to identify and discuss different patterns that they discover and relate number patterns to visual patterns.

**Title:** Shapes on the Way Home

**Description:**
This reproducible chart, from an Illuminations lesson, prompts students to search for and list shapes they find as they walk home from school. They record each shape's name, where it was found and whether it is a plane or solid figure.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (4) 5: Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. [4-OA5]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Shapes on the Way Home

**Description:**This reproducible chart, from an Illuminations lesson, prompts students to search for and list shapes they find as they walk home from school. They record each shape's name, where it was found and whether it is a plane or solid figure.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** Multiplication Fact Mastery Record

**Description:**
This reproducible activity, from an Illuminations lesson, features a multiplication table for the numbers 0-9. In the lesson, students generate products using a number line model.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (3) 9: Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. [3-OA9]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Multiplication Fact Mastery Record

**Description:**This reproducible activity, from an Illuminations lesson, features a multiplication table for the numbers 0-9. In the lesson, students generate products using a number line model.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** Hopping on the Number Line

**Description:**
In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students generate products using the number line model. The order property is also introduced. In the lesson, students are encouraged to predict the products and to answer puzzles involving multiplication.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (4) 5: Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. [4-OA5]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Hopping on the Number Line

**Description:**In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students generate products using the number line model. The order property is also introduced. In the lesson, students are encouraged to predict the products and to answer puzzles involving multiplication.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** Geometric Solids and Their Properties

**Description:**
In this five-lesson unit from Illuminations, students analyze characteristics and properties of three-dimensional geometric shapes; develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships; and use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems. After being introduced to shapes, they look for patterns, construct a solid, and build a shape jacket.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (4) 5: Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. [4-OA5]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Geometric Solids and Their Properties

**Description:**In this five-lesson unit from Illuminations, students analyze characteristics and properties of three-dimensional geometric shapes; develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships; and use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems. After being introduced to shapes, they look for patterns, construct a solid, and build a shape jacket.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** More Patterns with Products

**Description:**
In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use an interactive Web site to find patterns in the multiplication tables. They then practice multiplication facts and record their current level of mastery of the multiplication facts on their personal multiplication chart.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (3) 9: Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. [3-OA9]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**More Patterns with Products

**Description:**In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use an interactive Web site to find patterns in the multiplication tables. They then practice multiplication facts and record their current level of mastery of the multiplication facts on their personal multiplication chart.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** Looking for Patterns

**Description:**
This lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, focuses on the properties of multiplication. Students skip count, examine multiplication patterns, and explore commutativity.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 3: Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms. Form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns, and graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. [5-OA3]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Looking for Patterns

**Description:**This lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, focuses on the properties of multiplication. Students skip count, examine multiplication patterns, and explore commutativity.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** Patterns That Grow

**Description:**
In this five-lesson unit, from Illuminations, students use logical thinking to create, identify, extend, and translate patterns. They make patterns with numbers and shapes and explore patterns in a variety of mathematical contexts. These lessons give students an opportunity to create and analyze numeric and geometric patterns. Particular emphasis is placed on growing patterns.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (4) 5: Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. [4-OA5]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Patterns That Grow

**Description:**In this five-lesson unit, from Illuminations, students use logical thinking to create, identify, extend, and translate patterns. They make patterns with numbers and shapes and explore patterns in a variety of mathematical contexts. These lessons give students an opportunity to create and analyze numeric and geometric patterns. Particular emphasis is placed on growing patterns.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** Exploring Other Number Patterns

**Description:**
In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students analyze numeric patterns, including Fibonacci numbers. They also describe numeric patterns and then record them in table form.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 3: Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms. Form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns, and graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. [5-OA3]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Exploring Other Number Patterns

**Description:**In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students analyze numeric patterns, including Fibonacci numbers. They also describe numeric patterns and then record them in table form.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** Making Your First Million

**Description:**
In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students attempt to identify the concept of a million by working with smaller numerical units, such as blocks of 10 or 100, and then expanding the idea by multiplication or repeated addition until a million is reached. Additionally, they use critical thinking to analyze situations and to identify mathematical patterns that enable them to develop the concept of very large numbers.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (8) 6: Perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used. Use scientific notation and choose units of appropriate size for measurements of very large or very small quantities (e.g., use millimeters per year for seafloor spreading). Interpret scientific notation that has been generated by technology. [8-EE4]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Making Your First Million

**Description:**In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students attempt to identify the concept of a million by working with smaller numerical units, such as blocks of 10 or 100, and then expanding the idea by multiplication or repeated addition until a million is reached. Additionally, they use critical thinking to analyze situations and to identify mathematical patterns that enable them to develop the concept of very large numbers.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5,6,7,8

**Title:** Comic Word Problems

**Digital Tool:**
Toondoo Website **Web Address URL:**
http://www.toondoo.com/createToon.do **Standard(s): **

[ELA2015] (3) 38: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.3.2]**Digital Tool Description:** Toondoo is an online comic strip creator. It allows students to drag-drop or click to create comic strips that express their thinking with creativity while demonstrating their originality.

**Title:**Comic Word Problems

**Digital Tool:**Toondoo Website

**Digital Tool Description:**Toondoo is an online comic strip creator. It allows students to drag-drop or click to create comic strips that express their thinking with creativity while demonstrating their originality.

**Title:** How Do You Unlock a Secret Code?

**Description:**
Cryptologists study secret codes. Being able to read encoded German and Japanese communications enabled the Allies to achieve victory in World War II., Join us as we explore how the code was cracked. By the end of this wonder, you may be making and breaking secret codes, too!
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (6) 29: Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by: [6-SP5]

**Subject:**Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Arts - Glass , Arts - Sculpture , Arts - Woodworking , Science - Earth science , Science - Geology , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education

**Title:**How Do You Unlock a Secret Code?

**Description:**Cryptologists study secret codes. Being able to read encoded German and Japanese communications enabled the Allies to achieve victory in World War II., Join us as we explore how the code was cracked. By the end of this wonder, you may be making and breaking secret codes, too!

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Wonderopolis

**Grade Span:**K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5

**Title:** Number and Operations Web Links

**Description:**
This collection of Web links, reviewed and presented by Illuminations, offers teachers and students information about and practice in concepts related to arithmetic. Users can read the Illuminations Editorial Board's review of each Web site, or choose to link directly to the sites.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 26: Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties. [5-G4]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Number and Operations Web Links

**Description:**This collection of Web links, reviewed and presented by Illuminations, offers teachers and students information about and practice in concepts related to arithmetic. Users can read the Illuminations Editorial Board's review of each Web site, or choose to link directly to the sites.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

**Title:** Communicating about Mathematics Using Games: Playing Fraction Tracks

**Description:**
Mathematical games can foster mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another. In addition, games can motivate students and engage them in thinking about and applying concepts and skills. This e-example from Illuminations contains an interactive version of a game that can be used in the grades 3-5 classroom to support students' learning about fractions. e-Math Investigations are selected e-examples from the electronic version of the Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (PSSM). The e-examples are part of the electronic version of the PSSM document. Given their interactive nature and focused discussion tied to the PSSM document, the e-examples are natural companions to the i-Math investigations.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 26: Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties. [5-G4]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Communicating about Mathematics Using Games: Playing Fraction Tracks

**Description:**Mathematical games can foster mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another. In addition, games can motivate students and engage them in thinking about and applying concepts and skills. This e-example from Illuminations contains an interactive version of a game that can be used in the grades 3-5 classroom to support students' learning about fractions. e-Math Investigations are selected e-examples from the electronic version of the Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (PSSM). The e-examples are part of the electronic version of the PSSM document. Given their interactive nature and focused discussion tied to the PSSM document, the e-examples are natural companions to the i-Math investigations.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** Learning about Number Relationships and Properties of Numbers Using Calculators and Hundred Boards: Displaying Number Patterns

**Description:**
Building on students' intuitive understandings of patterns and number relationships, teachers can further the development of number concepts and logical reasoning as described in the Number and Operations and Reasoning and Proof Standards. In this two-part example from Illuminations, virtual hundred boards and calculators furnish a visual way of highlighting and displaying various patterns and relationships among numbers. Using calculators and hundred boards together, teachers can encourage students to communicate their thinking with others, as discussed in the Communication Standard.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (4) 5: Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. [4-OA5]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Learning about Number Relationships and Properties of Numbers Using Calculators and Hundred Boards: Displaying Number Patterns

**Description:**Building on students' intuitive understandings of patterns and number relationships, teachers can further the development of number concepts and logical reasoning as described in the Number and Operations and Reasoning and Proof Standards. In this two-part example from Illuminations, virtual hundred boards and calculators furnish a visual way of highlighting and displaying various patterns and relationships among numbers. Using calculators and hundred boards together, teachers can encourage students to communicate their thinking with others, as discussed in the Communication Standard.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**K,1,2

**Title:** Concentration

**Description:**
This student interactive from Illuminations allows students to play the classic game of Concentration by themselves or against a friend. The interactive can be used to review numbers, shapes, multiplication facts, fractions, decimals, and percents.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (4) 23: Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement. [4-MD5]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Concentration

**Description:**This student interactive from Illuminations allows students to play the classic game of Concentration by themselves or against a friend. The interactive can be used to review numbers, shapes, multiplication facts, fractions, decimals, and percents.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5

**Title:** How Do You Unlock a Secret Code?

**Description:**
Cryptologists study secret codes. Being able to read encoded German and Japanese communications enabled the Allies to achieve victory in World War II., Join us as we explore how the code was cracked. By the end of this wonder, you may be making and breaking secret codes, too!
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (6) 29: Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by: [6-SP5]

**Subject:**Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Arts - Glass , Arts - Sculpture , Arts - Woodworking , Science - Earth science , Science - Geology , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education

**Title:**How Do You Unlock a Secret Code?

**Description:**Cryptologists study secret codes. Being able to read encoded German and Japanese communications enabled the Allies to achieve victory in World War II., Join us as we explore how the code was cracked. By the end of this wonder, you may be making and breaking secret codes, too!

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Wonderopolis

**Grade Span:**K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5