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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Lay It on the Line
Description:

This lesson allows students to explore their surroundings to locate and prove the presence of perpendicular lines. Students will use the corner of a ruler as a tester to determine right angles contained in classroom items. It can be included in a unit on geometry and measurement.

This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.

Subject: Mathematics (1 - 4)
Title: Look Around, What do You See? Origamis!
Description:

Students will make origamis using Japanese paper folding techniques. This lesson will enhance the students ability to understand geometry concepts.

This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (4), or Mathematics (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Wanted: Angles of all Sizes!
Description:

In this lesson, students will explore straight, right, acute and obtuse angles. Students will go to the playground to search for angles. The students will use digital cameras to record their findings. They will use their findings to create a PowerPoint to present to the class.

ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Mathematics (4), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (4)
Title: If I Built a Car
Description:

Through literature, students will identify and take notes on the design process Jack uses as he designs a car for specific purposes. With a partner, students will work through the design process to digitally develop, test, and refine the prototype of a car for a specific user’s needs. Students will use a digital resource such as Sketchup, Paint 3D, Tinkercad, or another free online resource to practice creating the design using points, lines, line segments, and angles.

This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Animating Angles
Description:

ChatterPix Kids is a fun, kid friendly app for the iPad and iPhone that can be used to enhance a geometry lesson on angles. Students will choose an angle (right, straight, obtuse, or acute), draw the angle on the graph, color it.  Students will identify a real-world object with the same angle attributes, take a picture, and draw a line on the picture for a mouth. Then, students will record their voice giving the measurement of their angle and relate their angle to one real-world object identifying common attributes such as; angle size, side length, side relationships. In this activity, students can work collaboratively in pairs or alone.

This learning activity was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.

ALEX Learning Activities: 2