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ALEX Lesson Plans
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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.

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Subject: English Language Arts (6), or Mathematics (4 - 5), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Line of Symmetry
Description: During this lesson, students will use a hands-on method to identify lines of symmetry. Each student will create individual lines of symmetry by using their name. Creations are unique and individualized for each student. Students will also learn more details about lines of symmetry by navigating the Internet. Students will do online activities to reinforce what they have learned about lines of symmetry.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
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Subject: Arts,Mathematics
Title: Finding Lines of Symmetry
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students identify and create lines of symmetry and congruent figures. They explore these concepts with paper cutting and modeling on a geoboard.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

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Subject: Arts,Mathematics
Title: Planning a Mini-quilt
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students create a quilt using three transformations (reflection, rotation, and translation) and then investigate the ways shapes can be colored to show one-half and one-fourth. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

ALEX Learning Activities
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Title: Geometry Around Us
Digital Tool: Educreations
Digital Tool Description: Educreations is a recordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. Students can capture images and annotate portions of these photos to identify geometric concepts they find in the world around them.

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Title: Using Symmetry to Create Art
Digital Tool: Symmetry Artist
Digital Tool Description: Symmetry Artist is an interactive painting activity that allows students to draw on an axis of reflective symmetry or rotational symmetry.  Students can customize line style and color. The symmetrical art is printer friendly.

Thinkfinity Informational Materials
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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

Thinkfinity Interactive Games
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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