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ALEX Lesson Plans
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Subject: Mathematics (4 - 5)
Title: Fraction Action
Description: The students will participate in a hands-on-lesson where they will understand and be able to write equivalent forms of fractions. The students will learn and apply the concept of using fractions in everyday life.

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Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Gallon Man Meets Fraction Friend: An Introductory Lesson on Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Description: This hands-on, minds-on activity helps students use what they already know about customary measurement (CCRS 2010 #18 [5.MD.1]: Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system.) to help them add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators.

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Subject: Mathematics (5 - 6), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Aquarium Project
Description: The class is given money to purchase fish for a class aquarium.  Students must use the size and lifestyle requirements for the fish to decide which type to buy.  Students must present their proposal to the principal in a letter.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.

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Subject: Mathematics (4 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Description: During this technology based lesson, students learn how to add and subtract mixed numbers by exploring websites on the Internet. Students demonstrate their knowledge of fractions by participating in practice activities on the Internet.

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Subject: Mathematics (4 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Kids and Money
Description: This lesson is used to show students how a bank pays interest to people who deposit money into it and charges interest to people who borrow money from it.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Fun with Fractions
Description: In this seven-lesson unit from Illuminations, students explore relationships among fractions through work with the set model. This early work with fraction relationships helps students make sense of basic fraction concepts and facilitates work with comparing and ordering fractions and working with equivalency.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Investigating Equivalent Fractions with Relationship Rods
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students investigate the length model by working with relationship rods to find equivalent fractions. Students develop skills in reasoning and problem solving as they explain how two fractions are equivalent (the same length). Relationship rods are wooden or plastic rods in ten different colors, ranging in length from one to ten centimeters.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Inch by Inch
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use an actual ruler to represent various fractions as lengths. This lesson builds on work done in a previous lesson with nonstandard measurement as students use a standard instrument to measure a variety of items. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

ALEX Learning Activities
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Title: Flipping Fractions
Digital Tool: Mixed Number to Improper Fraction Video
Digital Tool Description: This YouTube Video is a tool used to review changing mixed numbers to improper fractions when preparing to teach the students adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.

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Title: Adding Fractions with Splash Math
Digital Tool: Splash Math App Grade 5
Digital Tool Description: The Splash Math App is a paid app that is available for Grades K-5. However, there is a free version of the app per grade level that allows for a limited amount of access per day. This app is a great tool to use for reinforcing mathematic skills and providing extra practice in skill areas. This tool can be used for individual, small group, or whole group instruction.

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Title: Interactive Fraction Comparisons
Digital Tool: Illuminations:Fraction Game
Digital Tool Description: This interactive game allows students to practice finding equivalent fractions, and adding fractions

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.
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Thinkfinity Learning Activities
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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Fraction Models
Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, explores several representations for fractions using adjustable numerators and denominators. Students can see decimal and percent equivalents, as well as a model that represents each fraction.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations