**Title:** Positively F.U.N. ! (fantastic, unique, and noteworthy) ways to idenitfy and add positive and negative integers)

**Description:**
This lesson will actively engage students to identify and add positive and negative integers. In cooperative groups, students will discuss everyday vocabulary that will activate students' existing background knowledge and set the purpose for understanding integers. Students will integrate new information with prior knowledge.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]

**Subject:**Mathematics (6 - 7)

**Title:**Positively F.U.N. ! (fantastic, unique, and noteworthy) ways to idenitfy and add positive and negative integers)

**Description:**This lesson will actively engage students to identify and add positive and negative integers. In cooperative groups, students will discuss everyday vocabulary that will activate students' existing background knowledge and set the purpose for understanding integers. Students will integrate new information with prior knowledge. This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.

**Title:** Modeling and Adding Integers Using Numbers Lines and Counters

**Description:**
The purpose of this lesson is to enable students to add integers and apply this lesson to real life situations. In this lesson students will model and add integers using number lines and counters through the use of technology-based resources. Hands-on activities and class discussions will enhance and reinforce the objectives.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]

**Subject:**Mathematics (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)

**Title:**Modeling and Adding Integers Using Numbers Lines and Counters

**Description:**The purpose of this lesson is to enable students to add integers and apply this lesson to real life situations. In this lesson students will model and add integers using number lines and counters through the use of technology-based resources. Hands-on activities and class discussions will enhance and reinforce the objectives.

**Title:** Investigating Integers

**Description:**
Students will create a multimedia presentation to demonstrate their understanding of integers. Within this presentation they will include information on how to compare and order integers and how to add and subtract integers by writing about situations where they may encounter integers. Additionally, they will create a word problem with a solution that reflects their understanding of adding or subtracting negative and positive integers.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]

**Subject:**Mathematics (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)

**Title:**Investigating Integers

**Description:**Students will create a multimedia presentation to demonstrate their understanding of integers. Within this presentation they will include information on how to compare and order integers and how to add and subtract integers by writing about situations where they may encounter integers. Additionally, they will create a word problem with a solution that reflects their understanding of adding or subtracting negative and positive integers.

**Title:** Too Big or Too Small?

**Description:**
In this lesson, from Illuminations, students explore the following concepts: the magnitude of a million, fractions between 0 and 1, and the effect of decimal operations. The activities in this lesson help them develop number sense.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Too Big or Too Small?

**Description:**In this lesson, from Illuminations, students explore the following concepts: the magnitude of a million, fractions between 0 and 1, and the effect of decimal operations. The activities in this lesson help them develop number sense.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**6,7,8

**Title:** Numbers and Language

**Description:**
In this five-lesson unit, from Illuminations, students participate in activities in which they focus on the role of numbers and language in real-world situations. Students discuss, describe, read, and write about numbers they find in familiar real-world situations. An emphasis on using components of language helps students build a broader vocabulary of numbers than the traditional symbolic representation of numbers.
**Standard(s): **

[ELA2015] (8) 19: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the
Grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RI.8.10]

**Subject:**Language Arts,Mathematics

**Title:**Numbers and Language

**Description:**In this five-lesson unit, from Illuminations, students participate in activities in which they focus on the role of numbers and language in real-world situations. Students discuss, describe, read, and write about numbers they find in familiar real-world situations. An emphasis on using components of language helps students build a broader vocabulary of numbers than the traditional symbolic representation of numbers.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

**Title:** Multiplying Integers Using Videotape

**Description:**
In this Illuminations lesson, students experience beginning algebra concepts through discussion, exploration, and videotaping. The concept of multiplication of integers is presented in a format that encourages understanding, rather than simply rote memorization of facts.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 6: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers. (Computations with rational numbers extend the rules for manipulating fractions to complex fractions.) [7-NS3]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Multiplying Integers Using Videotape

**Description:**In this Illuminations lesson, students experience beginning algebra concepts through discussion, exploration, and videotaping. The concept of multiplication of integers is presented in a format that encourages understanding, rather than simply rote memorization of facts.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**6,7,8

**Title:** Magic Squares

**Description:**
This lesson, from Illuminations, explores magic squares from both a historical and mathematical perspective. Students explore symbolic algebraic representation of patterns, complete a magic squares activity sheet, use operations and integers to solve problems, and analyze and represent patterns with symbolic rules. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Magic Squares

**Description:**This lesson, from Illuminations, explores magic squares from both a historical and mathematical perspective. Students explore symbolic algebraic representation of patterns, complete a magic squares activity sheet, use operations and integers to solve problems, and analyze and represent patterns with symbolic rules. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**6,7,8

**Title:** Distributive Property with Variables

**Digital Tool:**
IQ Learning Online **Web Address URL:**
http://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mgbh.math.ns.distprop/distributive-property-with-variables/# **Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]**Digital Tool Description:** Distributive Property with Variables is an interactive video that demonstrates the distributive property to the students. It can serve as a great introduction to the topic.

**Title:**Distributive Property with Variables

**Digital Tool:**IQ Learning Online

**Digital Tool Description:**Distributive Property with Variables is an interactive video that demonstrates the distributive property to the students. It can serve as a great introduction to the topic.

**Title:** Learning the Distributive Property with Angry Birds

**Digital Tool:**
Edpuzzle: Distributive Property- Angry Birds **Web Address URL:**
https://edpuzzle.com/media/5601aa17adde1f357b9d7d97 **Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (8) 9: Solve linear equations in one variable. [8-EE7]**Digital Tool Description:** Edpuzzle is an interactive tool that demonstrates or shows students how to complete a task or to see how a task is performed in several different subjects. This video teaches students by the use of animations how to solve equations.

**Title:**Learning the Distributive Property with Angry Birds

**Digital Tool:**Edpuzzle: Distributive Property- Angry Birds

**Digital Tool Description:**Edpuzzle is an interactive tool that demonstrates or shows students how to complete a task or to see how a task is performed in several different subjects. This video teaches students by the use of animations how to solve equations.

**Title:** Hoppin' on the Number Line

**Digital Tool:**
Numberline Frog: Hoppin' Below Zero! **Web Address URL:**
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/numberline-frog-hoppin-below/id416429269?mt=8 **Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]**Digital Tool Description:** This paid iPad app has an interactive number line and cartoon frog that allows students to practice adding and subtracting integers on a number line. It is self checking so students get instant results on their progress.

**Title:**Hoppin' on the Number Line

**Digital Tool:**Numberline Frog: Hoppin' Below Zero!

**Digital Tool Description:**This paid iPad app has an interactive number line and cartoon frog that allows students to practice adding and subtracting integers on a number line. It is self checking so students get instant results on their progress.

**Title:** ALGEBURST BEJEWELED

**Digital Tool:**
ALGEBURST iPad App **Web Address URL:**
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/algeburst-lite/id567739842?mt=8 **Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]**Digital Tool Description:** ALGEBURST Lite is a free game that improves mental math skills. It helps to simplify numeric and algebraic expressions. Play against the clock or at one's own pace to match tiles, explode bombs, and use Starburst and hypercubes to achieve a 3-star rating. Take on periodic challenges to improve accuracy and overall rating.

**Title:**ALGEBURST BEJEWELED

**Digital Tool:**ALGEBURST iPad App

**Digital Tool Description:**ALGEBURST Lite is a free game that improves mental math skills. It helps to simplify numeric and algebraic expressions. Play against the clock or at one's own pace to match tiles, explode bombs, and use Starburst and hypercubes to achieve a 3-star rating. Take on periodic challenges to improve accuracy and overall rating.

**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.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]

**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

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

**Title:** Calculation Nation

**Description:**
Become a citizen of Calculation Nation! Play online math strategy games to learn about fractions, factors, multiples, symmetry and more, as well as practice important skills like basic multiplication and calculating area! Calculation Nation uses the power of the Web to let students challenge themselves and opponents from anywhere in the world. The element of competition adds an extra layer of excitement.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] DM1 (9-12) 1: Analyze topics from elementary number theory, including perfect numbers and prime numbers, to determine properties of integers. (Alabama)

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Calculation Nation

**Description:**Become a citizen of Calculation Nation! Play online math strategy games to learn about fractions, factors, multiples, symmetry and more, as well as practice important skills like basic multiplication and calculating area! Calculation Nation uses the power of the Web to let students challenge themselves and opponents from anywhere in the world. The element of competition adds an extra layer of excitement.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5,6,7,8,9

**Title:** Volt Meter

**Description:**
This student interactive, from an Illuminations lesson, allows students to learn about positive and negative numbers by exploring the voltage of batteries.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]

**Subject:**Mathematics,Science

**Title:**Volt Meter

**Description:**This student interactive, from an Illuminations lesson, allows students to learn about positive and negative numbers by exploring the voltage of batteries.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**6,7,8,9,10,11,12