**Title:** Credit Cards Are "Interest"ing

**Description:**
Students will create a credit card, focusing on appealing terms and slogan. They will use their credit card to go on a shopping spree. The students will receive a "BILL" to discover/discuss the effects/application of simple interest.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
**Standard(s): **

[ELA2015] (7) 30: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on *Grade 7 topics, texts, and issues*, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. [SL.7.1]

**Subject:**English Language Arts (7), or Mathematics (7)

**Title:**Credit Cards Are "Interest"ing

**Description:**Students will create a credit card, focusing on appealing terms and slogan. They will use their credit card to go on a shopping spree. The students will receive a "BILL" to discover/discuss the effects/application of simple interest.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.

**Title:** How Much Money Can I Make?

**Description:**
This lesson is a technology-based activity in which students will research two careers they are possibly interested in pursuing. They will convert the average yearly salary of each career into an hourly wage and record their findings in a spreadsheet. They will calculate their weekly gross and net pay for each career choice.
**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 (6 - 7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)

**Title:**How Much Money Can I Make?

**Description:**This lesson is a technology-based activity in which students will research two careers they are possibly interested in pursuing. They will convert the average yearly salary of each career into an hourly wage and record their findings in a spreadsheet. They will calculate their weekly gross and net pay for each career choice.

**Title:** Real Estate Tycoon

**Description:**
This year-long project, from Illuminations, is divided into three parts and reinforces skills that lay a foundation for algebra, such as measurement, fractions, decimals, percents, and proportions. Students design, build, and sell a house and then simulate investment of the profits in the stock market. Along the way, students make scale drawings, compute with fractions and decimals in various contexts, solve simple equations, and learn valuable lessons about how money really works.
**Standard(s): **

[SS2010] CIV (7) 9: Apply principles of money management to the preparation of a personal budget that addresses housing, transportation, food, clothing, medical expenses, insurance, checking and savings accounts, loans, investments, credit, and comparison shopping.

**Subject:**Arts,Mathematics,Social Studies

**Title:**Real Estate Tycoon

**Description:**This year-long project, from Illuminations, is divided into three parts and reinforces skills that lay a foundation for algebra, such as measurement, fractions, decimals, percents, and proportions. Students design, build, and sell a house and then simulate investment of the profits in the stock market. Along the way, students make scale drawings, compute with fractions and decimals in various contexts, solve simple equations, and learn valuable lessons about how money really works.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

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

**Title:** The Fibonacci Series

**Description:**
The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to appreciate and investigate a numerical pattern and to look for evidence of mathematical patterns in nature. In this lesson, students explore the Fibonacci series. They identify the pattern among the Fibonacci numbers, look for applications of these numbers, and explore the ways that this pattern can be related to objects and shapes in both the natural and designed world.
**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, Arts

**Title:**The Fibonacci Series

**Description:**The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to appreciate and investigate a numerical pattern and to look for evidence of mathematical patterns in nature. In this lesson, students explore the Fibonacci series. They identify the pattern among the Fibonacci numbers, look for applications of these numbers, and explore the ways that this pattern can be related to objects and shapes in both the natural and designed world.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Science NetLinks

**Grade Span:**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:** Adding & Subtracting Integers

**Digital Tool:**
Integer Addition & Subtraction Music Video **Web Address URL:**
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2IW9FolSnc **Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 9: Solve multistep real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form, convert between forms as appropriate, and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies. [7-EE3]**Digital Tool Description:** This video has a catchy beat that allows the students to remember the rules of integers more effectively. I saw my students still singing this song at the end of the year during the state test to be able to work integer operations correctly.

**Title:**Adding & Subtracting Integers

**Digital Tool:**Integer Addition & Subtraction Music Video

**Digital Tool Description:**This video has a catchy beat that allows the students to remember the rules of integers more effectively. I saw my students still singing this song at the end of the year during the state test to be able to work integer operations correctly.

**Title:** Ten Marks Personalized Math

**Digital Tool:**
Ten Marks **Web Address URL:**
http://www.tenmarks.com/ **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]**Digital Tool Description:** Ten Marks provides multiple choice questions for students in 2nd grade through Geometry. With a minimum of ten math subtopics per grade level, this tool can be used as an whole group or individual. The teacher manages the assignments and is able to view individualized reports. Students are guided through questions and have on screen access to audio/video instruction. When the assignment is complete, students receive immediate feedback and explanations for review. Access is available 24 hours/day, seven days per week.

**Title:**Ten Marks Personalized Math

**Digital Tool:**Ten Marks

**Digital Tool Description:**Ten Marks provides multiple choice questions for students in 2nd grade through Geometry. With a minimum of ten math subtopics per grade level, this tool can be used as an whole group or individual. The teacher manages the assignments and is able to view individualized reports. Students are guided through questions and have on screen access to audio/video instruction. When the assignment is complete, students receive immediate feedback and explanations for review. Access is available 24 hours/day, seven days per week.

**Title:** Nim Games

**Description:**
This student interactive, from an Illuminations lesson, allows players to challenge the computer in the games of Static Nim, Identity Nim, and Doubling and Tripling Nim. Nim is any type of '' take away game'' in which players alternately remove counters, and the player who takes the last counter wins. There are infinitely many versions of Nim.
**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:**Nim Games

**Description:**This student interactive, from an Illuminations lesson, allows players to challenge the computer in the games of Static Nim, Identity Nim, and Doubling and Tripling Nim. Nim is any type of '' take away game'' in which players alternately remove counters, and the player who takes the last counter wins. There are infinitely many versions of Nim.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**9,10,11,12

**Title:** Primary Krypto

**Description:**
This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and addition in a fun environment. In the game of Krypto, students combine numbers with mathematical operations to obtain a target number.
**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:**Primary Krypto

**Description:**This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and addition in a fun environment. In the game of Krypto, students combine numbers with mathematical operations to obtain a target number.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

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

**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