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Subject: English Language Arts (9), or Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Fibonacci Poetry
Description: Students will review the Fibonacci sequence and compose poems with the number of syllables in each line corresponding to the the numbers of that sequence.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: English Language Arts (9), or Mathematics (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Marathon Math
Description: This unit on sequences and series is intended to help students make the connection from math to real life situations. Developing a marathon training program for a beginner runner is one simple way that students may use patterns in real life. The total mileage per week usually creates a pattern over time. Mathematical operations on patterns, sequences, and series enable students to do the calculations necessary for exploring the pattern. Students also explore nutrition information needed for a training program as proper nutrition is an important part of sports training.

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Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: Symbolic Analysis
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use iteration, recursion, and algebra to model and analyze a changing fish population. They work to find additional equations and formulas to represent the data.
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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Recursive and Exponential Rules
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students determine recursive and exponential rules for various sequences.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

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Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: Numerical Analysis
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use iteration, recursion, and algebra to model and analyze a changing fish population. They use an interactive spreadsheet application to investigate their models.
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Subject: Arts,Mathematics
Title: Hearing Music, Seeing Waves
Description: This reproducible pre-activity sheet, from an Illuminations lesson, presents summary questions about the mathematics of music, specifically focused on sine waves and the geometric sequences of notes that are an octave apart.
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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Vigenere Cipher
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students learn about the polyalphabetic Vigenere cipher. They encode and decode text using inverse operations.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Vigenere Grid
Description: This reproducible transparency, from an Illuminations lesson, depicts a Vigenere Grid, which is used for encoding a message using a polyalphabetic cipher.
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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Counting Trains - Fibonacci
Description: In this lesson, students use Cuisenaire Rods to build trains of different lengths and investigate patterns. Students make algebraic connections by writing rules and representing data in tables and graphs.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Golden Ratio
Description: In this Illuminations lesson, students explore the Fibonacci sequence. They examine how the ratio of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers creates the Golden Ratio and identify real-life examples of the Golden Ratio.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations