# ALEX Resources

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ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Mathematics (1)
Description:

This activity is a task designed to introduce addition with three addends. The students use counters to represent the problem and begin developing an understanding of the commutative and associative properties of addition.

Subject: Mathematics (1)
Description:

This activity is intended to be used as an assessment of students' ability to solve problems with three addends. The assessment includes a word problem and a performance task. The problems provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate an understanding of the properties of addition.

Subject: English Language Arts (1), Mathematics (1)
Description:

This activity is a game that allows students to practice addition with three addends and word building. Students build decodable and/or high-frequency words with letter tiles (a printable option is provided) and then find the sum of the word. They record the words and the equations on a recording sheet.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (1)
Title: Making a Difference Solving Word Problems
Description:

This learning activity will provide online practice with solving word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns in all positions. The students will use strategies they learned to solve the problems presented to them in this engaging online game. This is a helpful tool to measure the students' application of skills.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (1)
Title: Finding the Difference Using the Crayon Box
Description:

This learning activity will guide students through solving story problems. It will help the students unpack simple word problems with unknowns in all positions.  The students will use different strategies to solve problems. It will encourage the students to make sense of problems. This learning activity will engage the students so that they will feel confident in solving a variety of story problems.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (1), Mathematics (1)
Title: Multimedia Math Word Problems with Seesaw
Description:

Seesaw is an online portfolio that allows students to document their learning.  Students can use Seesaw to add artifacts throughout the year. This activity is to have students solve a word problem and explain it within Seesaw.

This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (1), English Language Arts (K - 1), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (1 - 3)
Title: Zoo Summer Camp Mystery
Description:

This activity is a digital breakout to enhance a unit with animal standards or for classes that have a field trip to the Birmingham Zoo. It can be used before or after the field trip or during the unit. It is an activity that will build collaborative and critical thinking. It can be used as a whole group activity for K-2 classrooms or for teachers/classrooms that are not familiar to digital breakouts. It can be an activity for small groups in K-5 rooms if students are familiar with digital breakouts.

This Learning Activity was created in partnership with the Birmingham Zoo.

ALEX Learning Activities: 7