# ALEX Resources

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 Lesson Plans (2) Learning Activities (4) Classroom Resources (2)

ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (1)
Title: Let's Throw Paper!! Addition Game
Description:

Students will throw addition problems or answers (on paper) across the classroom and find the matching problem or answer! Students will use mental math to compute the matching answer. Students will quietly walk around the classroom to find the person with the matching paper. Let’s throw math around!

This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.

Subject: Mathematics (1)
Title: Adding with the Associative Property
Description:

Students will learn ways to add using the associative property of addition. Students will view a PowerPoint presentation to introduce associative property of addition.

ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Mathematics (1)
Title: What Is the Difference?
Description:

This learning activity is a teacher-led introduction to solving word problems involving situations of taking from and comparing. The read-aloud and the activity will provide opportunities to review subtraction. Also, it will provide opportunities for a rich discussion about solving story problems. The students will use different strategies including drawings, objects, and equations to learn how to solve story problems. It is helpful to share students' responses to increase understanding of solving story problems.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (1)
Title: We Finally Snapped to Making Numbers
Description:

This learning activity will provide online practice with composing and decomposing numbers. The students will use strategies learned to determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. This is a helpful tool to measure the students' application of skills and help build number sense and increase fluency.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (1)
Title: Getting Ready to Snap...Making Numbers
Description:

This learning activity is a teacher-led introduction to composing numbers and to building number sense foundation.  It will provide students with a visual using literature.  It will provide opportunities for a rich discussion about making numbers and provide time to introduce mathematical vocabulary.  The discussion and recording of events from the book will help demonstrate ways to compose numbers in different ways.  It is helpful to use this before playing interactive games that help with composing and decomposing numbers.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (1)
Title: Snap to It... Making Numbers
Description:

This learning activity is a fun and interactive game. It will develop number sense by composing and decomposing numbers as well as building a foundation for place value skills. It can be used in whole group and small group instruction.  Before this game, the students will need to know strategies for making numbers in different ways. After the students are comfortable with this game, it can be varied by playing it with breaking into three parts. Students will have the opportunity to use several of the mathematical practices. This task allows the teacher to assess students' mathematical understanding.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

ALEX Learning Activities: 4

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Mathematics (1)
Title: Relate Addition & Subtraction StudyJam
Description:

The classroom resource provides a video that explains that inverse operations are pairs of mathematical operations, like addition and subtraction, that can undo each other. The video also introduces fact families. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K - 2), Mathematics (K - 1)
Title: Model It Up in Google Sheets
Description:

In this learning experience designed for littles (grades Pre-K through 2nd), Christine Pinto, Kindergarten teacher and co-author of Google Apps for Littles,  uses Google Sheets templates to help her students learn basic addition and give them early exposure to equations. Students can "make five", "make ten", "make twenty", following the colors in the Google Sheets cells.

The kids make their models by using single digit numbers according to the color key to color the cells. First, they fill in the blank cells with a color by typing the number that corresponds to the color. For example, they could fill three boxes with green, two with orange. Then they add their equation to the yellow box to show how it makes 5 (3 (green) plus 2 (orange) equals five). Then they check their answer in the blue box following the example.

Learning Outcomes :

• Students will be able to create equations that equal 5, 10, or 20.

• Students will be able to decompose a number and understand the purpose of the equal sign.

• Students will gain a foundational understanding for multiplication.

• Students will be able to write mathematical expressions.

ALEX Classroom Resources: 2