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ALEX Lesson Plans  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (3) 15 :
15 ) Evaluate a design solution (e.g., flood barriers, wind resistant roofs, lightning rods) that reduces the impact of a weather-related hazard.*

[MA2019] (3) 11 :
11. Use various strategies to add and subtract fluently within 1000.

Subject: Mathematics (3), or Science (3)
Title: The 4th Little Pig - Designing a Hurricane-Proof Roof
Description:

The goal of this lesson is for students to use their knowledge of hurricanes to design and build a hurricane-proof roof for Piggy Sue, The Three Little Pig's cousin.  She has just moved to town and she needs a house that will withstand a hurricane.

Students will test various materials and designs to determine the best design for her roof.  Students will work in groups and use the engineering design method to design and build their roofs.  Each group will have a budget to purchase materials for their roofs.

This lesson was created as part of the 2016 NASA STEM Standards of Practice Project, a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (3) 8 :
8. Determine and justify solutions for two-step word problems using the four operations and write an equation with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Determine reasonableness of answers using number sense, context, mental computation, and estimation strategies including rounding.
[MA2019] (3) 10 :
10. Identify the nearest 10 or 100 when rounding whole numbers, using place value understanding.

[MA2019] (3) 11 :
11. Use various strategies to add and subtract fluently within 1000.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Roll 'N Round to Win
Description:

This lesson is a hands-on, game-based lesson. It should be part of a larger unit of study on number sense, estimation, and/or place value. The lesson involves students in a game-based activity which gives them a concrete understanding of the relationship between number values, place value, and the accepted mathematical rule for rounding numbers.

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




ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 29 :
29 ) Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources. [W.5.8]

[ELA2015] (4) 29 :
29 ) Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources. [W.4.8]

[ELA2015] (3) 10 :
10 ) Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. [RI.3.1]

[MA2019] (5) 8 :
8. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationships between addition/subtraction and multiplication/division; relate the strategy to a written method, and explain the reasoning used.

a. Use concrete models and drawings to solve problems with decimals to hundredths.

b. Solve problems in a real-world context with decimals to hundredths.
[MA2019] (4) 10 :
10. Use place value strategies to fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers and connect strategies to the standard algorithm.
[MA2019] (3) 11 :
11. Use various strategies to add and subtract fluently within 1000.

Subject: English Language Arts (3 - 5), Mathematics (3 - 5)
Title: Digital Breakout Safari for Grades 3-5
Description:

This Digital Breakout is a perfect way to enhance a unit of study with animals standards for grades 3-5. It can be used before or after a unit a study or field trip to the Birmingham Zoo. Students will work creatively and collaboratively to solve academic puzzles to unlock an answer. Academic puzzles are centered around a variety of Course of Study standards that engage students through the Breakout process. This activity can be done as a whole group for students that are not familiar with the Digital Breakout process. This activity can be done in small groups grades 2-5 in small groups for students that are familiar with the Digital Breakout process.  

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




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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (3) 11 :
11. Use various strategies to add and subtract fluently within 1000.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Addition With Regrouping StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/addition-subtraction/add-with-regroup.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to add multi-digit numbers using the strategy of regrouping, or carrying, a group of tens. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the steps taught during the activity can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (3) 11 :
11. Use various strategies to add and subtract fluently within 1000.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: + & - Without Regrouping StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/addition-subtraction/add-sub-wo-regrp.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to add and subtract multi-digit numbers without regrouping. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. The practice activities can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (3) 11 :
11. Use various strategies to add and subtract fluently within 1000.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Place Value Chart: 2-Digit and 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/911a7c1a-aa56-4a6e-830b-2f5577f29a95/place-value-chart/
Description:

Becoming comfortable with two-digit and three-digit numbers is an important skill in third grade. Students will master addition and subtraction problems within one-thousand. How students learn to understand addition and subtraction is very important. 



ALEX Classroom Resources: 3

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