# ALEX Resources

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ALEX Lesson Plans
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.

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
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.

ALEX Learning Activities: 1

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Mathematics (3)
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.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: + & - Without Regrouping StudyJam
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.

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