# ALEX Resources

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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: English Language Arts (3), or Mathematics (3)
Title: Dam Engineering
Description:

In Math, students will draw a t-chart to represent dam and flood data obtained from their reading resource. Students will select the information they wish to use from the reading resource (their opinions). Students will then use rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch to measure lengths and construct a scale model of their own dam, which they can later construct in Science. Students will represent data in a graph and use measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Students will test their scale dams and make changes as needed.

This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.

ALEX Unit Plans

Title: Reducing the Impact of a Flood
Unit Plan Overview: In relation to science, students will evaluate a dam design that reduces the impacts of a flood. Students will describe the relationship between scientific ideas or concepts using language that pertains to cause and effect in reference to dam design. Using technology to produce and publish writing, students will interact and collaborate with others on their dam design. In math, students will draw a scaled bar graph to represent dam and flood data over time and then use rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch to measure lengths and construct their own dam. Students will also interpret various primary sources for reconstructing the past, including documents and photographs about dam designs. This unit was created as a part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.

ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Toy Car Measurement Data and Line Plot
Description:

In this learning activity, students will use a quality task to measure the lengths of toy cars to the nearest quarter of an inch and record their data in a chart. The class will use this data to create a line plot of the lengths of the toy cars.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Pencil Measurement and Data Activity
Description:

This activity should be used as extra practice or an assessment after students have already been introduced to measuring with a ruler and line plots. In this learning activity, students will measure the lengths of pencils to the nearest half-inch and record the data on a line plot.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Measuring to the Nearest Half and Fourth Inch
Description:

In this learning activity, students will be able to measure common classroom items to practice measuring to the nearest 1/2 and 1/4 inches. Students will use this skill in future activities to collect data to the nearest 1/2 and 1/4 inch for line plots. This activity is an introductory activity to measurement and data that allows students to practice a needed skill to master the standard.

ALEX Learning Activities: 3

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Mathematics (2 - 3)
Title: Measure Length StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/measurement/measure-length.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to measure the length of objects. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the steps taught during the interactive is available to be printed. There is a karaoke song with printable lyrics that will help students learn and review the steps taught during the activity. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

ALEX Classroom Resources: 1