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ALEX Lesson Plans  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (4) 18 :
12) Use basic features of digital tools to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs and/or persuades.

[MA2019] (4) 27 :
27. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines, and identify these in two-dimensional figures.
[DLIT] (4) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (4), or Mathematics (4)
Title: Wanted: Angles of all Sizes!
Description:

In this lesson, students will explore straight, right, acute and obtuse angles. Students will go to the playground to search for angles. The students will use digital cameras to record their findings. They will use their findings to create a PowerPoint to present to the class.




ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (4) 27 :
27. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines, and identify these in two-dimensional figures.
[DLIT] (4) 27 :
21) Develop, test, and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process to solve a simple problem.

Subject: Mathematics (4), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (4)
Title: If I Built a Car
Description:

Through literature, students will identify and take notes on the design process Jack uses as he designs a car for specific purposes. With a partner, students will work through the design process to digitally develop, test, and refine the prototype of a car for a specific user’s needs. Students will use a digital resource such as Sketchup, Paint 3D, Tinkercad, or another free online resource to practice creating the design using points, lines, line segments, and angles.

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




   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (4) 27 :
27. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines, and identify these in two-dimensional figures.
Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Animating Angles
Description:

ChatterPix Kids is a fun, kid friendly app for the iPad and iPhone that can be used to enhance a geometry lesson on angles. Students will choose an angle (right, straight, obtuse, or acute), draw the angle on the graph, color it.  Students will identify a real-world object with the same angle attributes, take a picture, and draw a line on the picture for a mouth. Then, students will record their voice giving the measurement of their angle and relate their angle to one real-world object identifying common attributes such as; angle size, side length, side relationships. In this activity, students can work collaboratively in pairs or alone.

This learning activity was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.




ALEX Learning Activities: 2

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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (2) 4 :
4) Use iconic or standard notation and/or recording technology to combine, sequence, and document personal musical ideas.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 4 :
4) Use standard and/or iconic notation and/or recording technology to document personal rhythmic and melodic musical ideas.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 4 :
4) Use standard and/or iconic notation and/or recording technology to document personal rhythmic, melodic, and simple harmonic musical ideas.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 4 :
4) Use standard and/or iconic notation and/or recording technology to document personal rhythmic, melodic, and two-chord harmonic musical ideas.

[MA2019] (2) 25 :
25. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

a. Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes.

Examples: a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces
[MA2019] (4) 27 :
27. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines, and identify these in two-dimensional figures.
Subject: Arts Education (2 - 5), Mathematics (2 - 4)
Title: Groove Pizza
URL: https://apps.musedlab.org/groovepizza/?museid=CCpgss2Q_&
Description:

Students will compose music grooves using math concepts such as shapes, angles, and patterns. Start working with one of the "specials" pizza presets and add/remove "toppings" to adjust the groove, or click on the "Shapes" tab and drag various shapes onto the big circle to play and explore math-inspired grooves.  The shapes include triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, and octagon. They can download their compositions or share a link to the composition. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (4) 27 :
27. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines, and identify these in two-dimensional figures.
Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Types of Lines StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/types-of-lines.htm
Description:

This classroom resource provides a slideshow that introduces the types of lines. There is a karaoke song with printable lyrics that will help students learn and review the types of lines. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (4) 27 :
27. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines, and identify these in two-dimensional figures.
Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Classify Angles StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/classify-angles.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to identify angles as obtuse, acute, right, or straight. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the types of angles taught during the interactive is available to be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.



ALEX Classroom Resources: 3

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