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ALEX Lesson Plans
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
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.

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

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Arts Education (4), Mathematics (4)
Title: Media Arts and Math... Amazing!
URL: https://artsintegration.com/2018/10/01/media-arts-and-math/
Description:

Students will use an iPad app, Amaziograph, to create digital media artwork.  They will use angles and lines on a rotation grid to create their art.  This lesson was a collaboration between a math teacher and an arts integration specialist.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5), Mathematics (3 - 5)
Title: Geometry in Dance
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/5c8b17ce-1b19-4e43-a91c-02cbb6f79310/geometry-in-dance/
Description:

In this lesson, students observe symmetry, geometric shapes, and angles in two Early American dances, and then choreograph their own dance with symmetrical figures. Three options are provided in this lesson depending on the time in class.  In all three options, students will observe symmetry in dance.

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.

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.

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: 5