# ALEX Resources

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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (5), or Mathematics (5)
Title: You Sank My Coordinate Plane! (an introductory lesson in coordinate planes)
Description:

If you grab a bunch of jump ropes and tell your kids you're going outside, you can trick them into thinking they are getting recess. Instead, you can surprise them with a math lesson about how to identify the points on the coordinate plane!

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

ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Mathematics (5 - 6)
Title: Treasure Map Graphing
Description:

Students lead a quest for buried treasure in this geometry game. Students must follow clues to identify x- and y-coordinates on a treasure map, to lead them around the island before landing on the pirate booty. Students will also graph points on the coordinate plane.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.

ALEX Learning Activities: 1

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5), Mathematics (3 - 5)
Title: Graph a Dance
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ket-5dance/graph-dance/
Description:

Students will compare and contrast quilting and square dancing.  This lesson has three options based on time allotment.  Students will graph a figure, choreograph and perform a square dance.

Subject: Mathematics (5), Mathematics (5)
Title: Grade 5 Mathematics Module 6, Topic C: Drawing Figures in the Coordinate Plane
Description:

In Module 6, Topic C, students draw figures in the coordinate plane by plotting points to create parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines. They reason about what points are needed to produce such lines and angles, and they investigate the resultant points and their relationships. In preparation for Topic D, students recall Grade 4 concepts such as angles on a line, angles at a point, and vertical angles—all produced by plotting points and drawing figures on the coordinate plane (5.G.1).  To conclude the topic, students draw symmetric figures using both angle size and distance from a given line of symmetry (5.G.2).

Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Grade 5 Mathematics Module 6, Topic D: Problem Solving in the Coordinate Plane
Description:

Applications of the coordinate plane in the real world are the focus of Module 6, Topic D. Students use the coordinate plane to show locations, movement, and distance on maps. Line graphs are also used to explore patterns in the coordinate plane and make predictions based on those patterns (5.G.2, 5.OA.3). To close their work with the coordinate plane, students solve real-world problems.

Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Grade 5 Mathematics Module 6, Topic E: Multi-Step Word Problems
Description:

Module 6, Topic E provides an opportunity for students to encounter complex, multi-step problems requiring the application of the concepts and skills mastered throughout the Grade 5 curriculum. Students use all four operations with both whole and fractional numbers in varied contexts. The problems in Topic E are designed to be non-routine problems that require students to persevere to solve them.

While wrestling with complexity is an important part of Topic E, the true strength of this topic is derived from the time allocated for students to construct arguments and critique the reasoning of their classmates. After students have been given adequate time to ponder and solve the problems, two lessons are devoted to the sharing of approaches and solutions. Students partner to justify their conclusions, communicate them to others, and respond to the arguments of their peers.

ALEX Classroom Resources: 4