# ALEX Resources

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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (6 - 7)
Title: How Far Can You Leap?
Description:

This lesson will allow students to become familiar with the concept of unit rate. Through an open investigation students will develop methods to find unit rate with a table, equivalent ratios, or an equation. This is a lesson to be used as part of a unit with "Painter Problems" and "How Big Should It Be?"

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

ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Unit Rate Grocery Shopping
Description:

Students will practice the concept of unit rate by comparing the prices of various items in grocery store advertisements.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Ratio and Unit Rates
Description:

The activity will reinforce a lesson about unit rates and ratios. This learning activity should be used after a lesson on unit rates and ratios. The activity will ask the student to match the ratio with the unit rate. The winner of the game will be the student with the lowest time.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource GAP Project.

ALEX Learning Activities: 2

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Mathematics (5 - 7)
Title: Super Bear: Comparing Mass
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mgbh-math-md-superbear/super-bear-comparing-mass/
Description:

Think about the relationships between the weight and size of similar objects. This interactive exercise focuses on using critical thinking skills and estimation skills to predict how many mini and regular gummy bears it takes to have the same mass as a super bear and then requires using data to complete calculations to see if your prediction was accurate.

This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School collection.

Subject: Mathematics (6 - 7)
Title: The Lowdown | Interpret Data With Graphs, Percents, Rate and Ratio: California Agriculture in a State of Drought
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mkqed.math.rp.parched/interpret-data-with-graphs-percents-rate-and-ratio-california-agriculture-in-a-state-of-drought/
Description:

In this infographic, learn about the impact of drought on agriculture in California. In the accompanying classroom activity, students use the information on one of the infographic graphs to compare the share of production value to the share of water usage for different crops and consider the implications for the choice of crops to grow in times of drought. To get the most from this lesson, students should be comfortable interpreting percentages and double bar graphs and familiar with ratios and rates.

Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: The Best Deal
Description:

In this lesson, students will learn how to determine the price per unit to help make decisions when comparing products. This lesson will help students understand the concept of a unit rate and help improve their financial literacy.

Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Rate StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/algebra/rate.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be introduced to rates as a type of ratio that compares, unlike units. Students will be led through steps to find an equivalent fraction before they compare rates. 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 (6)
Title: Math + Arts: Drum-Beating & Foot-Stomping
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ket-6dance/drum-beating-foot-stomping/
Description:

This is a free resource from PBS.  Teachers will need to click on Procedure to access the directions for the activity.  Note: Sohu/African/African-American Culture has been substituted for Drum-Beating, Foot-Stomping African.

There are three options for this lesson, depending on class needs and time available:

1. Frame, Focus, and Reflection: students will watch "E Sin Mi D’Africa" and DanceSense from 8:04- 8:34 and record their own heartbeats at rest.
2. Short Activity: students will watch "Sohu/African/African-American Culture" and calculate the tempo of different portions in terms of stomps per minute, perform two movement sequences, and record their heartbeats after each sequence.
3. Project: students will choreograph an original dance workout with specified changes in tempo and level and teach it to their peers.

ALEX Classroom Resources: 5