# ALEX Resources

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 Lesson Plans (3) Learning Activities (1) Classroom Resources (4)

ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (6 - 7)
Title: How Big Should it Be?
Description:

This lesson will allow students to become familiar with the concept of equivalent ratios and similar objects. Through an open investigation, students will develop methods to find equivalent ratios. This is a lesson to be used as part of a unit with Painter Problems and How Far Can You Leap found in ALEX.

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

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.

Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Painter Problems
Description:

This lesson will allow students to become familiar with ratios. In this investigative lesson students will compare ratios and determine equivalent ratios. This is an introductory lesson to be used as part of a unit.

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

ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Photographs and Proportions
Description:

In this activity, the students will visit the website, Math Interactives, to reinforce a lesson on proportions. The students will demonstrate their knowledge of proportions by calculating missing values that will develop photographs. For completion, the students will arrange the photographs to view the final product.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource GAP Project.

ALEX Learning Activities: 1

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: Real-World Ratio and Rate Reasoning: How to Power the Skate Park
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mwnet-math-rp-solpow/real-world-ratio-and-rate-reasoning-how-to-power-the-skate-park/
Description:

The CyberSquad works with an area to figure out how to power a skate park using solar panels in this interactive from WNET. In the accompanying classroom activity, students view and analyze a series of video clips from Cyberchase and complete an activity using area and ratio. Students take what they’ve learned and put it to the test by designing their own solar power dream house. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Percents StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/decimals-percents/percents.htm
Description:

This classroom resource provides a video that introduces percents as "parts of one hundred." It explains that percents can be written as a fraction, as a decimal, as a ratio, or with a percent sign. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

ALEX Classroom Resources: 4