# ALEX Resources

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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Michael Phelps.... or not?
Description:

This lesson is created to have students compare themselves to Michael Phelps and the features that make him such a good swimmer. Students will measure their height and arm span and graph them on a coordinate graph. Students will then compare their height and arm span to their classmates' to see who might be the best swimmer in the class!

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

ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Introducing the Four Quadrants of the Coordinate Plane
Description:

In this learning activity, students will watch a video to introduce them to the 4 quadrants of the coordinate plane. Students will then complete a 3-2-1 Exit Ticket listing 3 new ideas they learned about coordinate planes, 2 questions they have from the activity, and 1 statement that summarizes the learning goal.

Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Getting to Know the Cartesian Plane
Description:

In this learning activity from Geogebra, students will learn how to identify the parts of the Cartesian plane and how to determine the signs of the coordinates of points on it. Then the students will use an applet to test their understanding of the rules governing the signs of the coordinates of points on the Cartesian plane.

Subject: Mathematics (6)
Description:

In this learning activity from MathsLinks, students will complete a treasure-hunt activity centered on locating points on the number plane and identifying which quadrant they are in or points on the axes.

Subject: Mathematics (6 - 8), Mathematics (8)
Title: Graphville Shopping Excursion
Description:

Students will create a map of a shopping excursion by solving systems of linear equations through graphing, substitution, or elimination. Students will then be able to determine the distance traveled through the mall using Pythagorean Theorem. Students will utilize previous grade level standards as a spiral review such as plotting coordinate pairs and using those pairs to find the distance between two points.

This activity is a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

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: 5

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Mathematics (6), Mathematics (6)
Title: Grade 6 Mathematics Module 3, Topic C: Rational Numbers and the Coordinate Plane
Description:

In Module 3, Topic C, students extend their understanding of the ordering of rational numbers in one dimension (on a number line) to the two-dimensional space of the coordinate plane. They construct the plane’s vertical and horizontal axes, discovering the relationship between the four quadrants and the signs of the coordinates of points that lie in each quadrant (6.NS.C.6b, 6.NS.C.6c). Students build upon their foundational understanding from 5th Grade (5.G.1, 5.G.2) of plotting points in the first quadrant and transition to locating points in all four quadrants. Students apply the concept of absolute value to find the distance between points located on vertical or horizontal lines and solve real-world problems related to distance, segments, and shapes (6.NS.C.8).

ALEX Classroom Resources: 1