ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] DAN (4) 10 :
10) Demonstrate fundamental dance skills and movement qualities when replicating and recalling directed patterns and sequences of movements.

Examples: Alignment, coordination, balance, core support, and kinesthetic awareness.

[ARTS] DAN (5) 1 :
1) Develop content for choreography using ideas generated from a variety of prompts.

Examples: Spoken word, text, poetry, images, or nature.

[ARTS] DAN (5) 10 :
10) Demonstrate a series of dance phrases using fundamental dance skills.

Examples: Step touch, pivot turn, three-step turn, and clap.

[ARTS] DAN (6) 4 :
4) Identify artistic criteria to choreograph a dance study that communicates personal or cultural meaning and evaluate why some movements are more effective than others.

[ARTS] DAN (6) 16 :
16) Use genre-specific terminology to explain how the elements of dance are used in a variety of dance genres, styles, or cultural movement practices.

[ARTS] DAN (7) 1 :
1) Develop choreography using a variety of prompts through relating similar or contrasting ideas.

Examples: Music, observed dance, literary forms, notation, natural phenomena, personal experience/recall, current news, or social events.

[ARTS] DAN (7) 2 :
2) Demonstrate various codified movement vocabularies to express an artistic intent in choreography and explain the choices made using genre-specific dance terminology.

Example: Ballet - bourré to depict fairies floating in the air.

[MA2019] (6) 1 :
1. Use appropriate notations [a/b, a to b, a:b] to represent a proportional relationship between quantities and use ratio language to describe the relationship between quantities.
Subject: Arts Education (4 - 7), Mathematics (6)
Title: Drum-Beating & Foot-Stomping
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ket-6dance/drum-beating-foot-stomping/
Description:

Students will watch African dance and identify tempo. Three options are provided for this lesson depending on the class time allotted. The options include recording heartbeat at rest, calculating tempo in terms of stomps per minute, and choreographing an original dance with tempo changes.   



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (6) 1 :
1. Use appropriate notations [a/b, a to b, a:b] to represent a proportional relationship between quantities and use ratio language to describe the relationship between quantities.
[MA2019] (6) 2 :
2. Use unit rates to represent and describe ratio relationships.
[MA2019] (6) 3 :
3. Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve mathematical and real-world problems (including but not limited to percent, measurement conversion, and equivalent ratios) using a variety of models, including tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number lines, and equations.
[MA2019] REG-7 (7) 3 :
3. Solve multi-step percent problems in context using proportional reasoning, including simple interest, tax, gratuities, commissions, fees, markups and markdowns, percent increase, and percent decrease.
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.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (6) 1 :
1. Use appropriate notations [a/b, a to b, a:b] to represent a proportional relationship between quantities and use ratio language to describe the relationship between quantities.
[MA2019] (6) 3 :
3. Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve mathematical and real-world problems (including but not limited to percent, measurement conversion, and equivalent ratios) using a variety of models, including tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number lines, and equations.
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.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (6) 1 :
1. Use appropriate notations [a/b, a to b, a:b] to represent a proportional relationship between quantities and use ratio language to describe the relationship between quantities.
Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Ratio StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/algebra/ratio.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to generate ratios in word form, fraction form, and ratio form. 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.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (6) 1 :
1. Use appropriate notations [a/b, a to b, a:b] to represent a proportional relationship between quantities and use ratio language to describe the relationship between quantities.
[MA2019] (6) 2 :
2. Use unit rates to represent and describe ratio relationships.
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.


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