ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (5) 17 :
17. Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real-world problems.
[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) 1 :
1. Calculate unit rates of length, area, and other quantities measured in like or different units that include ratios or fractions.
[MA2019] REG-7 (7) 2 :
2. Represent a relationship between two quantities and determine whether the two quantities are related proportionally.

a. Use equivalent ratios displayed in a table or in a graph of the relationship in the coordinate plane to determine whether a relationship between two quantities is proportional.

b. Identify the constant of proportionality (unit rate) and express the proportional relationship using multiple representations including tables, graphs, equations, diagrams, and verbal descriptions.

c. Explain in context the meaning of a point (x,y) on the graph of a proportional relationship, with special attention to the points (0,0) and (1, r) where r is the unit rate.
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.



   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) 2 :
2. Use unit rates to represent and describe ratio relationships.
Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: The Best Deal
URL: https://www.econedlink.org/resources/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. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (6) 2 :
2. Use unit rates to represent and describe ratio relationships.
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.



   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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