# ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Connect with Coordinates
Description: Students will be involved in hands-on activities that will help them to learn to locate points on a grid. Students will also learn how to correctly read an ordered pair of numbers.  Technology will be implemented through the use of a document camera and a PowerPoint presentation.

Subject: Mathematics (3 - 4)
Title: Patterns, Patterns, Everywhere
Description: An interactive lesson on teaching about patterns and finding patterns in the environment. This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.

Subject: Mathematics (2 - 3)
Title: You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for Ice cream !
Description:   Fun and yummy lesson to do on a sunny spring afternoon.  Have the students take a poll of their favorite choice of ice cream and create a bar graph showing the information.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.

Subject: Mathematics (K - 3), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Hundred Blocks Board
Description: In this lesson students will practice adding, subtracting, and multiplying without regrouping using a hundred blocks board. Students will be given opportunities to identify and discuss different patterns that they discover and relate number patterns to visual patterns.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics
Description: This student interactive from Illuminations allows students to play the classic game of Concentration by themselves or against a friend. The interactive can be used to review numbers, shapes, multiplication facts, fractions, decimals, and percents.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

Subject: Mathematics
Title: Shapes on the Way Home      Add Bookmark
Description: This reproducible chart, from an Illuminations lesson, prompts students to search for and list shapes they find as they walk home from school. They record each shape's name, where it was found and whether it is a plane or solid figure.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Arts - Glass , Arts - Sculpture , Arts - Woodworking , Science - Earth science , Science - Geology , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: How Do You Unlock a Secret Code?      Add Bookmark
Description: Cryptologists study secret codes. Being able to read encoded German and Japanese communications enabled the Allies to achieve victory in World War II., Join us as we explore how the code was cracked. By the end of this wonder, you may be making and breaking secret codes, too!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis

Subject: Mathematics
Title: Multiplication Fact Mastery Record      Add Bookmark
Description: This reproducible activity, from an Illuminations lesson, features a multiplication table for the numbers 0-9. In the lesson, students generate products using a number line model.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

Subject: Mathematics
Title: Hopping on the Number Line      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students generate products using the number line model. The order property is also introduced. In the lesson, students are encouraged to predict the products and to answer puzzles involving multiplication.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

Subject: Mathematics
Title: Geometric Solids and Their Properties      Add Bookmark
Description: In this five-lesson unit from Illuminations, students analyze characteristics and properties of three-dimensional geometric shapes; develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships; and use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems. After being introduced to shapes, they look for patterns, construct a solid, and build a shape jacket.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

Subject: Mathematics
Title: More Patterns with Products      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use an interactive Web site to find patterns in the multiplication tables. They then practice multiplication facts and record their current level of mastery of the multiplication facts on their personal multiplication chart.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

Subject: Mathematics
Description: This collection of Web links, reviewed and presented by Illuminations, offers teachers and students information about and practice in concepts related to arithmetic. Users can read the Illuminations Editorial Board's review of each Web site, or choose to link directly to the sites.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

Subject: Mathematics
Title: Looking for Patterns      Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, focuses on the properties of multiplication. Students skip count, examine multiplication patterns, and explore commutativity.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

Subject: Mathematics
Description: Mathematical games can foster mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another. In addition, games can motivate students and engage them in thinking about and applying concepts and skills. This e-example from Illuminations contains an interactive version of a game that can be used in the grades 3-5 classroom to support students' learning about fractions. e-Math Investigations are selected e-examples from the electronic version of the Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (PSSM). The e-examples are part of the electronic version of the PSSM document. Given their interactive nature and focused discussion tied to the PSSM document, the e-examples are natural companions to the i-Math investigations.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

Subject: Mathematics
Title: Patterns That Grow      Add Bookmark
Description: In this five-lesson unit, from Illuminations, students use logical thinking to create, identify, extend, and translate patterns. They make patterns with numbers and shapes and explore patterns in a variety of mathematical contexts. These lessons give students an opportunity to create and analyze numeric and geometric patterns. Particular emphasis is placed on growing patterns.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

Subject: Mathematics
Title: Exploring Other Number Patterns      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students analyze numeric patterns, including Fibonacci numbers. They also describe numeric patterns and then record them in table form.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations

Subject: Mathematics