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ALEX Lesson Plan Resources
ALEX Lesson Plans
Explorations in Place Value
Explorations in Place Value is an interactive math mini-unit that incorporates the use of children’s literature, mathematical learning stations, and small group instructional strategies to reinforce basic principles of place value and to teach students about writing large numbers in expanded notation. This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Mathematics (3 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
It’s My Party!
Students will learn the value of money by planning their own birthday party. By using the Internet and a calculator, students will be given the opportunity for a practical real-life opportunity to solve a problem related to money exchange.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Number and Operations Web Links
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.
Communicating about Mathematics Using Games: Playing Fraction Tracks
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.