ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Mathematics (5 - 6)
Title: Geometry Journey
Description: In this lesson students review geometry vocabulary. The students get moving and journey through the school and take photos of items that represent geometry vocabulary. They turn these photos into a virtual field trip.

Subject: Mathematics (5 - 6)
Title: Human Ordered Pairs
Description: Students will work in collaborative groups to create a life-size Cartesian plane and insert themselves as the ordered pairs. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.

Subject: Mathematics (6), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: A Day at a Theme Park (Mathematics, 6th grade, Coordinate grid)
Description: Rationale: The sixth grade curriculum and state standards require the students to understand the coordinate grid, quadrants, etc. This lesson allows the students to apply their knowledge of the coordinate grid, coordinates, and plotting points all while developing technological skills. The lesson also permits the students to create a coordinate grid and plot points on the x and y axis using a map of a theme park.

Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Graphing Fun
Description: In this hands-on project, students have the opportunity to survey their classmates to find information that is meaningful to them. Then students will construct graphs using computer software. Students will analyze their information and discover the overall results of class favorites.

Subject: Mathematics (6 - 8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: You WANT me to make a paper airplane?
Description: This lesson provides students with a hands-on, cooperative learning experience. Students will make paper airplanes. They will fly their planes and record the distance and time of numerous flights in an Excel spreadsheet. Students will then calculate the speed of each flight using the formula s=d/t and summarize their results by making a line graph.

Subject: Mathematics (6 - 7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Trading and Tracking Stock Portfolios Online
Description: Student teams will trade stocks and track the progress of their Alabama Stock Market Simulation portfolio by using spreadsheet software and the Internet. They will relate the information to a previous social studies unit on economics and will be utilizing math concepts they have learned. The Internet will be used to research stock trends.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans  
Subject: Mathematics,Social Studies
Title: Hospital Map Activity Sheet       Add Bookmark
Description: This student reproducible, from an Illuminations lesson, contains a map of the area wherein students must choose a location to build a new hospital so it is equidistant from Boise, Idaho; Helena, Montana; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Students do their work on a blank transparency and overlay their work onto this map.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12

Subject: Mathematics
Title: Triangle Classification      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Illuminations lesson, based on the Triangle Classification problem, students attempt to classify triangles formed in a plane when a randomly selected point is connected to the endpoints of a given line segment. Students classify triangles according to sides and angles. In addition, there are links to online activity sheets and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12

Subject: Mathematics
Title: Triangula Island Overhead      Add Bookmark
Description: This reproducible transparency, from an Illuminations lesson, contains an activity that asks students to conjecture the best location of a point inside a regular polygon such that the sum of the distances to each side is a minimum.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12

Subject: Language Arts,Mathematics
Title: Mathematics and Children's Literature      Add Bookmark
Description: In this five-lesson unit, from Illuminations, students participate in activities in which they focus on connections between mathematics and children s literature. Five pieces of literature are applied to teaching a wide range of topics in the mathematics curriculum, from sorting and classifying to the meaning of averages.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8