ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: English Language Arts (9), or Mathematics (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Marathon Math
Description: This unit on sequences and series is intended to help students make the connection from math to real life situations. Developing a marathon training program for a beginner runner is one simple way that students may use patterns in real life. The total mileage per week usually creates a pattern over time. Mathematical operations on patterns, sequences, and series enable students to do the calculations necessary for exploring the pattern. Students also explore nutrition information needed for a training program as proper nutrition is an important part of sports training.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans  
Subject: Mathematics
Title: Limits       Add Bookmark
Description: This student interactive, from an Illuminations lesson, allows students to see a representation of three geometric series and the harmonic series.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12

Subject: Mathematics
Title: Golden Ratio      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Illuminations lesson, students explore the Fibonacci sequence. They examine how the ratio of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers creates the Golden Ratio and identify real-life examples of the Golden Ratio.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8