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Lesson Plan Name 
Grades 
3D Printing in Algebra Class? 
PK to 8 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) As a math teacher, one of the most common questions that students have is "Why do we have to learn this?" When students realize that they will need to apply algebraic reasoning to design and print something in 3D, their motivation and interest in mathematics will increase exponentially. 
The Algebra of Angry Birds© 
6 to 8 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) Angry Birds is a popular application (app) that features birds that are launched from a slingshot at green pigs. Students will explore algebraic and physics content that is embedded in the game. 
Capturing Conic Sections with Digital Cameras 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) This project will help students to make connections between math and the real world by having them identify conic sections in art and architecture in their communities. Students will photograph these examples of circles, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas in the real world with digital cameras and then write the equations for the graphs. 
Gathering Math Myself Lesson 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students use iPads and the internet to gather their own notes from 34 websites, finding 3 examples, and creating 3 practice problems. Teacher will cover the curriculum notes to verify the student notes as well as work through some practice problems. Students will then use the Geometry Book iPad Applicaton from McDougall Littel to work through their assignments and watch tutorials within their current section for more understanding. 
How Much does it Cost Project 
7 to 9 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) In this project, students investigate pricing schemes for various entry fees and determine which is the better option depending on their situation. 
Jumping in the air  What was your height? 
7 to 8 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Using video equipment and quadratic formulas students will determine the height of their jumps. 
Linear Relationships in the Real World 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) The student will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections and representations to solve multistep equations in one variable with the variable on one of two sides of the equations while identifying at least 3 careers which utilize this skill. 
Math All Around Us 
7 to 8 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) By using digital cameras and measuring devices, students will create real world problems from their own environment. From area and perimeter, to quadratics and linear equations, students will connect math to the real world. 
Mathematical Modeling & Inverse Variations 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will collect and analyze real data completing an exploration. Motion observed during the data collection will be used to create an appropriate math model to fit the data and make predictions that will then be tested. 
Mythbusters 
8 to 8 
The popular show "Mythbusters" is the ultimate way for students to utilize the scientific method every day to answer questions about science and life. 
Paper Airplanes 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) Applications of Scatter Plots, Lines of Best Fit, Dependant & Independent Variables through the making and flying of paper airplanes. I have the class research several designs of airplanes, we discuss aerodynamics, construct a their desired model, fly the model, gather information and plot the results. 
Parabolas in Flight 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) Students will film a trajectory then calculate the quadratic model for their trajectory. They will create a video to display online at teachertube. 
Properties of Exponents and Square Roots 
7 to 10 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students create Common Craft style videos using paper and Flip video cameras. Each video, 3060 seconds long, reviews one property of exponents or square roots from Algebra 1. 
Quadratic Equations in Action 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will video and analyze reallife situations that produce a parabolic curve. 
Quadratics in Nature and Architecture 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 3 ratings) Students will discover reallife applications of quadratic functions using video cameras. The students will learn how to write equations for the parabolas that they find in reallife. 
Real World Equations! 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will use digital cameras to take photos of items or situations that can be modeled using algebraic equations. 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Substitution 
7 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) This Algebra I lesson uses SMART Board technology to provide students with a physical sense of the process of substitution and how it can be used in solving a system of linear equations. 
The Tales of Nerdy Norm 
8 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) In this lesson, students will create a stop motion video that showcases the transformations of quadratic functions by creating a clay model of "Nerdy Norm the Normal Parabola." Students will add audio to their movie to tell the tale of how a shift in Nerdy Norm's "mood" changes his graph! 
(PART 2) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 
6 to 8 
See Part 1 for all following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description. 
3D printing for Math and for projects 
6 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) The ability to figure out the equations necessary to print basic shapes and the ability to print useful items needed for robotics, drama productions, math/history/geography/all subjects demonstrations would be amazing!! 
A Matter of Fact 
5 to 6 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) A math and science unit on matter. 
Access to Technology 
PK to K 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will have access to our mandatory IReady software for our math program in order to build their Number and Operations, Geometry, and through the reading program in order to help in letters and sounds, reading comprehension during our differentiated instruction every single day.

Alternative Modes for Alternative Ed 
PK to PK 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) To provide media information in the form of a DVD library centrally located at Seminole County District Office in order to provide various learning formats for struggling and at risk incarcerated learnes. 
Art and Life: Where Do We Use Art? 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) This lesson increases the relevance of not only art classes, but also all academic disciplines by engaging the students to research how art is used in all aspects of their education and their lives. They will create videos that will collect factual information and visual examples that will educate the viewers on how art is used in a variety of settings and how historical people and socities have depended on the coexistence of art and non art subjects. 
Graphing quadratic equations of the form f(x) = ax^2 + c 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) In this lesson, we explore the effect of the constant C in the quadratic function f(x) = ax^2. Students will be able to observe that C shifts the quadratic function up/down. 
Interpret the equation 
8 to 8 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) To interpret the equation of line, students will rotate through three stations. Each station will require the students to interpret the equation but using different techniques. 
Seeing Math Everywhere We Look 
9 to 9 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) Through an exploration and photographic capture of parabolas throughout our environment. students will move from the “When am I ever going to use this?” to “I see it being used” stage in math class – specifically for quadratic equations. They will then research the related jobs necessary to "bring the parabola to life." 
Solving 2step Inequalities 
7 to 8 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students/teachers can do entire lesson on line w/videos and examples to enhance learning. 
Super Size It, Please! 
10 to 11 
Hands on math project to help students understand scale factors and ratios using photos of themselves! 
Vocabulary Taboo Review 
3 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) This lesson is a twist on the card game "Taboo", where people aim to describe a word at the top of the card, but are not allowed to use the "Taboo" words printed on the card in their description. 
Webquest  Westward Ho! 
3 to 8 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Work as a group to investigate life on the trail using various resources and Internet links. As a result of the research, students will write an article. 
What are Numbers?: Learning to Add 
K to 1 
Students explore digital camera use while learning basic math concepts and simple number identification. 
Writing Equivalent Expressions 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) This involves writing equivalent expressions using area model and exploring difference of squares through an interactive activity. 