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Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
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This resource from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives shows students how to rename fractions to have a common denominator and then add them. It is appealing because it visually engages the students by showing them what happens to a unit (a rectangle is used here) as the denominator increases or decreases. As the denominator increases or decreases, the partitions are shown accordingly, and the effect on the numerator is shown as well. This is a convenient, visual way to show students how to manipulate fractions for adding.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Interactive
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Analyzing a Famous Speech
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After gaining skill through analyzing a historic and contemporary speech as a class, students will select a famous speech from a list compiled from several resources and write an essay that identifies and explains the rhetorical strategies that the author deliberately chose while crafting the text to make an effective argument. Their analysis will consider questions such as: What makes the speech an argument?, How did the author's rhetoric evoke a response from the audience?, and Why are the words still venerated today?

Subject:
Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Melissa Weeks Noel
And The Number Is
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"Students create their own Mystery Numbers by giving clues about the name, value, and multiples of the digits which comprise the number." from Beacon Learning.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Beacon Learning Center
Battling for Liberty: Tecumseh's and Patrick Henry's Language of Resistance
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In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!" speech by Patrick Henry with two speeches by Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee. This lesson extends the study of Patrick Henry's speech to demonstrate the ways Native Americans also resisted oppression through rhetoric. By examining these three speeches, students can develop a new respect for the Native Americans' politically effective and poetic use of language. Students are challenged to recognize the rhetorical devices used by both men and their own emotional responses to the two speeches, in addition to translating a portion of Henry's speech to emulate the style of Tecumseh.

Subject:
Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Traci Gardner - Read, Write, Think
Creating Psychological Profiles of Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird
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This lesson asks students to explore the motivation behind characters' actions in To Kill a Mockingbird. Students first engage in a freewrite activity. They then do research and creative thinking to design a poster and plan a presentation representing a psychological profile for a selected character, while determining what specific factors (such as family, career, environment, and so forth) have the greatest influence on the characters' decision making throughout the novel. The groups present their findings to the class by assuming the persona of their character and explaining the psychological factors influencing their behavior in the novel.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Unit of Study
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Lauren A. Gibbons
Equations 2
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Khan Academy video tutorial. Solving one and two step equations-this is made slightly more difficult than the Simple Equations tutorial by adding constants to the variable term.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Sal Khan
Estimating: Counting Trees
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to: solve simple problems involving ratio and direct proportion; choose an appropriate sampling method; and collect discrete data and record them using a frequency table.

Subject:
Education
Geometry
Measurement and Data
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Author:
http://map.mathshell.org/
Figurative Language: Interpretation of Similes and Metaphors
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In this resource, students will interpret the meanings of poems using similes and metaphors. The featured resource in the teacher modeling and guided practice sections utilizes the text Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes edited by David Roessel and Arnold Rampersad.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
ReadWorks
Hubble Telescope
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This site is a great support resource in teaching about the Solar System. It has a great library of pictures. If you click on picture album you have a variety of choices. It also has videos.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
NASA
Identify The Rock
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This game allows students an opportunity to identify different kinds of rocks based on an actual photograph of the rock as well as characteristics of the rock, which are also shown.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Game
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
SMARTR
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
Author:
KidsGeo.com
Journey into the Brain
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In this lesson, students view and discuss video segments from the PBS program The Human Spark as they learn about the human brain, including information about brain regions, brain activity and technologies used to explore the brain.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Teachers' Domain
Measures of Central Tendency (Middle School)
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"Students compute the measures of central tendency (mean, median, and mode) and range and determine how outliers affect the measures." from the Beacon Learning Center.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Beacon Learning Center
Money Matters
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In this unit, "the students learn to sort and graph coins so they can better understand that the number of coins is different from the value of coins. They initially practice sorting the coins to make sure they can differentiate each of them. Next they learn to make a bar graph, counting and recording the amount of each type of coin. Students make a second bar graph to reflect the value of the money a child has. The students will have to use skip counting to determine the value of the money the child has. They will recognize that more coins do not necessarily mean more money. The students play Spin the Wheel to determine the probability of landing on a particular coin. They will keep a tally chart of the number of chances it takes them to get to $1.00." (from NSA.gov)

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Unit of Study
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
National Security Agency Central Security Service
Out of the Dust: Visions of Dust Bowl History
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This is a Library of Congress lesson plan about "seeing" the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl through the eyes of children by reading the novel Out of the Dust.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Library of Congress
Using Dimensions: Designing a Sports Bag
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to: recognize and use common 2D representations of 3D objects and identify and use the appropriate formula for finding the circumference of a circle.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Author:
http://map.mathshell.org/
Using Technology to Analyze and Illustrate Symbolism in Night
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What images symbolize hatred, peace, freedom, or confinement? What feelings do these images evoke in the viewer? What power do images have? These and many other questions provide the framework for students to use technology to explore symbolism in Elie Wiesel's Night. Students begin with a discussion of everyday symbols, such as street signs and hand gestures, to help them come up with their own definition for symbolism. Students then choose and analyze a passage from Night that uses darkness as a symbol, and then brainstorm how they might reinterpret their selected passage as an image. After learning about symbolism and discussing its use in the book, students create visual representations using an interactive tool. Students then express their response to the symbolism in the book by creating a photo montage using images from multiple websites about the Holocaust, text from survivor stories, articles about hate crimes, and Night.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Catherine Thomason
Wrap it Right! (Ribbon)
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"This lesson uses graphic models for finding perimeter and for creating formulas relating to perimeter." (Beacon Learning Center)

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Delia Pogorzelski for Beacon Learning Center