Chelsea Cutting from Mount Gambier, South Australia, tells us about the
real-world connections her students are able to make after using
Illumination resources.
Success Story
Jan Gebert is an Illuminations lesson plan reviewer and instructor of
professional and secondary education at East Stroudsburg University. So
she definitely knows a thing or two about quality lessons. Illuminations
asked her for her favorite out of our 600+ lessons.
Success Story
Deeanna Golden, a teacher of 24 years at F.M. Golson Elementary
School in Marianna, Florida, is a beloved Illuminations lesson plan
writer. So we asked her, "Why do you think it is important to share resources?"
Success Story
Diana Flores, who has a self-contained classroom, teaches highly and
profoundly gifted students in Phoenix, AZ. Flores says math "rotations"
is a "big-kid way to say centers." One of these math stations hosts computers, which students use frequently to visit Calculation Nation^{TM}
.
Success Story
Create customized activity sheets for your classroom.
Web Interactive
Grades: High School, 6th to 8th, 3rd to 5th, PreK to 2nd, 9th to 12th, Pre K to 2nd
Functions
Geometry
The Number System
Num & Ops Fractions
Measurement & Data
Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models
Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
Relate addition and subtraction to length.
Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.
Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres).
K.G.A.2, K.G.B.4, 2.MD.B.6, 3.NF.A.2a, 3.NF.A.2b, 5.G.A.1, 6.NS.C.6c, 6.NS.C.7a, 6.G.A.4, 8.F.B.5, HSF-LE.A.1b
Determine the volume of a box by filling it with
cubes, rows of cubes, or layers of cubes. Determine the surface area as
well by using the box's net.
Web Interactive
Grades: 3rd to 5th
Measurement & Data
Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.
5.MD.C.3a, 5.MD.C.3b, 5.MD.C.4, 5.MD.C.5a, 5.MD.C.5b
Web Interactive
Grades: Pre K to 2nd
Measurement & Data
Counting & Cardinality
Relate addition and subtraction to length.
Count to tell the number of objects.
Know number names and the count sequence.
K.CC.A.2, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.B.4c, K.CC.B.5, 2.MD.B.6
Practice counting and adding by 10s.
Web Interactive
Grades: PreK to 2nd, Pre K to 2nd
Algebraic Thinking
Number & Operations
Counting & Cardinality
Add and subtract within 20.
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
Count to tell the number of objects.
Know number names and the count sequence.
K.CC.A.2, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.B.4c, K.CC.B.5, K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.2, K.OA.A.5, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.6, 1.NBT.C.4, 2.OA.B.2
Manipulate various geometric solids and investigate their properties.
Web Interactive
Grades: High School, 6th to 8th, 3rd to 5th, PreK to 2nd, Pre K to 2nd
Geometry
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.
Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres).
K.G.A.2, K.G.B.4, 6.G.A.4
Wendy Cleaves is a Mathematics Coordinator at the Regional Science
Resource Center at UMass Medical School in Shrewsbury, MA. At the
center, Cleaves supports pre-K-12 STEM educators by providing a
professional development institute entitled, "Increasing Accessibility
to Algebra & Geometry for ALL Students."
Success Story
Find equivalent numerical expressions using a balance scale.
Web Interactive
Grades: 3rd to 5th
Algebraic Thinking
Write and interpret numerical expressions.
5.OA.A.1, 5.OA.A.2
Draw, color, paste, slice, rotate, reflect, expand, and contract various shapes.
Grades: 6th to 8th, 3rd to 5th, PreK to 2nd, Pre K to 2nd
Geometry
Draw construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
Reason with shapes and their attributes.
Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.
K.G.B.4, K.G.B.5, K.G.B.6, 1.G.A.1, 1.G.A.2, 2.G.A.1, 7.G.A.2
Terry Johanson, learning support facilitator for Prairie Spirit School
Division, and Kirsten Dyck, physics teacher at Saskatchewan High School,
worked together to team plan and teach an Illuminations lesson.
Success Story
Exercise your factor and multiples skills.
Web Interactive
Grades: 6th to 8th, 3rd to 5th
Algebraic Thinking
Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
4.OA.B.4
Anthony
incorporates Illuminations lessons into her curriculum, but she also
expands, tweaks and creates new materials to ensure these lessons are
meeting the needs of her students.
Success Story
Explore several different representations for fractions.
Web Interactive
Grades: 6th to 8th, 3rd to 5th
The Number System
Num & Ops Fractions
Geometry
Expression/Equation
Ratio & Proportion
Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.
Reason with shapes and their attributes.
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
6.RP.A.3c, 6.NS.C.6c, 7.EE.B.3, 3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2a, 3.NF.A.2b, 3.NF.A.3c, 3.G.A.2, 4.NF.B.4a, 5.NF.B.3, 7.NS.A.2d
Francisco
Santiago works as a youth counselor for York County in Pennsylvania.
Committed to helping residents prepare for successful futures, he came
to Illuminations seeking out resources for motivation and remediation of
mathematics.
Success Story
Practice counting and adding by 5s.
Web Interactive
Grades: PreK to 2nd, Pre K to 2nd
Algebraic Thinking
Number & Operations
Counting & Cardinality
Add and subtract within 20.
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
Count to tell the number of objects.
Know number names and the count sequence.
K.CC.A.2, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.B.4c, K.CC.B.5, K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.2, K.OA.A.5, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.6, 1.NBT.C.4, 2.OA.B.2
Plot a set of data and determine a line of best fit.
Web Interactive
Grades: High School, 6th to 8th, 9th to 12th
Stats & Probability
Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data
Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.
8.SP.A.1, 8.SP.A.2, 8.SP.A.3, HSS-ID.B.6a, HSS-ID.B.6b, HSS-ID.B.6c, HSS-ID.C.7, HSS-ID.C.8
Explore the amplitude, period, and phase shift by
examining the graphs of various trigonometric functions.
Grades: 9th to 12th, High School
Functions
Trigonometric Functions
Interpreting Functions
HSF-IF.C.7e, HSF-TF.B.5