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    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.
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    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?"

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    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 NationTM .
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    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

    Count and subitize by playing a game.

    This activity is available for your phone in the Android Market or Apple App Store.  

    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
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