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    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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    Learn a fun and impressive trick while simultaneously practicing and mastering the all-important combinations of ten.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: Pre K to 2nd
    Number & Operations
    Algebraic Thinking
    Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
    Add and subtract within 20.
    Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
    Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value.
    Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
    K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.4, K.OA.A.5, K.NBT.A.1, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.6, 2.OA.B.2, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.NBT.B.6, 2.NBT.B.7, 2.NBT.B.9
    Enforce the skills of identifying equivalent trigonometric expressions using puzzles.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: High School, 9th to 12th
    Geometry
    Functions
    Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
    Trigonometric Functions
    HSF-TF.A.3, HSG-SRT.C.6, HSG-SRT.C.7, HSG-SRT.C.8, HSG-SRT.D.10, HSG-SRT.D.11
    Determine the relationships between radius, diameter, circumference and area of a circle by using a MIRA tool.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th
    Geometry
    Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.
    Draw construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
    7.G.A.2, 7.G.B.4
    See first hand the sheer size of 1 million while introducing sampling and its use in mathematics.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th
    Stats & Probability
    Ratio & Proportion
    Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
    Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
    Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
    6.RP.A.3a, 7.RP.A.3, 7.SP.A.1, 7.SP.A.2
    Model linear functions using Barbie dolls and rubber bands.
    Lesson Plan
    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.6c, HSS-ID.C.7
    Students investigate the number of chairs that can be placed around an arrangement of square tables.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 3rd to 5th
    Algebraic Thinking
    Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.
    3.OA.D.9
    Find all of the factors of each number up to 36 and learn the difference between prime and composite numbers.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 3rd to 5th, Pre K to 2nd
    Measurement & Data
    Geometry
    Algebraic Thinking
    Num & Ops Base Ten
    Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
    Reason with shapes and their attributes.
    Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.
    Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
    Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
    4.OA.B.4, 4.NBT.B.5, 2.OA.C.4, 2.G.A.2, 3.MD.C.7b
    Work with data to complete an organized chart by doubling or halving numbers. Then, compare data using vertical and horizontal bar graphs.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: PreK to 2nd, Pre K to 2nd
    Measurement & Data
    Represent and interpret data.
    1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10
    Evaluate expressions to play bingo.
    Lesson Plan
    Plot and connect the points, label a graph, and then create a short story that could describe the graph. 
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th, 3rd to 5th
    Expression/Equation
    The Number System
    Geometry
    Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
    Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.
    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.
    5.G.A.1, 5.G.A.2, 6.NS.C.6b, 6.NS.C.6c, 6.NS.C.8, 6.EE.A.3, 7.EE.A.2

    Construct perpendicular bisectors, find circumcenters, calculate area, and use proportions to solve a real world problem.

    Lesson Plan
    Grades: High School, 9th to 12th
    Geometry
    Congruence
    HSG-CO.D.12
    Use a clinometer (a measuring device built from a protractor) and isosceles right triangles to find the height of a building.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th
    Stats & Probability
    Develop understanding of statistical variability.
    Summarize and describe distributions.
    6.SP.A.3, 6.SP.B.5c, 6.SP.B.5d, 6.SP.A.1
    Extend the Fibonacci Sequence through an algebra exploration.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th, 9th to 12th
    Ratio & Proportion
    Functions
    Stats & Probability
    Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
    Interpreting Functions
    Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.
    Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
    6.RP.A.1, 8.SP.A.1, HSF-IF.A.3, 7.RP.A.2a
    Emma, a new employee at a box factory, is supposed to make cube‑shaped jewelry boxes. Help Emma determine how many different nets are possible and analyze the resulting cubes.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th
    Geometry
    Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
    6.G.A.4
    Explore Armstrong numbers, identify all Armstrong numbers less than 1000, and investigate a recursive sequence that uses a similar process.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: High School, 6th to 8th
    Use the book, A Remainder of One by Elinor J. Pinczes, to introduce division with remainders.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: PreK to 2nd, 3rd to 5th, Pre K to 2nd
    Algebraic Thinking
    Number & Operations
    Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
    Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
    Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.
    Multiply and divide within 100.
    Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
    Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
    1.NBT.C, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.C.7, 3.OA.D.8, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3, 4.OA.B.4
    Play the role of researchers who field test the Alexander Formula—a formula that uses paleontology data to estimate dinosaur running velocities.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th, 3rd to 5th
    Ratio & Proportion
    Stats & Probability
    Functions
    Expression/Equation
    Measurement & Data
    Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
    Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.
    Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
    Summarize and describe distributions.
    Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.
    Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
    Represent and interpret data.
    3.MD.B.4, 6.EE.B.6, 6.EE.C.9, 6.SP.B.5b, 8.F.B.4, 8.SP.A.1, 8.SP.A.2, 8.SP.A.3, 7.RP.A.2c
    Use class schedules to create time-distance graphs.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th
    Ratio & Proportion
    Stats & Probability
    Functions
    Expression/Equation
    Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
    Summarize and describe distributions.
    Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
    Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
    8.EE.B.5, 8.EE.B.6, 8.F.B.4, 8.F.B.5, 6.SP.B.5b, 7.RP.A.2b, 7.RP.A.2d
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