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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.
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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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    Answers the questions, "When will I ever need to solve a system of equations?"
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: High School, 9th to 12th
    Algebra
    Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
    Creating Equations
    HSA-CED.A.3, HSA-REI.C.6
    Physical and virtual manipulatives are used to explore and discover conic sections by cutting a cone with a plane.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 9th to 12th, High School
    Geometry
    Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations
    HSG-GPE.A.1, HSG-GPE.A.2, HSG-GPE.A.3

    Use a series of 3 hands-on activities to develop and reinforce students' understanding of hundredths as fractions, decimals, and percentages.

    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 3rd to 5th
    Num & Ops Fractions
    Num & Ops Base Ten
    Geometry
    Measurement & Data
    Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
    Understand the place value system.
    Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.
    Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
    Reason with shapes and their attributes.
    Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
    Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.
    Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
    3.MD.C.7b, 4.NF.C.5, 4.NF.C.6, 3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.3c, 3.G.A.2, 4.NBT.B.5, 4.NF.B.4a, 5.NBT.A.3a, 5.NF.B.3
    Relate linear equations and graphs in a game of ships and attacks.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th
    Ratio & Proportion
    Functions
    Expression/Equation
    Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
    Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
    Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
    8.EE.B.5, 8.F.B.4, 7.RP.A.2b, 7.RP.A.2d
    Construct a scale drawing of a regulation dartboard using geometry and measurement.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th
    Ratio & Proportion
    Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
    6.RP.A.1
    Use polydrons to build nets and create the most appealing fish tank.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 9th to 12th, High School, 6th to 8th
    Geometry
    Congruence
    Geometric Measurement and Dimension
    Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.
    Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
    6.G.A.2, 6.G.A.4, 8.G.C.9, HSG-GMD.A.3, HSG-CO.A.1
    Use the formula for the volume of a cylinder and convert it into the same volume for rectangular prisms while trying to minimize the surface area.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th
    Geometry
    Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.
    Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
    6.G.A.2, 6.G.A.4, 8.G.C.9

    Explore decimal place value by using blocks other than the unit cube to represent one whole.

    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 3rd to 5th
    Num & Ops Base Ten
    Understand the place value system.
    Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.
    4.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.A.3a
    Make the connection between trigonometric rations and graphs of sine and cosine functions.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 9th to 12th, High School
    Functions
    Geometry
    Trigonometric Functions
    Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
    Interpreting Functions
    HSF-IF.B.4, HSF-IF.B.5, HSF-IF.C.7e, HSF-TF.A.3, HSG-SRT.C.7, HSF-TF.A.2, HSF-TF.A.4, HSF-TF.B.5
    Compute with whole numbers and decimals in order to buy an aquarium for the class.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 3rd to 5th
    Num & Ops Base Ten
    Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.
    5.NBT.B.7
    Use volume and unit rates to determine best values for hay bales.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th
    Geometry
    Expression/Equation
    The Number System
    Ratio & Proportion
    Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.
    Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
    Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.
    Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
    Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
    Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
    6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.2, 6.RP.A.3b, 6.RP.A.3c, 6.G.A.2, 7.RP.A.1, 7.NS.A.3, 7.EE.B.3, 8.G.C.9
    Use manipulative blocks and counters to explore equations such as 3x = 2x + 12.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th
    Expression/Equation
    Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
    Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
    Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.
    Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
    Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
    7.EE.B.4a, 6.EE.B.5, 8.EE.C.7a, 8.EE.C.7b, 6.EE.A.3, 6.EE.B.6, 7.EE.A.1, 7.EE.A.2
    Examine the bar code system, and then, discover the applications of modular arithmetic as applied to credit card numbers.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: High School
    Transform images through rotation, reflection, dilation, and translation using matrix multiplication.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 9th to 12th, High School
    Geometry
    Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
    Congruence
    HSG-CO.A.2, HSG-CO.A.4, HSG-CO.A.5, HSG-CO.B.6, HSG-CO.B.7, HSG-CO.A.1, HSG-SRT.A.1a, HSG-SRT.A.1b
    Make predictions and conduct experiment to determine how many pebbles the crow would need to add to the pitcher in order to bring the water to drinking height.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 6th to 8th
    Ratio & Proportion
    Expression/Equation
    Stats & Probability
    Functions
    Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
    Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.
    Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
    Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.
    Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
    Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
    Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
    7.EE.B.4a, 8.EE.B.6, 8.F.B.4, 8.SP.A.2, 8.SP.A.3, 6.EE.B.6, 6.EE.C.9, 7.RP.A.2b, 7.RP.A.2c
    Use fraction bars to explore how to compare sizes of fractions.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 3rd to 5th
    Num & Ops Fractions
    Geometry
    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.
    Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
    Reason with shapes and their attributes.
    Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
    3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.3a, 3.NF.A.3b, 3.NF.A.3c, 3.NF.A.3d, 3.G.A.2, 4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2, 4.NF.B.4a, 5.NF.B.3
    Use research on the Amazon deforestation to determine whether it is occurring exponentially.
    Lesson Plan
    Grades: 9th to 12th
    Stats & Probability
    Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data
    HSS-ID.B.6a, HSS-ID.B.6c, HSS-ID.C.7
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