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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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    Much like athletes must warm up their muscles before heading into a game, students often warm up with engaging classroom activities or problems of the day before diving into the daily math lesson. Wan Chow of Bishop Strachtan School in Toronto finds the perfect warm-up in Illuminations.
    Success Story
    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
    Create a custom spinner to examine experimental and theoretical outcomes.
    Web Interactive
    Grades: 9th to 12th, High School, 6th to 8th, 3rd to 5th, PreK to 2nd
    Stats & Probability
    Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions
    Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.
    7.SP.C.5, 7.SP.C.6, 7.SP.C.7b, 7.SP.C.8c, HSS-IC.A.2

    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
    Examine various two-dimensional figures to determine which ones can be folded into a cube.
    Web Interactive
    Grades: 6th to 8th, 3rd to 5th
    Geometry
    Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
    6.G.A.4
    Imagine having your whole year planned out before stepping foot in your classroom. Cindy Stofferahn, third grade teacher at Sturgis Elementary School in South Dakota, already knows what she is teaching today, tomorrow and for the rest of the year.
    Success Story
    Pamela Olmstead has been a middle school math and science teacher for 15 years at Chehalis Middle School (Chehalis, WA). One lesson that she has referred to all year long is Balancing Shapes, which uses the online applet Pan Balance—Shapes.
    Success Story
    Teachers are not the only ones who encourage students to play Calculation Nation--parents do too! Dana Slevin, and her middle school daughters play Calculation Nation at home.
    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
    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
    The 23-year teacher modifies games to meet the different learning needs in her classroom. See how she modified Deep Sea Duel.
    Success Story
    Matthew Jaques, ninth and tenth grade teacher for Cathedral High School in Springfield, Massachusetts, discovered Illuminations by way of Bright Ideas and has been using, modifying and creating his own lessons ever since.
    Success Story

    Explore relationships among fractions while playing an interactive game.

    Web Interactive
    Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th
    Num & Ops Fractions
    Geometry
    Expression/Equation
    The Number System
    Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
    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.
    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.
    Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
    6.NS.C.6c, 7.NS.A.1b, 7.NS.A.1d, 7.NS.A.3, 7.EE.B.3, 4.NF.B.3a, 4.NF.B.3d, 3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2a, 3.NF.A.2b, 3.NF.A.3a, 3.NF.A.3b, 3.NF.A.3c, 3.G.A.2, 4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.B.4a, 5.NF.B.3, 5.NF.A.1
    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

    Use counting strategies to make outfits for Bobbie Bear with different colored shirts and pants.

    Click here to play Bobbie Bear in Spanish!

    Web Interactive
    Grades: 3rd to 5th, PreK to 2nd
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