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
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
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