Suzanne's Mathematics Lessons
Other Resources
aligned to the NCTM Standards  Grades 68
Curriculum and Standards
From December of 1987 through the end of June 2000, Suzanne Alejandre taught mathematics, computers and journalism at Frisbie Middle School in Rialto, California. For the last three years of her teaching career at Frisbie, she attempted to organize the 7th grade curriculum so that it offered:
 complete alignment to the seventh grade California Mathematics Standards
 use of a combination of manipulatives, technology, and paper/pencil activities
 use of computers and the Internet as tools
 lessons of sufficient length to engage students fully
 lessons that could be presented using several strategies
7th grade Mathematics
developed during 199798 & 199899
Standardsaligned 7th Grade Math
developed during 19992000
Middle School Math Curriculum
Position Paper: Standards 2000 and Technology Conference
CA Mathematics Standards (6th)
CA Mathematics Standards (7th)
CA Mathematics Standards (8th)
Cooperative Learning
Stepbystep directions for teachers:
The Quiet Game
Tutorials
Stepbystep directions to be used by teachers or individually by students:
Claris Works Tessellation Tutorial
Claris Works Graphing
Graphing Exponential Functions
Graphing Linear Functions
Graphing Polynomial Functions
Cornell Notetaking
HyperCard & Tessellations
HyperStudio & Tessellations
LogoWriter Tessellations
More LogoWriter Tessellations
Tessellating  Straightedge and Compass
Multicultural Math Fairs
During the 19931994 school year the mathematics department of Frisbie Middle School initiated a Multicultural Math Fair using Addison Wesley's Multiculturalism in Mathematics, Science and Technology: Readings and Activities [ISBN 0201294176] as a resource. Each of the nine mathematics teachers decided on one activity and wrote directions for the students to follow. In developing activities attention was given to the genders, cultures, and continents of the mathematicians represented.
For the 19992000 school year the Frisbie mathematics department aligned activities to the California Mathematics Standards so that the administration would allow them to continue the tradition of the Math Fair.
19992000 version  aligned to California Mathematics Standards
19951999 version  English/Spanish activities
Link Pages
Because time is limited during a mathematics classroom period, pages were developed to focus students on the information available on the Internet related to a particular mathematical topic.
Area and Perimeter
Bridges
Fractals
ClarisWorks Graphing
Links: Number Systems
Math Interactive Quiz
Mathematicians & Scientists
Mathematicians & Scientists Treasure Hunt
Middle School Algebra
Patterns
Polyhedra on the Web
Probability
Statistics
Using Dr. Math Archives
Interdisciplinary Lessons
Interdisciplinary lessons written and used by middle school teachers, Suzanne Alejandre, Laurie Dunbar, Rick Hartwell and Craig Sawyer when they taught on the Coyote Team at Frisbie Middle School in Rialto, California.
Survey Project & Book Reports
Dragonwings Project
Science Fair Project
Disabilities/Probability Project
Sea World Project
Wild Animal Park Project 199798
Student Led Conferences
ESCOT Teacher Support
A Teacher Support page has been written to go with each of the ESCOT Problems, a research project developing problem solving. Student versions of each problem are available to use with students so that the solutions are not visible. A NCTM Standardsaligned index is also available.
Fish Farm, Part I  written by Hollylynne Drier
Fish Farm, Part II  written by Hollylynne Drier
Galactic Exchange
Graph Zooming
Fractris
The Hispaniola Water Shortage
In the Dark with an Elephant
Marabyn
Marathon Graphing
Mosaic
Polyrhythm
Pythagoras' Mystery Tablet  written by Hollylynne Drier
Scale 'n Pop  written by Hollylynne Drier
Rumors
Search and Rescue, Part I
Search and Rescue, Part II
