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Lesson Plans: Algebra
This list contains some of the best algebra lesson plans
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Algebra or Lesson
Plans in the Forum's Internet Mathematics Library.
 Algebra1: Graphing Linear Equations
 Tim O'Brien

A Master's Degree project designed to provide an understanding of the graphing of linear equations at the Algebra 1 level. Use Java applets to learn
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 Algebra  Fun with Calendars
 Cynthia Lanius

Take any calendar. Tell a friend to choose 4 days that form a square. If your friend tells you only the sum of the four days, you can tell her what
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 Algebraic Factoring
 Suzanne Alejandre

A Math Forum Web Unit. Vocabulary, objectives, materials. Students use algebra tiles to explore algebraic
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 Chameleon Graphing: Lines and Slope
 Ursula Whitcher

A Web unit for middle school and early high school students, in which Joan the Chameleon introduces and explores lines and slope, to accompany a unit
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 Fractals
 Cynthia Lanius

This lesson plan for exploring fractals is designed so 4th through 8th grade students can work independently and be assessed innovatively. It conforms
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 Games on Graphs (MegaMath)
 Nancy Casey; Los Alamos National Laboratory

Students use algebraic methods to explore, model, and describe patterns and functions involving numbers, shapes, data, and graphs in problemsolving
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 Locker Problem
 Suzanne Alejandre

A classroom activity (also called 1000 Lockers) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through the use of manipulatives and a
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 Magnet/Mathematics Connections: Morse High School
 Suzanne Alejandre, for the Math Forum

Morse High School is the Center for Technology and Pacific Rim Studies. The school magnet focuses on five career paths designed to provide a
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 Mathematics With Alice
 ThinkQuest 1997

Active Learner's InternetBased Creative Educator  learn polynomials and linear equations in the style of Alice in Wonderland. As you become more
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 The Million $ Mission
 Cynthia Lanius

You have your choice of two payment options on your new job: 1. One cent on the first day, two cents on the second day, and double your salary every
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 PlaneMath
 InfoUse, in cooperation with NASA

Materials for elementary school students about math and aeronautics, designed to stimulate and motivate students with physical disabilities in grades
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 Rectangle Pattern Challenges
 Cynthia Lanius

Examine different stges of rectangle patterns, and describe what you must do to get from one to the next. Observe the designs looking for patterns.
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 River Crossing (Math Exploration Quilt)
 Rik Littlefield; Hanford School

You want to cross a river to reach a point exactly opposite where you are currently standing. Explore this problem stepbystep, encountering the
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 Traffic Jam Activity
 Suzanne Alejandre

A classroom activity (also called Hop, Skip, Jump) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through large movement experience,
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Algebra or Lesson
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