iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway

iCPALMS is a K-12 math and science collection of freely available instructional and educational resources that have been recommended or authored by Florida's educators and vetted by teachers and subject matter experts. All the resources have been thoroughly reviewed in regards to alignment to standards, content accuracy, appropriateness, pedagogy, ease of use, and several other important characteristics. All recommended resources are aligned to Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and/or Access Points for exceptional student education. This collection includes hundreds of original resources such as lesson plans and formative assessments that have been created for the specific standards. This collection will soon be aligned to Common Core and 21st Century Skills.

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Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
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This resource from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives shows students how to rename fractions to have a common denominator and then add them. It is appealing because it visually engages the students by showing them what happens to a unit (a rectangle is used here) as the denominator increases or decreases. As the denominator increases or decreases, the partitions are shown accordingly, and the effect on the numerator is shown as well. This is a convenient, visual way to show students how to manipulate fractions for adding.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Interactive
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Date Added:
03/20/2012
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
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Kahn Academy video - How to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Interactive
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
03/28/2011
Analyzing a Famous Speech
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After gaining skill through analyzing a historic and contemporary speech as a class, students will select a famous speech from a list compiled from several resources and write an essay that identifies and explains the rhetorical strategies that the author deliberately chose while crafting the text to make an effective argument. Their analysis will consider questions such as: What makes the speech an argument?, How did the author's rhetoric evoke a response from the audience?, and Why are the words still venerated today?

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Melissa Weeks Noel
Date Added:
08/01/2012
And The Number Is
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"Students create their own Mystery Numbers by giving clues about the name, value, and multiples of the digits which comprise the number." from Beacon Learning.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Beacon Learning Center
Date Added:
03/18/2009
Averages
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Khan Academy video tutorial with practice exercises. Introduction to averages and algebra problems involving averages.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Sal Kahn
Date Added:
04/19/2011
Battling for Liberty: Tecumseh's and Patrick Henry's Language of Resistance
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In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!" speech by Patrick Henry with two speeches by Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee. This lesson extends the study of Patrick Henry's speech to demonstrate the ways Native Americans also resisted oppression through rhetoric. By examining these three speeches, students can develop a new respect for the Native Americans' politically effective and poetic use of language. Students are challenged to recognize the rhetorical devices used by both men and their own emotional responses to the two speeches, in addition to translating a portion of Henry's speech to emulate the style of Tecumseh.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Traci Gardner - Read, Write, Think
Date Added:
08/01/2012
Box Plot
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Students can create box plots for either built-in or user-specified data as well as experiment with outliers. User may choose to use or not use the median for calculation of interquartile range.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Author:
Shodor
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Circle Graph
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Enter your own data categories and the value of each category to create a pie chart. There are also built in data sets which can be viewed.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Author:
Shodor
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Create a Graph
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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Graphs and charts are great because they communicate information visually. For this reason, graphs are often used in newspapers, magazines and businesses around the world.
Here you will find five different graphs and charts for you to consider.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Maryland Public Television
National Center for Education Statistics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
National Center for Education Statistics
Author:
NCESKids'Zone
Date Added:
11/05/2008
Creating Psychological Profiles of Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird
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This lesson asks students to explore the motivation behind characters' actions in To Kill a Mockingbird. Students first engage in a freewrite activity. They then do research and creative thinking to design a poster and plan a presentation representing a psychological profile for a selected character, while determining what specific factors (such as family, career, environment, and so forth) have the greatest influence on the characters' decision making throughout the novel. The groups present their findings to the class by assuming the persona of their character and explaining the psychological factors influencing their behavior in the novel.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Unit of Study
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Lauren A. Gibbons
Date Added:
07/29/2012
Data Flyer
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Enter a set of data points, then derive a function to fit those points. Manipulate the function on a coordinate plane using slider bars. Learn how each constant and coefficient affects the resulting graph.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Functions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
NSDL Staff
Shodor
SMARTR
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
Author:
Shodor
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Differentiating in Math Using Computer Games
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Second grade teacher Robert Pronovost explains how he uses technology when teaching addition and subtraction. Students use two computer programs, Planet Turtle and Dream Box, to practice math. While students work on computers, Robert teaches differentiated math lessons in small groups. He explains how using technology helps to free him up for individualized lessons and elaborates on how he uses computer programs that assess learning and guide students through different levels.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Maryland Public Television
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Teaching Channel
Author:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
11/05/2012
Domain and Range of a Function
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Khan Academy video Tutorial. Definition of domain and range. The tutorial uses six different examples to demonstrate linear, quadratic, and rational functions with consideration to the domain and range.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
03/17/2011
Equations 2
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Khan Academy video tutorial. Solving one and two step equations-this is made slightly more difficult than the Simple Equations tutorial by adding constants to the variable term.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
04/07/2011
Estimating: Counting Trees
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to: solve simple problems involving ratio and direct proportion; choose an appropriate sampling method; and collect discrete data and record them using a frequency table.

Subject:
Education
Geometry
Measurement and Data
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Author:
http://map.mathshell.org/
Date Added:
04/26/2013
Figurative Language: Interpretation of Similes and Metaphors
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In this resource, students will interpret the meanings of poems using similes and metaphors. The featured resource in the teacher modeling and guided practice sections utilizes the text Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes edited by David Roessel and Arnold Rampersad.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
ReadWorks
Date Added:
03/22/2012
Fitting A Line to Data
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Khan Academy tutorial video that uses Excel spreadsheet and actual income data to predict annual income and expresses why lines and models are useful and interesting.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
03/17/2011