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# Lesson plans for teachers

You can introduce or augment technology skills with these lesson plans for teachers. They’re ready to use as they are, or you can customize them to fit your specific teaching and learning goals.

## Math

Mathematics Ages 5 to 10 Ages 11 to 13 5+ 45-minute class periods

### Calculating profits from selling virtual lemonade

In this lesson, students set up a virtual lemonade stand and use math and reasoning to determine production costs.

Language arts Mathematics Ages 11 to 13 5+ 45-minute class periods

### Using graphs to investigate candy color distribution

Colored candies help students learn to use graphs to communicate information.

Mathematics Science Ages 11 to 18 2 to 3 class periods

### Track your family's water usage

During this lesson, students will examine the amount of water their family uses on a typical Saturday and record the information in an Excel 2007 template.

Mathematics Ages 5 to 13 1 to 2 45-minute class periods

### Create and analyze rectangular patterns

Using Microsoft Excel, students learn about geometry by analyzing and creating rectangular designs.

History Language arts Mathematics Ages 14 to 18 5+ 45-minute class periods

### Design, administer, and analyze a generation gap survey

This activity is designed to help students recognize and understand generational differences.

Mathematics Ages 14 to 18 2 to 3 45-minute class periods

### Graph dynamic linear equations

To better understand how linear equations work, students use Microsoft Math to graph them.

Mathematics Ages 14 to 18 2 to 3 45-minute class periods

### Graph figures from equations

In this lesson on coordinate geometry, students work with graphs and equations.

Mathematics Ages 14 to 18 2 to 3 45-minute class periods

### Graph related linear inequalities

Students learn about linear inequalities with a variety of activities.

Mathematics Science Ages 11 to 18 3 to 4 45-minute class periods

### Investigating annual daylight patterns

Learning about daylight also teaches students more about science, space, weather, and math.

Mathematics History Ages 11 to 13 Ages 14 to 18 2 to 3 45-minute class periods

### Understanding money and exchange rates

This exercise teaches students about currency, monetary systems, and cultural aspects of currency.

Mathematics Science Ages 11 to 13 2 to 3 45-minute class periods

### Work as a meteorologist for a day

Use this lesson plan and Microsoft PowerPoint to teach your students meteorology.