Students will research significant events in the state of Illinois to create a list of 200 facts starting with the number 1 and ending with the number 200. Example: the number 3 could be 3 state capitals, the number 102 could be 102 counties in the state. Teachers can adjust the specifics of the numbers and/or facts used based on current class content. The important components of the lesson are incorporating literacy and making math fun. To adjust this lesson to fit lower grades, students could work in groups and/or just do a few numbers each day.

Students will research significant events in the state of Illinois to create a personal timeline of meaningful events that happened during their lifetime. Students are encouraged to include events they have attended, places they have visited, etc. Teachers can adjust the specifics of events used based on current class content.
To adjust the lesson, have students draw the timeline pictures and/or present the information to the rest of the class.

Students will research significant events in the state of Illinois to create an A-Z list. Example: A is for Abraham Lincoln, K is for Kaskaskia. To adjust this lesson, students can produce a power point with pictures and text.

This game can be created for any grade level. I had each group of
students decide on a math concept they wanted to use for the cards. A
group in my mathlicious class created the cards for the one
attached. You can use any math level or concept to have students create
game cards. Since this game celebrates Illinois, my students also
researched places in Illinois they never knew about. They decided to put
these places on their game board. I also had my students create the
directions they wanted to use for the game. After playing one round,
they decided to add more cards like "translate to the nearest prime
number." It was fun x fun to watch them alter the game after they
played the first time.

This game can be created for any grade level. I had each group of
students decide on a math concept they wanted to use for the cards. A
group in my mathlicious class created the cards for the one
attached. You can use any math level or concept to have students create
game cards. Since this game celebrates Illinois, my students also
researched places in Illinois they never knew about. They decided to put
these places on their game board. I also had my students create the
directions they wanted to use for the game. After playing one round,
they decided to add more cards like "translate to the nearest prime
number." It was fun x fun to watch them alter the game after they
played the first time.

This game can be created for any grade level. I had each group of
students decide on a math concept they wanted to use for the cards. A
group in my mathlicious class created the cards for the one
attached. You can use any math level or concept to have students create
game cards. Since this game celebrates Illinois, my students also
researched places in Illinois they never knew about. They decided to put
these places on their game board. I also had my students create the
directions they wanted to use for the game. After playing one round,
they decided to add more cards like "translate to the nearest prime
number." It was fun x fun to watch them alter the game after they
played the first time.