Lesson Plan

It's Time to Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Celebrating the Chinese New Year is fun for family and friends! Use this lesson to teach your students some of the holiday's traditions and events as they practice solving word problems, which involve time and all four math operations.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve word problems.


(15 minutes)
  • Ask students how they celebrate the New Year in their culture. Explain to students that each culture has different traditions.
  • Call students together and read Chelsea's Chinese New Year.
  • Ask comprehension questions during the read aloud to engage students.
  • After reading, ask students to recall all the ways people celebrate the Chinese New Year.
  • Record answers on a chart for students to see.
  • Tell students that today they are going to solve a series of word problems about a boy named Max who is celebrating the Chinese New Year with his family.

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