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Explaining Fraction Addition
Explaining Fraction Addition
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Explaining Fraction Addition
Help your students show their understanding as they explain how to add fractions with unlike denominators. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators.
5th grade
Math
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Real Life Perimeter
Real Life Perimeter
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Real Life Perimeter
Get your students talking about how they can apply the concept of perimeter to real life. Use this lesson independently or alongside *Find the Perimeter: Real Life Objects.*
3rd grade
Math
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Order of Operations Sequencing
Order of Operations Sequencing
Lesson Plan
Order of Operations Sequencing
Challenge students to listen to instructions to create expressions with parentheses. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson PEMDAS: Order Up.
5th grade
Math
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The Lattice Method for Multiplication
The Lattice Method for Multiplication
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The Lattice Method for Multiplication
Enhance your students' multiplication toolbox by teaching them the lattice strategy for multiplication. Use this lesson as a standalone or as a prelesson to Multiplication Bingo: Two-Digit Numbers.
4th grade
Math
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The Factor Tree Strategy
The Factor Tree Strategy
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The Factor Tree Strategy
Let's talk factors and products! Teach your students the factor tree strategy for finding all factors of a product. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support to the lesson Divisibility Rules.
4th grade
Math
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Subtracting Buttons
Subtracting Buttons
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Subtracting Buttons
Students will love using this funny story as a guide to practice solving subtraction problems. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Subtraction Fishing Action lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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One Less
One Less
Lesson Plan
One Less
Students will love learning about patterns of one less using puppets! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **How Big is Your Tower?** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Which One is Bigger?
Which One is Bigger?
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Which One is Bigger?
WIth this lesson, students will have fun building masterpieces unifex cubes. Then, they will identify which item is bigger or smaller. his lesson plan can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Comparing Bigger and Smaller** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Money Values
Money Values
Lesson Plan
Money Values
Use this scaffolded EL lesson to teach students about money and the bills we use to pay for things. Use alongside Base Ten Money: Hundreds, Tens, and Ones or alone as an independent lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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Which Unit of Measurement?
Which Unit of Measurement?
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Which Unit of Measurement?
Get your students explaining estimations and measurements of liquid volumes and masses of objects! Use this lesson independently or alongside *Estimating Measurements of Mass and Volume Using Metric Units.*
3rd grade
Math
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How Many Are There?
How Many Are There?
Lesson Plan
How Many Are There?
Lay the foundation for multiplication by introducing your second graders to the concepts of skip counting and repeated addition. This lesson can be used alongside Up, Up, and Array, or separately to reinforce these important skills.
2nd grade
Math
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All About Location
All About Location
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All About Location
Your students will love this active lesson all about spatial awareness and an introduction to prepositions! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the lesson plan Where Does It Go?
Preschool
Math
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Very Hungry Addition
Very Hungry Addition
Lesson Plan
Very Hungry Addition
Addition and language practice go hand in hand in this lesson that uses *The Very Hungry Caterpillar* as an anchor text. Students practice counting on using a number line. This lesson can be used alone or alongside **Math with Bears** lesson.
1st grade
Math
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Comparing Strategies for Three-Digit Addition
Comparing Strategies for Three-Digit Addition
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Comparing Strategies for Three-Digit Addition
This lesson helps students develop an ability to compare and contrast as they explore two strategies to solve three-digit addition problems. This EL Math lesson can be used alone or alongside Three-Digit Addition Strategies Review.
2nd grade
Math
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Naming Shapes and their Attributes
Naming Shapes and their Attributes
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Naming Shapes and their Attributes
Teach your students about the attributes that make each shape unique. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Are You Connected to Me?*
3rd grade
Math
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Let's Interpret the Line Plot
Let's Interpret the Line Plot
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Let's Interpret the Line Plot
Support your students as they build a foundation in data analysis! Use this as an independent lesson or alongside the lesson entitled *What is it Telling me? Creating and Interpreting Line Plots.*
3rd grade
Math
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Foundations of the Commutative Property
Foundations of the Commutative Property
Lesson Plan
Foundations of the Commutative Property
Let your students explore similarities and differences between arrays, and help them understand the commutative property of multiplication. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a prelesson for *Parking Lot Multiplication*.
3rd grade
Math
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Outer Space Shapes
Outer Space Shapes
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Outer Space Shapes
In this fun space themed lesson plan, students will learn practice comparing and contrasting 2D and 3D shapes. This can be used as a stand alone lesson or pre-lesson for the **Shapes Inside Shapes** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Strategies Lead to Understanding
Strategies Lead to Understanding
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Strategies Lead to Understanding
While memorization is important when it comes to multiplication facts, a foundation of understanding is key, too! Use this lesson on its own or as a pre-lesson for *Hands-On Multiplication*.
3rd grade
Math
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The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
Lesson Plan
The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
The partial products strategy is essential for students to build a foundational understanding of place value as it relates to multiplication. This lesson may be taught on its own or used as a pre-lesson to Multiplying Multiples.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Explaining Expressions
Explaining Expressions
Lesson Plan
Explaining Expressions
Challenge students to decompose numbers within multiplication expressions. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Solving Expressions in Word Problems.
5th grade
Math
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Making Story Problems
Making Story Problems
Lesson Plan
Making Story Problems
In this creative math lesson, students will use familiar objects to act out story problems for their peers! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Act it Out** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Share a Pizza
Share a Pizza
Lesson Plan
Share a Pizza
Everyone loves pizza! Introduce the concept of fractions as equal shares in a familiar context. Use alone or with **Halves as Equal Shares.**
1st grade
Math
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Compare and Contrast Clocks
Compare and Contrast Clocks
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Compare and Contrast Clocks
Help students develop compare and contrast skills while they examine digital and analog clocks. This lesson can be used independently or in conjunction with the lesson Time to Tell Time: Showing and Writing Time.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Understanding Line Plots
Understanding Line Plots
Lesson Plan
Understanding Line Plots
This lesson provides students with the opportunity to critically think about data. Use this lesson alongside Line Plots: Representing the Length of Classroom Items or as a stand alone lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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