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Decomposing Numbers
Decomposing Numbers
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Decomposing Numbers
Why make things harder on ourselves? Teach your students to decompose numbers to make math easier! Use this as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for *Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9.*
3rd grade
Math
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Showing Numbers in Different Ways
Showing Numbers in Different Ways
Lesson Plan
Showing Numbers in Different Ways
Use this hands-on lesson to encourage collaboration amongst students as they review base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson to Base Ten Block Party or as a stand-alone activity.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
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
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
Lesson Plan
Writing About Math Expressions
Writing About Math Expressions
Lesson Plan
Writing About Math Expressions
Have your students evaluate orally and in writing what happens to expressions when there are two or more operations. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Express Yourself.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Fraction Visuals
Fraction Visuals
Lesson Plan
Fraction Visuals
This lesson helps your students become confident mathematicians when it comes to representing fractions visually in a variety of ways. Use this lesson as a pre-lesson to Fraction Hunt or teach it independently.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
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
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
Lesson Plan
Which One is Bigger?
Which One is Bigger?
Lesson Plan
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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What Number Comes First?
What Number Comes First?
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What Number Comes First?
In this math lesson, your students will get hands-on practice ordering numbers from 0-20. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Counting to 20: Get 'Em in Order!** lesson plan.
Math
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Expanded Form to Millions
Expanded Form to Millions
Lesson Plan
Expanded Form to Millions
Saying lengthy numbers doesn't have to be a challenge! Relate the digits in numbers to their place value to help students say the expanded form. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Many, Many Millions.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Word Problem Components
Word Problem Components
Lesson Plan
Word Problem Components
The ability to analyze the component of a word problem is an important foundation for young mathematicians. Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *What's the Problem?*
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
All About Rectangles
All About Rectangles
Lesson Plan
All About Rectangles
Students will get hands-on practice by building shapes with pipe cleaners in this lesson all about the defining attributes of rectangles. Use as a stand alone lesson or with the **Shapes for Kindergarten** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Explaining Fraction Addition
Explaining Fraction Addition
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Describing Angles
Describing Angles
Lesson Plan
Describing Angles
You'll see angles from every angle! Students will describe and compare different angles they see in everyday situations. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Classifying Triangles by Internal Angles.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Multiplication and Division: What's the Connection?
Multiplication and Division: What's the Connection?
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Multiplication and Division: What's the Connection?
Numbers are connected in many ways! Take students on a journey to uncover multiplication and division fact families and inverse relationships. Teach this lesson on its own or prior to the lesson Division and Multiplication Relationship.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Add Them Up!
Add Them Up!
Lesson Plan
Add Them Up!
Challenge students to find the sum of three addends while playing a fun dice game! Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice adding with dice in preparation for the **Active Math** lesson.
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Strategies for Multiplying by Multiples of 10
Strategies for Multiplying by Multiples of 10
Lesson Plan
Strategies for Multiplying by Multiples of 10
Help your students become detail-oriented mathematicians as they explore two strategies for multiplying a one-digit number by a multiple of 10. Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Multiplying by Multiples of 10.*
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Magic 2D Shapes
Magic 2D Shapes
Lesson Plan
Magic 2D Shapes
In this mini-lesson, your ELs will learn all about 2D shapes using hands on practice! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Shape It Up lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Snap Cube Numbers
Snap Cube Numbers
Lesson Plan
Snap Cube Numbers
In this hands-on lesson plan, students will learn all about place value while practicing their teen numbers. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Place Value Practice** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Hungry Alligator Game
Hungry Alligator Game
Lesson Plan
Hungry Alligator Game
Students get practice composing and comparing two-digit numbers as they compete to collect the most cards while playing the Hungry Alligator game. This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Greater than Less Than Equal to Game.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
Lesson Plan
Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
Help your students visually represent equivalent fractions! Use this lesson on its own or or as support to the Show Me Equivalent Fractions! lesson.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Geometry Vocabulary: Lines
Geometry Vocabulary: Lines
Lesson Plan
Geometry Vocabulary: Lines
Perpendicular, intersect, parallel! In this lesson, students work in teams to complete a Frayer Model on each of these terms to become masters of geometry vocabulary. Teach this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson What's My Line?
4th grade
Math
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Collect, Organize, and Discuss the Data
Collect, Organize, and Discuss the Data
Lesson Plan
Collect, Organize, and Discuss the Data
Support your students as they collect, organize, and discuss measurement data! Use this lesson independently or alongside *Making Measurements for Line Plots*.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Multiples of 10
Multiples of 10
Lesson Plan
Multiples of 10
Help students gain confidence in recognizing multiples of 10 as they critique a flawed response. Use as a stand-alone scaffolded EL support lesson or prior to teaching Big Spenders.
2nd grade
Math
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