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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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Place Value and Rounding
Place Value and Rounding
Lesson Plan
Place Value and Rounding
Build your students' number sense regarding place value by facilitating discussion! Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *What is My Place Value?*
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
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All About Area
All About Area
Lesson Plan
All About Area
Use this vocabulary-focused lesson to teach your students about area. It can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Finding the Area of a Rectangle*.
3rd grade
Math
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Telling Time With My Day
Telling Time With My Day
Lesson Plan
Telling Time With My Day
Writing meets math in this lesson that gives students practice telling time to the hour using the familiar context of their daily schedule. Use alone or with **What Time is It?**
1st grade
Math
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Counting to 120
Counting to 120
Lesson Plan
Counting to 120
Now that your first graders have mastered numbers to 100, extend the counting sequence to 120 with this scaffolded lesson. Use this EL Support Lesson alone, or alongside the lesson plan **120 Steps.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Converting Centimeters to Meters
Converting Centimeters to Meters
Lesson Plan
Converting Centimeters to Meters
Get your students comfortable discussing their math thinking in converting centimeters to meters. This lesson may be used on its own or as support to the lesson Converting Metric Measurements to Decimals & Fractions.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Thinking About Three-Digit Numbers
Thinking About Three-Digit Numbers
Lesson Plan
Thinking About Three-Digit Numbers
Help students gain a better understanding of three-digit numbers by providing students with opportunities to compare sets of three-digit numbers. Use as a stand-alone activity or alongside the lesson Building My Math Fluency.
2nd grade
Math
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Real Life Perimeter
Real Life Perimeter
Lesson Plan
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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Factor Friend or Foe?
Factor Friend or Foe?
Lesson Plan
Factor Friend or Foe?
Which number doesn't belong? This lesson requires students to think critically as they determine which number is not a factor of a particular number. Teach it on its own or as support for the lesson Factors Over the Rainbow.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Decimal Word Problems
Decimal Word Problems
Lesson Plan
Decimal Word Problems
This lesson helps students break down the different components of a word problem with decimals so that English Learners can succeed in solving them. Use it on its own or as support for the lesson Giving Gifts: All About Decimals.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
What's the Difference?
What's the Difference?
Lesson Plan
What's the Difference?
What's the difference.... between two numbers? Play this fun game to get students talking and practicing subtraction. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or alongside **Subtraction Card Sharks.**
1st 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
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
Lesson Plan
Add and Subtract with Dimes
Add and Subtract with Dimes
Lesson Plan
Add and Subtract with Dimes
Get ready to break the piggy bank! Students will use dimes and pennies in this hands-on lesson to solve for 10 more or 10 less than a given number. This EL lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Math Mind Magic.**
1st grade
Math
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Many Measurement Tools
Many Measurement Tools
Lesson Plan
Many Measurement Tools
This support lesson provides students the opportunity to use two different tools to measure the length of familiar objects while introducing content specific vocabulary words. Use alone or alongside the lesson How Big is the Playground?
2nd 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
Decomposing Numbers
Decomposing Numbers
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Number Talks with Mixed Numbers Addition
Number Talks with Mixed Numbers Addition
Lesson Plan
Number Talks with Mixed Numbers Addition
Students will practice mental math and harness their discussion skills through addition problems of like mixed numbers. This lesson may be used on its own or as support for the lesson Adding Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
One of These Things
One of These Things
Lesson Plan
One of These Things
This hands-on geometry lesson is a great introduction to 2D shapes for your ELs. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the String Shapes lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Graph My Design
Graph My Design
Lesson Plan
Graph My Design
Geometry meets data in this fun lesson! Students will build a design using pattern blocks and then graph the number of each shape used. This scaffolded EL lesson can be used alone or alongside **Graphing Colored Counters.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Solving Perimeter Word Problems
Solving Perimeter Word Problems
Lesson Plan
Solving Perimeter Word Problems
Support your students' comprehension of perimeter word problems by teaching them to use an engaging strategy and graphic organizer. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Polygon Perimeters with Tantalizing Tangrams!*
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
How Many Noses?
How Many Noses?
Lesson Plan
How Many Noses?
In this silly math session, your students will love figuring out how many noses, hands, and feet there are in the classroom! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **How Many Letters?** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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