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Mistakes in Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
Mistakes in Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
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Mistakes in Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
In math, mistakes are welcome! This lesson helps your students identify and fix errors made while comparing three- to four-digit numbers. Teach the lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Let's Compare Whole Numbers!
4th grade
Math
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Talk About Rounding Decimals
Talk About Rounding Decimals
Lesson Plan
Talk About Rounding Decimals
Boost your students' confidence in verbally sharing their math processes using grade-level vocabulary! This lesson on rounding decimals can be taught on its own or as support for the lesson Menu Math: Rounding Decimals.
4th grade
Math
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Froggy Subtraction
Froggy Subtraction
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Froggy Subtraction
Students will love competing to be the first frog to catch the fly as they practice jumping on a number line to subtract. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or alongside **Whole Body Subtraction.**
1st grade
Math
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Add a Ten!
Add a Ten!
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Add a Ten!
What first grader wouldn't want ten dollars? This lesson uses one and ten dollar bills to teach students place value concepts as they develop fluency adding multiples of 10. Use alone or with the lesson plan **Ten Time.**
1st grade
Math
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Division with Fair-Sharing Language
Division with Fair-Sharing Language
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Division with Fair-Sharing Language
Encourage your students to describe elements of a division problem using peer supports and an information gap game. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Multi-Digit Division.
5th grade
Math
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Justifying the Distributive Property
Justifying the Distributive Property
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Justifying the Distributive Property
Let's talk about the distributive property! Give students a chance to explain their thinking of how and why this property of multiplication works. This lesson may be taught as a standalone or as support to the lesson Distributive Property.
4th grade
Math
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Three Part Trains
Three Part Trains
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Three Part Trains
Students build cube trains in this hands-on lesson all about adding three whole numbers. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **Give Me Ten!**
1st grade
Math
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Area Arrangements
Area Arrangements
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Area Arrangements
Students will use the inverse relationship between multiplication and division to complete an area formula in a real-world situation. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson The Case of the Missing Rectangle Side.
4th grade
Math
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Strategy Work: Skip Counting to Multiply
Strategy Work: Skip Counting to Multiply
Lesson Plan
Strategy Work: Skip Counting to Multiply
Use this lesson to teach your students about the strategy of skip counting. It can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Multiply by 5*.
3rd grade
Math
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Finding Area: What Information Do I Need?
Finding Area: What Information Do I Need?
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Finding Area: What Information Do I Need?
You need the length and the width to find the area of a rectangle or square, but what if one piece of information is missing? Use this lesson alongside *What's My Area?* or on its own.
3rd grade
Math
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Discussing Scaling with Fractions
Discussing Scaling with Fractions
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Discussing Scaling with Fractions
Challenge students' understanding of multiplying fractions by whole numbers to help them form opinions about rules regarding scaling. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson Multiplication as Scaling.
5th grade
Math
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Addition Problem Solving
Addition Problem Solving
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Addition Problem Solving
Can be used alone or as an EL support lesson for the **One Fish, Two Fish** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Describe the Partial Products Method
Describe the Partial Products Method
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Describe the Partial Products Method
Have students describe the process for solving multiplication problems and ask clarifying questions while in partnerships. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Eye See... Multiplicity.
5th grade
Math
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Cube Trains
Cube Trains
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Cube Trains
Choo choo! Students will conceptualize addition as the whole of two parts as they build cube trains in this hands-on lesson. Use alone or for more addition practice before teaching <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/bug-addition-to-ten/" target="_blank">Bug Addition to Ten</a>.
Kindergarten
Math
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Comparing Tape Diagrams
Comparing Tape Diagrams
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Comparing Tape Diagrams
Compare two different ways to use tape diagrams! This lesson discusses fractions and multiplication within tape diagrams. Use this lesson as support for the lesson Illustrating Fractions and Whole Number Products with Tape Models.
5th grade
Math
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Fishy Subtraction Stories
Fishy Subtraction Stories
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Fishy Subtraction Stories
Students will love incorporating stories and sea creatures as they practice creating their own subtraction equations. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Animal Action Subtraction lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Adding Like Mixed Numbers
Adding Like Mixed Numbers
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Adding Like Mixed Numbers
Solve for the sum of two mixed numbers! They will use scaffolds such as fraction models to support the visualization of mixed numbers. This can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Sums for Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions.
4th grade
Math
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Making Shapes
Making Shapes
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Making Shapes
Help your students get comfortable with 2D shapes using this fun arts-inspired lesson plan!
Kindergarten
Math
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More Subtracting Fun!
More Subtracting Fun!
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More Subtracting Fun!
In this lesson, your students will review how to solve subtraction equations using drawings to represent the problem. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Spring Symbols Subtraction** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Hungry Gator Counting
Hungry Gator Counting
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Hungry Gator Counting
Students will love learning how to compare numbers with Ali the alligator in this fun lesson all about number comparison! Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Comparing Numbers: Marshmallow Math*
Kindergarten
Math
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Compare & Contrast Addition Strategies
Compare & Contrast Addition Strategies
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Compare & Contrast Addition Strategies
Help students develop compare and contrast skills while they examine multi-digit addition models. This lesson can be used independently or in conjunction with the lesson Addition with Regrouping.
4th grade
Math
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Area Models and Mixed Numbers
Area Models and Mixed Numbers
Lesson Plan
Area Models and Mixed Numbers
Help students visually represent multiplication with mixed numbers and whole numbers. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson, or as support for the lesson Multiplication of Mixed Numbers with Area Models.
5th grade
Math
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Which One Has More?
Which One Has More?
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Which One Has More?
In this comparison-focused math lesson, students will get hands-on practice as they learn all about the concepts of more and less.
Preschool
Math
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Number Talks with Mixed Numbers Addition
Number Talks with Mixed Numbers Addition
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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
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Think About What Went Wrong!
Think About What Went Wrong!
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Think About What Went Wrong!
Use this lesson to help students build their speaking and listening skills as they learn how to critique a flawed response using discussion cards. Use this as a stand-alone support lesson or alongside the activity Break it Down!
2nd grade
Math
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