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The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
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The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
Are these fractions really equal? Use this lesson to introduce the concept of equivalent fractions with your students. Teach this on its own or use it as support for the lesson Equivalent Fractions Using Area Models.
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Strategies for Comparing Fractions
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Strategies for Comparing Fractions
Help your students see the variety of strategies they can use to compare fractions! Students will compare their strategies with that of their classmates. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Fraction Wars.
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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.
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It's not enough to just memorize the multiplication table! It helps students to know how to explain their strategy to find the product too. Teach this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication.
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Fraction Visuals
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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.
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Explain Fraction Conversions
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Explain Fraction Conversions
Encourage students to explain their processes when converting from a mixed number to an improper fraction, and back again. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers.
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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.
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Geometry Vocabulary: Lines
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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?
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Factor Friend or Foe?
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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.
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Converting Centimeters to Meters
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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.
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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.
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Multiples and Skip Counting
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Multiples and Skip Counting
Help your students understand the connection between skip counting, multiples, and multiplication with this lesson. Teach it on its own or use it as support to the lesson Clap Counting with Multiples.
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Writing Decimal Subtraction Problems
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Writing Decimal Subtraction Problems
Empower your students with the opportunity to design decimal subtraction problems with a given difference (answer). Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson Step By Step Decimal Subtraction.
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Decimal Word Problems
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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.
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Get your students comfortable with math conversations with this lesson on multiplying fractions by a whole number. It can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Fractions of a Whole.
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Word Problems: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
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Word Problems: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
In this lesson, students will create story problems to match mathematical expressions involving multiplying fractions by whole numbers. Use it on its own or as support to the lesson Multiplication Models: Fractions and Whole Numbers.
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Conversations About Prime and Composite Numbers
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Conversations About Prime and Composite Numbers
Get your students comfortable with distinguishing and discussing prime and composite numbers with this lesson that involves visuals and a card game. Use it as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Prime and Composite Numbers.
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Rounding Roundtable
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Rounding Roundtable
Challenge students to talk about rounded numbers to the millions place value. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Numbers All A-Round.
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Division Skits
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Division Skits
Get students moving with this interactive lesson! They will use real objects to act out skits while practicing their division skills. This lesson can used on its own or as support for the lesson Introduction to Division with Remainders.
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Multiplying with Arrays
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Multiplying with Arrays
Making mistakes helps us learn! Your students will flex their analytical muscles to pinpoint errors in multiplication problems using arrays. Use the lesson on its own or as support to Base Ten Arrays for Multi-Digit Multiplication.
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The Rhyme and Reason for Rounding
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The Rhyme and Reason for Rounding
This lesson focuses on facilitating a rich classroom discussion around the purpose and methods of rounding numbers up to the thousands place. It can be taught on its own or as support to the lesson Rounding with Number Lines.
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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!
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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.
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Discussing Subtraction Strategies
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Discussing Subtraction Strategies
Get your students comfortable with discussing multiple strategies to solve subtraction problems with this lesson on two- and three-digit subtraction. It may be taught independently or as support for the lesson Subtraction with Regrouping.