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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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Understanding Line Plots
Understanding Line Plots
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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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Introducing Numbers!
Introducing Numbers!
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Introducing Numbers!
In this beginning lesson on numbers, ELs will practice their counting skills using tactile supports and an engaging read-aloud!
Preschool
Math
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Money Values
Money Values
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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
All About Tangram Puzzles
All About Tangram Puzzles
Lesson Plan
All About Tangram Puzzles
Students will love composing shapes using tangrams in this hands-on lesson! Use this plan alone or as a support lesson plan for the **Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
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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
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Word Problem Components
Word Problem Components
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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
Conversations About Prime and Composite Numbers
Conversations About Prime and Composite Numbers
Lesson Plan
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.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Writing Three-Digit Number Names
Writing Three-Digit Number Names
Lesson Plan
Writing Three-Digit Number Names
Use this lesson to support students in learning how to write three-digit numbers as number names. This scaffolded EL lesson can be used alone or as a pre-lesson for All About Three-Digit Numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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Order of Operations Sequencing
Order of Operations Sequencing
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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
Reading & Writing
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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
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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Place Value and Rounding
Place Value and Rounding
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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
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An Elapsed Time Strategy
An Elapsed Time Strategy
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An Elapsed Time Strategy
While there are many strategies out there to choose from, help your students focus on the number line strategy for solving elapsed time word problems. Use this lesson independently or alongside *Beyond Just Addition.*
3rd grade
Math
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Exploring Metric Units of Length
Exploring Metric Units of Length
Lesson Plan
Exploring Metric Units of Length
Help your students learn the standard measures of length and foster critical thinking with this engaging lesson. Use alongside The Smaller They Come or as a stand-alone activity.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
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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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
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Making Patterns
Making Patterns
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Making Patterns
In this lesson plan, students will practice identifying, creating and describing their very own patterns using positional language! It can be used alone or as a support lesson for the It's Pattern Time lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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What's the Value?
What's the Value?
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What's the Value?
This lesson provides students with practice as they find the missing parts of a whole and justify their reasoning. Use alongside the What's That Number lesson or alone as a support lesson for students.
2nd grade
Math
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Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
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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
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Equal Shares
Equal Shares
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Equal Shares
Provide students with an opportunity to identify the wholes that are correctly divided into halves, thirds, and fourths (equal shares). Use this activity alone as a support lesson or alongside Cookie Fractions Fun.
2nd grade
Math
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Strategies for Comparing Fractions
Strategies for Comparing Fractions
Lesson Plan
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.
4th grade
Math
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Making Story Problems
Making Story Problems
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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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Let's Add!
Let's Add!
Lesson Plan
Let's Add!
Students will get plenty of practice adding within 5 as they solve word problems with real-life contexts! Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice before teaching **Ice Cream Addition to Five**.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Figuring Out Function Tables
Figuring Out Function Tables
Lesson Plan
Figuring Out Function Tables
Get your students talking about number patterns and rules with this introductory lesson on function tables. Use this lesson as a pre-lesson to Input and Output Boxes or teach it on its own.
4th grade
Math
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