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One Fish, Two Fish
One Fish, Two Fish
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One Fish, Two Fish
This wacky lesson combines math and reading practice with a Dr. Seuss classic and some fun online games.
Preschool
Math
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Three-Digit Addition Strategies Review
Three-Digit Addition Strategies Review
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Three-Digit Addition Strategies Review
Use this lesson to review three-digit addition strategies including base-ten drawings, number lines, and the standard algorithm.
2nd grade
Math
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Composing and Decomposing
Composing and Decomposing
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Composing and Decomposing
Use this lesson to introduce composing and decomposing as part of your students’ addition and subtraction toolkits.
2nd grade
Math
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PEMDAS: Order Up!
PEMDAS: Order Up!
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PEMDAS: Order Up!
Teach students that order matters with this lesson about PEMDAS. Students will practice both in a group and individually to ensure their understanding.
5th grade
Math
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Let's Build It! Two-Digit Addition
Let's Build It! Two-Digit Addition
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Let's Build It! Two-Digit Addition
Let’s start building numbers! Just as building skyscrapers is a visual representation of mathematics, students will use the visual representation of base-ten blocks to add—or build—onto a two-digit number.
1st grade
Math
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Let's Jump to Add Two-Digit Numbers
Let's Jump to Add Two-Digit Numbers
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Let's Jump to Add Two-Digit Numbers
Do your students ever want to just hurry and finish their homework? Your students can use the number line jumping strategy to quickly add two-digit numbers and show their understanding of place value and expanded form in the process.
2nd grade
Math
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Fractions and Word Problems
Fractions and Word Problems
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Fractions and Word Problems
Fractions are in everyday life! This lesson reviews how to solve word problems involving fractions using tape diagrams. The problems include addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions.
5th grade
Math
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Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
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Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Use this lesson to teach your students how to determine if they should use addition, subtraction, or both operations to solve a word problem by following four simple steps.
3rd grade
Math
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Show Me Equivalent Fractions!
Show Me Equivalent Fractions!
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Show Me Equivalent Fractions!
In this lesson, students will construct their own number lines and bar models to find equivalent fractions.
3rd grade
Math
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Build It on a Ten Frame
Build It on a Ten Frame
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Build It on a Ten Frame
Students will get plenty of practice composing tens with ten frames to add to 20! Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice before teaching the **Scavenger Hunt Addition** lesson.
1st grade
Math
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Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed Operations - Gamified!
Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed Operations - Gamified!
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Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed Operations - Gamified!
Students will have fun learning the Read, Draw, Write (RDW) strategy on two-step, mixed operation problems. First they will learn RDW, and then they will practice it in a game called Four in a Row.
3rd grade
Math
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Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
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Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Adding fractions with unlike denominators just doesn't work like it does when the denominators are the same. Let's make it work! Students will add fractions with unlike denominators with sums between one and two.
5th grade
Math
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Adding with M&M's
Adding with M&M's
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Adding with M&M's
Use a sweet treat to help students do hands-on math! Students will practice their addition skills in this yummy activity.
1st grade
Math
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Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9
Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9
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Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9
Teach your students to decompose factors as a strategy to find multiples of 6, 7, 8, and 9. This lesson supports flexible thinking and number sense.
3rd grade
Math
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Adding Within 20
Adding Within 20
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Adding Within 20
This scaffolded EL lesson will help your students fluently add within 20, while reinforcing parts of a whole. Use as a pre-lesson for Addition: Over in a Flash, or as a stand alone activity.
2nd grade
Math
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Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards
Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards
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Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards
Double dominoes! Get your students excited to add with dominoes and playing cards. This lesson is a fun way to help your students continue to learn to add.
1st grade
Math
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Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives
Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives
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Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives
Five, ten, fifteen... Help your students practice their multiplication skills by teaching them to skip count by fives. In this lesson, they will use dice to practice math!
2nd grade
Math
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Adding Cards
Adding Cards
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Adding Cards
Use a fun card game to practice adding numbers in this fun hands-on addition lesson!
Preschool
Math
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Division: Solving for Unknown Factors
Division: Solving for Unknown Factors
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Division: Solving for Unknown Factors
Help your class conquer division with this lesson that has them find the unknown factor using multiplication!
3rd grade
Math
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Fraction Hunt
Fraction Hunt
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Fraction Hunt
Fractions are everywhere! In this hands-on lesson, your class will work together in groups to find real-world examples of fractions. As they discover more complicated fractions, students will create their own word problems with them.
4th grade
Math
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Building in Base-Ten
Building in Base-Ten
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Building in Base-Ten
Build a solid foundation in number sense with this lesson all about the friendly number 10! Students will count with both fingers and base-ten blocks. This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Place Value Concentration.**
1st grade
Math
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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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Explaining Expressions
Explaining Expressions
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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
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Ladybug Addition
Ladybug Addition
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Ladybug Addition
In this lesson, students will have fun creating addition sentences by drawing and counting ladybug dots.
Preschool
Math
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What's the Problem?
What's the Problem?
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What's the Problem?
High order thinking skills are critical skills for students of all ages. In this lesson, your students will create word problems about money.
2nd grade
Math
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