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Build It on a Ten Frame
Build It on a Ten Frame
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Adding Within 20
Adding Within 20
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Building in Base-Ten
Building in Base-Ten
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Comparing Strategies for Three-Digit Addition
Comparing Strategies for Three-Digit Addition
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Explaining Expressions
Explaining Expressions
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Very Hungry Addition
Very Hungry Addition
Lesson Plan
Very Hungry Addition
Addition and language practice go hand in hand in this lesson that uses *The Very Hungry Caterpillar* as an anchor text. Students practice counting on using a number line. This lesson can be used alone or alongside **Math with Bears** lesson.
1st 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 Deeply About Word Problems
Thinking Deeply About Word Problems
Lesson Plan
Thinking Deeply About Word Problems
Word problems can be overwhelming to students, but if they have a tool to help them, they can handle it! Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems*.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Solving for One and Ten More
Solving for One and Ten More
Lesson Plan
Solving for One and Ten More
Students put their understanding of one and 10 more to work as they write word problems for classmates to solve. This lesson plan can be used alone or with **Picture Addition.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Fraction Visuals
Fraction Visuals
Lesson Plan
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.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Mental Math Bingo with Multiples of 10
Mental Math Bingo with Multiples of 10
Lesson Plan
Mental Math Bingo with Multiples of 10
Students will practice mentally adding and subtracting 10 to multiples of 10 up to 100 by playing an all time favorite: BINGO! Use alone or alongside the lesson Subtracting From Multiples of 100.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Add Them Up!
Add Them Up!
Lesson Plan
Add Them Up!
Challenge students to find the sum of three addends while playing a fun dice game! Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice adding with dice in preparation for the **Active Math** lesson.
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Addition Number Grab
Addition Number Grab
Lesson Plan
Addition Number Grab
Give students plenty of practice adding to 20 with this fun game! Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice before teaching the **Do Math with M&Ms** lesson.
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Base-Ten Block Sketches
Base-Ten Block Sketches
Lesson Plan
Base-Ten Block Sketches
Dive deep into word problems with this lesson that teaches students to sketch base-ten blocks to add multiples of 10 and two-digit numbers. Use alone or with the lesson plan **Let's Build It! Two-Digit Addition.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Area Arrangements
Area Arrangements
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Race to 120
Race to 120
Lesson Plan
Race to 120
Build familiarity with numbers from 1 to 120 with this fun game. This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Then Came One.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Decimal Comparisons
Decimal Comparisons
Lesson Plan
Decimal Comparisons
Make decimal comparisons! Your students will focus on comparing decimals and using necessary language to say their comparisons. Use this lesson by itself or use it as support for the Decimals, Decimals, Decimals lesson.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Divide by Powers of Ten
Divide by Powers of Ten
Lesson Plan
Divide by Powers of Ten
Build on students' understanding of the power of ten within multiplication to understand its effect within division. Use this as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Dividing Decimals by Powers of 10.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Three Addend Word Problems
Three Addend Word Problems
Lesson Plan
Three Addend Word Problems
Support your students' understanding of word problems as they invent strategies to add three addends in any order. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **How'd You Get that Many?**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Double-9 Domino Dash
Double-9 Domino Dash
Lesson Plan
Double-9 Domino Dash
Break out the dominoes! Students will practice adding and comparing numbers with this fun game. Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice before teaching the **Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards** lesson.
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Circles in a Cup
Circles in a Cup
Lesson Plan
Circles in a Cup
Help students visualize the missing addend in an addition problem with this fun game. Use this scaffolded EL lesson alone or for more practice before teaching the **Mystery Addends: Representing Word Problems** lesson.
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Powers of Ten Patterns
Powers of Ten Patterns
Lesson Plan
Powers of Ten Patterns
Activate your students' observational skills by having them analyze a chart of the powers of ten! Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Powers of 10.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Various Volumes Solution
Various Volumes Solution
Lesson Plan
Various Volumes Solution
Strengthen your students' understanding of cubic units and volume! They'll solve a realistic problem and explain key ideas about volume. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Volume and a Building.
5th grade
Math
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