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Reflect on the Context First!
Reflect on the Context First!
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Reflect on the Context First!
Emphasize student understanding and reasoning! This lesson plan helps learners solve story problems using sense-making strategies. This can be used alongside the lesson Solving Word Problems or as a stand-alone lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Identifying Coin Values
Identifying Coin Values
Lesson Plan
Identifying Coin Values
We know that exposure and repetition are very important when teaching students to recognize coins and identify their values. Use this hands-on lesson that can be used alongside Counting Coins or as an independent lesson!
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
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
Purchasing Items and Making Change
Purchasing Items and Making Change
Lesson Plan
Purchasing Items and Making Change
This lesson provides students with instruction in strategies based on number sense. Use this lesson alongside Show Me the Money: Understanding Value or as a stand-alone lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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Nature Counting
Nature Counting
Lesson Plan
Nature Counting
Use this fun lesson plan to introduce or review the concept of addition to your ELs. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Nature and Couting It All Adds Up** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Reflecting on Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Reflecting on Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Lesson Plan
Reflecting on Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Teach your students how to reflect upon the information in multiplication and division word problems before solving them. Use this lesson on its own or as a pre-lesson to *Stepping Through Multiplication and Division Word Problems*.
3rd grade
Math
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Details of Division
Details of Division
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Details of Division
Teach your students the vocabulary words to accurately discuss division equations, and then challenge them to write their own word problems! Use this lesson independently or as a pre-lesson for *Divide it Up!*
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Solving Perimeter Word Problems
Solving Perimeter Word Problems
Lesson Plan
Solving Perimeter Word Problems
Support your students' comprehension of perimeter word problems by teaching them to use an engaging strategy and graphic organizer. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Polygon Perimeters with Tantalizing Tangrams!*
3rd grade
Math
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Subtraction Strategies
Subtraction Strategies
Lesson Plan
Subtraction Strategies
Get your students synthesizing various subtraction strategies as they work with a partner to solve word problems. This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Show Me the Money! Two-Digit Subtraction.**
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
The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
Lesson Plan
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
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
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
Writing Questions for Multi-Step Word Problems
Writing Questions for Multi-Step Word Problems
Lesson Plan
Writing Questions for Multi-Step Word Problems
Get your students thinking like mathematicians with this lesson that has them crafting questions for multi-step word problems. It may be taught independently or as support for the lesson Multi-Step Word Problems? No Problem!
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Deciphering Division Word Problems
Deciphering Division Word Problems
Lesson Plan
Deciphering Division Word Problems
Word problems present an additional challenge for English learners. This division lesson gives them a concrete strategy to decipher word problems. Teach it on its own or prior to teaching Division Word Problems.
4th grade
Math
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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
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Number Roll
Number Roll
Lesson Plan
Number Roll
Engage your students with a fun game that provides practice adding three numbers in any order. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **Adding Three is a Breeze**.
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Word Problem Vocabulary Preparation
Word Problem Vocabulary Preparation
Lesson Plan
Word Problem Vocabulary Preparation
Prepare your ELs for word problems involving income and money in this vocabulary-based lesson. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Multi-Step 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
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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
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
Froggy Subtraction
Froggy Subtraction
Lesson Plan
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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