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Justifying the Distributive Property
Justifying the Distributive Property
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Justifying the Distributive Property
Let's talk about the distributive property! Give students a chance to explain their thinking of how and why this property of multiplication works. This lesson may be taught as a standalone or as support to the lesson Distributive Property.
4th grade
Math
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Multiplying with Arrays
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.
4th grade
Math
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Monkey Counting
Monkey Counting
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Monkey Counting
In this fun lesson, students will love monkeying around as they practice counting! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Catch Those Fish** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Fact Family Triangles
Fact Family Triangles
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Fact Family Triangles
This hands-on lesson will get students thinking and talking about how the numbers in fact families are related. Use alone or with the lesson plan **Fact Family Trees.**
1st grade
Math
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Writing About Math Expressions
Writing About Math Expressions
Lesson Plan
Writing About Math Expressions
Have your students evaluate orally and in writing what happens to expressions when there are two or more operations. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Express Yourself.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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How Do You Know the Shape?
How Do You Know the Shape?
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How Do You Know the Shape?
In this fun music and text inspired lesson plan your students will love making their own shape pictures as they learn all about 2D shapes! It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Fingerpaint and Fun with Shapes.
Preschool
Math
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How Big Is the Tower?
How Big Is the Tower?
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How Big Is the Tower?
In this hands-on math lesson, your students will practice using content specific vocabulary as they learn all about comparison! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Sizing Up a Bee Hive** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Finding Area: What Information Do I Need?
Finding Area: What Information Do I Need?
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Finding Area: What Information Do I Need?
You need the length and the width to find the area of a rectangle or square, but what if one piece of information is missing? Use this lesson alongside *What's My Area?* or on its own.
3rd grade
Math
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How Did You Solve the Puzzle?
How Did You Solve the Puzzle?
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How Did You Solve the Puzzle?
Grid puzzles are a terrific way to practice thinking about math! In this lesson, students are asked to solve addition grid puzzles and compare processes. Use it on its own or as support for the lesson Solving KenKen Puzzles.
4th grade
Math
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Number Relationships in Division
Number Relationships in Division
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Number Relationships in Division
Help your students use multiplication to support their conceptual understanding of division. Use this lesson alone or as a pre-lesson for *Division: Solving for Unknown Factors*.
3rd grade
Math
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Fishy Subtraction Stories
Fishy Subtraction Stories
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Fishy Subtraction Stories
Students will love incorporating stories and sea creatures as they practice creating their own subtraction equations. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Animal Action Subtraction lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Solving Subtraction Problems
Solving Subtraction Problems
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Solving Subtraction Problems
How many ways can you solve the same problem? In this fast paced lesson all about subtraction your students will learn all about different problem solving strategies. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Bugs Away** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Making Categories
Making Categories
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Making Categories
Use this introductory lesson to teach your students how to sort and categorize! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Categorize It** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Race to 100
Race to 100
Lesson Plan
Race to 100
Build a strong foundation in place value with a fun game where students create groups of ten as they race to 100. Can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Place Value Party.**
1st grade
Math
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Strategies for Multiplying by Multiples of 10
Strategies for Multiplying by Multiples of 10
Lesson Plan
Strategies for Multiplying by Multiples of 10
Help your students become detail-oriented mathematicians as they explore two strategies for multiplying a one-digit number by a multiple of 10. Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Multiplying by Multiples of 10.*
3rd grade
Math
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Penny Toss!
Penny Toss!
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Penny Toss!
Students will get plenty of practice counting and writing numbers to 30 as they compete to win this fun game! Use this scaffolded EL Support Lesson alone, or alongside the lesson plan **I Spy Counting Practice.**
1st grade
Math
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Comparing Values
Comparing Values
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Comparing Values
Help students use two strategies that will help them figure out which three-digit number is greater than, less than, or equal to another three-digit number. Use on its own or with Let's Compare! Place Value Disks & Three-Digit Numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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Comparing Two Division Methods
Comparing Two Division Methods
Lesson Plan
Comparing Two Division Methods
Challenge students to compare two strategies for solving division expressions! Students will focus on their language use in this pre-lesson to the Dicey Division lesson.
5th grade
Math
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One More Please!
One More Please!
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One More Please!
Use this handy lesson plan to practice the concept of adding one! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Math Mystery Bags** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Word Problem Comprehension
Word Problem Comprehension
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Word Problem Comprehension
Make sure your students understand the word problem before they begin to solve it! Use this as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for *Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed-Operations - Gamified!*
3rd grade
Math
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Strategies Lead to Understanding
Strategies Lead to Understanding
Lesson Plan
Strategies Lead to Understanding
While memorization is important when it comes to multiplication facts, a foundation of understanding is key, too! Use this lesson on its own or as a pre-lesson for *Hands-On Multiplication*.
3rd grade
Math
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Mistakes in Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
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!
4th grade
Math
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Think About What Went Wrong!
Think About What Went Wrong!
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Think About What Went Wrong!
Use this lesson to help students build their speaking and listening skills as they learn how to critique a flawed response using discussion cards. Use this as a stand-alone support lesson or alongside the activity Break it Down!
2nd grade
Math
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Multiples of 10
Multiples of 10
Lesson Plan
Multiples of 10
Help students gain confidence in recognizing multiples of 10 as they critique a flawed response. Use as a stand-alone scaffolded EL support lesson or prior to teaching Big Spenders.
2nd grade
Math
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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
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