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Compare and Contrast Clocks
Compare and Contrast Clocks
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Compare and Contrast Clocks
Help students develop compare and contrast skills while they examine digital and analog clocks. This lesson can be used independently or in conjunction with the lesson Time to Tell Time: Showing and Writing Time.
2nd grade
Math
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Explain Fraction Conversions
Explain Fraction Conversions
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Explain Fraction Conversions
Encourage students to explain their processes when converting from a mixed number to an improper fraction, and back again. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Place Value
Understanding Place Value
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Understanding Place Value
Use this lesson to familiarize students with the place value of each digit within a three-digit number, along with practicing the written form of three-digit numbers. Use prior to teaching Place Value Hop or as a stand alone activity.
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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Subtracting Fractions Justifications
Subtracting Fractions Justifications
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Subtracting Fractions Justifications
Continue to build on your students' understanding of unlike denominators by asking students to justify their answers of fraction subtraction. Use this lesson with the Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators lesson.
5th grade
Math
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Showing Numbers in Different Ways
Showing Numbers in Different Ways
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Showing Numbers in Different Ways
Use this hands-on lesson to encourage collaboration amongst students as they review base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson to Base Ten Block Party or as a stand-alone activity.
2nd grade
Math
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Collect, Organize, and Discuss the Data
Collect, Organize, and Discuss the Data
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Collect, Organize, and Discuss the Data
Support your students as they collect, organize, and discuss measurement data! Use this lesson independently or alongside *Making Measurements for Line Plots*.
3rd grade
Math
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Decimal Multiplication Estimations
Decimal Multiplication Estimations
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Decimal Multiplication Estimations
Challenge students to relate the multiplication of decimals to that of whole numbers. Have them justify their estimations in partners. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Multiply Decimals with Models.
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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Modeling Fraction Subtraction
Modeling Fraction Subtraction
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Modeling Fraction Subtraction
Encourage student explanations and visual representation of fraction subtraction in this interactive lesson. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Modeling Mixed Number Subtraction.
5th grade
Math
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Time Between Rings
Time Between Rings
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Time Between Rings
This support lesson provides students with the opportunity to explore elapsed time by discussing the time between timer rings. Use as a pre-lesson to Elapseable or as a stand-alone activity.
2nd grade
Math
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Rounding Roundtable
Rounding Roundtable
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Rounding Roundtable
Challenge students to talk about rounded numbers to the millions place value. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Numbers All A-Round.
4th grade
Math
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Compare Common Denominators Methods
Compare Common Denominators Methods
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Compare Common Denominators Methods
Challenge your students to compare two methods for finding the least common multiple between two fractions. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators.
5th grade
Math
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Dividing Decimals
Dividing Decimals
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Dividing Decimals
Help students transition from a visual representation of dividing decimals to using the standard algorithm for dividing decimals by a whole number. Use this lesson on its own or as support for th lesson Diner Division.
5th grade
Math
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Fill Three Towers
Fill Three Towers
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Fill Three Towers
Use this beginning of the year activity to practice counting! Students solidify an understanding of one-to-one correspondence as they compete to fill three towers. Use this EL Support Lesson alone, or alongside the lesson plan **Counting Collections.**
1st grade
Math
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Area with Multiplying and Adding
Area with Multiplying and Adding
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Area with Multiplying and Adding
Start a dialogue around area models! In this lesson, encourage students to ask questions as they multiply using area models. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Area Models and Multiplication.
5th grade
Math
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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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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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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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Which Number is the Greatest?
Which Number is the Greatest?
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Which Number is the Greatest?
Use this lesson to support students in understanding the symbols used to record numbers. This lesson can be used alongside Comparing Three-Digit Numbers or as a standalone, scaffolded EL support lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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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
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Writing About Math Expressions
Writing About Math Expressions
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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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Area Arrangements
Area Arrangements
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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
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Comparing Values
Comparing Values
Lesson Plan
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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