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Base-Ten Blocks
Base-Ten Blocks
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Base-Ten Blocks
Use this lesson to introduce the tool of base-ten blocks to your students. This scaffolded EL support lesson can be used as a stand-alone activity, or prior to teaching Three-Digit Addition with Base-Ten Models.
2nd grade
Math
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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
Money Values
Money Values
Lesson Plan
Money Values
Use this scaffolded EL lesson to teach students about money and the bills we use to pay for things. Use alongside Base Ten Money: Hundreds, Tens, and Ones or alone as an independent lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
1, 2, 3 Numbers!
1, 2, 3 Numbers!
Lesson Plan
1, 2, 3 Numbers!
Use this arts inspired lesson plan to introduce the numbers 1-10 to your students! Can be used as a stand alone lesson or support lesson for the **Introducing Numbers!** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Understanding Place Value
Understanding Place Value
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
How Hungry Is the Caterpillar?
How Hungry Is the Caterpillar?
Lesson Plan
How Hungry Is the Caterpillar?
Use this classic read-aloud to practice the numbers 1-10 with your students! It can be used as a stand alone lesson or support lesson for the Dalmation Dots lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Exploring Number Forms
Exploring Number Forms
Lesson Plan
Exploring Number Forms
Help students discover how to show numbers in different ways while providing ample opportunities for students to contribute to conversations. Use as a pre-lesson to Let's Jump to Add Two-Digit Numbers or as a stand-alone lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Showing Numbers in Different Ways
Showing Numbers in Different Ways
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Hundreds Chart Hunt
Hundreds Chart Hunt
Lesson Plan
Hundreds Chart Hunt
Expose your students to numerical sequencing and patterns with an interactive lesson that focuses on identifying, writing, and ordering numbers from 1-100. This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Popping Numbers.**
1st grade
Math
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Hungry Alligator Game
Hungry Alligator Game
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Hungry Alligator Game
Students get practice composing and comparing two-digit numbers as they compete to collect the most cards while playing the Hungry Alligator game. This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Greater than Less Than Equal to Game.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Counting On
Counting On
Lesson Plan
Counting On
In this fun lesson, your class will love learning how to count on using hilarious read alouds as their guide!
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Decomposing Numbers
Decomposing Numbers
Lesson Plan
Decomposing Numbers
Why make things harder on ourselves? Teach your students to decompose numbers to make math easier! Use this as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for *Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9.*
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Writing Three-Digit Number Names
Writing Three-Digit Number Names
Lesson Plan
Writing Three-Digit Number Names
Use this lesson to support students in learning how to write three-digit numbers as number names. This scaffolded EL lesson can be used alone or as a pre-lesson for All About Three-Digit Numbers.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Decimal Word Problems
Decimal Word Problems
Lesson Plan
Decimal Word Problems
This lesson helps students break down the different components of a word problem with decimals so that English Learners can succeed in solving them. Use it on its own or as support for the lesson Giving Gifts: All About Decimals.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Order of Operations Sequencing
Order of Operations Sequencing
Lesson Plan
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
Math
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Which Number is the Greatest?
Which Number is the Greatest?
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Expanded Form to Millions
Expanded Form to Millions
Lesson Plan
Expanded Form to Millions
Saying lengthy numbers doesn't have to be a challenge! Relate the digits in numbers to their place value to help students say the expanded form. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Many, Many Millions.
5th grade
Math
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Introducing Numbers!
Introducing Numbers!
Lesson Plan
Introducing Numbers!
In this beginning lesson on numbers, ELs will practice their counting skills using tactile supports and an engaging read-aloud!
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
The Rhyme and Reason for Rounding
The Rhyme and Reason for Rounding
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The Rhyme and Reason for Rounding
This lesson focuses on facilitating a rich classroom discussion around the purpose and methods of rounding numbers up to the thousands place. It can be taught on its own or as support to the lesson Rounding with Number Lines.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Reflecting on Numbers
Reflecting on Numbers
Lesson Plan
Reflecting on Numbers
In this artistic lesson plan, students will reflect on their learning through reading, games, and painting! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the What I Learned About Numbers lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
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
Math
Lesson Plan
Snap Cube Numbers
Snap Cube Numbers
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Snap Cube Numbers
In this hands-on lesson plan, students will learn all about place value while practicing their teen numbers. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Place Value Practice** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Monkey Counting
Monkey Counting
Lesson Plan
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
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
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