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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
Base-Ten Blocks
Base-Ten Blocks
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Dissecting Decimals
Dissecting Decimals
Lesson Plan
Dissecting Decimals
Challenge students to think about decimals while identifying numbers to the hundredths and thousandths. They'll discuss decimal attributes too. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Dividing Decimals: Estimation.
5th 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
All the Ways to Count to 100
All the Ways to Count to 100
Lesson Plan
All the Ways to Count to 100
Get your students up and moving with this active lesson plan all about skip counting by tens! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Math Moves** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
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
Lesson Plan
Talk About Patterns
Talk About Patterns
Lesson Plan
Talk About Patterns
Analyzing and discussing arithmetic patterns builds a strong number sense in your students! Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Boom, Clap! Patterns in the Multiplication Table.*
3rd grade
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
Fishy Subtraction Stories
Fishy Subtraction Stories
Lesson Plan
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
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
Snap Cube Numbers
Snap Cube Numbers
Lesson Plan
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
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
Comparing Even and Odd Groups
Comparing Even and Odd Groups
Lesson Plan
Comparing Even and Odd Groups
This lesson helps students identify even and odd numbers, which sets the foundation for learning about division, prime numbers, and even square roots. Use this hands on lesson alongside Odd One Out!
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
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
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
Conversations About Prime and Composite Numbers
Conversations About Prime and Composite Numbers
Lesson Plan
Conversations About Prime and Composite Numbers
Get your students comfortable with distinguishing and discussing prime and composite numbers with this lesson that involves visuals and a card game. Use it as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Prime and Composite Numbers.
4th 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
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
Reading & Writing
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
Lesson Plan
Place Value and Rounding
Place Value and Rounding
Lesson Plan
Place Value and Rounding
Build your students' number sense regarding place value by facilitating discussion! Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *What is My Place Value?*
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Figuring Out Function Tables
Figuring Out Function Tables
Lesson Plan
Figuring Out Function Tables
Get your students talking about number patterns and rules with this introductory lesson on function tables. Use this lesson as a pre-lesson to Input and Output Boxes or teach it on its own.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Solving Subtraction Problems
Solving Subtraction Problems
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
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
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
Ordering Numbers 0-10
Ordering Numbers 0-10
Lesson Plan
Ordering Numbers 0-10
In this math lesson, your students will use songs and stories to practice ordering numbers from 0-10. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Order in the Room!** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan