Do you want an interactive lesson that puts all the decision making in the palm of your students' hands? Supply and demand is a fun, interactive, and hands on activity that will help your students understand economics on a smaller scale.
“Subtract One” Strategy: Subtracting From Zeros Without Borrowing
Many students cringe when they see a subtraction problem with multiple zeros. The “Subtract One” strategy in this lesson involves reducing the top number by one to turn the 0 digits into 9’s and then adding the one back in at the end.
With this movement-integrated lesson, students will use their energy to practice three-digit addition on a number line! Part of this lesson is designed for the outdoors, but the activities can easily be brought inside on a rainy day.
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.*
Regrouping with Popsicle Sticks: Double-Digit Subtraction
Can you break a ten? An everyday exchange of money can help students think about regrouping to subtract. Students will use bundled popsicle sticks to see how values grouped into tens can be regrouped into ones to allow us to subtract.
Master rounding and estimating skills by having students challenge their classmates in the Make a Big Difference game. Roll three dice two times to arrive at two three-digit numbers. The largest difference wins!
Help your students discover the power behind base ten drawings! Regrouping is a challenge for many students, but with this hands-on lesson, your students will be empowered with a new strategy to tackle difficult regrouping problems.
Get your students moving as they learn how to round whole numbers. In this lesson your students will use number lines and kinesthetic movement to practice rounding numbers to the nearest ten or hundred.