# 10 Big Math Ideas Teacher Resources

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#### Dr. Seuss Comes to Middle School Math Class

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
If you think Dr. Seuss has no place in a math classroom, then take a look at this resource. Based on the classic children's book Green Eggs and Ham, this sequence of activities engages children learning to model real-world contexts with...
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#### St. Patrick's Day Math

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a good seasonal math lesson plan. St. Patrick's Day is the focus of the lesson. There are some worksheets embedded in the plan which have algebra and word problems. Learners access the Pics4learning site in order to insert them...
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#### Math 4 - Act. 06: Spaghetti and Meatballs for All

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use manipulatives to practice math patterns.
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#### Eighteen Flavors

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Your learners will be tantalized by this inquiry-based, collaborative activity as they discover how to write an equation that represents the height of an ice cream cone. Given the scenario based on the poem, "Eighteen Flavors," and...
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#### Using R&R to Teach Mathematics

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders create a shape garden. In this polygons lesson, 2nd graders practice making shapes using a geoboard and read the book The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns.  Students also design a shape garden using construction paper.
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#### "The Greedy Triangle" by Marilyn Burns

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover which regular polygons can be used to tile a plane.
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#### "The Greedy Triangle" by Marilyn Burns

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students review angles, sides, and properties of basic shapes. Using a geoboard, they make as many different tirangles as possible.
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#### 3-D Attributes

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars explore geometric solids. In this geometry lesson, students listen to the book The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns, then work in groups to sort geometric solids into various categories. Young scholars define geometric...
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#### The Greedy Triangle

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners discuss figures with various numbers of sides.  In this geometry lesson, students are read The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns, they participate in a class discussion of many sided figures and are introduced to the term...
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#### Exploring Polygons and The Greedy Triangle

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Excellent lesson! Anne Linehane's geometry story, The Greedy Triangle, offers an opportunity to practice forming various types of polygons with your learners. Using elastic bands (or Chinese jump ropes), partners form the various shapes...
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#### Rice and More Rice

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore problem solving strategies for mathematical estimation. In this math problem solving instructional activity, 5th graders predict how many grains of rice are in a jar, practice establishing and looking for patterns...
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#### Math: Geometric Fun and Games

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover geometric shapes by completing a series of games and activities. Using ropes with knots tied every foot, they make shapes such as squares, triangles, and hexagons. In pairs, 3rd graders use pattern blocks to...
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#### Super Shapes Part 2 - Circles

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Through the use of Internet, video, and hands-on activities, youngsters learn the parts and characteristics of a circle. This fantastic lesson has some excellent website activities included in the plan. Your kids will have a much greater...
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#### Writing in Math Class

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners brainstorm and discuss ways math is all around them, explain in writing how they solve math problems, describe mathematical ideas in writing, and create original story problems.
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#### Writing Takes Shape!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners read The Greedy Triangle and discuss geometric solids. In this geometry lesson, students list the geo-solids in the world and create a graphic organizer to show where geo-solids exist.
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#### An Uncomfortable Situation

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
If shapes have the same area, do they always have the same perimeter? Learners explore the relationship between the area of square units and their perimeters in a hands-on activity. Observations are recorded, and they begin to recognize...
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For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Like the cubs in A Fair Bear to Share, your 2nd grade class will practice adding and subtracting double-digit numbers by grouping, regrouping, and sorting a collection of objects. This requires many resources, but it is well worth the...
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#### Value that Number

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners complete a variety of activities to gain an understanding of the place values for ones, tens, and hundreds. They should place sets of numbers in order from least to greatest and from greatest to least.
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#### Geo Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Invite your first graders to compose and decompose two and three-dimensional figures with this fun, hands-on lesson. They investigate and predict the results of putting together and taking apart two-dimensional shapes with rubber bands...
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#### Classifying Triangles

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Building on young mathematicians' prior knowledge of three-sided shapes, this lesson series explores the defining characteristics of different types of triangles. Starting with a shared reading of the children's book The Greedy Triangle,...
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#### Geo Shapes

For Teachers 1st
First graders listen as the book, "Try It With Triangles" is read to the class. They name the geometric shapes that they see in the story and view the Shape Vocabulary Cards as they name them from the book. They then cut out the...
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#### Triangles and Things

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young learners listen to the story book The Greedy Triangle as the teacher introduces new polygon shapes. They use geometric stencils to trace a quadrilateral, a pentagon, a hexagon, and an octogon onto a foldable notepad. They identify...
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#### Making and Describing Shapes

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Explore the concept of creating and describing 2D and 3D shapes.  Using geometry your scholars will describe the attributes of shapes and their properties.  They explore and discover what happens when you combine shapes and then take...
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