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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Math 4 - Act. 06: Spaghetti and Meatballs for All

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use manipulatives to practice math patterns.
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The Greedy Triangle

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students make designated geometrical shapes using geoboards. In this geometry lesson plan, students listen to Marilyn Burns, The Greedy Triangle, while listening for the names of geometric shapes. They make the shapes on geoboards by...
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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

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students examine the name of a number of geometric shapes including the triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, nonagon, and decagon. They listen to a reading of Marilyn Burns, "The Greedy Triangle," before making shapes...
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Four Step Math Problem Solving Method

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore the four-step method as an approach to solving mathematical problems and create a picture or diagram to demonstrate comprehension. In this four step math problem solving lesson, students listen to the story Spaghetti and...
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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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Perimeters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students measure and find perimeter of different shapes. In this math lesson plan, students define the term perimeter and locate objects in the classroom to measure. Additionally, students measure and record their findings.  
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Leftovers

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Math games build and enforce division skills in a fun environment. The students play a game in which tiles are divided by the number rolled on a die and "leftovers" are kept by the first player. In each turn, the players record division...
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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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"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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Rice and More Rice

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore problem solving strategies for mathematical estimation. In this math problem solving lesson, 5th graders predict how many grains of rice are in a jar, practice establishing and looking for patterns in...
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Spaghetti and Meatballs for All

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore area and perimeter. In this math lesson, students read a story and answer questions about area and perimeter.
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Writing in Math Class

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students 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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Creative Writing in the Math Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the use of pie charts and budgeting gas prices for a trip. They complete worksheets as they answer questions about a pie chart, outline their project, and calculate the cost of their trip. In the third lesson of this...
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Grouping and Counting Items

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create equal groups of objects. In this math lesson, students create predictions as to how many objects they can get in each equal group. Additionally, students explore and record findings. 
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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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Geometric Shapes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore geometric shapes. For this math lesson, 5th graders investigate the characteristics of geometric shapes. Students construct various shapes using geoboards. Students work in groups to develop a PowerPoint slide about...
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Developing Number Sense

For Students 4th - 8th
In this developing number sense worksheet, students play math games such as; working with remainders, solving problems, division brain power, and more. Students complete 6 activities.
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The Fraction Kit (2, 4, 8)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Construct a fraction kit with your elementary classes. Each learner will get various strips of colored paper. As a class, they fold the different colors into different sizes to recognize that each represents a different fraction. When...
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Playing with Fractions: Wipe-Out

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore fractions by participating in a class math game. In this number sense lesson, students identify the numerator and denominator of different fractions while comparing their values. Students read the rules for the fraction...
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Cross Out Singles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A Math lesson on Addition and Subtraction.
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The Fraction Kit Day 2

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Using the colored strips of paper they created on day one, learners explore dividing one item equally into three, five, six, nine, 10, and 12 servings. They use their number lines to illustrate what each fraction would look like. 
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Which Fraction is Bigger or Smaller?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Compare fractions with common numerators! Pupils look at fractions with different denominators and the same numerator to find which one is bigger. They look at hands-on manipulations of fractions to understand the concept of why one is...

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10 Big Math Ideas