# Math Manipulatives Teacher Resources

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#### Math Manipulative and Math Teacher Tool Labels

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Bring some organization to your class's supply of math manipulatives with this collection of printable labels. From rulers and base-ten blocks, to stopwatches and fraction circles, labels are included for dozens of different objects,...
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#### A Remainder of One: A Math-Manipulative Lesson

For Teachers K - 5th
Students listen to the reading of the book "A Remainder of One" and use math manipulatives to recreat "bug squadrons".
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#### Call it "Macaroni"

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Who knew there were so many fun educational opportunities featuring pasta? Scholars read a brief informational text about the history of pasta (note that "macaroni" is spelled two different ways, so address this if kids are reading...
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#### A Five Day Approach to Using Technology and Manipulatives to Explore Area and Perimeter

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young mathematicians build an understanding of area and perimeter with their own two hands in a series of interactive geometry lessons. Through the use of different math manipulatives, children investigate the properties of rectangles,...
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#### Filling Frames

For Students 4th - 5th
In this math worksheet, students understand expanded notation by using math manipulatives to fill the provided frames and then write the expanded notation. Students use the fewest possible flats, sticks and units until the frame is filled.
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#### Manipulatives for the Upper Elementary

For Teachers 4th - 6th
An impressive number of math manipulative ideas are available in this math resource. This page is really a resource guide with links to 18 different math manipulative ideas. The ideas are quite good, and the pages are all printable.
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#### Harvest Halloween

For Teachers 1st
First graders brainstorm mathematic manipulatives to assist them with a given set of problems. They work in pairs or small groups and write and/or draw to explain how they solved the problem.
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#### Linear and Exponential Modeling with Two Variables

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Hands-on activities allow beginners to model and graph equations with two variables. The lesson plan begins with evaluation and discussion of prepared linear graphs. Next, learners use math manipulatives to generate data, graph data, and...
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#### Grade 2 Supplement Set A2 – Number and Operations: Place Value

For Teachers 2nd Standards
If your learners are learning about place value and number value comparisons, this set of engaging activities and worksheets will make your job easy! Scholars use math manipulatives to estimate and then determine how many seeds a colony...
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#### Adding Objects in Rectangular Arrays - Matching Worksheet

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Each of these number sentences has a corresponding set of blocks, which will no doubt help your visual learners grasp multiple-addend addition. Learners examine the sentences and match them to their block representation. Consider also...
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#### Manipulative Labels

For Teachers K - 6th
Add to the organization of your classroom with this set of labels. From dominoes and pattern blocks, to measuring tools and play money, this resource includes labels for 18 different types of math materials, making it perfect for any...
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#### Hands-On Equations: Teacher Notes

For Students 6th - 7th
Math manipulatives are wonderful for demonstrating any number of mathematical concepts in a concrete and visual way. Learners review the addition property of equality and the zero property using a scale model kit (not shown). They...
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#### Using Doubles to Help

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Help your learners with mental addition as they use doubles facts as a fast track to the sum. Using math manipulatives, partners create models of several near-doubles addition equations. After giving them time to consider patterns, guide...
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#### Watermelon Number Cards

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Use these festive watermelon number cards as a math manipulative in with your youngsters. Laminate and cut out a set for each student to use throughout the year, or just use one classroom set for math stations. Although there isn't a...
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#### Just Enough Carrots: Math Lesson

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Practice addition and subtraction skills with your class. They read Just Enough Carrots, by Frank Remkiewicz, and use math manipulatives to solve addition and subtraction problems associated with the story. This lesson includes group...
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#### Awesome Area - Geometry and Measurement

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Break out those math manipulatives, it's time to teach about area! Capturing the engagement of young mathematicians, this three-lesson series supports children with learning how to measure the area of squares, rectangles, and other...
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#### Inequality and the 1/2 Benchmark

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders utilize fraction bar manipulatives to compare a variety of fractions to the fraction value 1/2. Pupils are put into groups, and they begin to see how fractions that look completely different actually represent the same...
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#### Cut and Paste Counting Monsters

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Young children will have a blast learning how to count these monster math manipulatives. Provided with a series of boxes numbered from 1 to 10, learners must place the correct number of monsters in each space to demonstrate their ability...
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#### Exploring Place Value with M&Ms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Thank goodness M&amp;M's® melt in your mouth and not in your hands! Fourth grade mathematicians are really going to enjoy this chocolate-filled math activity that teaches about place value with the help of these tasty treats. By using...
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#### Patterning

For Teachers 2nd
A trip to the computer lab will allow your class to use KidPix in order to create their own shape patterns. Tip: If a trip to the computer lab is not an option, create patterns with math manipulatives, draw patterns on a piece of paper,...
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#### Creating AB Patterns

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students work with patterns. In this pattern lesson, students find AB patterns in nature and the manmade world. They create their own AB pattern using math manipulatives and visual arts.
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#### Learning Note Values with Math Manipulatives

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars gain better knowledge of how fractions and note values work together and to better understand the concept of note values. They access the concepts of fractions and how they apply to music notation. Students incorporate...
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For Teachers K - 1st
Eat your math manipulatives, are you serious? Yup, Learners listen to the story The M &amp; M's Addition book, add single digit numbers to reach sums up to six, and demonstrate addition and subtraction number combinations using several...
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#### Counting Objects

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Give learners a physical grasp on counting through math manipulatives. Individuals or partners get various numbers of counters and a work mat (included). They arrange the objects into a line, count them, and record the number on...
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#### Part-Whole Mats

For Students K - 1st
A part-whole mat is a great way to practice simple addition using math manipulatives. Learners choose a number card and place it at the top of their mat. Using counters, they record the different number pairs which would add together to...
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#### Division (No Remainders)

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Help young mathematicians build a solid understanding of division with this base ten block activity. With the help of these popular math manipulatives, children model different math problems in order to reinforce the connection between...
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#### Two Ways To Take Away

For Teachers 2nd
There are two ways to subtract numbers! Learners are split into groups of four. One pair from each group solves the problem presented with math manipulatives, and the other pair solves it with a number line. Then the pairs get to switch...
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#### Decimal and Fraction Concepts

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Third and fourth graders investigate fractions. They explore how to use fractions as parts of a set and parts of a whole. They use math manipulatives to show tenths after participating in a teacher-led demonstration lesson. They complete...
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#### Grade 2 Common Core Math Presentation

For Teachers 2nd
Learners use counters to make a model of tenframes on their math mats. These type of counters are an excellent math manipulative for emerging mathematicians. This PowerPoint has students solve addition problems in a variety of ways by...
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#### 5 Coins and the Magic Doubling Pot

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Don't be thrown off by the formatting here- the mathematical concept is solid. Learners read a story with a magic doubling pot that creates twice what is thrown into it. They first practice with an in-and-out chart, recording the result...
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#### Candy Math

For Teachers K - 2nd
Time for candy math! Yes, get out those Skittles, M&amp;M's, and jelly beans because you are going to make math sweet. There are six different candy math ideas here for you to try. You're kids will use treats to add, subtract, sort, make...
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#### Ice Fishing is for the Birds

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Approach addition with young mathematicians in an engaging way through this penguin-inspired activity. In small groups, scholars think about times they have used addition in their real lives (there are some suggestions given), then watch...
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#### Tens and Ones Guided Lesson

For Students 2nd - 4th
Understanding place value will open up a world of math comprehension for your learners. There are three parts to this worksheet, all with the objective of revealing the decomposition of numbers into tens and ones. First, scholars examine...
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#### Put Your Hands on the Values-Math Manipulatives

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders visit Web sites to recognize place value in whole numbers and decimals. They create place value cards using PowerPoint software.
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#### Cuisenaire Multiplication

For Students 1st - 3rd
Cuisenaire Rods give learners an excellent strategy as they learn about multiplication. How many ways can they make the same product? Using a target product, learners lay out rods to achieve that number through various factors. This...
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#### Exploring Pattern Blocks

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pattern blocks are one of the best math manipulatives ever invented. They are used quite extensively in the math lesson presented here. Youngsters use the pattern block to fill in shapes that are present on the worksheet embedded in the...
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#### Jelly Bean Math Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Using jelly beans as math manipulatives can be a tasty way to introduce and reinforce math concepts. Regardless of the time of year, candy can be used to excite learners and facilitate a wide variety of mathematical concepts.
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#### Money Math

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Is there a better, and more motivating, math manipulative than money? Kids love to use it, and it's a great teaching tool. Here, there are three good activities using coins. Learners create patterns, sort change, and have a...
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#### Patterns

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explore early algebra by participating in a pattern identification activity using a random assortment of different household materials. The class creates, completes, and analyzes different patterns with the help of leggos, buttons,...
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#### Ten More and Ten Less

For Teachers K - 3rd
Get learners to analyze two-digit numbers based on place value, and use manipulatives to add and subtract both 1 and 10. A place value chart is available, and you can project it during guided practice. Through visualizing numbers,...
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#### Rounding to the Nearest Thousands

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders practice their number sense by completing math manipulative problems in class. They identify the different place values of a 4 digit number and practice rounding a number to the nearest thousand. Then complete rounding...
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#### Finding 10s

For Students 1st
For beginners to addition, sets of objects are the ideal way to make this concept understandable. For each of these sets they ring 10 and count the remaining. Then, scholars fill in the addends as 10 and the remaining number. The sums...
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#### Forming New Shapes from Old Shapes

For Students K - 3rd
Shapes can be joined together to make new shapes! Young geometers experience this phenomenon as they examine four shape challenges in this worksheet. Scholars create a rectangle from two right triangles and a fish from an oval and a...
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#### Put Your Hands on the Values-Math Manipulatives

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders visit Web sites on the World Wide Web for interactive practice in recognizing place value for numbers. They work in teams of two to practice identifying place values of whole number and decimals by creating place value cards.
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For Teachers 1st
In this nice math lesson, 1st graders use toy cars, and jelly beans to show the commutative property of addition where a+b=b+a. In this problem solving lesson plan, student groups record equations and arrange their manipulatives. A handy...
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#### Math Manipulative: "Fraction Sticks"

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use sets of fraction sticks to color in fractional amounts and determine how to compare pairs of fractions. In this math lesson, 5th graders insert the correct symbol given the fractions they are working with. Instructions...
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#### Sequences Represented as Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What comes next? Starting with concrete drawings and advancing to using function notation, learners work together to solve problems involving sequences. They predict the nth term in a sequence and write sequences in function notation.
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#### Building a Fraction Book

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Help your scholars teach each other about fractions by creating a classroom fractions book. Using fraction cards, learners participate in a brief review of fractions as parts of shapes and everyday objects. With a unique fraction card...
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#### Spin a Window!

For Students Pre-K - K
How many windows does this school bus have? If your class is new to counting, this will be a fun way to get them some practice. Cut out and laminate the spinner template and set it up to spin (instructions written out if you need them)....
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#### Find the Difference Between Two Numbers

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Perfect for younger elementary learners, this slide-show uses images of unifix cubes to show the process of subtraction. There is a complete example and five practice problems learners can complete as you progress through the resource.
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#### Using Math Virtual Manipulatives

For Teachers 6th
Virtual math manipulatives are tools designed to help pupils understand mathematical concepts. Sixth graders will use a manipulative called Laser Beams to practice estimating to find sums, differences, quotients, and products. This is...
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#### Pigs in a Pen

For Teachers K
Kindergarteners explore numbers, counting, and one-to-one correspondence. Through demonstrations and hands on activities using math manipulatives, they discover several number concepts as well as practice counting throught rote...
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#### Fraction Number Lines 1 to 2

For Students 3rd - 5th
Now that your elementary schoolers have completed number lines from zero to one, give them this review sheet! Seven number lines are shown here, fractions included. Consider having your mathematicians add two or three new points on each...
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#### Connect to Make 10 Puzzle

For Students 1st - 3rd
There are seven pairs of numbers here, each of which add up to 10. However, which ones should go together? Young mathematicians connect numbers to solve this puzzle, pairing all seven. This would work well with math manipulatives.
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#### Hands On: Model Division

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this division worksheet, students use counters to solve 6 problems pertaining to basic division facts. These are story problems.
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#### EASY AS PUMPKIN PIE

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners demonstrate place values using pumpkin seeds as a math manipulative. They use manipulatives, models, known facts, properties and relationships to explain thinking processes. They estimate the number of seeds in their pumpkin.
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#### Solving the Problem

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students increase problem solving strategies by completing a "Problem of the Day" using a math manipulative. They identify key words and determine the operation to use. They perform mathematical tasks using the computer program Math Keys.
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#### Title Balancing With Tidy Numbers

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use math manipulatives (ice block sticks) to show the addition of two 2-digit numbers. They discuss short-cuts that might be used to make the problem easier. they apply the same principle for adding larger numbers, as well.
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#### Introduction to Fact Families: Addition (Commutative Property)

For Teachers 1st
First graders use work mats, counting bears, and die-cut numerals to combine their numbers and demonstrate the commutative property of addition.
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#### Ordering and Comparing Numbers

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students compare numbers using math manipulatives, tokens or blocks. In this comparing and ordering numbers lesson, students make models of 2 numbers and determine which is the greater. Students practice writing groups of numbers in...
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#### Math Center Labels

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
From counters and calculators to pattern blocks and Unifix cubes, this collection of printable labels has exactly what you need to bring some organization to your elementary math class.
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#### Subtracting Whole Numbers

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice subtracting numbers by using a visual aide.  In this number sense lesson plan, 2nd graders complete whole number subtraction problems by utilizing manipulative cubes to visualize the equation.  Students complete a...
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#### Powers of Ten

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students make paper ten strips using graph paper. They add them together to depict the powers of ten.
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#### Manipulative Math

For Students Pre-K - 1st
For this addition and subtraction worksheet, students use math manipulatives to solve 11 addition and 11 subtraction problems.
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#### Modeling Spatial Relationships

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners model spatial relationships using math manipulatives. For this spatial relationships lesson, students work with a partner, and either connecting links or linking cubes that are three different colors. They explain to each other...
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#### Fractions and Percents ofa SetLE

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers participate in a lesson that investigates the concepts of fractions and percents. They use math manipulatives and practice converting the values. The students are engaged because of the differentiation.
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#### Puzzled

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify and create simple geometric shapes. Through demonstration and hands-on activities, they identify geometric shapes and create them using math manipulatives. Students improve their positional word vocabulary by using...
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#### Continue the Pattern

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice making patterns. In this pattern lesson, 1st graders listen to the story Mr. Noisy's Book of Patterns and discuss the patterns they see. They create their own continuing patterns using different manipulatives.
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#### Probability Spinners

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this learning tool worksheet, students create spinners to be used when understanding the concept of probability. Two spinners are included, each divided into parts.
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#### Fraction Strips

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this learning tool worksheet, learners create fraction strips. Each strip is divided into equal parts showing fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12.
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#### Pattern Block Activities

For Teachers K - 8th
Students practice various math skills by using manipulative activities. In this math manipulative lesson plan, students sort shapes, build hexagons, and build shapes using manipulatives. These activities would be great for parent ed or...
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#### Block It: Using a Manipulative to Solve Math Problems

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students practice using visuals to solve math problems. In this math manipulative lesson, students utilize pattern blocks to participate in a class game in which geometric shapes touch other player's pieces. Students gain points based on...
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#### Counters in the Cup

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this beginning addition worksheet, students solve 4 problems in which a missing addend is supplied to complete a basic sum.
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#### Manipulatives Make Abstract Math Concepts Concrete

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Using math lessons that include manipulatives can help cement learning.
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#### The Power of One - Math in a Different Angle

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
In this 2-day lesson focused on exponents, middle schoolers will cross the curriculum by engaging in science, history and language arts activities. Exponential growth will be explored using grains of rice on a chess board. Exponential...
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#### Building and Expanding Patterns

For Teachers 4th Standards
The generation of a number, or shape pattern, is the focus of this math lesson. Pupils are presented with a variety of patterns shapes, and number patterns, then use worksheets embedded in the plan to gain further practice. The...
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#### Charles’ Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for a relatively interesting way to demonstrate Charles' Law? Here is a lesson in which pupils heat air inside a flask and then cool the flask to quickly cool the air. They make observations about what occurs during the cooling...
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#### Guiding Children's Learning of Mathematics

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
The concept of repeated addition is introduced to your class. They then gather into assessment groups that work to solve four multiplication word problems which you have written on slips of paper ahead of time. The lesson concludes with...
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#### PIZZA = "Fractions: Any Way You Slice It!"

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Who doesn't love pizza! Explore and investigate the relationship between fractions using pizza. Third graders will compare equivalent fractions using paper pizza slices. They also define equal fractions by comparing fractional parts to...
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#### Can You Name That Shape?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners use materials to build, investigate, and draw two-dimensional shapes (polygons). They combine the shapes they have built and draw from the pile to begin a round-robin activity to name and determine the attributes of a selection...
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#### More and Less Handfuls

For Teachers K Standards
Working as a pair, two kindergartners will sit at a table and will pick two handfuls of counters. They will combine their individual handfuls into one, and count their own selection. They will then draw and record their count on a record...
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#### Discovering Pi

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
We are all familiar with the little symbol π, but where does pi come from? Introduce pi to your learners as more than just a number, but a relationship between circumference and diameter. Allow your class to measure different circular...
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#### Investigating Volume

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Explore the concept of volume using unit cubes. Working individually or in small groups, your class measures with a ruler in inches and calculates the volume of various rectangular household boxes (provided by the teacher) and completes...
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#### Building a Skyscraper

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third instructional activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when...
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#### Math-Literature Connection: Counting with Jack the Builder

For Teachers K - 2nd
Connect literature (Jack the Builder) with mathematical concepts. In a series of computation, geometry and number sense activities, pupils count on to add, count back to subtract, build cylinders, cones, and rectangular prisms, and name...
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#### Two-Digit Subtraction With and Without Regrouping

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders subtract two-digit numbers. In this mathematics lesson, 2nd graders subtract both with and without regrouping. Students use manipulatives and place value mats to assist in problem solving.
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#### Average Atomic Masses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Facilitate learning by using small objects to teach the principles of atomic mass in your science class. Pupils determine the average mass of varying beans as they perform a series of competitive experiments. They gather data and...
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#### Partial Pressure

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
At some point, everyone has been under pressure—even Dalton! Explore Dalton's law of partial pressures with young chemists as they measure the volume of air extracted from a sample compared to its original volume. Class members perform...
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#### Vapor Pressure and Colligative Properties

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Hate to vacuum, but enjoy using a vacuum pump? Explore a lesson that starts with a demonstration of boiling water at various temperatures by using a vacuum pump. Then scholars design their own experiments to measure vapor pressure and...
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#### Thermochemistry: Heat and Chemical Changes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What makes particles attract? Here, learners engage in multiple activities that fully describe colligative properties and allow the ability to critically assess the importance of these properties in daily life. Young chemists conduct...
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#### Laboratory Safety and Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Avoiding lab safety rules will not give you super powers. The lesson opens with a demonstration of not following safety rules. Then, young chemists practice their lab safety while finding the mass of each item in a mixture and trying to...
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#### Acid-Base Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Litmus paper, why so blue? A chemistry activity includes a pre-lab activity, practice calculating pH, an experiment measuring the pH in acids and bases, a titration demonstration, and a titration experiment.
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#### Molar Volume of a Gas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is a chemist's favorite plant? Stoichiome Tree! Scholars produce hydrogen gas by reacting magnesium with hydrochloric acid. Then they calculate the molar volume of the gas produced before answering assessment questions.
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#### Solution Concentrations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when you combine 6.022 times 10 to the 23 piles of dirt into one? You make a mountain out of a mole hill. Scholars use dehydration to obtain percent composition and then calculate the molarity of the original solution.
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#### Scientific Notation II: The Mantissa

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Practice converting a conventional number into scientific notation, and vice-versa. Using an applet, they perform the operations of multiplication and division on numbers expressed in scientific notation.
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#### States of Matter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists have been studying exothermic reactions before they were cool. The lesson begins with a discussion and a demonstration of heat curves. Scholars then determine the heat of fusion of ice and the heat needed to boil water through...
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#### Moles Lab Activities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Want my name and number? It's 6.0221415 times 10 to the 23rd, and my name is Avogadro. Providing nine different activities, experiments, and labs, this lesson keeps Avogadro relevant to your class all year long.
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#### Heat Transfer and Heat Capacity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's time to increase the heat! Young chemists demonstrate heat transfer and heat capacity in an activity-packed lab, showing the transitions between solid, liquid, and gaseous phases of materials. Individuals plot data as the changes...
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#### Computation with Fractions

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Upper graders are introduced to the topic of fractions and percentages. In groups, they discuss real world situations in which fractions are present, and they complete a worksheet solving problems with common and uncommon denominators....
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#### Is it Two or Three-Dimensional?

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Incorporate sorting in this shape recognition activity. Kids will have a blast as they place objects into the two or three-dimensional categories. The resource includes printable labels, so consider taping them up above baskets, and then...
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#### Eating Books

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Young scholars read and examine a story. In this story application lesson, students read Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett, and then complete various art, math, science, music, dramatic play, gross motor, and language...
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#### Circles to Spheres

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate circles and spheres. In this space shapes lesson, students compare and contrast two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Students investigate the relationship between plane and space shapes.
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#### Triangles Introduction

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore geometry by drawing various shapes in class. In this triangle characteristics lesson, students identify the attributes that classify a shape as a triangle and practice using their bodies to create triangles in class....
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#### Encourage Hesitant Students to Love Math

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Empower each and every student to persevere and strive for success in relation to mathematics.
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#### Jelly Beans for Sale

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students connect literature (story Jelly Beans for Sale by Bruce McMillan) to math concepts. In these estimating and money lessons, students work with jelly beans, unifix cubes, pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, to estimate and make...
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#### George's Place

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Here is another in the interesting series of lessons that uses money as a learning tool. This one is especially clever! During the lesson, pupils pretend they are eating at "George's Place" diner. Small groups are given one bag of play...
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#### Four Famous Faces

For Teachers K - 1st
Each one of our quarters is embellished with a famous face or image representing the state it came from. This lesson uses South Dakota's state quarter to get kids thinking about monetary value, what the president of the United States...
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#### Math Center: Fishing

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this math worksheet, students reinforce addition and subtraction facts 0 to 12 by collaborating in a fishing game. Students fish for numbers with a magnet and create a math sentence, flipping a coin to determine the operation used....
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#### Surfing Safely on the Internet

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explained and demonstrated what the Internet is and the safety rules for using it. They navigate the Internet using search tools and the browser.
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#### Quilt Patterns With Textiles

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students experiment with arrangements of geometric shapes and patterns by using TexTiles to re-create pattern designs on graph paper and record their pattern on the graph paper in their math logs.
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#### Beyond the AB Pattern in Dance

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students demonstrate various patterns using dance. In this expressive arts lesson, students are led in a warm-up to demonstrate the AAB pattern, which includes spinning and jumping. Students are broken up into groups and perform several...
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#### 100 Chart-Math Helper-Skip Counting or Multiples

For Teachers K - 1st
In this lesson, 100 Chart-Math Helper-Skip Counting or Multiples, learners utilize the chart as an aid in counting. This is a resource or manipulative that can be used by young scholars, and is helpful in many different math activities...
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#### Math Cast

For Teachers 5th
Problem solving is a key ingredient to a good instructional activity. Students write a series of word problems showing the step-by-step process they used to solve them. They present their problems to the class using a Keynote slide show....
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#### Finding Addition and Subtraction Facts

For Teachers 2nd
Simple addition and subtraction problems, all of which have two digits, are the focus of the math lesson presented here. Second graders use manipulatives for their first round of problem solving, then move to the computer to play some...
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#### Rodeo Time

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students use literature (the story Rodeo Time) and appropriate manipulatives to learn and understand mathematics. In these creative thinking measurement lessons, students have a focal point on problem solving strategies while using...
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#### Digital Story with Math Vocab Words

For Teachers 4th
Create digital stories with your class, in order to help further understand math vocabulary. You can modify this activity idea to any vocabulary lesson, whether it be for math, science, or language arts!
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#### Math Lesson for Visually Impaired Early Learners: A 3 Way Counting Activity

For Teachers Pre-K - K
A unique lesson that's designed for visually impaired early learners, but can be adapted for anyone, is here for you. Pupils use brightly colored foam letters, beads, checkers, and an abacus, in order to gain practice in identifying the...
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#### How Much?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
It's time to go back over all that your class has learned about decimals, fractions, and percentages! To do so, individuals solve story problems that involve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with decimals, explain how...
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#### Probability

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Here is a classic activity used to introduce your class to the concept of probability and data collection. They will roll one die 30 times, then record and discuss the results. Great introduction, but too shallow to be considered a...
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#### Triangle Town

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders create a fact family town to develop the understanding of numbers related in fact families. They learn each family has a big number and two baby numbers. They make triangle shaped houses for their facts.
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#### A Math Story!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use basic math facts as writing prompts for math stories. In this math story writing lesson, 3rd graders use basic third grade math facts as prompts to write and illustrate math stories. They listen to a read aloud of...
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#### Hula Hoop Venn Diagrams

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students practice sorting items. For this graphic organizer lesson, students review Venn diagrams, then use hula hoops to create a Venn diagram and sort math items by their similarities and differences.
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#### Getting in Shape Again

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create rocket shapes out of pattern blocks. They draw a picture of a rocket, build a pattern block rocket following simple directions, and complete a graph of the shapes used.
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#### Scientific Notation II: The Mantissa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars after completing the Part II (of 2) scientific notation online lab exercises, manipulate and interpret large numbers expressed in the "mantissa and exponent" format of scientific notation.
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For Teachers Higher Ed
Students write a math lesson plan with manipulatives, drill and practice, and assessments. In this math lesson plan, students do this for addition.
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#### Place Value: regrouping

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders work on regrouping. In this regrouping lesson, 3rd graders use base ten blocks as manipulatives to add or subtract numbers with regrouping. They focus on place value and correctly reading their answers.
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#### Rocket Patterns

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students create their own paper rockets. They identify different patterns and practice making their own. They also discover the concept of sequences.
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#### Pretty Patterns

For Teachers K
Students discuss shape and number patterns and play a game practicing completing patterns. Then they rotate through five workstations that reinforce the concept of patterning.
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#### Colorful Kabobs

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars design delicious patterns in this math activity. In this early childhood math lesson, students develop math, observation, problem solving, and fine motor skills.
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#### It's a 3-D World Out There!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students construct polygons. They identify attributes of three-dimensional shapes. Students name common three-dimensional shapes. They draw three-dimensional shapes, and sort three-dimensional shapes. Students use K'NEX materials sets to...
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#### A Picture's Worth

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the concept of fractions. Through hands-on activities, student pairs work to create various forms of fractions. Using geometric drawings and manipulatives, they demonstrate equivalent fractions, improper...
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#### Tangram Tantrums

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss tangram vocabulary, and act out slide, flip, and turn. They observe tangram puzzles on a web page, and solve their own tangram puzzles.
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#### Giving Directions

For Teachers 1st
First graders view the object on their desk observing the colors, patterns, and the way the object is put together but not touching it. They then write on paper the directions they would give someone so that they would be able to build...
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#### Rhythm and Counting

For Teachers K
Students repeat patterns while listening to music. In this patterning lesson, students listen to a pattern on a tape of music and reproduce it by clapping or stamping their feet. They listen to stories about famous composers.
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#### Enrichment Project

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners create enrichment activities for Geoboards, Napier Rods, and Bean Sticks. This includes annotated links to problem solving Internet Sites.
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#### Learning Note Values

For Teachers K
Students explore the values of coins through music. They listen to the song "Piggy Bank" by Greg Scelsa, discuss the different values of coins and compare them to music note values, and participate in a simulation of a music store where...
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#### Fraction Circles

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create circles using a fraction circle set in this lesson. They are given a single fraction circle piece (part), and find the rest of the pieces to complete the circle with their classmates' part. They then create their...
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#### Fishing For Fun

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders categorize fish crackers into groups by color and compare the two groups using the symbols <, =, and >. They use concrete objects to solve number sentences with equalities and inequalities.
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#### Board Feet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the amount of board feet present in boards using inch cubes. Data is gathered and charted. Class averages are calculated for accuracy of measurement.
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#### Leaves, Flowers, Seashells, Mirrors and Symmetry

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students develop an understanding of patterns and symmetry. In this symmetry and pattern lesson, students use real world patterns then analyze and extend them. Students also use real world items while discovering and observing symmetry.
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#### Measurement

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Student identify the best way to measure. In this algebra lesson, students measure using different units. They solve real life situations using measurements
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#### Using Jellybeans

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students extend patterns that are created by their teacher by using jellybeans. In this patterns lesson plan, students use 3 different colored jellybeans.
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#### Scientific Notation I: The Exponent

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students manipulate and interpret large numbers expressed in the "exponent" format of scientific notation.
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#### Surfing for ABC's

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars explore how to use the Internet and how it can be a learning tool and a safe, informative place for them.
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#### The Point Line - Teaching Patterns

For Teachers K
Students practice extending patterns. For this patterns lesson, students demonstrate extending patterns by performing a rhythmic patter.
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#### Geo Jammin' By DeSign - Day 2, Lesson 9: Bringing It To A Fine Gloss-ary

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students create a glossary of geometric terms while exploring tangram manipulatives.
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#### Here Kitty, Kitty

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students count up to ten objects in a group to find out how many.
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#### Math: a World of Symmetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students expand their knowledge of quadrilaterals and identify basic symmetrical forms. Over three weeks, they explore the math, application, and discussion of symmetry. After conducting Internet research, students create symmetrical...
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#### Fraction Card Shark

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explain the relative size of fractions using symbolic and concrete representations. Groups of four students play a game which uses cards and unifix cubes. The game helps them get a visual understanding for the 'size' of...
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#### "Spooktacular Patterns" - A Math Unit for October

For Teachers K
Students extend a pattern using everyday objects. They use sound and objects to make a pattern
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#### Geo Jammin' By DeSign - Day 5, Lesson 27: DeSigning Coordinates

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders decode words using given coordinates. They illustrate each with tangrams.
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#### Four Famous Faces

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the South Dakota Quarter Reverse and identify the images on it. They discuss the accomplishments of the four presidents. They create coins of four people in their school. They arrange bags of plastic coins by their...
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#### Reward Days

For Teachers K - 5th
Pupils engage in a lesson that is focused upon passing time in order to be a reward for the class doing a great job. The lesson contains some different ideas but the concept can be adapted to other activities.
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#### Cube-It Conceptual Art

For Students 6th
In this cube-it activity, 6th graders solve and complete 3 different types of problems. First, they start with a cube and build a step-back skyscraper with a given base. Then, students build four-sided pyramids with cubes. They also...
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#### Multiplication Algorithm (1)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders in a 3rd grade math class make connections from prior instruction and mastery to solve problems in new learning situations. Using logical thinking and prior knowledge to solve current math problems is the focus of this...