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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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Cool Tools to Solve Challenging Word Problems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore math functions by completing worksheets in class. In this word problem instructional activity, students read the story A Remainder of One and practice solving division problems from the story. Students complete a...
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Look at Us!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers K Standards
Start off your young English language learners with this packet of materials, which covers three weeks of instructions. After completing the unit, kids will have practiced the letters K through Z, read several story books, talked with...
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Combining Reading and Math

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read the story Ten by Tens with Dimes and answer short answer questions about it. In this currency and language worksheet, students read about the value of coins.
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Statements of Order in the Real World

For Students 6th Standards
Positive and negative numbers are all around us. Groups read short story contexts and identify a rational number that represents the values in the context. They order the rational numbers and interpret statements of inequality.
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Roberto Clemente

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Have your class explore the life of Roberto Clemente using this lesson. After reading the story Roberto Clemente by Jonah Winter, learners answer cause and effect questions, classify ideas, make comparisons, and write a news article.
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A Leaping Birthday

For Students 5th Standards
What's the problem with being born on February 29th? You would only have a birthday every four years! Fifth graders read a story about a young girl who had her first birthday four years after she was born. Then they answer five questions...
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Needs of Living Things: Pre-Assessment

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Determine your class's prior knowledge about the necessities of life with this pre-assessment for a unit on living things. Learners draw pictures of themselves with all the things they need to live, grow, and survive. These drawings will...
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Pi Day Fun!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In this multi-faceted introduction to pi, participants perform a bevy of pi-related activities. Ranging from measuring household items to singing pi songs and reading pi stories, this fun and non-intimidating resource serves to bring up...
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Batty Math

For Students 5th - 6th
In this bats worksheet, learners click on the link to read a story about bats and then answer short answer questions, take a survey, and create graphs about it. Students complete 4 tasks total.
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Rate-of-Work Problems

For Teachers 9th
In this rate-of-work worksheet, 9th graders read word stories and gather information. They write an equation for the story and solve the problem. There are five problems, with answers, provided on this one-page worksheet.
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Intro to Adding/Subtracting Rational Numbers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Masterminds get creative by translating a story into a math problem. The story is about Joe and his summer job. Learners will practice applying operations to rational numbers in order to figure out his daily profit over two weeks. 
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Math Maven's Mysteries: Time for a Crime

For Students 5th - 6th
In these math word problem worksheets, students help solve the mystery 'Time for a Crime.' Students read the story and use the ferry schedule to help track down the thief. Students circle the name of the guilty suspect.
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Math Maven's Mysteries: The Case of the Dastardly Disguiser

For Students 5th - 6th
In these math word problem worksheets, students help solve the mystery about 'The Case of the Dastardly Disguiser. Students read the story and find the total number of disguises.
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A Math lesson on division (sharing)

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In groups of four, have your class listen to the book, The Doorbell Rings, or tell the story. They will then participate in various math activities.
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Dinosaur Math

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students read How to Train with a T.Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals and solve math problems.  For this dinosaur math lesson, students write a math story to go with the dinosaur story.  Students discuss the needed strategies. Students complete...
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Hundredths

For Students 5th - 6th
In this decimal and fractions learning exercise, students read 6 story problems in which a fraction and a decimal is written to represent the answer.
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Multiply Whole Numbers and Decimals

For Students 4th - 5th
In this decimals instructional activity, learners analyze the data on a table and then read and solve 6 problems. Students read the story problems and multiply a decimal number by a whole number to solve.
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Solve With Marble Math

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this problem solving worksheet, students read 5 story problems pertaining to the color of marbles owned by two boys. Students answer each question using the information presented.
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A Telling Gift

For Students 4th - 6th
In this money instructional activity, students read the story called A Telling Gift which is a word problem about money and then they solve it. Students read 1 page and solve 1 problem.
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Problems and Their Solutions in Stories and Everyday Life

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify story elements.  In this stories lesson, students read a story and identify the chracter, character traits, plot, setting and theme.  Groups of students match problem and solution cards.
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Shapes

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify attributes of different geometric shapes. For this geometry lesson, students view a  PowerPoint presentation on shapes and use attribute blocks to examine the corners and edges of each shape. Students work together to...
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Main Idea: Julie of the Wolves

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read the story of "Julie of the Wolves." After completing a worksheet, groups of students create a graphic organizer containing the main idea and supporting details of the story. Individually, students answer questions about the...
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A Present for the Teacher

For Teachers 4th - 5th
For this math word problems worksheet, young scholars read the story about Gina and the gift she wants to buy and make for her teacher. Students then determine if she has enough money to make the specific patterned necklace.

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