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Making Decisions With Probability

For Students 5th - 6th
In this math worksheet, students investigate 6 probability problems which include percentages. Students read the story problems and answer with both numbers and word explanations.
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Ten Red Apples; The Five Senses

For Teachers K - 1st
A clever lesson designed around an apple awaits your learners. Descriptive words are used to explain what they believe is inside a bag while using their five senses. Students read the story The Apple Pie Tree and are introduced to the...
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Estimating Measurement

For Teachers 1st
First graders estimate length and height of items. They read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and discuss estimation of size. Students predict the length and height of figures. They use lines and numbers on the centimeter rod and tape...
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Cool Tools to Solve Challenging Word Problems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore math functions by completing worksheets in class. In this word problem lesson, students read the story A Remainder of One and practice solving division problems from the story. Young scholars complete a worksheet...
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Hickory Dickory Doc Tell Time

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students discover time keeping by reading clocks.  In this time-telling lesson, students read the story Hickory Dickory Dock, and discuss the measurements of time we use.  Students complete worksheets in which they identify the times of...
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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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The Birchbark House Math Activity

For Students 5th - 6th
In this The Birchbark House math activity learning exercise, students, after reading the story, complete 10 story problems based on the events in the story;  this page has links to helpful websites.
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What's Your Angle?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read the story, Magic Schoolbus Inside the Human Body. Then they form right, acute, and obtuse angles using the joints inside their bodies. They write a brief summary about what they learned about angles as a review the...
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If Our Class Went to See the Prince

For Teachers 1st
First graders read the story One Monday Morning and create picture graphs based on the number of teachers, boys, and girls that would visit the prince. In this data lesson plan, 1st graders interpret tables and graphs with the help of...
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Multiply Whole Numbers and Decimals

For Students 4th - 5th
In this decimals instructional activity, students 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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Dinosaur Math

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

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students compare how people save money in financial institutions, after reading the story, The Hundred Penny Box. They analyze the advantages of regular saving and how savings grow with compounding.
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Shapes

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify attributes of different geometric shapes. In 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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Logic Puzzle-- Shopping at a Garage Sale

For Students 4th - 5th
In this math logic puzzle, students read the story about 5 children shopping at a garage sale. Using the provided chart grid, students read the clues and determine what each child bought and how much each spent for their purchase.
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Dinner at the Panda Palace Activity Card

For Students K
In this counting worksheet, students will work with a parent to read the story Dinner at the Panda Palace and count the different animals on each page.
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Deborah Sampson: Revolutionary War Heroine

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders read the story of Deborah Sampson, who helped bring freedom to the newly organized colonies in their fight for independence from England.
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Odd and Even Numbers

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice number identification by reading a story in class. In this number sense instructional activity, 1st graders read the story A Wish for Wings that Work and identify objects within the book's photographs. Students...
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Choose the Operation and Method

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this math operations and methods instructional activity, students read the story problems and then fill in the table with the appropriate information. The table asks for operation, method, how and answer. There are 3 problems on this...
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Batty Math

For Students 5th - 6th
In this bats worksheet, students 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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Grandfather Tang's Story

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read the story Grandfather Tang's Story and then make their own tangrams based on the story. In this tangrams lesson plan, 3rd graders make patterns with their tangrams and follow directions their teacher gives on how to...
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Remainder of One

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are introduced to division and remainders. In groups, they are given a set of cubes and read the story a "Remainder of One". While reading the book, they use the cubes to represent the equations mentioned. To end the...
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Percentage War

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore division by utilizing visual aides. In this number sense lesson, 5th graders read the story A Remainder of One with their class and practice dividing three digit numbers by one digit. Students complete a division...
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A Leader of Salem: Nathaniel Bowditch

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the qualities of a leader.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders read the story of Nathaniel Bowditch and use it as a catalyst for discussions on leadership and the definition of a hero.  

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