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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 lesson, students read the story A Remainder of One and practice solving division problems from the story. Students complete a worksheet which...
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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 activity. 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, 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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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 worksheet, 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 learning exercise, 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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Solve With Marble Math

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In 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
For this money worksheet, 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 plan, 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
Learners 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. Learners 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
In this math word problems worksheet, students 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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Regroup Ones

For Students 4th - 5th
In this data table problem solving instructional activity, students read 4 story problems and solve them using the data on a table about endangered animals.
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Right Triangle Trigonometry and Pictures

For Students 11th - 12th
In this right triangle worksheet, learners read short story problems, draw models of the story, and use trigonometric functions to solve the problems. This one-page worksheet contains 18 problems.
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Right Angle Trigonometry Applications

For Students 11th - 12th
In this trigonometric applications worksheet, students read short story problems, draw models of the story, and use trigonometric ratios to solve the problem. This two-page worksheet contains four multi-step problems.
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Jack and the Beanstalk

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students practice collecting data and making graphs. In this graphing lesson, students read the story Jack and the Beanstalk and tally how many times they heard certain words. They use this data to create a bar graph, pictograph, and...
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Write and Solve Equations

For Students 6th - 7th
Here is a problem solving worksheet in which learners read six story problems. They write an equation and then solve the problem. Basic addition and subtraction will be used.
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Step Into My Shoes

For Teachers K
Students order their classmates from smallest to largest foot length.  In this ordering their classmates from smallest to largest foot length lesson, students trace each of their classmates foot.  Students read a story called, 'How Big...
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Equal Shmequal by Virginia Kroll

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners read a book and complete exercises to explore the meaning of 'equals.' In this equal numbers lesson plan, students brainstorm the meaning of equals and read a story about the topic. Learners use manipulatives to study balance...
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Calculator Fun Math

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this calculator worksheet, students input the numbers that are shown in a story into a calculator. They turn the calculator upside down to see the words that are made by the numbers. They insert the words into the story in place of...
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Jalapeno Bagels

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students read the story Jalapeno Bagels and then write a summary about it. In this summary lesson plan, students retell the story as if someone else has not read the story.
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Make Change With Nickels, Dimes and Quarters

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this money problem solving worksheet, students read 3 story problems in which correct change is calculated. Students figure out the change needed after buying an item and paying for it with a specified amount of money.
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Subtract Across Zeros

For Students 4th - 5th
For this subtraction worksheet, students read 6 story problems in which larger numbers are subtracted with borrowing across zeros.
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The Pilgrim Fathers

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this social studies learning exercise, students recall the events of the Pilgrims, their arrival in Plymouth and the events of the first Thanksgiving. Students read a story which has 8 missing words. Students choose the correct word...
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George Island: Logical Thinking

For Students 8th - 10th
In this logical thinking worksheet, students read a story about George Island. From the clues that are given, and the diagram, they determine who lives in what house on George Island. Students use their logical thinking skills to solve...
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Find Area Problem Solving 17.4

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this area worksheet, students read 5 story problems and study the diagram of a tiled patio with a fountain. Students solve the problems.
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Supplementary Exercises: Fractions & Polygons

For Students 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers arrange fractions in descending order. They read short story problems and determine ratios, percents and decimals. Pupils determine fractional parts and add fractions. This four-page worksheet contains 13 problems.
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Extra Credit: It’s No Fairy Tale

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. In this Economics lesson, students complete a read an article and Q&A activity in groups, and play a vocabulary bingo game and a quiz game on payday loans....
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Hey Stan, What's the Plan?

For Students 4th - 5th
In this construction math worksheet, students solve 5 problems that pertain to home construction and remodeling. Students read each story, determine the correct operations and solve.
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The Birchbark House Math Activity

For Students 5th - 6th
In this The Birchbark House math activity instructional activity, 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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Chicken Pox Math

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders are read a story about a boy with chicken pox. As a class, they discuss what to do when you have a contagious disease and identify who in the class has had chicken pox. Using this information, they create a graph and use...
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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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Making Decisions With Probability

For Students 5th - 6th
For 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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Problem-Solving Strategy: Make a Table Problem Solving 6.4

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this problem solving worksheet, students read a story about buying packages of golf balls and tees. Students answer 4 questions pertaining to the story.
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Place Value Tools

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read a story. In this place value instructional activity, 4th graders read One Grain of Rice, use number cards to create the numbers listed in the story, and discuss the values of numbers represented.
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Ten Flashing Fireflies by Philemon Sturges

For Teachers 1st
First graders read a book to practice describing numbers and creating equations to solve story problems. In this story problems lesson, 1st graders sing a  song about counting fireflies and then read a story about counting fireflies....
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Hickory Dickory Doc Tell Time

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners 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.  Learners complete worksheets in which they identify the times of...
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Foot and Yard - Problem Solving 17.4

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this standard measurement of length worksheet, students read 4 story problems. Students choose the correct estimated answer from two choices. Included on the page are measurements in feet and yards.
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Introduce Vocabulary: Kindergarten Count to 100

For Teachers K
During read-aloud of Kindergarten Count to 100 by Jacqueline Rogers, children listen for context clues about vocabulary that includes the words "first," "second," and "third." I love the way vocabulary development skills are integrated...
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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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Percentage War

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore division by utilizing visual aides. In this number sense lesson plan, 5th graders read the story A Remainder of One with their class and practice dividing three digit numbers by one digit. Students complete a...
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The Hundred Penny Box

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students analyze the advantages of regular saving and how savings grow with compounding. After reading the story "The Hundred Penny Box", students define the terms "interest," "interest rate," and "compounding." Through several...
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Rooster's Off to See the World

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young learners listen to the book Rooster's Off to See the World, and complete simple math activities using the book. In this simple math activity, students read and list the animals in the book. They arrange animal picture squares using...
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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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Graphing Calculator Activity: Scientific Notation of Large Numbers

For Students 8th
In this graphing calculator activity, 8th graders explore the necessary steps to convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation. Individually, they read four story problems and place their answers in scientific notation....
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Variables and Evaluation using X is for X

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore variables in math by examining real life situations. In this math functions lesson, 8th graders read the story G is for Googol, A Math Alphabet Book and relate stories within the book to using variables when...
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Gingerbread Man Chain

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Plan ahead with a holiday-themed math word problem. Pupils read a description of a gingerbread chain, including measurements and connections, and decide how long the chain should be to cover the top and bottom of a 72 inch bulletin board.
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Book Title: You Can’t Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the concepts of multiple digit addition and subtraction. In this addition and subtraction lesson, students read the book You Can’t Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime and then discuss methods for solving a particular math problem...
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Cause and Effect

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this cause and effect instructional activity, students read the story, "The Dark Day", and answer multiple choice questions about the cause and effect relationships in the story. Students answer five multiple choice questions.
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Have You the Time of Day?

For Teachers K - 4th
Students read a story about a day in the life of a farmer. They practice reading and writing time. They write a picture story about his or her day. They draw clock faces showing what time of day each of the events occurred.
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Cute as a Button/Caps for Sale

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders make a graph using their buttons and read the book CAPS FOR SALE. They answer questions about the colors of the caps and how many there were. Each student takes turns placing a colored cap on the graph as we re-read the story.
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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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Exponentials & Logarithms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students solve exponential equations using logarithms. In this solving exponential equations using logarithms lesson plan, students read a story on their Ti-Nspire about exponentials and logarithms. Students solve problems in the story...
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Congruent Shapes Problem Solving 7.3

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this congruent shapes worksheet, students read 4 story problems about congruent shapes. Students use logical reasoning to answer these short answer questions.
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Problem Solving Reasonable Answers

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this reasonable answers problem solving worksheet, students read 5 story problems and circle the answer that makes more sense.
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Problem-Solving Decision: Estimates or Exact Answers

For Students 4th - 5th
In this problem solving worksheet, students read 5 story problems and determine if an estimate is enough or if an exact answer is needed. Students solve the problems.
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Probability Concepts (Problem Solving 20.2)

For Students 4th - 5th
In this probability worksheet, students read a story about CDs in a player. Students solve 5 word problems about possible outcomes.
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Problem-Solving Decisions: Reasonable Answers

For Students 4th - 5th
For this problem solving worksheet, students read 5 story problems that include an answer. Students decide if the answer given is reasonable or not and explain.
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Problem Solving Use a Picture

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this problem solving worksheet, students learn to use a picture to find a fraction and compare two fractions. Students read 4 story problems about fractional parts of a whole and solve them by using the picture.
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Find the Room Number Enrichment 20.2

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this place value problem solving worksheet, students read 4 stories about families and their room numbers in a hotel. Students determine from the clues the room number for each family.
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Practice Dividing By 3 or 4

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this division worksheet, students read 5 story problems in which basic division facts are used. Students write the division sentence and solve.
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Going On a Picnic

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this reading and math activity, students read a story about two girls who grow and sell produce. Students answer 5 multiple choice questions about the text that will involve math operations.
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Average Thanksgiving Dinners

For Students 4th - 5th
In this math worksheet, students read 4 story problems pertaining to Thanksgiving dinner. Students answer the multiple choice questions but do not do any actual calculations.
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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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Tumble Bumble Teaching Plan

For Teachers K - 2nd
Read a fictional story about a group of animals who meet and develop friendships. Learners practice reading rhyming words, discuss the animal characters, put the animals in categories, and extend the story to math and writing activities....
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Use the Distributive Property

For Students 5th - 6th
In this distributive property worksheet, students read 6 story problems and write the appropriate equation or expression to solve. The distributive property of multiplication will be used.
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Math with Character

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write math sentences to fit a given story. They recognize number families and discuss the character traits of a sharing and relate their feeelings and experience with sharing. The Doorbell Rang story is read and the students...
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Choose the Operation and Method

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this math operations and methods worksheet, 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 worksheet,...
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Counting 1-5

For Teachers K
Students explore numbers by participating in basic counting activities. In this early math lesson, students identify the numbers between 1 and 5 and read several books that demonstrate early counting. Students practice counting to 5 on...
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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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Jelly Beans Count!

For Teachers K
Students complete center activities. In this eggs lesson, students read a story and rotate between three stations. Students fill plastic eggs with jelly beans, independently browse books and cut and decorate a pre-drawn egg shape.
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Count Coins

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this counting money using coins activity, students read 3 story problems and use drawings of coins to help them solve the problems.
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Read and Write Numbers Through 1.000 Problem Solving 20.4

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this word names for numbers learning exercise, students read 6 story problems and write either the word name or number that goes with the problem.
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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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What about Babuie's Behavior?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students read the story about Babuie's behavior and relate it to a finite state machine. In this language arts lesson, students discuss and analyze their reading assignments. They develop a method to help them understand the finite state...
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Max's Math Adventures

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this counting practice worksheet, students read the story rhyme about counting practice. Students count a handful of objects they find in their home. Students then count the objects illustrated in each picture set. Students also draw...
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Linking Addition and Multiplication

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this math worksheet, students will read several sentences about how addition and multiplication are related. Then students will read a story and complete the 5 corresponding word problems.
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Logic Puzzle-- Shopping at a Garage Sale

For Students 4th - 5th
For this math logic puzzle, learners 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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Sequencing

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders retell a story focusing on sequence. in this sequence lesson plan, 2nd graders read the story Carry Go Bring Come by Vyanne Samuels. They retell parts of the story and put them in the correct order. 
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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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Cool Tools to Solve Challenging Word Problems

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore various math operations by solving word problems.  In this problem solving lesson, 3rd graders read the book A Remainder of One by Elinor Pinczes and complete worksheets based on the book.  Students utilize color...
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Hands On: Tenths and Hundredths

For Students 4th - 5th
In this fractions learning exercise, students read 6 story problems in which fractions and equivalent fractions are converted. No addition or subtraction is needed; students simply write a fraction that corresponds to the problem.
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Cyclops

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students read Odysseus and the Cyclops, then complete variety of math problem solving activities. They select a possession of the Cyclops to determine what the size of the object should be in comparison to normal size.
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Counting to 10

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students count and recognize numbers to 10. In this math lesson plan students play a CD-ROM game Mouse in the House: Blast Off. Support worksheets are also included.
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Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this math worksheet, students solve three word problems involving subtraction. The first problem is guided. Students use the questions to solve the problem. Students solve two more problems without the guide questions.
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Grandfather Tang's Story

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
It's amazing the complex figures that can be made using only a few simple shapes. Following a class reading of the children's book Grandfather Tang's Story by Ann Tompert, young mathematicians use sets of tangrams to create models of the...
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Write an Equation

For Students 1st - 3rd
For this math challenge worksheet, students read 5 story problems and use their problem solving skills to write equations in order to solve each of them.
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Probability

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners complete activities to learn about probability as well as improve their addition skills and number sense. In this probability lesson, students read the story Math Fun: Test Your Luck and discuss probability. Learners then play a...
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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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Calculator Story

For Students 5th - 6th
In this calculator story worksheet, students read a story that has several words represented as numbers. Students type the numbers in the story on a calculator and then turn the calculator upside down. Students write the words underneath...
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Hotel Infinity

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners investigate the concept of infinity. They read a story, discuss the concept of infinity from the story, and create an illustration of the hotel described in the story.
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Divide By Multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000

For Students 5th - 6th
For this division worksheet, students read four story problems and use division by multiples of 10, 100 and 1,000 to solve them. They must show their work and provide the answer.
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Subtract to Compare: Problem Solving 3.3

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this problem solving worksheet, students read 3 story problems and subtract to solve. Students draw or write to explain their work.
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Problem Solving Too Much Information: Practice 10.7

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this problem solving worksheet, students read 4 story problems and cross out the information that is not needed. Students then solve the problems.
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Regroup Tens: English Learners

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this regrouping worksheet, students read about story problems and looking for words that can help solve the problem, then look at pictures and complete problems. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
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Activity: Compare and Order Capacity

For Students K - 2nd
In this compare and order capacity worksheet, learners read 3 story problems and solve each of them by drawing or writing an explanation in the space provided.
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Percent of Increase and Decrease

For Students 8th - 9th
In this percent worksheet, students read short story problems and determine the percent of increase or decrease. This one-page worksheet contains 10 problems.
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Problem Solving: Draw a Picture

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this problem solving instructional activity, students read 3 story problems and draw a picture to illustrate each one before solving. Addition and subtraction will be used.
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Multiply Money

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this multiplying money worksheet, students analyze a data table of prices for small items. Students read 5 story problems and solve them with multiplication, using the information on the table.
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Order Numbers

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this ordering numbers worksheet, learners read 6 story problems pertaining to the value of numbers and more/fewer and greatest/least.
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How Much Sugar? How Much Fat?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Find the fat and sugar content in foods in lesson designed to teach math and nutrition at the same time. Learners read food labels and convert grams to teaspoons in order to observe how much sugar is in a product. They also use fast food...
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Character Education: Generosity

For Teachers K
Students explore the concept of generosity through the reading of several stories and the sharing of fruit. The math expression of half is experienced as strawberries are shared.
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How The Brahman Bull Got Its Hump

For Teachers K - 6th
Students examine ancestors of Brahaman cattle. After reading a story, "How The Camel Got His Hump," students discuss the differences between a camel and a Brahman bull. Upon completing a discussion of how the Brahman got its hump,...
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Dots

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students read the story "Ten Black Dots." They brainstorm what you can do with dots. Students create a picture and a story with ten dots. They discuss how a computer uses dots. Additional ideas are listed for cross curriculum.
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"Aye, Aye, Captain!"

For Teachers K
Students explore direction by reading sailing stories in class. In this navigation lesson, students identify the techniques used by sailors in order to travel safely and accurately. Students read stories about sailing in class and define...
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Luis' Painted Desert

For Students 1st
In this solving math questions worksheet, 1st graders read the short story, "Luis' Painted Desert", and answer 4 short answer questions relating to the story.
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Election Day Lesson: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

For Teachers K
Students read the story, The True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs and discuss the voting process. In this public opinion lesson plan, students review the original story of the three little pigs and then read the wolf's version of the story...
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Measuring Fun

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice measuring. In this measuring lesson, 1st graders read the story How Big Is a Foot? by Rolf Myller. They measure a partner using standard (ruler) and nonstandard (feet) units.
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Anansi Goes to Lunch

For Teachers Pre-K
Students read the story Anansi Goes to Lunch and complete many language arts-based activities to go with the book. In this language arts lesson plan, students complete activities including phonics, writing, coloring, counting, role...
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Making a Rain Catcher and Graphing Precipitation

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a rain catcher and examine and graph simulated rain levels. They read the story "This Place is Wet." Students examine how to measure various liquids using the appropriate measuring instruments. They record and graph...
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Wealth

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read the story The Day I Was Rich and learn about the role of money and taxes. In this money lesson plan, 3rd graders count large sums of money, group them, and give it away in the form of taxes. They discuss wealth and how...
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One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab.

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners count by pairs and sets of feet, while reading a story that coincides with this practice. In this math lesson, students use their skills to count by multiples and adding on to numbers when they add up feet from humans, and animals.
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The Night Before Christmas Parody

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students create a parody for The Night Before Christmas. In this parody lesson plan, students read the story by Clement Clarke Moore and then alter it to become a parody. Students present their parody and may dress in costume.
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Math - Word Problems

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students each receive a copy of the story problem worksheet. They read the story problems and think about them. They come up with a solution and solve the word problems, correcting if necessary.
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Values of Peace and Gratitude

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students engage in a lesson that focuses on the character trait of being grateful. Its connections to becoming a peaceful person are emphasized by reading a story that helps students to make cognitive connections to the subject.
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Too, Two, To

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this too/to/two learning exercise, learners read a story about going to the zoo that has 25 missing words. Students fill in each blank with either to, two or too.
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Calculator Math Stories

For Students 3rd
In this calculator worksheet, 3rd graders replace the numbers in the story with the words that are displayed when the numbers are input into a calculator. They turn the calculator upside down to find the words.
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Lilly's Big Day

For Teachers K - 1st
Students read the story Lilly's Big Day and do language arts and math activities based on the book. In this language arts and math lesson plan, students read the book given and do activities that include matching activities, number...
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Video Time

For Students 4th - 5th
In this math worksheet, students solve 4 problems about watching videos. Students read the stories in words, figure out the answer and show the work on the page.
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Pumpkin Problems

For Students 4th - 5th
In this math worksheet, students solve 4 story problems with a Halloween theme. Students will read the story and from 4 choices, select the answer which tells what to do to solve the problem. Students do not give the answer, only the...
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Finding Value in the Renaissance

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore art during the Renaissance period through the use of math. They solve word problems based upon historic documents of Renaissance Italy which contain real life situations, currencies and formulas. Students discover both...
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Word Problems 3 and 4

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this math worksheet, students read 2 story problems and decide on an operation before solving. It is not clear why this page begins with problem number 3.
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Stone Soup

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners determine the identity of a vegetable, either real or fake, and examine where the it grows. Next, they sort the vegetable by classifying them into different groups. They listen to and retell Heather Forest's, Stone Soup before...
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Math in Society

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders determine probabilities of real-life events such as life expectancies, winning a lottery ticket and the break-even premium. They apply how life-expectation tables are used to estimate the probability that an individual...
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Buffalo-Ta Tanka

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the buffalo. They watch a video and read a story about the buffalo and what it meant to Native American Indian tribes. They practice naming the parts of buffalo in Lakota.
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Cultures Around the World

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students graph the languages their class speaks. In this culture instructional activity, students read the story What is Your Language? and discuss the languages that their class speaks. They match English words to words in other...
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Problem-Solving Decision: Reasonable Answers Reteach 20.4

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this problem solving instructional activity, students read 3 story problems that already have answers. Students decide if the answer is reasonable or not.
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Circumference

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students measure the circumference and diameter of various circular snacks using Twizzler candies. In this geometry lesson plan, students look for a pattern that appears between the two columns. As the lesson plan introduction, the...
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CHick Guesstamination Estimation

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars demonstrate the value of basic counting. Using sponges, they create twelve chicks and number them. Students read a story and count the number of times a designated word appears. Young scholars exemplify specific...
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How Far Can a Frog Jump?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are introduced to how to take measurements in the metric system. After defining new vocabulary, they read a story by Mark Twain about jumping frogs. In groups, they simulate a frog jumping contest in which they made...
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Pasta Research

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read the story STREGA NONA together as a class and discuss what they know about pasta. They each receive pieces of pasta to glue down on construction paper and write beneath each one what they think it looks like.
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Chessboard Challenge

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read "The King's Chessboard" by David Birch. The teacher reads the story aloud and pauses at several points for students to calculate the next number in a pattern of doubling.
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Catch of the Day

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this math activity, students read a story about 2 children fishing and do a measurement investigation about whose fish is bigger. Students cut out and paste the fish activity and lay the fish end to end to determine the length.
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Counting Change and Changing Coins

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders demonstrate how to count change. In this consumer math lesson, 2nd graders read the book The Penny Pot and identify the value of coins. Students complete a worksheet to practice counting coins.
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Adding and Subtracting Money

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this math worksheet, students solve problems involving money. The first problem has four questions that guide the student through the problem solving process. The final four problems are computation problems involving money, but are...
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Math

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students, after discussing story detail, make a list of information needed to solve a problem, convert units of time, and discuss the steps to convert units of time.
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Money- Using R & R to Teach Mathematics

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify coins and their assigned value. For this economics lesson, 2nd graders practice using money, up to a dollar, by spending it on objects priced in the room. Students keep a record of how much they spent. Students...
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Managing My Money

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders use The Berenstain Bears' to learn about money management. In this money management lesson plan, 2nd graders read The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense book and complete the 'Rainy Day' worksheet. Students then discuss...
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Multiplication: Building Models, Representations and Explanations

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore multiplication concepts through skip counting, repeated addition and arrays. Using animal characteristics as a context, 1st graders solve problems using mathematical tools such as hundreds charts, number lines, ...
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Calculator Story

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this calculator story worksheet, students read through the story and type the numbers in the story on a calculator. Students create words with the numbers and replace the numbers to complete the story.
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Place Value Tools

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders practice place value to six digits. In this place value lesson, 4th graders discuss the name of each place value and the value of numbers. They listen to the story One Grain of Rice by Demi and make the numbers listed in...
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Unequal Groups vs. Equal Groups

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create their own chenille stems to use during this and future lessons. As a class, they discuss the difference between equal and non-equal groups. In groups, they brainstorm a list of items that come in groups of two,...
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A slope or not a slope? That is the question.

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate concepts related to Cartesian Coordinates. They use a creative game at the beginning of the lesson plan to identify quadrants by passing candy to one another. The rest of the lesson plan is using vocabulary and...
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Money - Using R & R to Teach Mathematics

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders count up coins of money that add up to one dollar. In this money lesson plan, 2nd graders also spend money and keep track of how much they have spent.
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Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How did South African apartheid affect the ability of people of color to increase their human capital? Here is a rich lesson in which learners come to understand the relationship between investment in human capital and income, while also...
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First Day of School

For Students 4th - 5th
Practice using context clues to match the definitions of eight bolded words with their correct word. This passage is called "First Day of School," so consider extending the activity by having learners write about a memorable first day of...
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A Snap at Geometry

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study geometric images and polyhedrons. In this geometry lesson, students complete several activities to learn about geometric shapes and classify polyhedrons from polygons. Students watch a video, complete a web-directed...
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The Hungry Caterpillar and Butterfly Life Cycle

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the life cycle of a butterfly. In this life cycle lesson, students read the book The Hungry Caterpillar. Students discover the four steps in a butterfly's life cycle. Students use pasta to create a project representing...
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Our First President

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this social studies worksheet, learners read a short story about George Washington as a boy. Students answer five questions about the reading.
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Swimmy's Friends

For Teachers K
Students solve problems using various strategies. In this problem solving lesson, students read the book Swimmy by Leo Lionni. Students make fish swimming patterns, measure how many goldfish crackers it takes to make a handprint and...
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Understanding Place Value

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students participate in a hands-on activity to practice finding the place value of numbers. Students listen to the story, The Warlord's Beads, to examine how place value helps them examine large numbers. Students use various...
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Cucumber Soup

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students read the book Cucumber Soup and complete math story problems related to the book. In this story problem lesson plan, students complete addition and subtraction problems related to the book and discuss how they came up with their...
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Odd and Even Numbers

For Teachers 1st
First graders read the book A Wish for Wings That Work and count the pictures in the book to identify odd and even numbers of items. In this odd and even lesson plan, 1st graders use the birds in the books as number counters, and reread...
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Equations and Inequalities

For Students 4th - 6th
In this equations and inequalities worksheet, students sharpen their problem solving skills as they solve 6 story problems by writing equations or inequalities that match the stories.
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Old friends, New game

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils create characters from a book. In this Language arts lesson, the students act out the story by role playing.  The pupils learn how to articulate correctly, by working together to arrive at the same destination.
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Patterns

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the concept of patterns and how they can occur with numbers and the lesson plan focuses on the occurrance wiht shapes. They complete an activity investigating patterns using a story to set the tone of fun.
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Book Title: Counting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore number sequence in a variety of activities. In this number practice lesson, students play a game of finger flash and read the book Counting Crocodiles. Students discuss the counting elements in the book and chart the...
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Geometric Relatioships

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners explore measurements and geometric formulas. In this geometry lesson, students investigate pi as it relates to geometry. They collect data and use a chart to organize the data.
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Book Title: 12 Ways to Get to 11 by Eve Merriam

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students complete activities to explore number sequence. In this number arrangements lesson, students play a game of finger flash and then read the book 12 Ways to Get to 11. Students count and track the amounts in the book to make an...
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Write a Number Story

For Teachers K - 5th
Students view number stories at a website and write their own. They insert a drawing and the text of their number story using a software such as PowerPoint to create a presentation for the class and parents.
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Summer Fun...

For Teachers K - 5th
Extend learning through summer with these activity ideas! Individuals can choose one or all nine of the activities, which range from a summer reading goal to an examination of local insects (with accompanying story prompt). See the...
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Ten Sly Piranhas: Subtraction with Goldfish Crackers

For Teachers K - 2nd
Class members listen to the William Wise book Ten Sly Piranhas and act out the story with one child playing the piranha. They use goldfish crackers (eating them to show subtraction) to demonstrate and understand equations they see on...
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Compare and Contrast

For Students 4th - 5th
In this compare and contrast worksheet, learners read the passage 'Resolving Conflict' and answer the 5 compare and contrast questions.
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Cruise the News

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students utilize newspapers as a resource to complete various tasks. They read articles, write summaries, investigate the classified section, write commercials, and circle spelling words.
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Story Problems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Youngsters learn how to solve story problems. They  listen to story problems, learn how to identify important information in a problem, and observe how to solve a story problem. Pupils practice solving an addition story problem with a...
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Counting on Frank

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders read a book "Counting on Frank" with a partner. Using the text, they identify eight clues and use their mathematical reasoning in real-life situations. They participate in a game and turn in a notebook in which they write...
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Multiplying Exponents vs. Powers of Powers

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Use the power of a power property to solve exponential functions. The lesson plan refers to  differentiating between multiplying or adding exponents to find the value, and how to find the product of a power of a power.
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3-D Figures Part 1

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers explore 3-D shapes. They transition from thinking of shapes as only 2-D. Pupils read Cinderella as a launching activity for their upcoming adventure, and explore a new world of 3-D shapes in this introductory lesson.
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Lesson Plan #26

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students build background knowledge or schema of critical division skills by predicting or inferring what will happen next in the story, retelling story detail, and counting the number of cookies on the plate.
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Money

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students count money using only coins.  In this money lesson, students read Bennies Pennies, practice counting the pennies in the story and are then introduces to the different coins, penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  Students use...
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Problem Solving: Too Much Information: English Learners

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this English Learners vocabulary acquisition worksheet, learners read the story problem and identify the information that is needed versus the information that is not. Students read the story problem and cross out the information they...
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The Berenstain Bears' Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Pupils use the book, The Berenstain Bears' Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze, to explore spending, collecting, opportunity cost, saving, and speculating.
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Log and Life Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners inquire about the tree's life cycle . In this tree life cycle lesson, students study how animals depend on trees in all stages of their lives. Learners illustrate the stages of the tree's life.
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Long Train: 101 Cars on the Track Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students practice counting, measuring, and predicting. In this early childhood lesson plan, students identify numbers 1-101, rhyming words, and repetitive words using Long Train by Sam Williams. Students build their recall skills by...
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Probability

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore probability, practice addition, develop number sense and use probability terms as they play a game with color tiles.
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Doorbell Division

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the concept of division using the book "When the Doorbell Rang." They listen to the book, role-play the dividing of the cookies from the story, and create their own story problem to solve using the stamp program from...
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Sorting and Classifying Concrete Objects by Varying Attributes

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine how to sort concrete objects by their attributes. In this sorting activity, 1st graders listen to Gray Rabbit's Odd One Out by Alan Baker, and discuss the actions of the main character. They practice sorting objects...
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A World of Symmetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify lines of symmetry.  In this symmetry lesson, students create objects and identify their lines of symmetry.  They answer questions about lines of symmetry.  Students cut shapes out of cookie dough and decorate it to...
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How Do You Like Your Eggs?

For Teachers 1st
First graders conduct a poll about how people like their eggs. In this graphing lesson, 1st graders collect data about how they like their eggs. Students use a picture of themselves to place under the type of egg they like. Students then...
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A Picture is Worth 1000 Words (Variable Expressions and Graphs)

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students rewrite word problems using algebraic symbols. In this algebra lesson, students write variable expressions to express real life situations. They graph their results and analyze the data.
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A Tale of Two Girls

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this cultural differences reading worksheet, students read a short story. Students answer 5 questions about the events which are set in Australia.
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"The Greedy Triangle"

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Learners recognize the following geometrical shapes: triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, nonagon, and decagon and demonstrate understanding by being able to identify the shapes listed above.
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My Owl Babies Miss Momma

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students investigate the relationship between children and parents by reading a book about owls.  In this story analysis lesson, students read the book Owl Babies and participate in a role play based on one of the characters.  Students...
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Caps For Sale: A Lesson on Patterns and Sequence

For Teachers K
Students become familiar with the concept of patterns and sequence through the story "Caps For Sale," by Esphyr Slobodkina.
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Sequence

For Students 4th - 5th
For this sequence worksheet, students read the short story and then select the best choice about story sequence to complete the 5 questions.
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Numbers Activity

For Teachers K - 1st
Students practice identifying quantities of items and materials using numbers.  For this counting lesson, students read The Gummi Bear Counting Book by Lindley Boegehold, and utilize a bag of gummy bears as a counting tool.  Students...
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Cotton And Child Labor

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the practice of child labor as found in the history of the United States. The teacher reads the class a story from the year of 1914. This creates context for the lesson and then students answer teacher...
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Inching Our Way through Measurement

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students review how to use an inch ruler and listen to the story, Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni. In this measuring lesson, students work in small groups to create an Inch Poster. Students then use an inch ruler to measure different objects...

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