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#### Common Core Math: 4th Grade

Kick math instruction into high gear with a collection made up of lesson plans, activities, worksheets, videos, and apps created to enhance and reinforce fourth grade math concepts. Check out each resource's notes to discover which...

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#### Mathematics Instruction Parent Guides

Provide parents and guardians with the support needed to assist their child in today's math strategies. Here you will find a collection compiled of seven reference sheets each covering a different mathematical concept—addition,...

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#### Mental Math and Compatible Numbers

Strengthen the skills of mental math when using compatible numbers. Find numbers that benefit one another when doing the four operations. Practice correct estimating to make those operations go quicker and better understand if the...

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#### Reading Across the Lower Elementary Curriculum

Who doesn't love a good story? Cover your basic subjects—English language arts, math, science, and social studies—with a collection comprised of lesson plans, activities, projects, and worksheets all of which focus on a story book...

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#### Literacy Beyond the Language Arts Classroom

Celebrate reading across the curriculum with a collection of lessons and worksheets that bring literature and informational text to life in math, science, social studies, and music. Each resource prompts interdisciplinary instruction...

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#### "Grade 9-12, Claim 2 & 4: Problem Solving & Communication Reasoning Supports"

Small but mighty, a collection of three resources features presentation slides that prepare high schoolers for the Smarter Balanced assessment. Claim 2 features problem solving questions drawn from all content areas. Claim 3 focuses on...

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#### 3rd Grade Emergency Sub Plans

Take advantage of a collection designed to make writing substitute teacher lesson plans a whole lot easier. Here you'll find a third grade, day-long sub plan alongside seven activities covering subjects—math, reading, writing, and word...

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#### Order of Operations

Here is a complete unit for teaching the order of operations. Starting with a presentation or student-led Internet activity (depending on the resources available), students then complete a group activity, followed by some independent...

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#### Properties of Operations as Strategies- Independent Practice Worksheet

Find examples of math properties! On each of these two worksheets, learners examine five sets of number sentences, marking the ones which demonstrate the indicated property. The first page deals with the associative property. For each of...

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#### Math Stars: A Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 2

Develop the problem solving skills of your young learners with this collection of math newsletters. Covering a variety of topics ranging from simple arithmetic and number sense to symmetry and graphing, these worksheets offer a nice...

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#### Math Stars: A Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 4

Fresh off the press, these math newsletters will challenge the problem solving skills of your young mathematicians. With an incredibly wide variety of questions covering the topics of arithmetic and geometry, these unique...

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#### The Division Algorithm—Converting Decimal Division into Whole Number Division Using Mental Math

Make math much simpler with mental math methods. The 16th installment in a series of 21 looks at ways scholars can apply mental math to convert division problems into easier problems with the same quotient. Multiplying or dividing both...

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#### 4th Grade Math: Multi-Step Word Problems

Solving word problems requires reading comprehension and math computation. Through an interactive slideshow presentation, fourth graders observe and follow each step toward solve multiplication and division word problems.

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#### $1 Math

Captivate your class by having them find the value of their names, different zoo animals, musical instruments, etc.,with a mental math lesson plan. Using the coding formula listed, children learn to fluently estimate and calculate simple...

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#### Pathways to Double-Digit Addition

By adding the tens and ones place separately, beginners to addition can easily complete 10 double-digit addition problems. This is an excellent worksheet, as it visually sets learners up on the pathway to this strategy. They simply...

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#### Math Stars: a Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 7

Put on your thinking caps because middle school math has never been more interesting in this huge resource full of thought provoking questions. Written as a newsletter, the resource has 10 two-page newsletters with a variety of...

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#### Teaching Problem Solving Strategies in the 5-12 Curriculum

Address any kind of math concept or problem with a series of problem-solving strategies. Over 12 days of different activities and increasing skills, learners practice different ways to solve problems, check their answers, and reflect...

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#### Problem Solving Strategy: Solve a Simpler Problem - Reteach 6.6

In this problem solving strategies activity, students solve 2 word problems where they use models and the "solve a simpler problem strategy" to help them solve the problem. The problems contain fractions. A detailed example that uses a...

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#### Making Math More Fun

Address fundamental math skills with a series of fun math board games. With 25 games that focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, and percentages, kids will quickly find that math practice is their favorite...

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#### Basic Math Skills Practice and Problem Solving

The intention of the slide-show is to provide learners with the opportunity to problems solve with a peer. They work through each problem provided and discuss their strategies. This is a great way to build foundational math and algebraic...

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#### Math Stars: A Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 3

Make sure your class stays up with the times using this series of math newsletters. Including word problems that cover topics ranging from consumer math and symmetry to graphing and probability, these worksheets are a fun way to...

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#### Additional Math Strategies

Learners participate in various math strategies. In this mathematical concepts lesson, students experience several math strategies, such as using foldables, angles, and using colored pasta. Learners use these manipulatives to help them...

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#### “I Can” Common Core! 2nd Grade Math

Help your second graders monitor their academic accomplishments with this Common Core math standards checklist. With each standard written as an I can statement, this is a great resource that provides young mathematicians with clear...

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#### Small Ten Frame Cards with Dots

Solidify your mathematicians' addition and subtraction skills using this ten frame printable. Here, you'll find small, ten frame cards with dots representing numbers 11 to 22, equipped to enhance math strategies and boost proficiency.

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#### 3rd Grade Math Practice Packet

Third graders will love these creative math worksheets. They focus on multiplication, division, and geometric shapes. The packet includes multiplication tables and word problems, ideal for every level of math learner.

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#### Dance by Numbers

Get your groove on, let your talents shine, and be ready to rock with a highly engaging, entertaining activity that teaches math patterns and numbers through dancing. A dancing lesson that features math strategies, as well as STEM, is a...

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#### Math Stars: A Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 6

Think, question, brainstorm, and make your way through a newsletter full of puzzles and word problems. The resource includes 10 different newsletters, all with interesting problems, to give class members an out-of-the box math experience.

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#### How Many Hundreds?

Mental math skills are really important to develop. Kids practice metal computation by first adding the hundreds then the tens and ones. There are nine addition and nine subtraction problems to solve. This attractive worksheet is...

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#### Mental Math

Faster than a speedy calculator! Show your classes how to use polynomial identities to multiply numbers quickly using mental math.

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#### Money Math

Wouldn't your class members love to become millionaires? It doesn't happen overnight. Teach young entrepreneurs about personal finance and money management with a series of lessons focused on money math. Pupils learn about banking and...

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#### Mystery Math Town

You know you have stumbled on something interesting when you launch this app. You are suddenly taken into a world of mystery and intrigue, and of course, math-skills practice.

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#### Math Stars: A Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 1

Keep the skills of your young mathematicians up-to-date with this series of newsletter worksheets. Offering a wide array of basic arithmetic, geometry, and problem solving exercises, this resource is a great way to develop the critical...

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#### Friendly Numbers

There are a number of different strategies young mathematicians can use when adding two-digit numbers. This activity focuses on making addition easier by rounding the addends to friendly numbers, with the resulting sum being adjusted...

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#### Open-Ended Problem Solving - Math

If you are looking for an end-of-the-year math assessment, then this instructional activity could be for you! Your mathematicians are assessed on their ability to solve difficult, multi-step word problems that take quite a bit of thought...

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#### Apple Farm Field Trip

Monitor the growth of young mathematicians with a comprehensive addition and subtraction assessment. Using the context of a class field trip to an apple orchard, this series of four story problems allows children to demonstrate their...

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#### “I Can” Common Core! 1st Grade Math

Any first grader can master the Common Core math standards with this checklist! With each standard rewritten as an affirmative I can statement, children are provide with clear goals to work toward throughout the school year.
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#### Fundraising

In order to solve for who raised the most money, learners will need to choose an appropriate math strategy or tool to help them. Two possible solutions, one involving pictures and one involving abstract thought, are presented in the...

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#### The Maths Race

Here is a terrific lesson which has your kids play an interactive CD-ROM or online game "The Maths Race," focusing on using mental math strategies to solve the problems in the game. In pairs they answer math problems by selecting the...

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#### Using the Comprehension Strategies

High school learners review the six major reading comprehension strategies. They demonstrate the strategies by putting them into action using more complex reading. They finish by discussing a seventh strategy, monitoring comprehension.

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#### Common Core State Standards 1st Grade Math

Here are the complete set of the math practice standards and the Common Core standards for first grade. They cover operations & algebraic thinking, operations in base 10, measurement and data, and geometry. Illustrated nicely with...

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#### Math Doodles

Discover the joy and excitement of improving your math fluency through four different puzzles. Combine those with 25 different ways to represent numbers and you have hours of enjoyment that can be fun outside of the classroom as well.

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#### Assessment for the California Mathematics Standards Grade 2

Test scholars mathematic skills with an assessment addressing addition, subtraction, multiplication, place value, measurement, geometric shapes, expanded notation; and their ability to compare numbers, write number sentences, draw...

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#### Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 3 Math)

Put the knowledge of your third grade mathematicians to the test with this practice Common Core assessment. Offering a change from typical standardized math tests, 3rd graders are asked to answer not only multiple choice questions but...

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#### Unit 6 Math Vocabulary Cards (Grade 1)

Add a set of nine flashcards to math vocabulary instruction. Word cards are showcased in a clear bold style and have a corresponding card with a descriptive picture with labels. Some terms are repeated from previous sets, but they deal...

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#### Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 6 Math)

Keep track of your sixth graders' mastery of the Common Core math standards with this practice assessment. Taking a different approach than most standardized tests, this resource includes not only multiple choice questions, but also free...

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#### Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 5 Math)

Follow your class's progress with the Common Core standards using this practice math assessment. Offering a combination of both multiple choice and free response questions that require children to enter their own numerical solutions,...

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#### End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 5 Math)

After a long year of sweat and tears it's time to see what your young mathematicians have learned in the fifth grade. Based specifically on the Common Core standards, this practice test includes both multiple choice and free response...

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#### End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 3 Math)

There's a lot of math that third graders need to learn in a year, and now it's time to find out how well they've done. Designed specifically for the Common Core standards, this new approach to testing includes both multiple choice and...

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#### CK-12 Middle School Math Concepts - Grade 6

Twelve chapters cover a multitude of math concepts found in the Common Core standards for sixth grade. Each title provides a brief explanation of what you will find inside the chapter—concepts from which you can click on and learn more...

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#### Jeopardy - Math Problem Solving for 4th Grade

Here is a unique twist on the Jeopardy-style presentations that have become so popular. In this one, the focus is on problem solving skills for 4th grade math pupils. Titles of the categories are: Work Backwards, Find a Pattern, Make a...

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#### Mental Math - Multiplication and Division

A challenging presentation outlines strategies for using mental math when multiplying and dividing. Learners solve a variety of problems while getting tips along the way. The PowerPoint should challenge even your best math pupils. Very...

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#### Many Ways to Do Addition

A great aspect of teaching math is that children have the freedom to solve problems using a variety of different strategies. The focus of this lesson is for young mathematicians to become aware of many ways of answering addition...

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#### Making a Ten

An addition table supports third graders as they learn strategies to improve their math fluency. When finding sums greater than ten, students are taught how to first make a ten and then add on the rest. A similar method is also...

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#### Grade 5 Math Module 1: End-of-Module Assessment

The last installment of the 18-part Grade 5 Math Module 1 is an end-of-module assessment. Scholars answer questions that require explaining the connection between powers of 10 and place value, rewriting decimals in different forms,...

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#### Reading Comprehension Through Math Problem Solving

Focused on building strong reading comprehension and problem solving strategies, learners solve various math story problems in small groups. They share their answers along with their strategies. The strategies they practice include...

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#### Why Do People Get so Anxious About Math?

Math anxiety is a real phenomenon. Help ease that anxiety with your math students by showing them this supportive video.

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#### Sharing Strategies

In this math strategies worksheet, 3rd graders, working with a partner, study 5 word problems to determine the best math strategy to solve each problem and then share their solutions.

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#### Subtraction: Strategies

Because our learners are all vastly different, it is important to introduce various strategies for solving equations. These slides provide three different methods students can use to solve basic subtraction problems. Strategies covered...

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#### Addition Strategies

Help young mathematicians refer to simple addition strategies with a set of math posters. The pages feature ways to remember how to add zero to a number, how to determine if a number is odd or even, and making fast tens.

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#### Menu Math

Getting a meal, side dish, drink, and dessert can be delicious—but it can be expensive too! Practice addition and subtraction with money in a activity that focuses on a sample menu, complete with task cards and word problems.

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#### Math Stars: A Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 5

Looking for a way to challenge the problem-solving abilities of your young mathematicians? Then look no further. This collect of newsletter worksheets engages learners with a variety of interesting word problems that cover topics ranging...

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#### Using Benchmarks to Compare Fractions

Introduce a new strategy for comparing fractions by analyzing Melissa's use of benchmarks. Walk the class through her process, calling on learners to explain their understanding of each step she took. Then practice this method on two...

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#### Vocabulary Strategies for the Analysis of Word Parts in Mathematics

Pair this resource with a reading of any math textbook, article, or book. Learners take note of unknown words and use the provided graphic organizer in order to use word roots, prefixes, and suffixes to help them determine the meaning of...

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#### Fractions of Fun

Reinforce concepts and encourage learner engagement with a collection of math games, science experiments, and cross curricular activities. In one fun resource, learners sort objects, keep a diary of everyday fractions, play a game using...

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#### Doubles Plus

Doubles and doubles+ 1 addition is a great way to help little learners build number sense and automaticity. This presentation contains multiple examples of doubles and doubles+ 1 addition. Images of dominoes are employed to reinforce the...

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#### 7th Grade Math "I Can" Statement Posters

Translate the Common Core math standards into a series of achievable "I can" statements with this collection of classroom displays. Offering posters for each standard, this resource is a great way to support your seventh graders as they...

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#### Evaluating in Math

Help kids understand problem-solving strategies by focusing on academic language in a reading comprehension activity. After reading paragraphs about the words solve and evaluate, learners answer five reading comprehension questions.

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#### Number Bonds to 10

First graders solve the sums up to 10 using the mental math strategy of number bonding. Thirty different addition facts on the worksheet allow for plenty of practice.

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#### 1st Grade Strategy Worksheets

Enhance your first grade math curriculum with a thorough resource packet. It includes worksheets for practicing counting on and counting back, addition and subtraction facts to 10, and addition and subtraction doubles.

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#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 7th Grade Math – Target D

Put expressions, equations, and inequalities to work! Young scholars solve problems using various strategies. Meant as a snapshot of the Smarter Balanced Assessment, a set of seven questions includes topics from writing expressions to...

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#### CAHSEE Practice: Problems 28-31

Students will find this CAHSEE Practice video helpful and informative as they prepare for the test. Here, Sal covers parabolas, graphing, linear equations, and algebraic equations. The test strategies will be as helpful to your math...

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Write a Number Sentence: Problem Solving

In this number sentence instructional activity, students use the problem solving strategy of understand, plan, solve, and look back to help them write number sentences to solve the word problem.

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#### Choosing a Strategy

In this mathematical operations activity, learners read through the story about the robot and the flowers. Students then select which strategy, addition or subtraction to help them solve the problem. Learners write and solve the number...

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#### Elapsed Time Mountain Strategy

Teaching children to calculate elapsed time can seem like an uphill battle, but this resource will make things a little easier. Using different symbols to represent hours, five-minute increments, and one-minute increments, young...

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#### Problem Solving Strategies

Eight mini-posters remind your math class of strategies to try when attacking a problem. Print each one on a different brightly colored piece of paper, laminate, and post in your classroom for year-long reference. Strategies include:...

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#### Math Common Core Checklist for K-6

As the school year progresses, it can be challenging for teachers to keep track of the specific math standards they've covered and those that remain to be taught. This Common Core checklist solves this problem, providing educators with a...

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#### Using Subtraction Strategies 5

In this subtraction strategies learning exercise, students review the ways to subtract. Students then choose a way to subtract and write the difference to each equation. Students also make up a subtraction story.

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#### Fluency with Percents

Pupils build confidence working with percents as they work several types of percent problems to increase their fluency. The resource contains two sets of problems specifically designed to build efficiency in finding solutions of basic...

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#### Double Ten Frame

Working on numbers 10 and 20? Don't forget your double ten frame! This double ten frame can also support addition and subtraction strategies and place value ideas. All on one page, ready to be printed and implemented as part of your math...

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#### Problem Solving

School subjects connect when your young scholars use math to edit English. Math allows you to convert an entire paragraph into a simple equation or inequality. Examples encourage learners to write expressions, equations, and inequalities...

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#### Zach’s Lie: Magic Squares

Individuals match vocabulary words within a magic square, a concept that ties in nicely with math class. The words are all located in Zach's Lie and were specifically selected to increase comprehension of the text. Fifth in a series of...

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#### Functional Maths Questions

Dang, it's a word problem! Pupils address a variety of word problems that involve knowledge of proportions and geometric topics. The General Certificate of Secondary Education review problems require determining costs based on area...

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#### Math Magic (X9)

Detective Valid leads the search for patterns in the basic multiplication facts of 9. Working in pairs, your third graders learn a special strategy that only works with 9. Before using this lesson consider whether the suggestion of dark...

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#### Why Mastery of Math Facts is Important

Discover why young mathematicians should master their math facts and use this strategy to motivate their proficiency.

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#### Building toward fluency

Here is a great learning task that focuses on the development of areas in computational fluency including strategies in mental math. Young learners are guided through a list of addition expressions that help them visually understand the...

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#### Math in Fashion

How do fashion and math relate? Using interactive websites and video clips, learners apply proportional reasoning to the fashion industry. They look for patterns and linear relationships, apply unit rate concepts to garment materials...

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#### Look for Easy Numbers for E-Z Addition

All kids learn differently. For some, mental math is the best and most efficient way to add a series of numbers. After viewing a few sample problems, learners find ways to add numbers to 10 before adding them all together, and then write...

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#### Guess and Check

How can you find the solution to an addition or subtraction problem by guessing? Practice the guess-and-check strategy with a fun math activity based on Ms. Squid's ink mess on the homework. Kids determine which number is covered by the...

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#### Doubles and Halves 3

Build mental math skills by teaching learners to double and half three-digit numbers. They start out by doubling one of seven double-digit numbers. Next, they discuss their strategy, and then practice doubling and halving 3-digit...

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#### Just Enough Carrots: Math Lesson

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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#### Mastering Math Vocabulary

Help third graders master math vocuabulary! Start by reading the book Three Names and discuss the arithmetic vocabulary to create questions through think-pair-share activities. Third graders will then complete a worksheet with word...

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#### Division: Using a Number line

Provide learners with a problem solving strategy to help them solve simple division problems and build a better understanding of the relationship between multiplication and division. They use a number line and jump up by the divisor,...

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#### Using Known Facts to Multiply and Divide Mentally

Building strong mental-math skills requires learners to have a strong number sense. They practice multiplying two and three-digit numbers in their heads using estimation or approximation. They estimate or round each number and then...

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#### Math in Fencing: Division of Clock Time

Is there time? Fencers need to make mental calculations within a match. The Math at the Core MS: Ratios resource points out that fencers calculate the ratio of touches per time left to help develop strategies to win. The competitors also...

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#### Problem Solving Application: Use Equations - Practice Problems 12.5

Walk your scholars through the process of using equations through this problem-solving worksheet! A scenario question asks students to solve a multi-step math problem. They are guided to the solution through 7 questions, finally...

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#### NGSS: Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

The fifth practice in the Next Generation Science Standards covers using mathematics and computational thinking. Scholars and scientists watch a video that explains how they use these skills starting in early elementary, and becoming...

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#### Problem Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern: Problem Solving

In this math patterns worksheet, students use the problem solving strategy of understand, plan, solve, and look back to help them find patterns to solve word problems.

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern

In this intermediate problem solving strategy worksheet, students practice their math skills as they find patterns in order to solve 2 problems.

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern 2

In this intermediate problem solving strategy worksheet, students respond to short answer questions pertaining to understanding, planning, solving, and looking back in order to solve a problem.

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Number Pattern: Problem Solving

In this number patterns worksheet, students use the problem solving strategy of understand, plan, solve, and look back. Students solve the word problem by finding the number pattern.

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#### Strategies for Problem-Solving: Finding Patterns

In this strategies for problem-solving: finding patterns worksheet, 4th graders use a given pattern to answer 3 questions, then determine another pattern to answer 3 more.

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern

In this intermediate problem solving strategy worksheet, students find patterns in 5 word problems in order to solve each of them.

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern

In this problem solving strategy worksheet, students look for patterns in 2 short answer questions and respond to 3 short answer questions based on a pattern.

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#### Advanced Factoring Strategies for Quadratic Expressions (part 2)

What do you do with a difficult-to-factor quadratic expression? This lesson provides the answer. Pupils learn a grouping strategy to help factor trinomials. When guess and check seems too tedious, this method is the "works every time"...

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#### Problem Solving Strategy: Draw a Diagram

In this problem solving worksheet, students review the use of the draw a diagram problem solving strategy. They apply the strategy as they answer 2 short word problems.

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#### Problem Solving Strategy: Draw a Diagram - Practice 10.7

In this problem solving worksheet, 5th graders find the answers to 5 word problems in which they use the draw a diagram strategy. They show their diagram in the space next to each problem.

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#### Mental Math to Evaluate Products: Mental Math Halloween Candy

Time to put those mental math strategies into play with an interactive that has learners thinking about how many candies three friends get altogether.

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#### Real-Life Math | Zoo Keeper, Birds

Birds of a feather flock together, so it's easy to estimate their number. Pupils watch an installment of a larger Real-Life Math series in which a zookeeper explains how she uses math to estimate the number of birds. They then try out...

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#### Vocabulary Cards 1st Grade M-Z

Clarify key math vocabulary terms with this series of printable cards. Three different versions of each term are provided; one with only the word, one with the word and a picture, and one with the word, a picture, and a definition. Note...

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#### Early Mental Math: Practice

Pupils start from a given number and count forward by 1s, 2s, and 10s. They "make ten" in 4 addition problems, and add or subtract 2 in the rest. Finally, they circle the odd numbers in a list from 1-14.

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#### Academic Math Vocabulary

The ABCs of math are so important. Find commonly used math terms in a 42-page packet. Each page has the word, a place to write the definition, and a place to give specific examples of the term. A must-have for all math classrooms!

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#### Helping a Friend (+10 and Some More)

Start this addition lesson plan with a challenge: project a ten frame with three counters for three seconds and then ask pupils if (and how) many. Give learners individual mats and counters, and model a double ten frame activity: five...

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#### Growing Caterpillars

Explore multiplication through caterpillar study. Learners will view a caterpillar video clip and work with a group to determine how much they would weigh if they grew to be 3,000 times their size as does the caterpillar. They will...

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#### Cat Food

Determine the right mix of cans of cat food. The resource consists of an assessment task to determine the cost to feed two cats for a specific number of days and requires scholars to interpret remainders within a context. The resource...

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#### Twenty Questions: The Hundred Chart

Use the 20 Questions game to practice math vocabulary and number properties! Project a hundreds chart and hand one out to learners. Ideally, give them counters (beans would work well) to mark off the chart so you can play multiple times....

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#### Sentence Completion 16: High-Intermediate Level

More sentence completion practice! The strength of this worksheet lies in the lengthy answer and explanations key included with the resource. The key explains in detail how to approach each problem, what strategies to employ, and why...

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#### Sentence Completion: High-Intermediate Level

Learners can practice their reading strategies and comprehension skills with a sentence completion instructional activity that comes with a detailed answer key. Whether you use the instructional activity as an assessment or as a group or...

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#### Using Algebra to Explore Problem Space

Young scholars apply their knowledge of math by rewriting word problems using equations. In this word problem lesson, students build upon previous knowledge as they set up the correct steps to solve word problems. This lesson is full of...

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#### Subtraction Word Problems #1

Practice subtraction skills and word problem strategies with your second graders. After reviewing the example at the top of the page, learners solve 14 word problems involving subtraction. A great way to practice mental math!

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#### Problem-Solving Strategies

Help kids think critically about word problems with an assessment that promotes problem solving. Ten problems prompt learners to think about the best way to answer the question, what else they need to know to solve it, and the most...

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#### Problem Solving Plan, Mental Math: The Perfect Lemonade 1

Find the perfect amount of water for lemonade. Scholars solve the famous problem of measuring four liters of water using a three-liter container and a five-liter container. An interactive allows users to see each step of the solution.

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#### Evaluating Efficiency

There's more than one way to solve a math problem! Introduce your class to this concept with a reading passage. After reading, learners answer five related questions.

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#### Problem Solving Strategy: Use Models: Reteach

In this math models and probability worksheet, 7th graders use a problem solving strategy and math models to solve the two probability word problems.

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#### Use Subtraction Strategies 4

In this subtraction strategies activity, students read the word problems and then solve by choosing one of the subtraction strategies.

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#### Using Addition Strategies 2

In this addition strategy activity, 1st graders review the strategies for adding. Students then choose a way to add the ten equations and write the sum. Students also draw an answer to a problem.

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#### Using Subtraction Strategies

In this subtraction strategy learning exercise, students review the ways to subtract. Students then choose a way to subtract. Student write about the differences.

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#### Using Addition Strategies

In this addition worksheet, 1st graders review the different strategies for addition. Students then choose a way to add the eighteen addition equations.

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#### Get Ready For Problem Solving Strategies

Problem solving strategies are the focus of this math PowerPoint. Young mathematicians are introduced to the TAKS problem solving model, then practice by completing 38 slides filled with practice problems. Drawing pictures of the...

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#### SAT Prep: Test 2 Section 6 Part 6

The most valuable part of this video isn't math-related (even though the math strategies are quite helpful); it's the way Sal replaces part of a problem that confuses him with easy-to-manipulate variable letters. Students who get hung up...

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#### Simple Strategies

Here is a fabulous lesson plan on problem solving strategies for your charges. In it, learners are presented with many excellent techniques they can use when faced with a multi-step math word problem. Some terrific blackline masters are...

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#### Marriage and Financial Goals, Budgeting Strategies

There is no more useful life skill to learn than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of...

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#### Mental Math Strategies

In this mental math worksheet, students use mental math to add and subtract, to compare equations, and answer 2 "Test Prep" questions. Reference to Houghton Mifflin text is given.

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#### Learning Styles in Math

Students discover which learning style works best for them in a math setting. In this math comprehension lesson, students create different combinations of numbers that equal the sum of 11. Students determine if they are better visual,...

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#### Using Subtraction Strategies 2

In this subtraction strategies learning exercise, students review the ways to subtract and then solve the subtraction problems. Students also answer a test prep question.

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#### Choose a Strategy

In this math strategy worksheet, 3rd graders choose any 1 out of 7 math strategies to solve 3 word problems on the lines provided.

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#### Using Expected Values to Compare Strategies

Discover how mathematics can be useful in comparing strategies. Scholars develop probability distributions for situations and calculate expected value. They use their results to identify the best strategy for the situation.

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#### Analyzing Decisions and Strategies Using Probability 1

Learn how to increase the probability of success. The 19th installment of a 21-part module teaches future mathematicians how to use probability to analyze decisions. They determine strategies to maximize the chances of a desired outcome.

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#### Analyzing Decisions and Strategies Using Probability 2

Explore how to compare and analyze different strategies. In the 20th installment of a 21-part module, scholars continue their analysis of decisions and strategies from the previous lesson. They then extend this concept to hypothesis...

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#### Doubling Starter

It is really important to teach kids basic math facts so they can solve more complicated problems later if life. They can practice building number sense and automaticity with this doubling and halving warm up. They are shown a series of...

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#### Sushi Monster

These monsters are hungry for sushi and it's your job to feed them. Complete addition and multiplication equations to satisfy their needs while developing math fluency.

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#### CAHSEE Practice: Problems 32-34

Equip your students with test-taking strategies as well as math strategies with this video, which walks students through problems 32-34 of the California High School Exit Exam Practice test.

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#### Counting the Miles

Youngsters solve a multi-step word problem to determine the number of miles traveled by the Martinez family each day. Then they identify and name the methods used to find their solution. Pupils compare their strategies to others in the...

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#### Making Math Meaningful and Enjoyable

Your young learners will enjoy mathematics that is meaningful correspondence as they play their way to a deep mathematical foundation. Organized around the math standards, this appropriate sequence of conceptual, preschool...

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#### Ten-Frames – A Games Approach to Number Sense

"How can you help students visualize numbers in a way that is compatible with our base-ten number system?" The answer is simple: use ten-frames. Whether they're being used as a part of classroom routines or as instructional tools, this...

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#### Properties of Operations as Strategies - Guided Lesson

Math properties can be tricky, but this worksheet's visual approach makes them accessible to young learners. First, they apply the associative property by filling in the blanks of an equivalent equation, concluding that the values are...

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#### Math Made Simple as 1-2-3: Simplified Educational Approach to Algebra

Writing an equation of a line is as easy as m and b. A lesson presentation gives individuals different strategies for writing equations of lines. Some items provide a slope and a point while others provide two points. Whatever the given,...

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#### Adding/Subtracting Whole Numbers in Your Head

Exercise those mental math muscles! This worksheet contains 10 addition and 10 subtraction problems which require learners to compute sums or differences in their heads. A quick review at the top of the page provides a strategy based on...

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#### Cover Up: Tools for Integrating Math and Engineering

Blend art, adolescent snacking habits, and math to create new cereal boxes. Secondary learners review scale drawings. They use this information to construct cereal boxes to scale and will compare their creation to the original product to...

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#### Problem Solving Strategy: Use Models: Practice

In this math models worksheet, 7th graders use math models to help find the probabilities for each word problem. Students express the probabilities as percents, ratios, or decimals.

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#### Problem Solving Strategies

With a geometric shape on hand the instructor provides a reason for creative thinking then models how he constructs an answer using problem solving strategies. He explains his thinking and notes the strategy he used to solve each problem.

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#### Mastering Math Vocabulary- The Three Bears

Integrate reading and math to increase your class' vocabulary. Read The Three Bears by Paul Galdone. Then have your third graders complete a worksheet containing math problems related to the story.

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#### Cuisenaire Multiplication

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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#### Examples of Social and Emotional Learning in Elementary Mathematics Instruction

New ReviewA 12-page document lists an abundance of math-related activities that boost social and emotional topics; self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.

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#### Addition Strategies: Compensation

In this math worksheet, students learn the addition strategy of compensation: adding an easy number like 10, 20 or 30 and then subtracting a very small number like 1 or 2. Students solve 12 problems on the page.

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#### Writing About Math

Fourth graders write about math processes. In this content area writing lesson, 4th graders write out step by step directions for solving math problems. This lesson reinforces the use of math vocabulary as well as proper grammar and...

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Guess and Check

Teach your class how to guess and check to solve word problems. There are 4 single step word problems for them to solve.

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Make an Organized List - Homework 9.5

In this making different combinations worksheet, students read 3 mathematical word problems and make a list for each one. Kids figure out all the possible combinations they can think of for answers. Students show each step of their work...

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#### Book Title: Great Estimations

Explore estimation with your math class. They will estimate how many Cheerios are in a box. Then count and group 50 Cheerios on a twist tie and attach groups to represent hundreds. They then discuss and practice skip counting and revise...

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#### Math in Music

How does music relate to math? Learners will discover review pattern, relationships, equivalence, rates and proportions as it relates to music. This is a very rigours and relevant activity. Many extension ideas are given as well.

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#### Dinosaur Math

Second graders practice vocabulary related to measurement, mathematics, and dinosaurs. Using the engaging topic of dinosaurs, learners will calculate various information about dinosaurs and use measurement vocabulary. They will also...

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#### Addressing the "I Can't Do Math" Mindset in Your Classroom

Try these tips for helping pupils learn the tools they need to succeed in math.

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#### Lesson Plan - Math: Dividing Decimals

Practice dividing decimals with your math class. They will review long division skills and review how to move the decimal place during division. Then they complete worksheets to demonstrate their comprehension of this skill.

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#### Problem Solving Strategy: Use Models: Homework

In this math models and probability instructional activity, students use the problem solving strategy of understand, plan, solve and look back to help them solve the probability word problems using math models.

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#### Grandpa's Chocolates

It's fun playing a game of "Guess What's in the Jacket Pocket?" Students read the question using the concept of doubles using mental math. They then share their solutions with the class.

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#### Fact Learning, Mental Computation, Estimation

Need help with mental math in your classroom? This guide is full of tips, tricks, and examples to help the teacher encourage learners to use their brain instead of a calculator. Practice problems are included with reasons how to use...

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#### Making Savvy Consumer Choices

It's never too early to learn about grocery budgeting. Middle schoolers delve into the world of consumer math with a lesson that focuses on both healthy choices and real-world math applications. Groups work together to form a grocery...

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#### Thinking Things Through Thoroughly

Problem solving is a skill of its own. Learners use a variety of problems to encourage mental math and logic to get the correct answer. Guiding questions are provided along the way to encourage the right way of thinking to help tackle...

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#### Large Five Frames with Dots

Enhance young mathematicians' counting strategies using this large five frames printable. Here, you'll find a large one by five array with red counters to support adding and subtracting through visual images of numbers one through five.

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#### Word Problem Practice Workbook

Need worksheets that challenge your middle schoolers to apply their understanding of math? Problem solved! From integers, fractions, and percents, to algebra, geometry, and probability, over 100 pages of word problem worksheets are...

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#### Interpreting Division of a Whole Number by a Fraction—Visual Models

Connect division with multiplication through the use of models. Groups solve problems involving the division of a whole number by a fraction using models. The groups share their methods along with the corresponding division and...

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#### Modeling with Polynomials—An Introduction (part 1)

Maximizing resources is essential to productivity. Class members complete an activity to show how math can help in the process. Using a piece of construction paper, learners construct a box with the maximum volume. Ultimately, they...

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#### Properties of Operations as Strategies: Step-by-Step Lesson

If you are looking for a visual warm-up on the commutative property, this might be the one. There is just one problem here, and you will need to guide learners through it since the objective isn't clear. They practice the commutative...

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#### Place Fractions on a Number Line

Can you put a fraction on a number line? You can! As learners will find out, they can break a number line into equal parts just like they can with a block or pie. With an example problem and clear explicit instruction, they'll be guided...

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#### Small Five Frames with Dots

Working on adding and subtracting small numbers? Introduce five frames with a resource that visually supports your mathematicians' growing proficiency with counting strategies.

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#### Exit Ticket Ideas: Math

Take advantage of every second you have to expose learners to math concepts using these exit ticket ideas. Five plans give quick and easy assessment strategies after math activities, and take little to no preparation. For example, before...

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#### Integers: Addition and Subtraction

Young mathematicians construct their own understanding of integers with an inquiry-based math lesson. Using colored chips to represent positive and negative numbers, children model a series of addition and subtraction problems as they...

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#### Language of Algebra

Don't rush into algebra, let learners visualize, guess, and predict their way to a successful math career. The introductory unit incorporates beginner algebraic concepts with shapes instead of variables. Young mathematicians use a...

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#### End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 6 Math)

The time has come to find out how much knowledge your sixth grade mathematicians have retained with this Common Core designed practice assessment. To demonstrate their learning, 6th graders answer a series of multiple choice and...

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#### End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 4 Math)

The end of the year is approaching and that it's time find out what your fourth grade mathematicians have learned over the past few months. Offering a new take on standardized testing, this Common Core-designed assessment includes both...

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#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Target F

Functions model relationships between quantities. The Smarter Balanced sample items demonstrate the assessment strategies for eighth grade function modeling standards. Items range from constructing linear functions from a table and a...

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Write a Number Sentence: Enrichment

In this number sentences activity, students read the word problem and then answer the questions using number sentences that relate to the problem.

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Write a Number Sentence: Reteach

In this number sentences worksheet, students review the problem solving steps for solving a problem using number sentences. Students write number sentences to help them solve the problems.

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Write a Number Sentence: Practice

In this number sentence worksheet, students solve the word problems by writing a number sentence for each problem. Students solve five word problems.

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#### Maths 2-3, Written Addition

In this math worksheet, students add numbers written in word format. Students must translate the word format of the number to numbers and perform the addition problem.

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#### Math Lesson Plan: Pumpkin Addition and Subtraction

Learners practice their addition and subtraction skills. In this seasonal math instructional activity, students create pumpkin worksheets that may be used to practice addition and subtraction number sentences.

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#### The Reason It Is Unreasonable enrichment 18.3

In this determining reasonable and unreasonable percents word problem worksheet, students use mental math and estimation to solve and determine if statements are reasonable or unreasonable. Students solve and explain six problems.

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#### Which Way Will I Use? Enrichment 5.4

In this identifying addition strategies worksheet, students circle the strategy to use to fill in missing numbers in addition sentences. Students answer four problems.

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#### Addition Facts Practice

In this addition facts practice worksheet, students use the doubling and doubling plus 1 strategy to solve 18 addition problems.

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#### Teacher Strategies for Dyslexics

Here's a must-have resource for parents and teachers working with dyslexics. The 22-page packet includes background information about this disability, teaching strategies, accommodations, and information for parents.

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Write an Equation

In this problem solving strategies activity, learners solve 2 word problems where they use the "write and equation" strategy. Students reflect on how writing an equation helped them solve the problem. A 3 step problem solving example is...

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern

In this tessellations worksheet, students solve 2 word problems where they use the "make a pattern strategy" to form tessellations from geometric shapes. There is scaffolding for the problem solving strategy.

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Use Logical Reasoning Practice 13.4

For this problem solving strategy worksheet, students read 3 different story problems. Students use logical reasoning to solve.

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#### Subtraction as an Unknown Addend

As you introduce learners to subtraction, take the mystery out by relating it to familiar math problems. By comprehending subtraction problems in the context of an unknown addend, learners may grasp these concepts more easily. They...

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#### Subtraction-There's Got to be An Easier Way!

Third graders observe and demonstrate a variety of problems involving subtraction problems using mental math strategies. They discuss the base ten system and the basic concept of subtraction, and complete a variety of activities...

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#### Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern

In this tessellations learning exercise, learners solve 3 word problems where they use the find a pattern strategy to create tessellations for 3 different geometric shapes.

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#### Using Basic Properties to Solve Problems in Math

Learners identify and define the rules of properties of real numbers. They rewrite each of the problems listed using the commutative or associative properties. Pupils apply problem solving strategies to clarify situations in a table...

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#### Johnny Appleseed

While this presentation only has two sample questions, it provides a thorough exploration of solving word problems. Using a step-by-step method, this resource takes a word problem involving addition and shows how to identify the key...

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#### Problem Solving with Math

Here, young learners work independently to organize information. They are presented with a word problem about kites, and they are provided with a graphic organizer to help them solve the answer. The use of manipulatives is suggested.

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#### Halloween Math Worksheet - Addition

Perfect for the holiday season, this Halloween math worksheet is great practice for your class. Students will solve 3 equations by using the pumpkin, ghost, and witch hat counters.