Teaching Math Teacher Resources

Math history, stories, teacher strategies and resources, manipulatives, and common core math information are some of the fabulous resources included in this section that speaks to and empowers the teacher to invigorate learning for learners.
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Use Google Maps to Teach Math

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Capture the engagement of young mathematicians with this upper-elementary math lesson on measuring time and distance. Using Google Maps, students first measure and compare the distance and time it takes to travel between different...
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Using M & M's to Teach Math

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Mmm, M & M's! Learners of all ages will love this tasty lesson! Use this popular treat to explore percentages, proportions, and probability! Then, after you graph your results, enjoy a delicious treat; you've earned it! 
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Using Algebra to Explore Problem Space

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students apply their knowledge of math by rewriting word problems using equations. In this word problem lesson plan, students build upon previous knowledge as they set up the correct steps to solve word problems. This lesson plan is full...
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R & R - Incorporating Literature While Teaching Math - Ordered Pairs - "The Polar Express"

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create pictures using ordered pairs after listening to a piece of literature. In this ordered pairs and literature lesson, student listen to and discuss The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. They participate in...
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Hoppin' on the Elapsed Time Line

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Time flies when you're teaching math! Okay, maybe not for everyone, but this lesson will have your young mathematicians calculating elapsed time before you know it.
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Dance by Numbers

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
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 plan that features math strategies, as well as STEM,...
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Cartesian Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Elementary schoolers become points on a Cartesian Plane in their classroom. They review ordered pairs, positive and negative coordinates, quadrants, and the x and y axes. Pupils follow commands that help review vocabulary, such as...
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Many Ways to Do Addition

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
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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For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Challenge young mathematicians' understanding of the coordinate plane with this series of skills practice worksheets. Offering 10 different exercises that involve identifying ordered pairs, graphing polygons, and rotating/reflecting...
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Ways to Teach Math

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students learn math by using real world situations to show how math concepts are used. For this math concepts lesson plan, students can use a business to complete problems such as cement pouring, accounts payable, and drilling invoices.
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Solar System

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Aspiring astronomers solve problems involving mixed units of the same attribute, including time, money, length, and area. They convert large numbers into scientific notation, then compute and compare ratios to explain why drawing...
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Incorporating Literature While Teaching Math

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders solve story word problems based on the story Twas the Night Before Christmas. In this word problems lesson plan, 3rd graders incorporate literature with math.
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For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Are you teaching math at a bilingual school? Use this colorful PowerPoint to aid you in teaching fractions. It uses large graphics and clear text to demonstrate how to identify a fraction. There are seven practice slides, as well as...
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M & M Madness

For Teachers 1st
M&M's are always a great manipulative to use when teaching math. In this graphing lesson plan, learners predict how many of each color of M & M's there are. They count up each color and plug the data into a graph using the...
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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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Popcorn Math

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Everyone loves popcorn! Use this treat to teach math concepts including place value, estimating, graphing, and volume. Eight possible activities are included, and they can be modified to fit all grade levels. 
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Less Than Zero

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Perry the penguin wants to buy a new scooter, but he doesn't have any funds! Walk your kids through the short book Less Than Zero, and have them track his borrowing, spending, and saving on a line graph while you read. Pupils will learn...
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Problem Solving

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders complete Calculator Explorations, Problem -solving, and the Discussion topic as outlined in the worksheet from Lola May's Teaching Math - Extending the meaning of multiplication and division.
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Fun Creative Activities that Teach Math

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students have fun with math. In this math skills lesson, students collaborate to solve the problems presented in this interactive lesson. The problems pertain to geometry, measurement, probability, number sense, and algebra.
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Past and Present: Using baseball statistics to teach math

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use baseball cards to add up batting average and reinforce math skills. In this batting averages lesson plan, students use old baseball cards to practice different math skills and look at other baseball statistics.
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Lesson 12: Ho'olaulima: Let's Make a Hawaiian Garden

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders grow a classroom garden that acts as a living laboratory for cross-curricular activities. In this classroom garden lesson, 2nd graders follow directions to build and plant a garden that is used to teach math, science, and...
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Use A Chair To Teach Math

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Pupils learn basic measuring techniques by measuring a chair. In this measuring lesson plan, students are asked to measure the various parts of a chair, and then record their measurements. Then they have to calculate different math...
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For Teachers 6th - 9th
Express dance moves mathematically. Scholars dissect dance routines and express them using mathematical notation, such as translations and rotations. They use video clips to investigate seven different dance genres.
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"A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned" Calculating Simple Interest

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders will engage in an activity of calculating simple interest with a pretend banki account. This does not only teach Math skills. It also can help learners become acquainted with responsible saving of finances.