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, young scholars 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
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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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 that features math strategies, as well as STEM, is a...
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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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Co-Ordinates

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
Pupils 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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Fracciones

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
Learners 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
Students 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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DanceStar

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.
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MathBoard

For Students 3rd - 10th Standards
Do you want to practice arithmetic skills from simple addition facts, to cubes and square roots, to solving one-step equations? Here is a great app for practicing and learning everything from arithmetic practice using integers to solving...
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TeachMe: 1st Grade

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Let your eager learners practice their basic arithmetic and spelling skills with this fun interactive resource! For any primary grade teacher with access to an Apple mobile device, this is a must-have application.
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Teaching Place Value in First Grade: A Resource Guide

For Teachers 1st Standards
Here is a guide for teaching place value concepts to first graders. The guide includes collaborative learning station ideas and independent learning station ideas for pupils. The skills focused are skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s,...
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Place Value Lesson

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Support your place value instruction with an interactive, visual representation brought to you by a video that showcases the family of hundreds, tens, and ones.  
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Deal Me In

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers study the components of a deck of cards and conduct an initial experiment in the probability of drawing various types of cards from a deck. They play two rounds of poker to discover the probability of drawing several...
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Telling Time For Children—Learning the Clock

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Project this YouTube video overhead while your young students follow along and learn to tell time on an analog clock. This five-minute video is a great introduction to telling time. Kids learn the big hand points to the hour and the...
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Using Manipulatives to Teach Fractions

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
There is no doubt that learners remember what they have learned when they have a visual representation. Using an egg carton and candy bars, they explore the concept of fractional amounts. By having young scholars cut the egg carton into...
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Round Robin Post-It Review

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners of all ages participate in a unique review activity. They work in a small group setting on individual review questions designed by the teacher. Each individual answers a key review question on a notecard or sticky note and...
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Math of the Path: Students Calculate Data from the Lewis and Clark Journey

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use calculations to complete the same journey of Lewis and Clark. They answer questions along their way and share information they gather with the class. They compare their calculations with those made by Lewis and Clark.
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Science in Focus: Force and Motion

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore force and motion through a series of experiments. In this physics instructional activity, students create and interpret speed graphs. They build an electromagnet and explain the factors affecting its strength.
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Geometry of Democracy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the architecture of New England by identifying geometric shapes.  For this architectural lesson, students examine photographs of classic building architecture and use a transparency to trace geometric shapes they...
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Made Up Math

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Is there a way to connect creative thinking, logical reasoning, mathematical understanding, and humor? You bet there is! Kids begin by creating creative math quizzes, which require creative thinking to solve. For example, 1+1=24, one...
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First Grade English/Language Arts Quiz

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this language worksheet, students complete multiple choice questions about capitals, dates, dictionary work, and more. Students complete 15 questions.
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A Day in the Life of Bottled Water

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research natural resources. In this environmental lesson, students define what a natural resource is and explore the life of a single-use water bottle. Students create a waste-reduction plan.
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Phonics: Digraphs th, ph, sh, ch

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this digraphs worksheet, students read the sentences and choose the word that has the same middle consonant for the 10 underlined words.
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Shade the Fraction Worksheets

For Students 3rd - 4th
In these fractions worksheets, students will complete a variety of activities involving basic fractions. Activities include: shading 1/2 and 1/4 of a shape, shading fractions of wheels, coloring fraction strips and identifying the...
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Broken-Heart Matching Game

For Teachers K - 12th
Students use this fun game to practice, reinforce, or apply a wide variety of skills around Valentine's Day. Each students receives half a heart with zig-zag cuts made of pink construction paper with a piece of information. Their job is...
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Lesson 2 - Just Write It

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Not an entire lesson, but here's a nice idea on how to incorporate learning and using math vocabulary on a regular basis. New lesson, new vocabulary, find meanings, then choose words from this list to help explain how to solve a homework...
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Thinking Outside the Box

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Now this lesson sounds fun! Students throw a ball, film it as it soars through the air, and use a spreadsheet to collect data. A scatterplot is created to produce a quadratic regression equation, an equation in vertex form, and an...
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Bringing Statistics Alive

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students compute mean, median and mode and compare mean, median and mode to a real-world application to identify their practical uses. They apply mean, median and mode to real-world statistical data. Finally, students organize data into...
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Grade 2 Daily Language Review Worksheet

For Students 2nd
For this grammar review worksheet, 2nd graders read a sentence and answer 2 comprehension question, circle the correct spelling of 2 words, fix 2 sentences, tell if the sentence is real or make believe for 2 sentences, and write 2 words...
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Mastering Math Vocabulary of Prime and Composite Numbers Using Venn Diagrams

For Teachers 6th
Create Venn diagrams. Your class will discover the relationships between even and prime numbers. Next, they will compare that to the relationship between odd and composite numbers.
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Shapes

For Teachers K
Learners participate in a number of hands-on shape-related activities. They match and sort shapes by attribute, read books about shapes, complete shape art projects and explore and compare parts of shapes.
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Math Lesson for Visually Impaired Early Learners: A 3 Way Counting Activity

For Teachers Pre-K - K
A unique lesson that's designed for visually impaired early learners, but can be adapted for anyone, is here for you. Pupils use brightly colored foam letters, beads, checkers, and an abacus, in order to gain practice in identifying the...
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Controlling Robots

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners conduct extensive activities in relation to computers and robots.  In this hands-on lesson, students explore how electronics work, create robots, and study binary codes.
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Line Of Best Fit: Feet & Forearms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students actively find the line of best fit. They gather their own data and then use a calculator to find the line of best fit, as well as the equation. They see how to use the TI 81 calculator in order to find the line of best fit.
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Track Your Trip

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are shown how to read a map and identify key cities, landmarks, rivers, state boundaries, and train routes. They solve basic mathematical problems. Students reivew the componets of a map legend. They are asked to find...
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Stories That Really Add Up

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, in groups, develop math lessons for younger students that each stems from a popular student story. Group members individually develop lessons for other subject areas based on their group's story, creating interdisciplinary units.
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A is for Area, B is for Billion

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students use important math vocabulary by creating an illustrated storybook. They become familiar with the mathematics terms they encounter on a standardized test and connect these words to the world around them.
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Shel Silverstein Poetry Math

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete math computation with Shel Silverstein poetry. In this poetry lesson, 5th graders listen or read certain poems that have numbers in them. They add up the numbers throughout the poem and answer other math related...
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The Night Before Christmas Graph

For Teachers 1st
First graders graph their favorite The Night Before Christmas books. For this graphing lesson students listen to several versions of the the same story, The Night Before Christmas. The students each choose their favorite version and the...
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Math in Your Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Examine how math fits into everyday lives by writing mathematical word problems and answering them. Middle schoolers will also practice their test taking skills utilizing different kinds of tests.
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Math Lesson Plan Using Jelly Beans and Graphing to Understand Fractions

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify fractional parts of a whole. In this fractions lesson, 5th graders are given jelly beans to sort and graph by color. Students identify what fractions specific colors represent. There is a worksheet included with...
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Roll Seven!

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Roll Seven is a fun and engaging dice game that encourages the use of mental math.
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Cyber Currency, Currently

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students participate in online currency activities. In this currency lesson plan, students complete 6 activities which include online resources. They learn about bartering, monetary systems, foreign currency, stores, selling items, and...
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Animals Of Florida

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study about animals and their habitats, their environments, their young and their diets. They participate on a field trip to a local spring to take digital pictures of the environment the animals live in, what they eat and then...
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"Mastering Math Vocabulary" of Prime and Composite Numbers

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore prime numbers by utilizing Venn Diagrams. In this number sense lesson, 6th graders examine mathematical sentences and define mathematical vocabulary terms. Students sort various prime and composite numbers using a...
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Math & Science

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students are introduced to techniques to help with with math and science. In groups, they use a worksheet to discover how to count money. As a class, they watch a PowerPoint to define terms associated with science. To end the lesson,...
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Layered book for math concepts

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students make a layered book to be used as a reference tool for math lessons.
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Shel Silverstein Poetry Math

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the connection between poetry and math by reading poems that involve numbers.  In this Shel Silverstein poetry math lesson plan, 5th graders listen to 5 poems read aloud and discuss how math was used in the poems. ...
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Place Value

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice place value by completing problems that allow them to group 10 items together to create groups of 10 and see what is left over. In this place value lesson plan, 1st graders use cups to put 10 items in them, and...
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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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The Night Before Christmas Graph

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore mathematics by reading a holiday story. In this data graphing lesson, 1st graders read different copies of the book The Night Before Christmas and discuss which is their favorite. Students create bar graphs based on...
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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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Knit and Crochet in the Classroom

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students examine the materials needed to knitting and crocheting, In this knitting and crocheting lesson, students research the natural fibers used to make materials to knit and crochet. Students discover the plants we need to create...
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Make Your Own Thermometer

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students recognize the concept of temperature, including degrees, and the melting and freezing process. In this 1st - 2nd grade lesson plan, students identify the temperature of various objects, as well as create their own paper...
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Monster Math Reading Lesson

For Teachers K
Students listen to the story "Monster Math". After the story, different manipulatives related to the story are shown to the class and the students solve various math problems given by the teacher.
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Geometry

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars are introduced to the basics of Geometry. Using cutout shapes, they identify whether they are polygons by using the properties of polygons. They practice drawing shapes they are going to be using on an everyday basis and...
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Circles - Circumference

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders demonstrate an understanding of circles by finding relationships among the radius, diameter, and circumference. In this circles lesson, 8th graders complete an Olympic Medal Count project where they discuss and determine...
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"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" Patterns

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explain patterns after singing the song "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and looking at the repeating notes (or words). They then arrange colored stars in a pattern to create their own pattern with stars.
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Math Patterns

For Teachers 1st
First graders look at 100 - chart to see if they can find any patterns in it and discuss. They look for other number patterns and create their own pattern using square designs.
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Teaching the Subjects You Never Liked

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Having to teach your least favorite subjects isn't always fun, but can be a learning experience for both teacher and student.
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American Political Thought: Minority Influence

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders brainstorm the reasons why people would want to leave their homeland to live in the United States. In groups, they research the political representation of the Board in New Haven, Connecticut. They also write a paper on...
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Math & Science

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine a list of ideas to draw from for lesson planning. They complete a quiz on Math & Science and hand in notes they have taken as a resource for lesson planning. They develop developmental appropriate practice...
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Technology Across the Curriculum

For Teachers K - 5th
Students take pictures of items they believe have at least one line of symmetry. They print their photos out in class and analyze the items they photographed. They continue by entering the names of their pictures into a spreadsheet. They...
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Polygons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers work together to create mobiles with different polygons. They research the polygon and list its characteristics. They may present to the class if they chose to.
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Using Counting Up to Find Difference to 12

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify a second method for making calculations. For this counting up lesson, 1st graders perform mental math and practice counting without making errors.  Students practice counting strategies with number sentences....
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What's Your Expression

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore facial expressions in a mirror and create drawings of people with a facial expression of their choice. They graph the facial expressions drawn.
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M and M's Fun!

For Teachers K
Students identify the front cover of the book. They make predictions about the story based upon the book's front cover. They listen to the literary selection and participate in the accompanying activity.