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#### Real-Life Problems: Miles, Pounds, and More

Give young arithmeticians an applicable way to use their addition and subtraction skills with these five word problems. Each one presents a scenario requiring they add or subtract numbers with units (money, distance, weight,...

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#### Ordering Sets of Measures

This isn't an ordinary number sequencing activity; as scholars put these values in order they must pay close attention to the units attached. Each set of numbers has different units of measurement, so they must convert to order them from...

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#### Money for Chores - Mixed Tables

Do your young mathematicians get paid for chores at home? Use this familiar real-world concept to explore multiplication and money math. They use a chart of chore payments to answer six questions and determine how much money Joe and...

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#### Everyday Problems

Bring math into the real world with these scenarios which have scholars adding and subtracting money and measurements. There are five word problems here. One involves three addends, another decimals, and another prompts learners to find...

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#### Calculating Change

Before beginning this money math activity, discuss with scholars why calculating change is an important life skill. They examine the prices for fruit on a snack menu and observe three customer scenarios. For each one, scholars determine...

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#### Everyday Problems

Word problems are some of the most applicable ways for scholars to approach math, and this is no exception. Using their addition and subtraction skills in context, they solve five word problem scenarios involving time and money. There is...

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#### Speed Problems

Return to the classic word problem with these speed scenarios. Learners use some combination of the variables speed, distance, and speed to solve six problems, all of which ask for one of these as an answer. The examples do a nice job of...

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#### Adding Decimals

Explore the practical uses of adding numbers with decimals as scholars add measurements and money. The first 12 equations are written vertically with half the sums requiring a dollar sign and half a unit of measurement. The next six are...

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#### Adding Decimals

Get your mathematicians ready to add up restaurant tabs using decimal addition problems. Using two examples to guide their processing, they find the sum of eight vertically aligned number pairs, all of which have decimals. They complete...

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#### Good Grapes! A Math Lesson

As the title says, the lesson presented focuses mostly on math; however, pupils also complete related language arts activities. Learners read about the history, domestication, and transport of grapes, and then use actual grapes to...

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#### My Math Curse!

Math novices examine how math can help them in real-world situations. They listen to the book The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka, solve various word problems from the book, explore various math websites, write original math word problems,...

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#### The Water Cycle

Learners identify the stages of the water cycle. They listen to the book "Magic School Bus: Wet All Over," examine the Build Your Own Water Cycle website, predict and measure the amount of water in a jar for a week, and read a short play...

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#### Tell Me; I’ll Listen

Encourage respect, responsibility, and caring within your classroom with a collection of lessons that spark dialogue and self reflection. To address character traits, lessons touch on topics such as staying safe in the cafeteria,...

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#### Metric System Jeopardy

Measure young mathematicians' understanding of the metric system with this fun game of Jeopardy. Covering a variety of topics from unit abbreviations and measurement tools, to performing calculations and unit conversions, this...

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#### Relationships Between Formal Measurement Units: Measure and Record Mass in Kilograms and Grams

Teach the masses about the metric system with this hands-on measurement lesson. Given a fruit or vegetable, learners estimate, measure, and convert its mass using the metric units gram and kilogram.

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#### Cash Out – Online Game

Third graders play a computer game related to money. In this money lesson, 3rd graders have to give a customer change. They see how much money is needed and have to choose the coins to make that amount.

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#### No Foot, No Horse

Why do horses wear shoes? Why do people wear shoes? Using worksheets, which are embedded in the plan, learners write descriptive paragraphs about their own shoes, classify a pile of shoes, and also engage in math games about the variety...

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#### Just In Time

Timers utilize the concept of elapsed time to solve equations for starting times and ending times in a real life schedule. They present their equations of elapsed time both orally and in written form. In addition, they construct and...

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#### Bedroom Redecoration Project

In this bedroom redecoration project, your young mathematicians become interior designers. They plan, draw, and determine finances for the project. They apply their knowledge of working with decimals, geometric shapes, and problem...

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#### Oklahoma Stone Soup

Class members complete activities related to the story "Oklahoma Stone Soup." First, pupils read, discuss, and answer questions about the story. Next, to incorporate math into the instructional activity, learners make stone soup using a...

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#### Don't Fence Me In

Ensure that your class has a well-rounded understanding of new inventions, in this case barbed wired. Class members, after researching the history and development of barbed wire, assess its impact on cattle and the development of the...

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#### Working Watermelon

You're going to wish you had a watermelon for this lesson! Class members read about watermelons and make a salad in class to sample. They also perform estimates, measurements and calculations on a watermelon. They predict what percentage...

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#### Ag In The Outfield

Young scholars explore baseball. This is a cross-curricular plan that includes math, history, and agriculture. Pupils use their five senses to observe the materials a baseball is made from and identify the agricultural products used. In...

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#### Mighty Earth Movers

Note that although the publisher lists almost all of the Common Core standards for both math and language arts, you will most likely want to take the general topic and choose which area to focus on. Regarding math, pupils measure worms...