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Group Retelling Game

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
Practice the five W's of storytelling with a fun and practical activity. After reading or listening to a story, learners work in groups to finish sentences about characters, plot elements, and their favorite parts of the book.
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Writing About Literary Text: Pygmalion and Galatea

For Students 6th Standards
Is it crazy to fall in love with your own work, or is that the purest love of all? Compare two renditions of the classic Greek myth Pygmalion and Galatea with a literary analysis exercise. After students compare the similarities and...
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Regrouping

For Students 2nd Standards
What number does 6 tens and 16 ones represent? How is it different from or similar to the number that 7 tens and 6 ones represent? This is the type of questions learners are asked to solve as a way to understand the concept of regrouping.
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Red and Blue Tiles

For Students 2nd Standards
Here, second graders are tasked to find the patterns that have an even number of tiles. They are asked to think about why these patterns are even or odd and explain how they know.
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Comparing Sums of Unit Fractions

For Students 4th Standards
First, add each set of fractions with unlike denominators. Then, compare their sums with the symbols <, >, or =. 
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Largest Number Game

For Students 2nd Standards
Learners are asked to make the largest three-digit number they can with the numbers 1, 8, and 5 in a quick assessment worksheet.
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Digits 2-5-7

For Students 2nd Standards
Given three digits, what is the largest humber you can make? What is the smallest number you can make? These are the questions second graders are prompted to answer in a three-question quiz.
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Quick Literacy Centers for Back to School

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Use a set of quick and easy to use literacy centers at the beginning of the year as you start to assess your students. The 13-page packet provides writing and reading activities with simple directions that allows new class members to...
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Online Safety Roadshow Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What does it mean to have digital citizenship? A set of lessons teach middle schoolers how to be safe and productive online. From sharing posts to creating secure passwords, learners discuss the importance of remaining diligent—and...
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Bundling and Unbundling

For Students 2nd Standards
Seven tens, plus five ones, equals 75. Five ones, plus seven tens, also equals 75. These are the types of equations learners are asked to make true in a worksheet with 11 unfinished equations.
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Integer Combinations—Postage Stamps Problem (MS Version)

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Number patterns can seem mysterious. Help your learners unravel these mysteries as they complete an intriguing task. Through examination, collaborative groups determine that they are able to produce all integers above a certain value by...
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Solving Problems by Creating Expressions—Dollar Bills

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Uncover methods of writing algebraic expressions by listening to your classes. Given a set of information, learners work in groups to provide a solution. It is possible to find a solution using a linear algebraic expression, but the...
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Dividing Fractions—Servings of Yogurt

For Students 6th Standards
Explore division of fractions through a contextual exercise. Learners determine how many three-fourth cups of yogurt fit in a two-thirds-cup container. They then analyze others' work to compare strategies.
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Where Do I Go?

For Students 1st Standards
Practice sequencing numbers 1–100 in a card sequencing activity. The hands-on learning makes a short activity flexible and fun. The opportunities are endless and easy to implement.
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Going On A People Hunt!

For Students 2nd - 6th
Send the new faces in your class on a people hunt with a quick back-to-school, get-to-know one another activity. Learners are tasked to find a person in their class with blue eyes, wears glasses, has a birthday in March, and much more.
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Chrysanthemum: Name Graphing

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Let's graph the amount of letters in everyone's name in the class. Give the two-page sheet to class members to collect letter data and then translate their data into a graph.
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Back to School Math and Literacy Centers

For Students K - 1st Standards
From filling in the missing number to filling in the missing letter; to writing fluency sentences to skip counting and matching, a complete set of back to school math a literacy centers will not disappoint. Use these activities during...
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Math Grade 6: Solve Problems with Fractions

For Teachers 6th Standards
Don't run away from an informative resource. Scholars determine the number of water stations placed equally along a race. They need to represent the division using a number line and an equation.
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Writing Numerical Expressions—Hexagon Tables

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Explore a basic pattern to practice writing expressions. In collaborative groups, learners examine a contextual pattern and write an expression to model it. The task encourages groups to describe the pattern in multiple ways.
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Creating Data Sets from Statistical Measures

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Explore the measures of central tendency through a challenging task. Given values for the mean, median, mode, and range, collaborative groups create a set of data that would produce those values. They then critique other answers and...
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Isosceles Triangles on a Geoboard

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
How many isosceles triangles can you create on a seven-by-seven peg board? This is the task scholars attack in their collaborative groups. The problem prompts discussion on distance, slope, and the definition of isosceles triangles.
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Consecutive Sums

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Evaluate patterns of numbers through an engaging task. Scholars work collaboratively to determine a general rule reflecting the sum of consecutive positive integers. Multiple patterns emerge as learners explore different arrangements.
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Absolute Value Reasoning

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Teach solving absolute value inequalities through inquiry. Groups use their knowledge of absolute value and solving inequalities to find a solution set to an absolute value inequality. Working collaboratively encourages discussion,...
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Making Sense of Unusual Results

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Collaboration is the key for this equation-solving lesson. Learners solve a multi-step linear equation that requires using the distributive property. Within collaborative groups, scholars discuss multiple methods and troubleshoot mistakes.