Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
5 Minute Math Teacher Resources
Find teacher approved 5 Minute Math educational resource ideas and activities
Before youngsters begin subtracting, give them this visual introduction focusing on the term fewer. They examine three pairs of party-themed object sets to determine which has five fewer than the other. After checking off the fewer cupcakes, candies, and hats, they can color in these images for an added bonus! Although the directions don't ask them to, consider requiring learners to write the specific numbers of each set beneath the pictures. In this way, they can see the subtraction problem (with 5 as the difference) written out numerically.
First and second graders explore the concept of telling time in this cross-curricular, developmentally appropriate activity. First, they watch a PowerPoint that explains the minute and hour hands and what it means when the minute hand is "on the 12." You read aloud the Judy Sierra book What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile? After pupils make their own paper plate clocks (cutting lots of shapes with scissors!), they play a Rock Around the Clock game to practice and have fun.
Help beginning writers develop a simple five-paragraph essay. The introductory paragraph, hook, and summary paragraph are explained. A cube graphic organizer is modeled for your learners to use and follow. These slides are designed to introduce the five-paragraph essay to your young writers.
Kids love to pretend. Use this imaginative energy to develop their understanding of characterization. Class members dress up as a character from their novel-writing project and sit for a filmed interview. In responding to questions about their character’s likes, dislikes, and experiences, the character becomes more fully developed in the writer’s mind. This focuses on creating characters for a novel writing project; however, the activity can used for any study of characterization.
When math learners string beads on a pipe cleaner, they can represent their number of beads by separating them into 2 or 3 groups (10=1,9; 2,8; 3,7; 4,6; 5,5; 3,3 and 4; 2,5 and 3; etc.). They then draw some of the grouping configurations on a workbook page (not included). They follow a similar process with counters and share their groupings with the class.
Creating a good main character is a must when writing a creative narrative or novel. Elementary aged writers create main characters for the novel they are writing. They first use themselves as a models, then create a character as a class. After working through each of the processing questions they create main characters on their own.