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“I Can” Common Core! 1st Grade Math
Any first grader can master the Common Core math standards with this checklist! With each standard rewritten as an affirmative I can statement, children are provide with clear goals to work toward throughout the school year.
- Display an enlarged copy of this checklist in the classroom to serve as reference during math lessons
- Implement this resource as an ongoing assessment of student growth, documenting the abilities of each child with respect to the Common Core standards
1st Math 64 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Math in Fashion
How do fashion and math relate? Using interactive websites and video clips, learners apply proportional reasoning to the fashion industry. They look for patterns and linear relationships, apply unit rate concepts to garment materials costs and retail pricing.
6th - 10th Math 158 Views 670 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
“I Can” Common Core! 2nd Grade Math
Help your second graders monitor their academic accomplishments with this Common Core math standards checklist. With each standard written as an I can statement, this is a great resource that provides young mathematicians with clear learning objectives.
2nd Math 65 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How Many Times Did You Add That?
Math whizzes practice multiplying using repeated addition. They watch a video clip from the Hershey's chocolate plant, read Hershey's Multiplication, and use grid paper to investigate multiplication as repeated addition. A page of five multiplication story problems is included that would make an appropriate homework assignment to reinforce this tasteful lesson.
1st - 4th Math 59 Views 723 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Building toward fluency
Here is a great learning task that focuses on the development of areas in computational fluency including strategies in mental math. Young learners are guided through a list of addition expressions that help them visually understand the relationships between numbers within 20.
2nd - 3rd Math 37 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Apple Farm Field Trip
Monitor the growth of young mathematicians with a comprehensive addition and subtraction assessment. Using the context of a class field trip to an apple orchard, this series of four story problems allows children to demonstrate their fluency with adding and subtracting two-digit numbers by implementing strategies of their own choosing.
1st - 3rd Math 164 Views 121 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Maths Race
Here is a terrific lesson plan which has your kids play an interactive CD-ROM or online game "The Maths Race," focusing on using mental math strategies to solve the problems in the game. In pairs they answer math problems by selecting the answer when presented with six possible choices, with the fastest student reaching the finish line first.
K - 4th Math 17 Views 86 Downloads
Ten-Frames – A Games Approach to Number Sense
"How can you help students visualize numbers in a way that is compatible with our base-ten number system?" The answer is simple: use ten-frames. Whether they're being used as a part of classroom routines or as instructional tools, this math model offers a wealth of opportunities for developing number sense in young mathematicians.
K - 3rd Math 106 Views 77 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
You Can Add!
Starting mathematicians demonstrate strategies to add two or more numbers. In this computation lesson, learners use cubes to represent the associative property of addition and practice adding several numbers together. They also view an included PowerPoint presentation on strategies of addition.
1st - 2nd Math 40 Views 239 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Just Enough Carrots: Math Lesson
Practice addition and subtraction skills with your class. They read Just Enough Carrots, by Frank Remkiewicz, and use math manipulatives to solve addition and subtraction problems associated with the story. This lesson includes group problem solving, class discussion, and math practice.
K - 3rd Math 40 Views 448 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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Discover the joy and excitement of improving your math fluency through four different puzzles. Combine those with 25 different ways to represent numbers and you have hours of enjoyment that can be fun outside of the classroom as well.
2nd - 9th Math 172 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Open-Ended Problem Solving - Math
If you are looking for an end-of-the-year math assessment, then this lesson could be for you! Your mathematicians are assessed on their ability to solve difficult, multi-step word problems that take quite a bit of thought and mathematical acumen.
6th Math 155 Views 167 Downloads
Common Core State Standards 1st Grade Math
Here are the complete set of the math practice standards and the Common Core standards for first grade. They cover operations & algebraic thinking, operations in base 10, measurement and data, and geometry. Illustrated nicely with fun kid-friendly graphics.
1st Math 31 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Have Your Math and Eat It Too!
Two podcasts introduce scholars to geometry basics (types of polygons, lines of symmetry, and congruence) and finding area of simple shapes. Be sure learners comprehend these concepts before moving on. What foods can they think of that are geometrically shaped?
5th - 8th Math 34 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Perimeter, Area, and Volume
After providing your learners with a pre-assessment, group learners by ability level. Groups develop and use strategies to find perimeter of regular or irregular shapes using string, paper clips, links, and other objects. They find the area using tiles or counting squares of regular and irregular shapes on a grid.
3rd - 5th Math 117 Views 764 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable