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Learners explore math functions by participating in a class game. For this math jeopardy lesson, students practice solving problems using different math functions by participating in a Jeopardy style game. Learners collaborate in groups to compete against each other.
Math games can make practicing skills fun and educational.
Students identify word problem strategies. In this problem solving lesson, students act as "math coaches" to identify key words that indicate mathematical operations. Students use a white board to complete each word problem
Second graders practice vocabulary related to measurement, mathematics, and dinosaurs. Using the engaging topic of dinosaurs, learners will calculate various information about dinosaurs and use measurement vocabulary. They will also answer problems using the math vocabulary and strategies. Real life examples and fun activities are inlcuded in this plan.
We can help our students improve math proficiency by using a cross-curricular approach and multiple problem-solving techniques.
Students solve addition and subtraction problems and decipher and write messages using a code. They read and discuss an informational fact sheet about the Navajo code talkers from World War II, and decode and re-code messages using math problems.
Students play a variety of math games using blocks in order to develop their ability to classify, seriate, and count. In this counting lesson plan, students work in small groups to practice sorting their blocks by shape and size. Students also use wooden unit blocks to measure an area of the classroom by lining them up end to end, and counting the total number of blocks used.
In this math activity, learners examine the topics available to complete a daily math journal. They repeat the procedure for future lessons.
In these calendar math worksheets, students use the various calendars to answer the math questions related to days of the week and counting.
Third graders use number lines to solve a variety of mathematical problems. They are introduced to the "Math Hoppers" method of solving problems and follow the steps demonstrated to practice the method themselves. They make up math hopper problems for their partners to solve using the number lines and hoppers provided by the teacher.
Students act as math coaches to solve word problems. In this math word problems instructional activity, students brainstorm key words in math operations, create flash cards to review relationships between words and operations, coach each other in the problems, and write their own word problems.
Students use mental math to answer a variety of problems. In this math lesson plan students calculate addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems using mental math strategies.Students aim for speed in their responses.
Pupils explore the holiday traditions of Thanksgiving by solving math problems. In this basic math function lesson, students utilize feathers as an item which needs to be added or subtracted within a math sentence. Pupils utilize these numbers to create a paper turkey in class which hangs for the rest of the students to see.
Students play a game of math rummy where they add up playing cards to reach a target number. In this math rummy lesson plan, students each get 4 cards. 
Pupils research number values by participating in a candy exercise. In this math function lesson, students utilize baking ingredients to create cookies and multiply how many M&M's will go into the batch if you want a certain amount per cookie. Pupils show their work on a math worksheet and eat their creation after.
Pupils explore math in nature. In this lesson on the Fibonacci sequence, students use natural objects and Fibonacci numbers to discover mathematical patterns.
Students practice math vocabulary. In this vocabulary lesson plan, students review math vocabulary with pictures and a class discussion. Students complete a worksheet to test what they have retained from the discussion. This lesson plan includes practical math vocabulary terms used in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade.
Students explore math functions by preparing a meal. In this food measurement lesson, students examine a recipe for a meal and alter the size of the recipe based upon the amount of servings needed. Students utilize manipulatives to ensure the correct amount of ingredients are used as they cook their cookies, brownies and pizza for the class to enjoy.
Students go over math vocabulary words and show examples of the terms on the board. In this math vocabulary lesson plan, students go over many words and are given a worksheet with words and definitions.
In this Easter math activity, students solve a set of 4 word problems with an Easter theme. An answer key is included on page 2.