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- Carolyn M., 1st year teacher
- Aiken, SC
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Students act as math coaches to solve word problems. In this math word problems lesson, 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.
Time for candy math! Yes, get out those Skittles, M&M's, and jelly beans because you are going to make math sweet. There are six different candy math ideas here for you to try. You're kids will use treats to add, subtract, sort, make patterns, make shapes, and estimate. They can get better at math as they play with their food!
Who knew there were so many fun educational opportunities featuring pasta? Scholars read a brief informational text about the history of pasta (note that "macaroni" is spelled two different ways, so address this if kids are reading independently). They discuss new vocabulary terms, some of which are defined within the lesson. Extend the objective using any of the cross-curricular activities, all of which require different types of uncooked pasta. Kids can use the pasta as math manipulatives, sort different types, create patterns or bar graphs, compare and contrast different types, and create artwork using food coloring. there are also some reading suggestions.
Middle and high schoolers investigate all the different places in math that square root is present. In this geometry lesson, pupils discuss square roots as it relates to a right triangle and construction. They go over altitude, rise, base, and parts of a right triangle to solve sing the Pythagorean Theorem.
Here are a set of graphing lessons that have a real-world business focus. Math skills include creating a scatter plot or line graph, fitting a line to a scatter plot, and making predictions. These lessons are aimed at an algebra 1 level but can be adapted either for middle school or higher levels.
Going to the pumpkin patch? Start with this multiplication lesson plan using pumpkin arrays and factors between 1 and 10. As you project a hundred chart, learners use their own (handout included) to map out a farmer's field. First, he plants three rows with ten pumpkins in each. Then, he plants ten rows with six pumpkins in each. Learners record the equations in the provided worksheet, and watch for patterns when dealing with 10 as a constant factor. Follow-up activities are provided.
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.
Here is a series of morning math activities which will get your class thinking as they start the day. Simply do one or two every day; the variation in types of math will keep them on their toes and reviewing past concepts. Each of the 16 questions is segmented into an outlined box, and learners can do these in their notebooks if you project the worksheet. Concepts include telling time, fractions, division, word problems, place value, and number form.