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Students brainstorm how math is used in daily life. They develop a class list of different topic areas in which math is used and work in small groups to think of specific examples of how math is an important part of their lives.
Learners complete a variety of activities related to the book "Math Curse" by Jon Scieszka. They write a story about a day in their life that includes illustrations, fifteen math problems, the written story, and an answer key. Students read and present their books to the class.
Fifth graders complete math computation with Shel Silverstein poetry. In this poetry lesson, 5th graders listen or read certain poems that have numbers in them. They add up the numbers throughout the poem and answer other math related questions. 
Teachers can read through these math-related books for pure enjoyment.
Here are simple ideas to integrate math and language arts skills.
Try these tips for helping pupils learn the tools they need to succeed in math.
Combine calendar-reading with math in this series of worksheets. Each of the 12 months describe a different character's schedule, followed by comprehension questions. Students practice writing dates and days of the week, determining how long something will last, and measuring weeks and days surrounding a date. Consider personalizing this using students' school schedules. Include birthdays, breaks, school events, etc.!
Second graders discover math vocabulary through dinosaur discovery. In this dinosaur math unit, 2nd graders practice using math terms for measurement and geometric shapes through a variety of worksheets, online games, and word problems. 
Students explore math functions by participating in a class game. In this math jeopardy lesson, students practice solving problems using different math functions by participating in a Jeopardy style game. Students collaborate in groups to compete against each other.
Halloween math activities provide a perfect way to make this subject relevant and fun.
Students can put away the workbooks and experience a real world math day.
Students turn kitchen time into learning time. Parents can use opportunities abound at home using "real" objects to teach beginning math. When learning begins with real objects and experiences, children use all of their senses-thus ensuring the lessons learned are well imprinted on the brain.
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.
Students talk about mathematical language.  In this talking about your name lesson, students use the letters in their own name to review math vocabulary and concepts.  
The grocery store can be a great place to reinforce math lessons and get new activity ideas.
Student understanding of math concepts improves when math is integrated with science!
Taking a walk around you town center can turn into a lesson about math and architecture.
Math games can make practicing skills fun and educational.
Discover this great program for challenging and training advanced math learners.
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