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In these math lesson plans, students discuss how math problems are written to reflect real-world situations. They complete an online Math Hunt using specific web tools, and work individually to create their own Math Hunts. Additionally, they solve another student's Math Hunt problem.
In this math instructional activity, learners examine the topics available to complete a daily math journal. They repeat the procedure for future lessons.
Students explore mathematical applications of the current intra-city World Series. After learning how one school district is incorporating the World Series in its classrooms, students consider possible applications of the Series in their math curriculum.
Fifth graders explore the connection between poetry and math by reading poems that involve numbers.  For this Shel Silverstein poetry math lesson, 5th graders listen to 5 poems read aloud and discuss how math was used in the poems.  Student read 3 more poems from paper copies.  For the last poem, students calculate the band-aids used in the poem.
Students apply basic or advanced mathematical skills while working cooperatively with other students to solve problems. They demonstrate comprehension of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and or division with a strategy that reinforces math concepts in a hands-on manner.
Upper elementary and middles schoolers discuss and solve real world applications of math. They use formulas for volume and percents to answer real world questions. In the second part of the lesson, groups write and solve word problems. Enrichment activities and a worksheet are included for further practice.
In these calendar math worksheets, students use the various calendars to answer the math questions related to days of the week and counting.
Learners use mental math to answer a variety of problems. In this math instructional activity students calculate addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems using mental math strategies.Learners aim for speed in their responses.
Learners 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. 
Learners plan and make the M&M cookies, tally M&M's by color while eating cookie, and completing worksheet using math skills.
Students create math book using a variety of materials. Students use bookmaking materials provided by the teacher to create books to include in the classroom math center. Book topics can include, shapes, patterns 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 are asked to think about how time and money are used in their daily lives. They learn that they use math every time they figure out how much time or money they have, spend, or need. Students work in groups to apply math skills that they already have (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fractions) to solve real life problems about money and time.
Students practice various math skills using a polyhedral die. In this dice game lesson, students practice multiplication, addition, place value, and money using games. Standard dice may be used instead of a polyhedral die with modification.
Young scholars 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.
Second graders create math descriptions using their names. In this talking about your name lesson, 2nd graders write their own name, or location/topic of choice, and then analyze the word through a mathematical perspective.
Students 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. Students utilize these numbers to create a paper turkey in class which hangs for the rest of the students to see.
In this Easter math learning exercise, students solve a set of 4 word problems with an Easter theme. An answer key is included on page 2.
Students research number values by participating in a candy exercise. In this math function lesson plan, 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. Students show their work on a math worksheet and eat their creation after.
In this TAKS math quiz worksheet, students take an online quiz focused on order of operations. Quiz may be graded online by clicking a link.