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In this using a data chart number sense worksheet, 5th graders read an involved word problem at the top of the page. They fill in a data chart to organize the given information. They use rounding to estimate, and write a short answer about how they completed one portion of the chart.
You don't have to be an ancient Egyptian to decipher fractions in this activity that focuses on adding fractions with unlike denominators and developing fraction number sense. Egyptians represented fractions differently than we do. They expressed fractions through expressions using unit fractions in which no two denominators were alike: e.g., 2/3 was written as 1/2 + 1/6. Fifth graders are asked to solve two sets of problems on this worksheet: the first set constructs fractions and the second deconstructs fractions. A formal lesson plan is not included, but the information on the three-page document is complete and ready to use in the classroom.
Here is an awesome, 28-page collection of lessons that cover the topic of fairy tales and other famous stories in an exciting manner. These lessons weave math, language arts, geography, and technology into some mighty fine educational experiences for your class. There is a take-home letter for parents announcing the unit of study, and the fairy tale talk show, ball, and feast that serves as the culminating activity. The lesson plans are packed with worksheets and detailed instructions that should make for easy implementation of this remarkable series of plans.
Kindergarteners practice showing 1:1 correspondence while incorporating information they learned about a local Native American culture. The objects used for counting are taken from the previous day's Native American lesson. The intention is for them to use the newly-acquired vocabulary while building 1:1 correspondence and counting skills.
Can your class create their own ancient Chinese calculator? They make an abacus by using 10 rows of 10 beads each. In a series of six lessons, they use the abacus while playing multiplication games and participating in classroom discussions. A wonderful way to promote number sense and drive home the concept of multiplication.
What fun, simple number value activities these are! Using dot cards and ten frames, 34 educational games are briefly described to help diversify these great strategies. For example, in the game "I Wish I Had..." the teacher holds up a value card and says, "I wish I had ___." The scholars then determine how many more dots are needed to fulfill the wish. Templates are available for dot cards, five frames, ten frames, and more!
Adding fractions with unlike denominators can be cloudy, but attaching the fractions to real-life math can add to fraction number sense. Alex needed to run only a mile, will completing the training in two segments satisfy this requirement? Yes, it will. Especially when Alex ran 1/2 mile to his friend's house and 5/8 mile to his grandma's house. There are two ways to solve this problem and both are explained on the commentary pages. The activity would be either a great lead-in to working with fractions, or a quick check-in for understanding.
Seventh graders are grouped according to their ability level with a captain who is elected by the students in that particular group. Students demonstrate their knowledge of rational and irrational numbers by defining them. Students use a venn diagram to show where the fraction would belong. Students discuss their answers with other classmates. The venn diagrams will be submitted for a grade. Students then share what they learned from this activity