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Inject fun into your math review! Pupils review basic math operations with decimals as well as addition and subtraction with simple fractions. In this number operations lesson, students work in groups to create a game for the math skill they are given. Students share their ideas, decide on one and create the game. This could be used as a cumulative assessment.
Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is math skills practice. In this app, Mission Impossible meets basic number operation skills, and your students are the secret agents.
Elementary schoolers practice their mental calculation skills to strengthen all four number operations. They interact with the Big Bus Module to participate in a variety of exercises their multiplication and division skills. Each student masters the ability to quickly and accurately to math problems presented on the screen.
Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the most challenging to solve! In this app, you are given five numbers and a set of operators, and you need to create an expression that when evaluated using the order of operations simplifies as the target number. Sounds easy, doesn't it?
Twenty-one pieces of tagboard can lead your class to a greater understanding of integers when you use them to form a human number line. After creating this math tool, two strategies for adding and subtracting will have your mathematicians up and manipulating positive and negative numbers. Assessment opportunities include suggestions for graphing equations and inequalities.
Here is really nice set of resources on scientific notation. Eighth and ninth graders explore the concept of multiplying and dividing in scientific notation. In this multiplying and dividing numbers in scientific notation lesson, learners work out problems involving the product of powers and quotient of powers rules for multiplying exponents. They find the area of their desk top and the classroom using scientific notation.
Make a game out of solving equations. This particular activity works well for pairs of learners. Follow the instructions to have player one pick a number and player two verbally give an equation. Participants need to make sense of a problem and persevere in solving it. This is good mathematical practice.
Students use paper cups and colored chips to observe properties of operations with real numbers. As a class, students brainstorm and use manipulatives to demonstrate associative, commutative, distributive identity and inverse properties. In groups, they write a "properties poem" and create a slide show explaining the properties. Additional multi-sensory projects are listed.
Here is an excellent instructional activity on fractions, decimals, unit rates, proportions, and problem solving. In it, learners engage in six activities in an "investigation center." The activities are based on a fictitious trip to a bakery, and involve several important concepts of rational numbers and proportions. Outstanding blackline masters are embedded in the plan, which will make it easy to successfully implement the instructional activity with your class.
Explore scientific notation in this mathematics lesson plan. Young mathematicians explore multiple representations of large number in scientific notation through the use of models, visual representation and expanded form. The lesson plan provided for flexible grouping options and addresses various learning styles. They work in groups and discuss the following questions: Why do we use scientific notation?, Who uses scientific notation? What does a nonzero number raised to the zero power equal? Why? and What is meant by the power of 10?