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Help your kindergartners develop counting skills using a 24 oz. plastic cup, counting manipulatives, and a paper plate. Start with a small group of learners and place a quantity of counting objects between the range of 5 to 10 into each plastic cup. With the group, count each quantity. Next, have each class member select and place counters on their paper plate. Working one-on-one guide each pupil to count their amount off the plate and on. Finally, using a booklet of blank paper, have each class member draw his counters and write the number. This activity can be practiced again and again and can be mixed up by using different counters and number quantities.
Working as a pair, two kindergartners will sit at a table and will pick two handfuls of counters. They will combine their individual handfuls into one, and count their own selection. They will then draw and record their count on a record worksheet (not provided but see the set-up section on the lesson plan for details on how to create). Next, they will compare their count to their partner's and record whether their amount is greater than, less than, or equal to their partner's amount. If picking two handfuls is too much, modify by having the pair pick only one handful. Having a number line handy will also help learners see the quantity difference with more ease. This may be hard for your learners at first, but with practice it will become a great activity to enforce the skills of counting, comparing, and writing numbers.
Build counting fluency in your kindergartners with this counting and grouping timed learning game. Provide various groups of objects to count such as a clear plastic bag filled with 7 beans or a cup with 5 pennies. There are many other examples included in the lesson which are easy to find in a kindergarten classroom. Using an egg timer, have a small group of class members sort the groups of objects by quantity. This game can be used during a math center without teacher supervision, but will need to be explained and modeled beforehand. Learners should be instructed to count the objects in groups and to not remove them from their container. A simple and fun learning game that will be a class favorite in no time.
Engage your mathematicians with this simple number-quantity game. Working in pairs, using two decks of 44 cards numbered 0-10 with corresponding sets of objects or images, young learners will each flip a card and decide which number is greater. The one with the greater number then keeps both cards. If both cards are the same, each game member will draw two more cards and find the greater number, and all the cards will then go to the larger number drawer. The gamer with the most cards in the end wins. Repetition is key. This is a great game for a math center, and if you do not have sets of cards like this, you or a parent volunteer can make them.
Welcome to the café! Introduce beginning French speakers to food-related vocabulary and using the conditional tense to place an order. This plan gets your kids up and moving. They look at French menus, identify quantity expressions (like de la and du), and then play a game using their new vocabulary words. There's also a fun role-play activity that has learners step into the place of a presenter on a TV cooking show.
Third graders investigate environmental stability through consumption and recycling. They look into how much of a recyclable good it takes to create one new product. Pupils compile a list of these quantities, then create posters that are hung up around the school sharing their important findings. This brilliantly written plan is well worth implementing with your 3rd graders. The sooner our young people turn on to recycling, the better.
Students practice skills involving statistics and probability by making predictions on number of each color candy in one pound bag of M&Ms. They record both guesses and actual quantities, calculate percentages, and create bar graphs to represent their data. Students then determine weight and diameter of single candy, and calculate probability of assigned situations.
In this circles and cylinders worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 22 various types of problems. First, they collect data for a radius and circumference for several different circles and calculate the quantity. Then, students find the length of the radius and use the Pythagoras' Theorem on the given triangle.
High schoolers respond to literature, and then polish one particular response to final copy. They consider the aspects of an effective literary response and collaborate as they craft their writing. O. Henry's story "The Unknown Quantity" is included as a suggested reading, but any text appropriate to your readers will work. Rubrics and writing prompts are included.
Learners study water quality and water quantity issues in their community. They will examine state water laws, learn about current issues relating to water use and water scarcity in their region and the state, investigate and role play different water users and water interest groups, and create a regional water plan.
What's the pattern? That's the question learners pursue as they develop patterns using two or more rational number quantities. The teacher has them explore the sums of these quantities which will be an important conceptual foundation for helping them understand what "limit" means.
Students explore how water has the power to erode, how developing the land (building roads, buildings and parking lots) increases the amount of water reaching our rivers, and how this greater quantity of water increases erosion. They define erosion and explain why erosion has increased in the river.