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Students apply their knowledge of math by rewriting word problems using equations. In this word problem instructional activity, students build upon previous knowledge as they set up the correct steps to solve word problems. This instructional activity is full of hints for teachers to teach math better. 
Motivate your learners with this lesson on geometric shapes. Second graders review the characteristics of plane figures, compare and contrast solid and plane figures, and create quilts focusing on the use of geometric patterns. 
Everyone loves popcorn! Use this treat to teach math concepts including place value, estimating, graphing, and volume. Eight possible activities are included, and they can be modified to fit all grade levels. 
Students, in groups, develop math lessons for younger students that each stems from a popular student story. Group members individually develop lessons for other subject areas based on their group's story, creating interdisciplinary units.
Students use important math vocabulary by creating an illustrated storybook. They become familiar with the mathematics terms they encounter on a standardized test and connect these words to the world around them.
Students explore Japanese teaching methodologies. In this teaching study lesson, students observe one another teaching math, collaborate to plan lessons, and discuss the results.
Eighth graders complete Calculator Explorations, Problem -solving, and the Discussion topic as outlined in the worksheet from Lola May's Teaching Math - Extending the meaning of multiplication and division.
Students learn math by using real world situations to show how math concepts are used. In this math concepts lesson plan, students can use Howard Drilling as a business to complete problems such as cement pouring, accounts payable, and drilling invoices.
Third graders solve story word problems based on the story Twas the Night Before Christmas. In this word problems lesson plan, 3rd graders incorporate literature with math.
Mmm, M & M's! Learners of all ages will love this tasty lesson! Use this popular treat to explore percentages, proportions, and probability! Then, after you graph your results, enjoy a delicious treat; you've earned it! 
Students learn basic measuring techniques by measuring a chair. In this measuring lesson plan, students are asked to measure the various parts of a chair, and then record their measurements. Then they have to calculate different math problems based on the measurements of the chair.
Do you want to practice arithmetic skills from simple addition facts, to cubes and square roots, to solving one-step equations? Here is a great app for practicing and learning everything from arithmetic practice using integers to solving simple one-step equations.
Is there a way to connect creative thinking, logical reasoning, mathematical understanding, and humor? You bet there is! Kids begin by creating creative math quizzes, which require creative thinking to solve. For example, 1+1=24, one equals a dozen so 24 would be the answer. Then they each write a creative story that revolves around a math lesson, which can acutally be taught. The stories are compiled and presented to younger middle schoolers. The activity culminates in a reflective survey and a discussion on the effectivness of creative thinking being used to augment regular math instruction.
Bring functions to life! Not only does this app graph a number of different types of equations, it also allows the user to easily change the graph by moving different slides and seeing the result.  
Imagine you need to be a substitute teacher in a classroom that helps learners with visual impairments, and you have no idea where to start. Here is a complete, easy to follow, and insightful teaching guide to aid you in teaching English or ELA to your non-sighted students. Tips, techniques, online journal links, and links to teaching materials make this an excellent resource to get you started. Ideas for active engagement are outlined to help you understand your role as an educator of the blind.
Special educators know that it isn't all about the lesson plan, but rather the strategies and practices you choose to use. Here are a set of research-based practices and tips you can use to inform your choices when teaching learners who are struggling with spelling and writing. The plan provides online resources, book titles, games, and structured activities that use a struggling learner's strengths to overcome their weaknesses.
Model-based inquiry is a fantastic way to teach math! Learners use nets (2D building blocks) to create prisms. They choose the rectangular prism with the largest volume to use as a fish tank. This instructional activity includes activity sheets, handouts, and extensions.
Upper graders work with peers to solve word problems related to time and independently solve word problems that involve calculating time. They will show their ability to solve and work through mathematical operations. A worksheet is provided in addition to a well-written teacher's guide.
Elementary schoolers become points on a Cartesian Plane in their classroom. They review ordered pairs, positive and negative coordinates, quadrants, and the x and y axes. Pupils follow commands that help review vocabulary, such as "Everyone in quadrant I stand up." This is a clever approach to teaching math, especially for the wiggle-worms that have trouble sitting still!
Middle schoolers study the components of a deck of cards and conduct an initial experiment in the probability of drawing various types of cards from a deck. They play two rounds of poker to discover the probability of drawing several card scenarios. Afterward, they write analysis papers based on their findings. This is a neat cross-curricular activity!