How Old Did You Say?
Second graders explore and develop algebraic formulas based on their own ages as the known variable. This is a clever, and simple, way to introduce the concept of algebra to young students.
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What Subtraction Strategy Did You Use?
There's more than one way to subtract! After reviewing different subtraction strategies for two-digit numbers, including standard algorithm, think addition, compensation, and split/jump, kids decide which strategy makes the most sense...
2nd - 3rd Math CCSS: Designed
Identify and Describe Geometric Figures
In search of a comprehensive geometry resource to supplement your elementary math instruction? Look no further. This geometry chapter, taken straight out of a math textbook, provides everything you need to begin teaching young...
2nd - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Organizing Stories Before You Write
Orators practice their storytelling skills by working in groups. They utilize a step-by-step approach to organize ideas and create a story from scratch. The class discovers the beginning, middle, and end of a story and learns how to...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Common Core Sample Template for Multi-Day Lesson Plans or Units
Make sure you've covered all your bases when designing a Common Core unit. From essential questions and standards alignment to instructional supports and reflections, this template will guide you toward completing a comprehensive,...
K - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Collecting Data to Learn About the People Around You
Human graphs, anyone? Did you eat fruit today? What is your favorite costume? Have your K – 6 learners graph the responses. Early elementary grades may count and compare while upper grades compare responses of different groups or make...
K - 6th Math
Find Benchmark Numbers Using a Number Line
The second of eight videos on rounding whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100 describes how to use a number line to create benchmark numbers. A review of place value and counting by 10s starts off the lesson, followed by a discussion on...
5 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed