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Grades K-6 Lesson Plans

Interior Designer
You are an interior designer and have been asked by your client to redecorate her bedroom. You want to make the client happy, so you give her three options for the bedroom of her dreams.
Parts of a Square
In this activity, students will explore how squares can be divided into either two or four equal shapes. This lesson is appropriate for 3rd grade students and aligns with the CCSS.
Benny’s Pennies
In this activity, students will "buy" school supplies, then write and solve three addend addition equations. This task is appropriate for 1st grade and covers CCSS 1.OA.2 Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20 and Mathematical Practice Standard 4.
Stone Soup
This lesson uses a Stone Soup story to practice multiplication and division.
Dividing the Cookies
As an introduction to division, the story The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins provides a creative and fun way for the students to relate multiplication and division.
Round whole numbers through millions
The Game of Poison
This is a primary grades logic game where participants choose 1 or 2 objects starting with 13 objects. The goal is to leave just one object for your opponent. The last piece is the poison.
Making Sense With 10s
In the primary grades build number sense for making 10's, and teach a math game that focus on making a sum of ten with two addends, as well as enforces the Commutative Property of Addition.
Understanding the Equal Sign
This lesson is designed to help students identify what the equal sign is and understand how it can be used in an addition number sentence to make a true statement using both sides of the equal sign.
Indy 500
Addition with Regrouping - students learn many strategies to add 2 and 3-digit numbers. Once they have mastered addition without regrouping and place value up to hundreds, the next important skill is to understand when and how to regroup.
10000 Chart Lesson
Students will name the number indicated on the 10,000 chart using patterns and without counting.
Associative Property Contig
This is a game format to practice and demonstrate the Associative Property.
Pablo's Books
Students will use the book, Pablo's Books to create a constructed response. Students will then use a rubric to grade the responses.
Graph NA Populations
In this lesson students use the demographics of area tribal nations to create different graphs and analyze the data on the graphs.
3rd Grade Pow Wow Trails
In this lesson the students will calculate distances, gas usage as well as price of gas.
Native American Star Quilts/Making a Star Quilt
Students will understand the importance of quilting in the Native American culture, both present day and past.
Beading Patterns Using Reflections
Students will understand the importance of beading in the Native American culture, both present day and past. Patterns will be generalized to an algebraic rule using input/output tables, based on the number of beads needed to complete different projects.
Metric Measurement
There is a relationship between the size of the unit and the number of units. Students measure a set of objects using an assigned unit and then look for patterns.
K-6 Beading Input/Output Tables
Students will understand the importance of beading in the Native American culture, both present day and past. Patterns will be generalized to an algebraic rule using input/output tables, based on the number of beads needed to complete different projects.
Measuring Activity
Using a ruler to measure to the nearest ¼ inch
High Number Draw
Sieve of Eratosthenes
Hundreds Chart
Making Tens Activity
Cluster Problems
Leveling the Bars Activity
Lines to Design
Shape Shifters
Top It Variations


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