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Title: Counting to 100 using Base 10.
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This lesson plan consists of material that teaches students to count to the number one hundred counting by tens. It has been created in way to help students count to one hundred faster and with complete accuracy. Students will find this lesson fun and very helpful with their future math lessons.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (0) 1: Count to 100 by ones and by tens. [KCC1]
Subject: Mathematics (K)
Title: Counting to 100 using Base 10.
Description: This lesson plan consists of material that teaches students to count to the number one hundred counting by tens. It has been created in way to help students count to one hundred faster and with complete accuracy. Students will find this lesson fun and very helpful with their future math lessons.
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Title: "Bursting with Math"
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Using "Starburst" jelly beans to sort, graph and add.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (2) 26: Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares; describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc.; and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, or four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape. [2G3]
Subject: Mathematics (K  2)
Title: "Bursting with Math"
Description: Using "Starburst" jelly beans to sort, graph and add.
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Title: Show Me the Money
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In this lesson, students identify coins, describe their attributes, learn their value, and count like coins. Students view an interactive web lesson that provides practice. Concepts are taught using songs, poems and games.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Mathematics (K  2)
Title: Show Me the Money
Description: In this lesson, students identify coins, describe their attributes, learn their value, and count like coins. Students view an interactive web lesson that provides practice. Concepts are taught using songs, poems and games.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: What's the Chance?
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Students engage in opportunities to label events that are likely, unlikely, certain and impossible.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (2) 6: Count within 1000; skipcount by 5s, 10s, and 100s. [2NBT2]
Subject: English Language Arts (1), or Mathematics (K  2)
Title: What's the Chance?
Description: Students engage in opportunities to label events that are likely, unlikely, certain and impossible.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: Rockin' Around The Clock
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This lesson will introduce students to the clock and telling time to the hour.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (2) 20: Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m. [2MD7]
Subject: Mathematics (K  2)
Title: Rockin' Around The Clock
Description: This lesson will introduce students to the clock and telling time to the hour.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: Wheels All Around
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Students will use skip counting to see how many wheels visit the school during specified times in one day.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMSU Project.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (2) 23: Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with singleunit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple puttogether, takeapart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph. (See Appendix A, Table 1.) [2MD10]
Subject: Mathematics (K  2), or Credit Recovery Science (1), or Technology Education (K  2)
Title: Wheels All Around
Description: Students will use skip counting to see how many wheels visit the school during specified times in one day.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMSU Project.
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Title: Counting Backward from Ten
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Students will be introduced in this lesson to the concept of orally counting backward from ten using a book, number cards, and the Internet.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (0) 16: Classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category, and sort the categories by count. (Limit category counts to be less than or equal to 10.) [KMD3]
Subject: Mathematics (K)
Title: Counting Backward from Ten
Description: Students will be introduced in this lesson to the concept of orally counting backward from ten using a book, number cards, and the Internet.
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Title: Fishy Addition!
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In this lesson, students will use manipulatives to act out and solve simple addition problems.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (0) 16: Classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category, and sort the categories by count. (Limit category counts to be less than or equal to 10.) [KMD3]
Subject: Mathematics (K)
Title: Fishy Addition!
Description: In this lesson, students will use manipulatives to act out and solve simple addition problems.
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Title: Toy Store Money
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During this lesson students will have the opportunity to use real coins to purchase items in a class department store. Students will work to determine which coins they need to purchase an object. They will also practice counting skills on the Internet before the big shopping day.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (2) 7: Read and write numbers to 1000 using baseten numerals, number names, and expanded form. [2NBT3]
Subject: Mathematics (K  2), or Technology Education (K  2)
Title: Toy Store Money
Description: During this lesson students will have the opportunity to use real coins to purchase items in a class department store. Students will work to determine which coins they need to purchase an object. They will also practice counting skills on the Internet before the big shopping day.
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Title: Counting Back and Counting On
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students model subtraction with connecting cubes while the teacher reads to them from counting books. Then, students make a train of connecting cubes and write in vertical and horizontal format the differences suggested by adding to and subtracting from the train, one cube at a time. Finally, students record in their learning portfolio for the unit a train showing one cube being taken away and record the difference in vertical and horizontal format. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (1) 18: Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another. [1MD4]
Subject: Language Arts,Mathematics Title: Counting Back and Counting On
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students model subtraction with connecting cubes while the teacher reads to them from counting books. Then, students make a train of connecting cubes and write in vertical and horizontal format the differences suggested by adding to and subtracting from the train, one cube at a time. Finally, students record in their learning portfolio for the unit a train showing one cube being taken away and record the difference in vertical and horizontal format. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Begin with Buttons: Looking Back and Moving Forward
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students review the work of the previous lessons through a variety of activity stations, one of which involves using an interactive Web site. Students model with buttons and record addition and subtraction.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (1) 5: Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2). [1OA5]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Begin with Buttons: Looking Back and Moving Forward
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students review the work of the previous lessons through a variety of activity stations, one of which involves using an interactive Web site. Students model with buttons and record addition and subtraction. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Descriptive Writing and the 100th Day of School
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Students write descriptions of 100th day bottles they create at home, write clues about their bottles for a guessing game, practice descriptive writing, and create a class book.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 31: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue. [SL.2.3]
Subject: Language Arts Title: Descriptive Writing and the 100th Day of School
Description: Students write descriptions of 100th day bottles they create at home, write clues about their bottles for a guessing game, practice descriptive writing, and create a class book. Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink Grade Span: K,1,2
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Title: Practice Makes Perfect
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students focus on differences of numbers from 10. Students use a real or virtual calculator and play a concentration game.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (0) 5: Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 120, count out that many objects. [KCC5]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Practice Makes Perfect
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students focus on differences of numbers from 10. Students use a real or virtual calculator and play a concentration game. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: What's the Difference?
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students use reasoning to find differences from numbers up to 10, using real and virtual calculators and an addition chart as tools. They also play a concentration game.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (0) 2: Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1). [KCC2]
Subject: Mathematics Title: What's the Difference?
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students use reasoning to find differences from numbers up to 10, using real and virtual calculators and an addition chart as tools. They also play a concentration game. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Building Numbers to Five
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students make groups of zero to five objects, connect number names to the groups, compose and decompose numbers, and use numerals to record the size of a group. Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities are used to help students begin to acquire a sense of number.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (0) 12: Fluently add and subtract within 5. [KOA5]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Building Numbers to Five
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students make groups of zero to five objects, connect number names to the groups, compose and decompose numbers, and use numerals to record the size of a group. Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities are used to help students begin to acquire a sense of number. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Building Sets of Seven
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students construct and identify sets of seven objects. They compare sets of up to seven items and record a set of seven in chart form.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (1) 9: Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral. [1NBT1]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Building Sets of Seven
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students construct and identify sets of seven objects. They compare sets of up to seven items and record a set of seven in chart form. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Connecting Numbers and Patterns
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This lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, accommodates multiple learning styles by having students create patterns using different forms. For example, students use body movement or kinesthetic experiences to create and copy patterns. Students use knowledge and skills in new situations to develop a solid understanding of the process for creating patterns, recognizing pattern sequences, and representing patterns in different ways.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (0) 4: Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. [KCC4]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Connecting Numbers and Patterns
Description: This lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, accommodates multiple learning styles by having students create patterns using different forms. For example, students use body movement or kinesthetic experiences to create and copy patterns. Students use knowledge and skills in new situations to develop a solid understanding of the process for creating patterns, recognizing pattern sequences, and representing patterns in different ways. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Building Sets of 19 and 20
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students explore sets of 19 and 20. They count up to 20, construct and decompose sets up to 20, and record the decompositions.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (0) 4: Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. [KCC4]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Building Sets of 19 and 20
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students explore sets of 19 and 20. They count up to 20, construct and decompose sets up to 20, and record the decompositions. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Preschool Counting Practice
Digital Tool:
Counting Cookies  Learn to Count Numbers 1234 Web Address URL:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_PT5Qm2K04 Standard(s):
[MA2015] (0) 4: Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. [KCC4] Digital Tool Description: This video will be another tool to help Kindergarten and Preschool students who are beginning to learn to count. The first video emphasizes counting 14 with a cookie theme. It has lots of repetition and clearly shows 1 to 1 correspondence. The second video graphically represents counting 15 with turtles swimming under water.
Title: Preschool Counting Practice Digital Tool: Counting Cookies  Learn to Count Numbers 1234 Digital Tool Description: This video will be another tool to help Kindergarten and Preschool students who are beginning to learn to count. The first video emphasizes counting 14 with a cookie theme. It has lots of repetition and clearly shows 1 to 1 correspondence. The second video graphically represents counting 15 with turtles swimming under water.
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Title: Counting Kindergarteners
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Toontastic Web Address URL:
http://www.launchpadtoys.com/ Standard(s):
[MA2015] (0) 1: Count to 100 by ones and by tens. [KCC1] Digital Tool Description:
This tool will allow students to become actively engaged in lessons by creating their own video that corresponds with topics of the lesson. The students will work in groups collaboratively to produce their short video. This tool can be used with any content area.
Title: Counting Kindergarteners Digital Tool: Toontastic Digital Tool Description:
This tool will allow students to become actively engaged in lessons by creating their own video that corresponds with topics of the lesson. The students will work in groups collaboratively to produce their short video. This tool can be used with any content area.
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Title: Whiteboard Collaborative Draw
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Whiteboard Collaborative Draw App Web Address URL:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=greengar.white.board.lite Standard(s):
[MA2015] (0) 1: Count to 100 by ones and by tens. [KCC1] Digital Tool Description: Whiteboard Collaborative Draw is a FREE app that is available for iPhone, iPod, iPad, and any Android device.
This app contains features that are just like a real whiteboard in the classroom. These include: drawing on any photo that is saved to your device, save your drawings to your device, changing the markers transparency, a full spectrum color picker, and better drawing quality.
This app can be used to help students learn how to solve fractions while remianing engaged during the entire lesson. This app allows students to work on a problem at their desk on their own devices. It allows students to draw, erase, and solve the problem. By using this app to keep the students engaged they will in turn learn the material at hand without even realizing it!
Title: Whiteboard Collaborative Draw Digital Tool: Whiteboard Collaborative Draw App Digital Tool Description: Whiteboard Collaborative Draw is a FREE app that is available for iPhone, iPod, iPad, and any Android device.
This app contains features that are just like a real whiteboard in the classroom. These include: drawing on any photo that is saved to your device, save your drawings to your device, changing the markers transparency, a full spectrum color picker, and better drawing quality.
This app can be used to help students learn how to solve fractions while remianing engaged during the entire lesson. This app allows students to work on a problem at their desk on their own devices. It allows students to draw, erase, and solve the problem. By using this app to keep the students engaged they will in turn learn the material at hand without even realizing it!
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Title: Number and Operations Web Links
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This collection of Web links, reviewed and presented by Illuminations, offers teachers and students information about and practice in concepts related to arithmetic. Users can read the Illuminations Editorial Board's review of each Web site, or choose to link directly to the sites.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (5) 26: Classify twodimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties. [5G4]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Number and Operations Web Links
Description: This collection of Web links, reviewed and presented by Illuminations, offers teachers and students information about and practice in concepts related to arithmetic. Users can read the Illuminations Editorial Board's review of each Web site, or choose to link directly to the sites. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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Title: Celebrate the 100th day of school!
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As a class, students work in small groups to create a '' 100th Day'' book.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (5) 5: Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use wholenumber exponents to denote powers of 10. [5NBT2]
Subject: Language Arts Title: Celebrate the 100th day of school!
Description: As a class, students work in small groups to create a '' 100th Day'' book. Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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Title: Illuminations Activities
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This Web page, from Illuminations, allows users to access all of Illuminations' online, interactive activities. The activities span the grades and encompass all areas of mathematics.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (2) 14: Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes. [2MD1]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Illuminations Activities
Description: This Web page, from Illuminations, allows users to access all of Illuminations' online, interactive activities. The activities span the grades and encompass all areas of mathematics. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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Title: Learning about Number Relationships and Properties of Numbers Using Calculators and Hundred Boards: Patterns to 100 and Beyond
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Standard(s): [MA2015] (0) 1: Count to 100 by ones and by tens. [KCC1]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Learning about Number Relationships and Properties of Numbers Using Calculators and Hundred Boards: Patterns to 100 and Beyond
Description: Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2

