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Lesson Plans (21) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Informational Materials (1) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (4) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.
Learning Activities (15) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.


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Subject: Mathematics (K - 2)
Title: "Bursting with Math"
Description: Using "Starburst" jelly beans to sort, graph and add.


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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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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or 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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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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Subject: Mathematics (K - 2), or 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, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Mathematics (K - 2)
Title: My Time!
Description: This lesson provides the students with practice in telling time, record keeping, and elapsed time.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Mathematics (K - 2)
Title: "Triple Addition Shuffle"
Description: Student will engage in a card game that will enhance their thinking while adding more than two numbers.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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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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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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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.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Building Numbers to Five     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part 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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Subject: Mathematics
Title: What's the Difference?     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part 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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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Building Sets of 19 and 20     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part 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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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Connecting Numbers and Patterns     
Description: This lesson, one of a multi-part 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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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Building Sets of Seven     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part 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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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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Subject: Language Arts,Mathematics
Title: Counting Back and Counting On     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part 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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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Practice Makes Perfect     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part 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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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Begin with Buttons: Looking Back and Moving Forward     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part 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



Web Resources


Lesson Plans


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Counting by Tens Lesson Plan
http://walkacrosstex...
This is a lesson plan with activities for teaching students to count by 10.

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AAA Math - Counting
http://www.aaastudy....
This page includes numerous counting topics, including counting by ones, fives and tens.

Podcasts


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YouTube: Count to Ten with Noboby
http://www.youtube.c...
This is a vintage Sesame Street video with counting to ten with "Nobody."

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YouTube: How to Count to Ten
http://www.youtube.c...
This video has a "counting to ten" lesson with Lance Friendly.

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YouTube: Counting Song
http://www.youtube.c...
This is a counting video that shows counting manipulatives while counting up to ten.

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YouTube: We Can Count to 100!
http://www.youtube.c...
This video includes a presentation of numbers 1 to 100, along with someone singing the numbers as they are shown.

Interactives/Games


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Can You Add and Subtract?
http://www.glencoe.c...
Students will practice adding and subtracting with illustrations.

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Base Ten
http://www.learningb...
Students can complete interactive base 10 problems for hundreds, tens and ones. You have to click on 1, 10, and 100 on the left side to identify which place values will be included in the problems.

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Interactive 100 Number Chart
http://www.apples4th...
This interactive chart can be used to help students practice counting 1 to 100, and identifying numbers 1 to 100.

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Number of Objects I: Learning about Counting
http://www.aaamath.c...
This page includes activities for counting to twenty with numbers and words.

Learning Activities


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Can You Add and Subtract?
http://www.glencoe.c...
Students will practice adding and subtracting with illustrations.

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Homeschool Math.Net - Counting
http://www.homeschoo...
This site allows teachers to design counting worksheets by scrolling down the page and using the "Create Number Charts and Lists" function at the bottom of the page. Worksheets with some of the numbers filled in would not be considered an independent level of support on the AAA. To develop independent worksheets, be sure to fill in "100%" when asked what percent to leave empty.

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Counting by Tens
http://321know.com/c...
This Web site provides instruction and practice on counting by tens.

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Base Ten
http://www.learningb...
Students can complete interactive base 10 problems for hundreds, tens and ones. You have to click on 1, 10, and 100 on the left side to identify which place values will be included in the problems.

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Counting to 10
http://www.dositey.c...
This is a printable worksheet. It has one through ten ladybugs to be counted.

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ABC Teach - Number Flashcards
http://abcteach.com/...
This ABC Teach page includes flashcards for numbers 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, and 17-20. It also includes a set of flashcards for counting to ten.

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Hundred Chart - Numbers 1 to 100
http://www.homeschoo...
This number chart could be cut apart for students to identify numbers 1 to 100.

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Interactive 100 Number Chart
http://www.apples4th...
This interactive chart can be used to help students practice counting 1 to 100, and identifying numbers 1 to 100.

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Number Recognition Flash Cards to 100
http://www.tlsbooks....
This pdf has flashcards for numbers 1 to 100.

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Cut & Paste Numbers
http://www.abcteach....
This page has "cut and paste" worksheets for numbers that can be used for a class activity.

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Count by 5, Learning to Count by Five
http://math.about.co...
This About.com math page includes several worksheets for counting by 5's.

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Numbers Flashcards
http://www.mes-engli...
This website includes flashcards, a handout, and a PowerPoint for the following numbers: zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety, one hunbred.

Thinkfinity Informational Materials


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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



Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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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



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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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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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