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Title: Using Sign Language to Write FourDigit Numbers in Words
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In my experience, children love to learn and experiment with sign language. In this lesson, children will learn numbers 1100 in sign language and will use that knowledge to sign four digit numbers to be written in words.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 8: Compare two threedigit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. [2NBT4]
Subject: Mathematics (1  2)
Title: Using Sign Language to Write FourDigit Numbers in Words
Description: In my experience, children love to learn and experiment with sign language. In this lesson, children will learn numbers 1100 in sign language and will use that knowledge to sign four digit numbers to be written in words.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: Souper Scooper
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This handson, inquiry based lesson is an extension of the AMSTI Science Module, Solids and Liquids. Students use nonstandard units to measure beans in a soup mix. Students predict how many beans will be in a scoop. Students group beans by ones, tens and hundreds and complete a chart of their work.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 7: Read and write numbers to 1000 using baseten numerals, number names, and expanded form. [2NBT3]
Subject: Mathematics (1  2)
Title: Souper Scooper
Description: This handson, inquiry based lesson is an extension of the AMSTI Science Module, Solids and Liquids. Students use nonstandard units to measure beans in a soup mix. Students predict how many beans will be in a scoop. Students group beans by ones, tens and hundreds and complete a chart of their work.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: Island Inequality Mat
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The concepts of greater than, less than, and equal to are explored in this 2lesson unit where students create piles of food on two islands, and use a paper fish, whose mouth is open, pointing towards the greater amount, introducing students to the associated symbols
Standard(s): [MA2013] (1) 11: Compare two twodigit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <. [1NBT3]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Island Inequality Mat
Description: The concepts of greater than, less than, and equal to are explored in this 2lesson unit where students create piles of food on two islands, and use a paper fish, whose mouth is open, pointing towards the greater amount, introducing students to the associated symbols Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Further Investigating Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal To
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Students build upon their understanding of greater than, less than, and equal to by observing quantity and making comparison using varied instructional materials. The fish cutout, with its mouth open, represents the greater than or less than symbol; the clam cutout represents the equal to symbol. Using fish lips as a transition point, children will apply their understanding of greater, less, and equal to the standard symbols as the teacher introduces symbolic notation at an developmentally appropriate level.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (4) 7: Read and write multidigit whole numbers using baseten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multidigit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. [4NBT2]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Further Investigating Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal To
Description: Students build upon their understanding of greater than, less than, and equal to by observing quantity and making comparison using varied instructional materials. The fish cutout, with its mouth open, represents the greater than or less than symbol; the clam cutout represents the equal to symbol. Using fish lips as a transition point, children will apply their understanding of greater, less, and equal to the standard symbols as the teacher introduces symbolic notation at an developmentally appropriate level. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: BrainNook
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This resource is a free interactive app for individualized learning in math. Teachers and students can set up accounts. iPad apps for Grades 13 are free.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (3) 15: Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size. [3NF3]
BrainNook
http://www.brainnook...
This resource is a free interactive app for individualized learning in math. Teachers and students can set up accounts. iPad apps for Grades 13 are free.
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Title: Less than Greater than Worksheets Generator
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This is a worksheet generator for less than and greater than. The teacher selects minimum and maximum number value for the problems. You can choose 0 for minimum and 10 maximum for simple problems; or choose a higher number for more difficult problems with two digit numbers.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (4) 7: Read and write multidigit whole numbers using baseten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multidigit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. [4NBT2]
Less than Greater than Worksheets Generator
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This is a worksheet generator for less than and greater than. The teacher selects minimum and maximum number value for the problems. You can choose 0 for minimum and 10 maximum for simple problems; or choose a higher number for more difficult problems with two digit numbers.
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Title: BrainNook
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This resource is a free interactive app for individualized learning in math. Teachers and students can set up accounts. iPad apps for Grades 13 are free.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (3) 15: Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size. [3NF3]
BrainNook
http://www.brainnook...
This resource is a free interactive app for individualized learning in math. Teachers and students can set up accounts. iPad apps for Grades 13 are free.
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Title: BrainNook
Description:
This resource is a free interactive app for individualized learning in math. Teachers and students can set up accounts. iPad apps for Grades 13 are free.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (3) 15: Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size. [3NF3]
BrainNook
http://www.brainnook...
This resource is a free interactive app for individualized learning in math. Teachers and students can set up accounts. iPad apps for Grades 13 are free.
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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): [MA2013] (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

