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Title: How Many Times Did You Add That?
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After watching the video clip of the Hershey's plant, students will use grid paper to investigate multiplication as repeated addition.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 7: Explain production and distribution processes.
Subject: Mathematics (1  4), or Social Studies (2)
Title: How Many Times Did You Add That?
Description: After watching the video clip of the Hershey's plant, students will use grid paper to investigate multiplication as repeated addition.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: Multiplication Facts, Facts, Facts and Some Reese's Pieces for Snack!!
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This lesson teaches the basic math multiplication facts in a fun way so that students will want to remember them. Knowledge of all multiplication facts will help with learning subsequent skills in longer multiplication, division, fractions, etc.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (3) 5: Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. (Students need not use formal terms for these properties.) [3OA5]
Subject: Mathematics (1  3), or Technology Education (3  5)
Title: Multiplication Facts, Facts, Facts and Some Reese's Pieces for Snack!!
Description: This lesson teaches the basic math multiplication facts in a fun way so that students will want to remember them. Knowledge of all multiplication facts will help with learning subsequent skills in longer multiplication, division, fractions, etc.
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Title: What To Buy?
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During this lesson students get to experience shopping through a slide show. They have to choose an item and then place the correct amount of money beside the item they wish to purchase. Students also practice counting money via the Internet.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Mathematics (2), or Technology Education (K  2)
Title: What To Buy?
Description: During this lesson students get to experience shopping through a slide show. They have to choose an item and then place the correct amount of money beside the item they wish to purchase. Students also practice counting money via the Internet.
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Title: Math in Everyday Life
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In this lesson students will solve word problems involving time and money, focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fractions. The students will also work with a partner to make up their own word problems and then gain practice solving word problems using various Internet sites.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. (See standard 6, Grade 1, for a list of mental strategies.) By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two onedigit numbers. [2OA2]
Subject: Mathematics (2), or Technology Education (3  5)
Title: Math in Everyday Life
Description: In this lesson students will solve word problems involving time and money, focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fractions. The students will also work with a partner to make up their own word problems and then gain practice solving word problems using various Internet sites.
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Title: How Many Left?
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students explore the familiar set model of subtraction. The students write story problems and find differences using sets, including subtracting all and subtracting zero. They record the differences in a chart. Communication is a major focus in this lesson.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 12: Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100 – 900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100 – 900. [2NBT8]
Subject: Mathematics Title: How Many Left?
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students explore the familiar set model of subtraction. The students write story problems and find differences using sets, including subtracting all and subtracting zero. They record the differences in a chart. Communication is a major focus in this lesson. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Building Sets of 17 and 18
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students explore sets of up to18. They construct sets up to 18, write the numerals 17 and 18, and model 17 and 18 with bean sticks, cubes, and ten frames.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 6: Count within 1000; skipcount by 5s, 10s, and 100s. [2NBT2]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Building Sets of 17 and 18
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students explore sets of up to18. They construct sets up to 18, write the numerals 17 and 18, and model 17 and 18 with bean sticks, cubes, and ten frames. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Links Away: Looking Back and Moving Forward
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This lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, reviews the work of the previous lessons and suggests a framework for summative assessment. Students review the models for subtraction, use the properties of subtraction, and memorize subtraction facts. During this lesson, students use the mathematical knowledge and skills developed in the previous lessons to demonstrate understanding and ability to apply that knowledge to playing a new game.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. (See standard 6, Grade 1, for a list of mental strategies.) By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two onedigit numbers. [2OA2]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Links Away: Looking Back and Moving Forward
Description: This lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, reviews the work of the previous lessons and suggests a framework for summative assessment. Students review the models for subtraction, use the properties of subtraction, and memorize subtraction facts. During this lesson, students use the mathematical knowledge and skills developed in the previous lessons to demonstrate understanding and ability to apply that knowledge to playing a new game. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Block Pounds
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In this lesson, from Illuminations, students explore the use of variables as unknowns as they solve for the weights of objects using information presented in pictures. They also model situations that involve the addition and subtraction of whole numbers, using objects, pictures, and symbols.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 13: Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations. (Explanations may be supported by drawings or objects.) [2NBT9]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Block Pounds
Description: In this lesson, from Illuminations, students explore the use of variables as unknowns as they solve for the weights of objects using information presented in pictures. They also model situations that involve the addition and subtraction of whole numbers, using objects, pictures, and symbols. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Fact Family Fun
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, the relation of addition to subtraction is explored with fishshaped crackers. The students search for related addition and subtraction facts for a given number and investigate fact families when one addend or the difference is 0.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. (See standard 6, Grade 1, for a list of mental strategies.) By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two onedigit numbers. [2OA2]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Fact Family Fun
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, the relation of addition to subtraction is explored with fishshaped crackers. The students search for related addition and subtraction facts for a given number and investigate fact families when one addend or the difference is 0. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: The Product Game
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In the Factor Game, students start with a number and find its factors. In the Product Game, students start with factors and multiply to find the product. The two games work well together because they help students to see the relationship between products and factors.
There are four lessons in this unit.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (4) 4: Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1100 is a multiple of a given onedigit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1100 is prime or composite. [4OA4]
The Product Game
http:///illumination...
In the Factor Game, students start with a number and find its factors. In the Product Game, students start with factors and multiply to find the product. The two games work well together because they help students to see the relationship between products and factors.
There are four lessons in this unit.
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Title: Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide in a Flash
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Students can practice and assess computation fluency in the four operations.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (3) 7: Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 x 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two onedigit numbers. [3OA7]
Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide in a Flash
http://www.mhschool....
Students can practice and assess computation fluency in the four operations.
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Title: Math Flashcards
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This page provides an opportunity for students to interactively complete addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. (See standard 6, Grade 1, for a list of mental strategies.) By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two onedigit numbers. [2OA2]
Math Flashcards
http://www.factmonst...
This page provides an opportunity for students to interactively complete addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems.
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Title: FunBrain  Math Baseball
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For this interactive game, FUNBRAIN gives the student a math problem. The student enters the answer to the problem and hits the "Swing" button. If the answer is correct, the student will get a hit. FUNBRAIN will decide if the hit is a single, double, triple, or home run based on the difficulty of the problem. If the answer is wrong, the student will get an out. The game is over after three outs. One or 2 players may play and problems are available for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or all of the above.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (4) 11: Find wholenumber quotients and remainders with up to fourdigit dividends and onedigit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. [4NBT6]
FunBrain  Math Baseball
http://www.funbrain....
For this interactive game, FUNBRAIN gives the student a math problem. The student enters the answer to the problem and hits the "Swing" button. If the answer is correct, the student will get a hit. FUNBRAIN will decide if the hit is a single, double, triple, or home run based on the difficulty of the problem. If the answer is wrong, the student will get an out. The game is over after three outs. One or 2 players may play and problems are available for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or all of the above.
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Title: Kakooma Addition
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Addition puzzles where the student looks for one number that is the sum of 2 of the other numbers. Puzzles range from easy sets of 4 to complex sets of 9.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. (See standard 6, Grade 1, for a list of mental strategies.) By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two onedigit numbers. [2OA2]
Kakooma Addition
http://www.gregtangm...
Addition puzzles where the student looks for one number that is the sum of 2 of the other numbers. Puzzles range from easy sets of 4 to complex sets of 9.
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Title: Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide in a Flash
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Students can practice and assess computation fluency in the four operations.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (3) 7: Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 x 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two onedigit numbers. [3OA7]
Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide in a Flash
http://www.mhschool....
Students can practice and assess computation fluency in the four operations.
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Title: Balloon Invaders Practice Addition and Subtraction
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Number Invaders are descending upon the friendly inhabitants of a distant planet. Help Trevor keep them a safe distance away. Students will need instant recall of basic addition and subtraction facts. Students choose addition or subtraction to practice; then, students choose a fact to practice.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 9: Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. [2NBT5]
Balloon Invaders Practice Addition and Subtraction
http://www.mathplayg...
Number Invaders are descending upon the friendly inhabitants of a distant planet. Help Trevor keep them a safe distance away. Students will need instant recall of basic addition and subtraction facts. Students choose addition or subtraction to practice; then, students choose a fact to practice.
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Title: Math Flash Cards
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Math Flash Cards provide interactive flash cards for students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division at a variety of levels.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (3) 7: Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 x 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two onedigit numbers. [3OA7]
Math Flash Cards
http://www.factmonst...
Math Flash Cards provide interactive flash cards for students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division at a variety of levels.
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Title: ABC Teach: Subtraction
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This website has adaptable subtraction worksheets.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 9: Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. [2NBT5]
ABC Teach: Subtraction
http://www.abcteach....
This website has adaptable subtraction worksheets.
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Title: FunBrain  Math Baseball
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For this interactive game, FUNBRAIN gives the student a math problem. The student enters the answer to the problem and hits the "Swing" button. If the answer is correct, the student will get a hit. FUNBRAIN will decide if the hit is a single, double, triple, or home run based on the difficulty of the problem. If the answer is wrong, the student will get an out. The game is over after three outs. One or 2 players may play and problems are available for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or all of the above.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (4) 11: Find wholenumber quotients and remainders with up to fourdigit dividends and onedigit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. [4NBT6]
FunBrain  Math Baseball
http://www.funbrain....
For this interactive game, FUNBRAIN gives the student a math problem. The student enters the answer to the problem and hits the "Swing" button. If the answer is correct, the student will get a hit. FUNBRAIN will decide if the hit is a single, double, triple, or home run based on the difficulty of the problem. If the answer is wrong, the student will get an out. The game is over after three outs. One or 2 players may play and problems are available for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or all of the above.
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Title: Balloon Invaders Practice Addition and Subtraction
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Number Invaders are descending upon the friendly inhabitants of a distant planet. Help Trevor keep them a safe distance away. Students will need instant recall of basic addition and subtraction facts. Students choose addition or subtraction to practice; then, students choose a fact to practice.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 9: Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. [2NBT5]
Balloon Invaders Practice Addition and Subtraction
http://www.mathplayg...
Number Invaders are descending upon the friendly inhabitants of a distant planet. Help Trevor keep them a safe distance away. Students will need instant recall of basic addition and subtraction facts. Students choose addition or subtraction to practice; then, students choose a fact to practice.
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Title: Math Flash Cards
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Math Flash Cards provide interactive flash cards for students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division at a variety of levels.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (3) 7: Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 x 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two onedigit numbers. [3OA7]
Math Flash Cards
http://www.factmonst...
Math Flash Cards provide interactive flash cards for students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division at a variety of levels.
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Title: The Product Game
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In the Factor Game, students start with a number and find its factors. In the Product Game, students start with factors and multiply to find the product. The two games work well together because they help students to see the relationship between products and factors.
There are four lessons in this unit.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (4) 4: Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1100 is a multiple of a given onedigit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1100 is prime or composite. [4OA4]
The Product Game
http:///illumination...
In the Factor Game, students start with a number and find its factors. In the Product Game, students start with factors and multiply to find the product. The two games work well together because they help students to see the relationship between products and factors.
There are four lessons in this unit.
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Title: How Many Under the Shell?
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This student interactive from Illuminations allows students to discover basic addition and subtraction facts. When Okta hides bubbles, students try to determine the number under the shell.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. (See standard 6, Grade 1, for a list of mental strategies.) By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two onedigit numbers. [2OA2]
Subject: Mathematics Title: How Many Under the Shell?
Description: This student interactive from Illuminations allows students to discover basic addition and subtraction facts. When Okta hides bubbles, students try to determine the number under the shell. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2

