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Lesson Plans (5) 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.
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Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Roll 'N Round to Win
Description: This lesson is a hands-on, game-based lesson. It should be part of a larger unit of study on number sense, estimation, and/or place value. The lesson involves students in a game-based activity which gives them a concrete understanding of the relationship between number values, place value, and the accepted mathematical rule for rounding numbers. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Subject: Mathematics (3 - 4)
Title: Are Your Numbers Round?
Description: Students will use a variety of activities and games to learn how to round 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: Character Education (K - 12), or Mathematics (2 - 3)
Title: Place Value Review
Description: During this lesson the teacher will introduce a fast paced game in which students will review place value and addition. Students will also exercise critical thinking skills when determining the likelihood of outcomes.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 (3 - 4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Shopping for a Place Value!
Description: During this lesson, students will have the opportunity to explore the world of rounding. Students will use the real estate market to help them learn how to round to the nearest hundred thousand. Students will get to create their own real estate advertisement and navigate the Internet to learn about rounding.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Multiple Patterns     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students explore patterns that involve doubling. They use objects and numbers in their exploration and record them using a table.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2



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Title: Ah-Woo! Ones, Tens, & Hundreds
Digital Tool: Math Rocks Video
Digital Tool Description: This song reviews the ones, tens, and hundreds place value. It is set to the music of Werewolf in London.


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Let's Rap About Rounding
http://www.teachertu...
What a fun way to learn how to round numbers, rap about it!

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Math Man: Estimate Differences by Rounding
http://www.sheppards...
Students will round each number to the nearest 100 place and then subtract to find the difference in this pac-man like interactive game. For example: The difference of 410 - 115 is about 300. To estimate the difference of 410-115 follow these steps: 1. round the first number of 410 to 400 2. round the second number of 115 to 100 3. subtract the rounded numbers 400 - 100 = 300.

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Round That Number!
http://www.ixl.com/m...
This site allows students to practice and assess their progress in rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000. The activity is timed and progress is documented with a score.

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Math Man: Estimate Sums by Rounding
http://www.sheppards...
Math Man must eat the ghost with the correctly rounded sum. Students must round two numbers to their nearest hundred (indicated value), then add. For example: Eat the ghost that estimates the sum of 95 + 180, first round 95 to 100, then round 180 to 200, then add 100 + 200 to get 300.

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Math Man: Estimate Differences by Rounding
http://www.sheppards...
Students will round each number to the nearest 100 place and then subtract to find the difference in this pac-man like interactive game. For example: The difference of 410 - 115 is about 300. To estimate the difference of 410-115 follow these steps: 1. round the first number of 410 to 400 2. round the second number of 115 to 100 3. subtract the rounded numbers 400 - 100 = 300.

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 Interactive Games


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Communicating about Mathematics Using Games: Playing Fraction Tracks     
Description: Mathematical games can foster mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another. In addition, games can motivate students and engage them in thinking about and applying concepts and skills. This e-example from Illuminations contains an interactive version of a game that can be used in the grades 3-5 classroom to support students' learning about fractions. e-Math Investigations are selected e-examples from the electronic version of the Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (PSSM). The e-examples are part of the electronic version of the PSSM document. Given their interactive nature and focused discussion tied to the PSSM document, the e-examples are natural companions to the i-Math investigations.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 3,4,5



Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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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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