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Lesson Plans (13) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (1) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (7) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (4) 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 (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), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Are We There Yet?
Description: In this lesson, students will work collaboratively to solve subtraction word problems.  Students will solve distance word problems to find the difference between any 3-digit number and 1,000. 


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Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Why DO we Carry the One?
Description: The students will critically think through the traditional algorithm for addition and compare to an alternative strategy.


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Subject: English Language Arts (5), or English Language Arts (5), or Mathematics (3 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Fun with Problem Solving
Description: The object of this lesson is to teach students that problem solving can be interesting and fun. It is important to pay attention to what is asked and information that is in the problem.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 (3 - 4)
Title: Estimation Station
Description: During this lesson students will learn the difference between estimation and guessing. Knowing how to estimate is an essential skill that will help students determine approximate totals as well as check the reasonableness of their answer to a problem. After listening to the book Betcha by Stuart J. Murphy, the students will be given opportunities to practice the strategies that are presented. 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)
Title: Number Clues
Description: This lesson allows students to observe and participate in problem solving activites involving mystery numbers, clues, and characteristics of 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: English Language Arts (2), or English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (K - 3), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: "No More Money Trouble"
Description: This lesson will allow students to identify and count money. They will enjoy playing with coins that look like real money. This lesson is guaranteed to motivate students through the use of hands-on and cooperative group activities. 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: English Language Arts (5 - 6), or English Language Arts (6), or Mathematics (3 - 5)
Title: "All in the Family"
Description: A cooperative unit where students work together and use a variety of math skills to establish budgets and compare and compute the best buys. Students will continue practicing their writing skills by writing thank you notes to local merchants.


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Subject: Mathematics (3 - 4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Quest for The Rajah's Rice
Description: After reading The Rajah's Rice, a mathematical folktale by Dave Barry, students will complete a WebQuest. The WebQuest includes a compare/contrast activity, a recipe activity, and opportunities for more extensions related to the story.


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Subject: Mathematics (3 - 4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: "Hanging Out the Laundry" with Place Value
Description: As an introduction to the thousands place in place value, students will first practice with place value mats and base ten blocks. Then students will play "hanging out the laundry" for more practice with place value. Additional practice can be gained by accessing the website provided.


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Subject: Mathematics (3 - 4)
Title: Three-Digit Subtraction
Description: This lesson uses technology and literature to teach subtraction of three-digit numbers, including subtraction across zeros.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Mathematics,Professional Development
Title: Communicating about Mathematics Using Games     
Description: The mathematical game in this four-lesson unit from Illuminations fosters mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another. In addition, the game motivates students and engages them in thinking about and applying concepts and skills.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 3,4,5



ALEX Podcasts


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Math Tricks: Always a 4
Overview:
This podcast was created to motivate students with a math trick that they can share with friends and family. Students are practicing several math concepts while they preform the trick. Pi the Math Guy, will lead your students through the steps. A transcript and a handout of the steps are included. Don't forget to check out the next episode for a new fun math trick.


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Math in the Real World
Overview:
This podcast is a creation of six students from Stephens Elementary. Their class went on a Math Walk one afternoon and were challenged to created a math problem based upon what they found.  They then shared their solutions on camera.


Web Resources


Lesson Plans


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Family Time: What Does it Cost? PBL
http://wveis.k12.wv....
This is a unit plan that requires students to create a family vacation plan, a budget, and a schedule. Mini-lessons are included for pre-requisite skills. Rubrics are also included.

Podcasts


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Show Me How to Subtract with Regrouping
http://www.mathplayg...
This is a step-by-step video demonstrating how to subtract 2-digit numbers with regrouping. It includes demonstrations with base 10 units.

Assessments


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Math Quizzer: Basic Math
http://itunes.apple....
Math Quizzer is an interactive math game that reinforce basic skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The math "flashcard" approach allows beginners to learn at their own pace while also allowing intermediate and advance levels to be challenged based on speed.

Interactives/Games


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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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Math Quizzer: Basic Math
http://itunes.apple....
Math Quizzer is an interactive math game that reinforce basic skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The math "flashcard" approach allows beginners to learn at their own pace while also allowing intermediate and advance levels to be challenged based on speed.

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Math vs Zombies
http://itunes.apple....
Save yourself from a Zombie attach using Math as your weapon. Students will practice basic math facts at three different levels of difficulty. Skills: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division. This is a free app for iPhone or iPad

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Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally As She Makes the Number 24
http://www.fisme.sci...
The students get 4 numbers presented on a number card. With these numbers and an interactive calculator, students try to compute the number 24. Students use order of operations to solve a numerical expression that equal 24.

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Place Value Practice
http://www.ixl.com/m...
It is a interactive site that allows the students to practice place value strategies. They have to know place and value. It is a review for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using strategies. A simple website that gives the students immediate feedback

Learning Activities


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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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Daily Math Puzzles
http://7puzzleblog.c...
Paul Godding is the creator of this daily math puzzle blog. Daily math puzzles/and or games are posted that contain basic mathematical skills. Students may submit their solutions to the puzzles. Also, available at this site are links to the Apple Store where Apps may be purchased for iphone, ipad, and ipod.

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



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Number Cruncher     
Description: This tool, created by Science NetLinks, challenges students to consider mathematical equations to get from one number to another in a math maze. Students use a series of addition, subtraction, and multiplication equations to reach their goal. From here you can access a review of this resource for grades 3-8. You can access reviews for additional grades and benchmarks using the navigation links at the top of the review.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8



Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Electronic Abacus     
Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, explores the use of an abacus model for representing numbers and for performing addition. Students can work through several different activities, all of which explore addition.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Primary Krypto     
Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and addition in a fun environment. In the game of Krypto, students combine numbers with mathematical operations to obtain a target number.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8



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