## Beacon Lesson Plan Library

### Lesson Plans - Learner Level 2: Mathematics

• 10 by 10 Tessellations (Authored by Susanna Vondeck.)

Description: The students will work cooperatively to create tessellation patterns by playing 10" by 10" Tessellations. They need to use critical thinking skills to decide if pattern block plane figures will tessellate and how each block will best fit into the pattern.

• 30 Days Hath September (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students learn the poem -Thirty Days Hath September- in preparing for learning about the number of days in the months and year. Once memorized, they practice using the calendar to count the number of days in different problems.

• A Bar of Many Colors (Authored by Janet Greathouse.)

Description: Students use colored candies to collect data, construct double bar graphs, and find averages.

• A Model Project (Authored by Cynthia Spear.)

Description: This activity is a concrete way to introduce students to equivalent forms of fractions and decimals. The student constructs models to represent a fraction or a decimal.

• A Sweet Twist on Mean, Mode, and Range (Authored by M Dennis.)

Description: This lesson helps the student collect, organize, and analyze data to model concepts of mode, median, and range.

• A Wall of Symmetrical Shapes (Authored by Barbara Johnson.)

Description: Students explore line(s) of symmetry in polygons during a hands-on activity and a Student Web Lesson. Information learned is used to build a wall of symmetrical shapes designed and drawn by students.

• Adding and Subtracting Fractions (Authored by Yunling Zhang.)

Description: Students learn addition and subtraction of common fractions by incorporating the use of hands-on manipulatives and diagrams.

• Addition Relay (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students will add two digit numbers by renaming ones.

• Age Is Relative (Authored by Lynda Penry.)

Description: Students calculate how old they are in three units: months, weeks, and days. Then, they write about how they solved the problems.

• Algebra Wizards (Authored by Jesica Goodman.)

Description: Hey! Are you an Algebra wizard? It is as easy as one, two, three to be the greatest wizard in all the land. So take out your magic wand and put on your magical thinking hats to see if you too know the magic equation to be an Algebra Wizard.

• All Fractions Are Created Equal (Authored by Dawn Dantowitz.)

Description: This lesson is introducing students to equivalent fractions using concrete materials.

• All I Want for Christmas (Authored by Stacy Durham.)

Description: Students work in pairs to use real life interests to create a wish list from catalogues and sale ads based on a given budget. This lesson gives the students math practice in the areas of addition, subtraction, and estimation with money.

• Almond Magi (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Almond Magi involves students in calculating the ingredients needed in a multiple recipe and testing their calculations prior to the cooking adventure.

• Amazing Animals (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Amazing Animals gives students an opportunity to use their estimation skills as they compare amazing animal facts to their human world.

• An UnCOMFORTable Situation (Authored by Barbara Johnson.)

Description: Students explore the relationship between the area of square units and their perimeters in a hands-on activity. Observations are recorded, and students begin to recognize that shapes with the same area can sometimes have different perimeters.

• And the Number Is (2nd Grade) (Authored by Kathy Peters.)

Description: Students create their own Mystery Numbers by giving clues about the name, value, and multiples of the digits which comprise the number.

• Anyone for Lunch? (Authored by Sandi Tidwell.)

Description: The student will use statistical methods to record and make inferences about real-world situations using graphs.

• Are We the Same? (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

Description: Students identify and make symmetrical figures.

• Area Adventure (Authored by Teri Grunden.)

Description: Students use manipulatives (paper squares, geoboards) to figure out the area and learn that area = length x width. Students learn how to solve real-world problems involving area.

• Arithmetic Artistry (Authored by Stacy Durham.)

Description: Students will create a classroom quilt that illustrates the many unique ways that children use math skills.

• Around the World with Multiplication (Authored by Beverly Iacobellis.)

Description: This is a fun and exciting game that reviews the multiplication facts.

• At War With Multiplication (Authored by Shannon Safriet.)

Description: Many children may have played War with cards before, but this lesson adds a little twist. The children will be practicing their recall of the multiplication facts while playing cards!

• Balanced Equations (Authored by Judy Fox.)

Description: If your students have a hard time understanding variables, this lesson is for you. It is wonderful for the visual student. In the lesson students will use weights and a balance scale to show how the sides of an equation are equal.

• Bargain Hunter (Authored by Kelly Allen.)

Description: Students will engage in a classroom shopping adventure to search for the best bargains.

• Barge Building…What Floats Your Boat? (Authored by Glenn Rutland.)

Description: Using aluminum foil, pennies, and water, students build a barge that will float while holding the largest number of pennies. Students will learn problem solving, estimation, weight and balance, and the causes and effects of water displacement.

• Beat the Wheel (Authored by Kaye Maddox.)

Description: This lesson provides an opportunity for students to practice multiplication facts in a large group setting.

• Better than Average (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students use baseball cards to understand averages, decimals to thousandths, and the real-world use of math.

• Birthday Blast (Authored by Amy Brown.)

Description: -Birthday Blast- will allow students to become familiar with their classmates birthdays as they gather information and interpret the results using a tally chart, a pictograph and a bar graph.

• Block Heads (Authored by Carolyn Francis.)

Description: Block Heads gives students the opportunity to work hands-on, using base ten blocks to model whole numbers through one thousand.

• Boarding of Symmetrical Shapes (Authored by Janet Greathouse.)

Description: The students use geoboards to model polygons and to practice finding lines of symmetry.

• Bowling Over the Order of Operations (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: After learning how to solve equations using the order of operations, students will use their skills to create equations that will -knock down bowling pins-.

• But That's Not FAIR! (Authored by Barbara Johnson.)

Description: Students solve problems using fractions through hands-on activities and appropriate literature.

• Buying and Budgets (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: How do you decide if you can afford to buy something new? Using a budget lets you know where your money is being spent as well as how much money you have left to spend. In this lesson, students use tables to solve budget problems. Addition and subtraction of decimals are used in the problem-solving process.

• Calculate the Answer (Authored by Katherine Sparks.)

Description: "Calculate the Answer" allows students to practice independently multiplication and/or addition skills. (This activity is appropriate for a learning center/station).

• Candy Fractions (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Candy Fractions is quite the treat for Fraction Fridays. Families donate bags of seasonal treats that the class estimates, counts, sorts on tree diagrams, names, and then graphs. Oh yeah, then they get to eat the treats!

• Cars on the Curve (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

Description: Students predict which car will -win- and then play a car-race game to test their predictions. Their results are analyzed to recognize patterns of central tendency.

• Centimeter Slinkies (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This activity is a fun way to investigate measuring in centimeters. The student estimates & measures the length of a whole color-segmented, candy gummy worm. Then, as students bite off each segment, they estimate, measure and record findings in an activity log.

• Cheerios Number Patterns (Authored by Jean Mozell.)

Description: This activity provides an opportunity for students to use Cheerios to describe, extend and create numerical patterns.

• Cheerios- Not Just for Breakfast Anymore (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

Description: In this lesson, students practice measurement of surface area and perimeter with estimation by completing activities using Cheerios breakfast cereal.

• Cheesy Math (Authored by Peggy Christian.)

Description: Entice students to investigate perimeter with one of their favorite foods. Students use a variety of methods to measure the perimeter of a piece of cheese, infer the change in perimeter before slicing it and recalculate the perimeter.

• Chessboard Challenge (Authored by Susanna Vondeck.)

Description: This lesson has been created for use with the book [The Kings's Chessboard] by David Birch. The students predict and extend the numerical pattern of twice the day before's total (multiplying by 2 or doubling). They search for other patterns within their calculations and state rules for the relationships. They also check for measurement accuracy in the book by weighing grains of rice.

• Circle Up Your M & Ms (Authored by Rhonda Bajalia.)

Description: Have you ever noticed that the colors of M & M's aren’t evenly distributed in each package? This is a fun way to show your students how to construct a circle graph using percentages based on the colors of 100 M & M's.

• Classifying and Constructing Corners (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Students explore, classify, and define the various types of angles (acute, right, obtuse, and straight) that occur in the world around them. This lesson plan is the second lesson in a series on geometry.

• Closing the Case (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Students review the steps for data collection and how to prepare data displays using statistical information from a survey.

• Coin Probability (Authored by Cary Cooley.)

Description: Students develop an understanding of probablility by tallying the coins they choose from different bags with different amounts of coins within them. They then predict the amount of coins within each bag according to their tallied results.

• Community Canned Food Drive (Part 2) (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: During the fall holiday months, the class actively assists the local community in the annual collection of canned food for needy families. Students become involved in a graph-keeping adventure as they encourage the school to collect many canned foods.

• Comparing and Ordering Fractions (Authored by Brenda Lazarus.)

Description: Students are introduced to the comparison of fractions and the ordering of fractions.

• Congruent and Similar Figures (Authored by Melissa Aldridge.)

Description: This learning activity introduces students to the concept of congruent and similar figures. The class will identify, classify, and describe the similarities and differences among these figures.

• Cooking a Few of my Favorite Things (Authored by Joyce Sewell.)

Description: In this activity, students learn about the nutritional value of foods, calculate the measurements, and prepare a healthy recipe for the class. Then students publish a class cookbook with their recipes.

• Coordinate Crunch (Authored by Lee Strain.)

Description: Students will play a game using their knowledge of how to identify plots on a graph.

• Counting Creatures (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Counting Creatures gives students an opportunity to use the base three number system as they learn more about place value.

• Counting Money (Authored by Denise Simonson.)

Description: Students read, write, and identify different coin combinations and use this information in real-world situations.

• Crazy Putty Ratio (Authored by Georgia White.)

Description: Students mix various ratios of liquid starch and glue to make craxy Putty (their variation of Silly Putty) using knowledge of measurements and ratios. They chart their ratios, make observations, and write summary of activity.

• Create Your Save And Rave Box (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Create Your Save And Rave Box engages students in creating a design from pattern block shapes that incorporates the principles of symmetry, congruency, and similarity, as well as flips, slides, and turns of some of the shapes used.

• Creating Circle Graphs using Excel (Authored by Mary Kay Bacallao.)

Description: Students evaluate data from a circle graph that compares time spent on various activities. They use the computer to manipulate their own data as they compare, examine, create and evaluate data using circle graphs.

• Critter Counting (Authored by Anne Hargrove.)

Description: In Critter Counting, students generate, collect, organize, display, and analyze data using a graphical presentation.

• Cube Combinations (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Cube Combinations gives students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of place value as they create 5 digit numbers from the roll of five number cubes.

• Cubed Containers (Authored by Renee Black.)

Description: This lesson allows for cooperative groups to explore volume in relation to centimeter cubes and other nonstandard units of measurement using small containers.

• Cuisenaire Chefs (Authored by Janet Greathouse.)

Description: Students become Cuisenaire Chefs as they mix and toss Cuisenaire rods to recreate recipes. This hands-on acivity gives students a chance to identify the value of fractions at an introductory level.

• Different Dimensions (Authored by Kim Adair.)

Description: The students will utilize graph paper or dot paper to draw all views of a 3 dimensional object in 2 dimensional form. Then partners will work from the 2d drawing to create the actual 3d structure.

• Distance over Time (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: What is velocity and how is it determined? In this lesson plan, students are actively involved in experiments to measure and calculate the magnitude of speed, known as velocity using algebraic terms.

• Divisions of Generosity (Authored by Amy Hayes.)

Description: This lesson uses THE DOORBELL RANG, by Pat Hutchins to teach the concepts of generosity and fairness. Students apply the concept of generosity and fairness to a lesson on division.

• Do You Have the Money? (Authored by Maria Ramdas.)

Description: Using a combination of coins and currency, the students will work in groups and use a menu to estimate if they have enough money to purchase a meal.

• Do You See What I See? (Authored by Shelia Scofield.)

Description: Students develop an awareness that a person's perspective affects what they think they see and what they really see.

• Does It Match? (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: This lesson allows students to identify lines of symmetry of given figures such as shapes, letters, and objects.

• Does One Tree a Forest Make? (Authored by Linda Kitner.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: Students take a walk around the schoolyard looking at and identifying the trees. One leaf for each tree is collected. A chart is developed that represents the population of trees on the schoolground.

• Don't Eat the Crayons: Real-Life Multiplication (Authored by Susan Vinson.)

Description: Students use items which come in sets to look for real-life multiples and write multiplication problems. For example: a box of 24 crayons has 3 rows of 8 crayons, so the problem written would be 3 x 8 = 24. A candy bar: 2 rows of 4 segments (2 x 4 =8).

• Dragon Math (Authored by Carol Weyrich.)

Description: This activity allows students to master multiplication facts in a fun and competitive manner.

• Draw to Scale the E-Z Way (Authored by Stuart Brannon.)

Description: In this lesson, students draw a rough floor plan of a house to scale without using a ruler to determine measurements.

• Drawing Bugs Game (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

Description: Students explore probability by predicting the likelihood of rolling any one number on a fair die, graphing data, and analyzing the results of playing a drawing game.

• Dynamite Data (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

Description: The students will collect and organize data for tally charts, tables, and pie graphs.

• Egg It (Authored by Pamela Williams.)

Description: Students show understanding of the relationship of multiplication and addition by writing multiplication number sentences.

• Egyptian Numeration Pyramid (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: Students construct a 3-D pyramid and decorate it with Egyptian numbers and their equivalent in our numerical system.

• Eight Eighths Make a Roll (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Using a bag of individual rolls of Sprees, the students learn about fractions making up a whole. They also make a bar and a circle graph using the results of their Spree rolls.

• Estimate a Dinner Plate (Authored by Barbara Johnson.)

Description: Students work with a partner to solve the real-world problem of planning a favorite meal given a specific budget. Estimation strategies are reviewed and practiced to help students determine the reasonableness of calculations in a given situation.

• Everything You Wanted to Know About Symmetry (Authored by Beverly Iacobellis.)

Description: This lesson introduces and reinforces the concept of symmetry.

• Examining Estimation (Authored by Denise Simonson.)

Description: Students participate in various activities which help them understand and explain the difference between an estimate and an exact amount.

• Exploring Area/Perimeter Through Coordinate Geometry (Authored by Joseph Furner PhD.)

Description: Students learn about area and perimeter through coordinate geometry. The use of children's literature, hands-on manipulatives, and the Internet will be incorporated.

• Fact Family Connection (Authored by Sandi Tidwell.)

Description: Students explore the relationship of multiplication and division using arrays.

• Family at Home (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: Students write a family of multiplication and division facts on a piece of paper cut in the shape of a house.

• Family Cookbook (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Family Cookbook is a published collection of recipes emphasizing number names and ingredients in a picture book format.

• Far Out Fact Families (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

Description: The student explores related multiplication and division facts.

• Farmer 's Barnyard Animals Hungry for Greater Than (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students will compare numbers to the thousands place using < and >. Teacher can dress the part of a farmer for a motivational way to teach this concept. Less than and greater than signs will be turned into hungry barnyard animals.

• Favorite Survey (Authored by Jennifer Sansone-Berbert.)

Description: This activity is a fun and interactive way for students to collect and organize data for charts and bar graphs by questioning their classmates.

• Figuratively Speaking (Authored by Faith Daigle.)

Description: Students construct and use vocabulary flipbooks to draw and describe three-dimensional figures.

• Figure This (Authored by Alice Bobe.)

Description: In this activity, students identify congruent figures and match shapes using transformation.

• Flavorful Graphing (Authored by Jennifer Gompers.)

Description: This activity is a fun extension to collecting, graphing, and analyzing data. Students work for a fictional advertising company and are looking to find what customers will like in new products.

• Flight Fair (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: The teacher seizes the teachable moment to announce The Flight Fair, an opportunity for the students to conduct their personal investigations into paper airplane flight.

• Flips, Slides, and Turns (Authored by Renee Duncan.)

Description: This activity is a hands-on way for students to practice manipulating and drawing shapes to demonstrate the concept of flips, slides and turns. This lesson is especially beneficial to tactile and visual learners.

• Fraction Action (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students create fractions using strips of paper and then compare the fractions.

• Fraction and Decimal Garden (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students write fractions and decimals using unifix cube models and grid paper. They draw a garden using grid paper and label each section with the correct fraction and decimal to the tenths.

• Fraction and Decimal Ordering (Authored by Lois Christensen.)

Description: Students learn to order numbers in fraction and decimal form, in a critical thinking and kinesthetic fashion.

• Fraction Card Shark (Authored by Sandi Tidwell.)

Description: The student will understand the relative size of fractions using symbolic and concrete representations.

• Fraction Frenzy (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

Description: The student will identify fractions as part of a set.

• Fraction Pictures (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Students use pictures in their math lesson. They become numerical problem solvers as they create fractions from pictures, then write them into sentences.

• Fraction Popsicle Pop-ups (Authored by Stacy Durham.)

Description: Students decorate and use popsicle sticks to use as manipulatives to assist with their learning of fractions.

• Fractions and Equivalents (Authored by Jeannel Lopez.)

Description: The students uses Lego blocks, drawing paper, and visual aids to understand the meaning of fractions and the concept of equivalent proportions.

• Framed (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: This lesson allows students to experiment with and calculate perimeter and area of given shapes.

• Fun with Fractions (Authored by Michelle Nivison.)

Description: Do you have Fractionitis? This lesson plan will help you overcome this condition! Using fraction bars, you will learn to add fractions. You will soon be a Fraction Expert!

• Fun With Symmetry (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Students will have fun munipulating shapes to discover their multiple lines of symmetry. This activity helps students to see the lines of symmetry through colors. It gives students the ability to manipulate shapes to make their own lines of symmetry.

• Game Day Graphing (Authored by Kevin Hall.)

Description: Students produce data tables and bar graphs from given sets of information and then analyze and explain the data displays.

• Geo-Folder (Authored by Kathy Peters.)

Description: Students create a Geo-Folder based on geometric terms and concepts.

• Geometric Glances (Authored by anne brandon.)

Description: Students capture pictures of geometric shapes with cameras and use geometric vocabulary to describe the pictures.

• Geometric Twins (Authored by Sandi Tidwell.)

Description: This lesson explores the concept of congruency using dot paper so that a student can visualize, draw, and replicate different congruent shapes.

• Geometry Library (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students write and illustrate books to make a class library of math term books. This is an excellent review for the FCAT math test.

• Geometry: Tessellations (Authored by Kathy Peters.)

Description: Students apply knowledge of reflections, rotations, and translations in creating a tessellation.

• George Gorilla and Gallon Gorp (Authored by Sara Hubbard.)

Description: George Gorilla and Gallon Gorp is an exciting hands-on lesson that enables elementary children to construct a gallon gorilla puzzle. In the process students learn measuring skills, make Gorilla Gorp, and enjoy their edible creation.

• Goldfish Subtraction (Authored by Sheila Spiddle.)

Description: Students explore subtraction and number sentences using Goldfish crackers.

• Good Health Care (Authored by Joyce Sewell.)

Description: Students learn about safety, nutrition, personal hygiene, dental health, and the effects of rest and physical exercise on the human body. Students become aware of the jobs related to each of these health areas.

• Governor's Garden (Authored by Janet Greathouse.)

Description: The governor is planning to hire a landscape artist to design six polygonal gardens for the estate. Students create sketches of their plans and write an expository paragraph detailing their designs as part of the interview process for the job.

• Graph It (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: Students use real life experiences (school Open House) to learn graphing skills and use technology for creating tables and graphs.

• Graph Scavenger Hunt (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

Description: This learning activity is one of six in a station rotation where students go on a scavenger hunt to analyze how graphs are organized and used to solve problems. Students generate, collect, organize, display, and analyze their own data using a graph.

• Graphing Valentine Candies (Authored by Mirtha Pineda.)

Description: The student will learn to organize and display information in bar graph form using appropiate labels.

• Graphing With Candy (Authored by Beverly Iacobellis.)

Description: The purpose of this lesson is to gather information and interpret the results using a tally chart, a table, and a bar graph.

• Half of a Half (Authored by Fulton Smedley.)

Description: Students develop a number line and identify common fractions using the denominators 2, 4, and 8.

• Hattitude (Authored by Susan Joyner.)

Description: Students are given the opportunity to choose and manipulate 4 different colored gummy hats (yummy!) and record possible combinations as they're discovered.

• Have You Flipped Your Bic? (Authored by Nancy Guest.)

Description: This is lesson extends a lesson in probability using one coin. Students flip a dime and a quarter to record and predict the probability of possible outcomes.

• Heads-Up Probability (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

Description: As an introduction to probability, students use tree diagrams to predict the possible outcomes of coin tosses. The data they collect and graph also help them predict the likelihood of getting heads or tails when tossing coins the next time.

• Heart Throbs (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: Students predict what might happen to their pulse rates after physical exertion and then make conclusions about the effects of physical activity on pulse rates.

• Heirloom Chopsticks (Authored by Christy Williamson.)

Description: Students measure, pattern, and design heirloom chopsticks.

• Hello, Fractions! (Authored by Jane Neale.)

Description: Students gain an understanding about simple fractions through the use of literature, hands-on manipulatives, as well as an Internet activity.

• Hey! What Is Your Angle? (Authored by Lee Strain.)

Description: Students create and classify straight, right, acute and obtuse angles using pretzel sticks.

• Home on the Range (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: Students learn how to find the range of a set of numbers by analyzing data.

• How Do I Measure Up? (Intermediate Grades) (Authored by Tisa Craig.)

Description: This activity allows students to compare the relationship between meter in music and measurement in math.

• How Long Is Your Smile? (Authored by Kachanda Silva.)

Description: This activity is a creative way for students to learn to measure to the nearest centimeter. Students will work together to create a portrait of themselves with an accurate measurement of their smile to the nearest centimeter.

• How Much Gift Wrap Do I Need? (Authored by Pam Kennon.)

Description: Students estimate measurements in a real world problem situation.

• How Old Did You Say? (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: How Old Did You Say? What an interesting way for students to see and develop algebraic formulas based on their own ages as the known variable.

• How Will You Measure Up? (Authored by Debi Vermette.)

Description: Students use the appropriate units of measure when given a list of items to estimate and measure. Students work in cooperative groups to locate, estimate, and measure given items using the correct unit of measurement.

• I Am the Lucky One (Authored by Judith Bachay.)

Description: Students explore their birth orders and the stress created from them. Then they identify their birth orders by drawing pictures of themselves and listing their birth orders. They are introduced to the concept of survey and conduct a verbal survey.

• Inch Around This (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

Description: Students learn the concept of perimeter by measuring the perimeter of different shapes and creating shapes to be measured for perimeter.

• Inching Worms (Authored by Karen Ledet.)

Description: In small groups, students have a blast trying to measure live, wiggly, stretching worms to the nearest ½ inch. Groups record their data onto a class graph and then compare characteristics.

• Internet Field Trip on Fractions and Geometry (Authored by Joseph Furner PhD.)

Description: This lesson is on fractions/geometry as it relates to parts and wholes. Students take an Internet field trip to learn more about fractions. ESOL strategies include using pattern block manipulatives and pairing ESOL and non-ESOL students on computers.

• Introduction to Fractions (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

Description: This lesson is intended to introduce the students to fractions.

• Is the Price Right? (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

Description: Students play The Price Is Right game to estimate and to chart the price of items to the nearest \$1.00 and \$10.00 and then check their estimates by counting out the actual amount in play money.

• It Figures! (Authored by Karen Castle.)

Description: Students use a variety of materials to construct, compare and judge two-dimensional figures.

• It Has to Balance (Authored by Laura Brown.)

Description: Students use a price list and balance sheet to plan for a day of fun at the beach. They learn about expenses, income, outgo, and balancing of resources.

• It Is Raining Cats & Dogs (Authored by Michele Rivera.)

Description: Does sterilization prior to adoption reduce the euthanasia rate? This interactive lesson focuses on a community problem by measuring the annual adoption rate of sterilized animals to determine if sterilization before adoption reduces the euthanasia rate.

• It's Close Enough: Rounding and Estimation (Authored by Kathy Peters.)

Description: Students are introduced to place value concepts as they learn how to round to the closest five, ten, and hundred.

• It's Great to Be More (Authored by Sally McDine.)

Description: Comparing whole and fractional numbers using <, >, or =, with manipulatives and drawings.

• Jack and The Beanstalk Estimation (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Students use beans to estimate and measure the area of a shape using [Jack and the Beanstalk] to introduce this lesson.

• Joining Hands (Authored by Virginia Spivey.)

Description: Students explore the inverse relationship of addition and subtraction in a "hands-on" activity based on the fact families of ones, twos, and threes.

• Jumping Jaguars! (Authored by Debra Mastro.)

Description: Students accurately measure the distances they and their classmates jump. They determine the mean, median and mode of specific jumps.

• Keep It Quiet! (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: How can a container be soundproofed? Learning about sound waves and how they behave in various media will enable students to create a soundproofed container.

• Know Numbers Now (Authored by M Camber.)

Description: By using manipulatives, hands-on activities and teamwork, students gain a greater understanding of numbers and will be able to demonstrate this by reading, writing and identifying multi-digit numbers to millions.

• Latitude and Longitude: Geography and Geometry! (Authored by Anne Roundtree.)

Description: This lesson integrates areas of geometry and geography. The students will learn to pinpoint locations on maps and charts using latitude and longitude coordinates.

• Leap Frog Experiment (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

Description: As an introduction to problem solving, students ask questions and design an experiment to explore different spinners in -The Leap Frog- board game. As students conduct their experiment, they collect information and interpret the results using a graph.

• Learning about Shapes with Tangrams and the Net (Authored by Andrea Jacobsen.)

Description: This lesson uses tangrams, children's literature, and Websites to teach primary students about shapes.

• Learning About Temperature Is Cool! (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students estimate and compare temperature using degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit. They create mini temperature posters and answer questions about temperature.

• Let Me Count the Ways (Authored by Kaye Maddox.)

Description: What are the possible combinations? Students combine given items to make as many different sets as possible

• Let's Go Shopping (Authored by Beverly Iacobellis.)

Description: This lesson reinforces the math skills needed by our students to become wise consumers.

• Let's Make Fudge (Authored by Kathy Peters.)

Description: Students work in small groups to read a recipe involving fractions, change recipe values, and create their own batches of fudge.

• Let's Shop (Authored by Nancy Verdone.)

Description: Students learn how to add and subtract decimals, using concrete objects and story problems. Two activities and a homework assignment are provided to perform this task.

• Looking for More Clues (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Students review how to display collected data on bar and circle graphs.

• Lucky Charms Pictograph (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Students create pictographs using a breakfast cereal.

• M & M Lab (Authored by Judy Fox.)

Description: Here is a delicious way to capture your students' attention. Through the use of M&Ms, this lesson helps students learn about several different types of graphs.

• Making Cents of Division (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students will use pennies as manipulatives to solve simple division problems. They will create division number sentences to correspond with each exercise.

• Making Cents of Fractions and Decimals (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students will learn decimals and fractions using groups of 100 pennies. By classifying the pennies in different ways, there will be an unlimited number of ways to learn fractions, decimals, and place value in money.

• Making Change (Authored by Pamela Williams.)

Description: Students learn how to incorporate a new type of technology, the cash register and/or a calculator, as a motivational tool for solving real life problems. Students practice estimating money and counting back change from \$20.00. NETS for Students: 3.1 and 6.1)

• Mammoth Sunflower Problem (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: Students use information on a package of seeds to practice measurement and solve a real-world problem.

• Mapping Possible Solutions (Authored by Julie Thompson.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: Where is the heart of Florida now that we have entered the 21st century? Students propose possible sites for the heart of Florida state capital by mapping collected data onto a Florida state map and recording data in a Travel Log.

• Marking the Minutes (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Marking the Minutes is a class timetable report of the time that the class spends during Uninterrupted Silent Reading. The time is added on each day, indicating the total number of seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, etc. (actual increments of time).

• Marvelous Multipliers (Authored by Alonza Holden.)

Description: Students use manipulatives to multiply.

• Math Match Up! (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students solve problems using multiplication and repeated addition.

• Math on Your Lap Quilt (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Student-created quilt blocks are used to investigate and develop procedures for finding the area of squares and rectangles.

• Math, Sweet Math (Authored by Farrah Milby.)

Description: A great way to make math sweet ! Using candy, students explore whole numbers one to hundred thousand. Students place candy on a place value chart and learn how sweet math can be.

• Mean Averages (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: Students find the mean, median, and mode by analyzing numerical data.

• Measure Me! (Authored by Jennifer Mann.)

Description: This lesson allows to students to use a nonstandard concrete method to estimate and record measurements of their body.

• Medieval Castles (Authored by Nanette Merrell.)

Description: The students design a scale model of a medieval castle and its surroundings including the following items: castle, moat, bailey, drawbridge, turrets, dungeon, grounds, and outer walls.

• Medieval Mathematicians and Whimsical Windows (Authored by Peggy Kelly.)

Description: Open students' minds toward creating a medieval-styled stained glass window. Working as an artist and mathematician on this project demonstrates their mathematical knowledge of symmetry and reflection using congruent geometric shapes.

• Millions of Numbers (Authored by Lisa Driscoll.)

Description: The students use manipulatives and cooperative groups while reading, writing, and identifying whole numbers through millions.

• Mobile-ize (Authored by Patti Corley.)

Description: The student creates a mobile with a minimum of four space figures. The mobile is made after the students understand the geometric/space figure vocabulary and have practiced drawing these figures using software programs. (NETS for Students: 3.1 and 3.2)

• Money Bags (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

Description: Students explore different combinations of coins that can be used for specified amounts of money using paper money and tree diagrams. Students write money amounts in different forms (expanded, standard, decimal).

• More Bait for Your Buck! (Authored by Denise West.)

Description: This activity, intended for use with a science lesson using invertebrates, poses the problem of where to buy earthworms. Students estimate and weigh worms to determine where they can purchase the heaviest ones. Compile results in a double bar graph.

• More Money, More Money (Authored by Janet Harrigan.)

Description: Students explore money via poetry and problem solving.

• Multiplication Illustration (Authored by Peggy Christian.)

Description: Engage students using literature and art to apply the principals of multiplication with three or more factors.

• Multiplication Mania (Authored by Kathy Pajak.)

Description: The student will learn to multiply by one-digit whole numbers.

• Multiplying by 3 (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

Description: The students practice the multiples of three as an introduction to multiplying by three.

• Munchy Multiplication (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

Description: Students will learn the concept of multiplication by putting goldfish crackers into groups, adding them up, and writing multiplication sentences to show what they have done.

• Mystery Polygon (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: Students create riddles by giving a written description of a polygon. They share their riddles with their classmates.

• Not Just an Average Class (Authored by Donna Perini.)

Description: Students work together to find the median, mode, and mean of their first and last names using a numerical code in this fun, interactive lesson.

• Not Your Average Planet (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Using information about the planets and our solar system, students explore median, mode, mean, and range. Calculators assist students in finding the range and mean.

• Notes to a Mathematician (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

Description: This activity introduces how to express likelihood as a ratio in fraction form. After exploring the concept of likelihood, students write a -Note to a Mathematician- to analyze what they have observed about the likelihood of simple events.

• Number Muncher (Authored by Jennifer Soderlund.)

Description: Hungry Harold is starving! Students develop and solve comparative number sentences using greater than and less than symbols to feed Harold.

• Number Patterns (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students recognize patterns in a series of numbers and symbols. They also make their own patterns and explain them in writing.

• Numbers, Patterns, and Algebraic Thinking (Authored by Mike Rooney.)

Description: Fifth grade students use spreadsheets to help in their understanding of concepts of numbers, patterns, and algebraic thinking.

• Observing the Evidence (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Students discuss ways to choose a representative sample of a large group in order to answer a class question and learn how to collect the data.

• Oh Deer! (Authored by Candace Parker.)

Description: Students interact as deer, food, water, and shelter in an activity to demonstrate how nature is constantly changing according to changes in the environment. They construct a graph to show this concept.

• Opening the Case (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: This is an introduction to the unit Data, Detectives and Decisions. Students are taught how to design an experiment and use graphs and statistics to help solve a problem.

• Orange Freeze (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Orange Freeze gives students a hands-on experience with calculating increased ingredient measures as they multiply a recipe prior to concocting a frozen delight.

• Our Class Record Book (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Our Class Record Book is an ongoing collection of information about our class. Each entry provides an opportunity for the class to extend their measurement skills.

• Out to Lunch (Authored by Gina Dolan.)

Description: Grab your students’ interest through their stomachs and provide an opportunity for them to solve a problem real to their world. With a menu from a local restaurant, students use their computation skills to plan a lunch with a cost of \$5.00 or less.

• Pac Man Subtraction (Authored by Katherine McQuown.)

Description: Pac man three-digit subtraction (renaming tens) is taught in a game format using visual symbols, auditory responses (gobbling), and tactile stimuli (touch counting dots).

• Party Time (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Students create a schedule to provide to the guests of a birthday party. This activity incorporates elasped time, time duration, and AM and PM.

• Patchwork Quilting (Authored by Kathy Pajak.)

Description: Students apply knowledge of symmetry to design and create individual squares of a patchwork quilt. Students' squares are compiled to form a classroom quilt which can be used to explore area in a follow-up lesson entitled -Math on Your Lap Quilt.-

• Penguin Palace (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: The students design a model to scale of the basement in [Mr. Popper's Penquins]. The model includes 5 modifications made to the basement by Mr. Popper and identifies the area and perimeter of each modification.

• Perfect Places! (Authored by Judy Bryant.)

Description: This lesson will help students understand the role of the decimal point and the relationship between tenths, hundredths, and thousandths.

• Perfect Polygons (Authored by Jacquelyn Clark.)

Description: This lesson introduces the concept of regular and irregular polygons.

• Perfectly Puzzling Pentominoes (Authored by Mary Bohannon.)

Description: Students utilize manipulatives (pentominoes) to demonstrate knowledge of: lines of symmetry, slides, reflections(flips), rotations(turns), area, and perimeter.

• Perfectly Square (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students use graph paper to make models of perfect squares.

• Piggy Pockets (Authored by Kelly Toomey.)

Description: Students work cooperatively to formulate estimates and calculate exact totals when dealing with money. They keep a checkbook ledger to illustrate totals in their piggy pockets.

• Pizza Probability (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Pizza Probability allows students to use graphing software in displaying the results of their gathered statistical data to make predictable decisions in suggesting the varieties of pizza to sell at a community fundraiser.

• Place Value Popsicles (Authored by Sandi Tidwell.)

Description: The student will explore regrouping and place value in a game format using concrete models.

• Playground Games (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: This review lesson allows students to use their knowledge of velocity and wave behavior while competing in playground games.

• Plot It (Authored by Alice Bobe.)

Description: Students use a stem-and-leaf plot from a set of data to identify the range, median, and mode of their own math grades.

• Plotting Ordered Pairs 1 (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: This lesson serves as an introduction to graphing. Students identify the origin and use the x- and y-axes to plot positive ordered pairs in the coordinate system.

• Plotting Ordered Pairs 2 (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: This is -part 2- of an introductory lesson that exposes students to identifying and plotting positive ordered pairs in a coordinate system. Prerequisite knowledge: origin, x- and y-axes, and a basic understanding of how to plot ordered pairs.

• Power Place Value (Authored by Marcy Burnette.)

Description: Students learn Power Place Value numbers - hundreds, thousands, and ten thousands by working with a variety of manipulatives in a cooperative learning activity.

• Probability or Ability? (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students test probabilty by catching candy.

• Probability Popsicle Pop-ups (Authored by Stacy Durham.)

Description: Students decorate and use popsicle sticks as manipulatives to assist with their learning of probability.

• Problem Solving with Batting Averages (Authored by Mary Kay Bacallao.)

Description: Students use data from an Excel document to analyze and predict trends in batting averages.

• Pumpkin Seed Data! (Authored by Emily Vander Kooy.)

Description: How many seeds are in a pumpkin? Find out in this lesson! [NOTE: This lesson is designed for a grade level in which students change classes. It is easily adaptable for self-contained classrooms.]

• Putting Together Pictographs (Authored by Terri Eichbauer.)

Description: Understanding pictographs can be easy when students learn to make their own. In this lesson, students learn about pictographs by seeing examples of different types, creating one together with the teacher and then creating one on their own.

• Quandaries, Quagmires, and Quadrilaterals (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Students classify, flip, slide, and turn a quantity of quadrilaterals. Hands-on manipulatives and problem-solving steps are used to explore these four-sided polygons. This plan is the fifth in a series of lessons on geometry.

• Rearrange the Room (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Rearrange the Room gives the class a constructive problem-solving lesson in these days of construction and renovation of building projects in our school system. Students measure and grid their ideas for the new classroom floor plan.

• Referendum Results: Our New Year Expectations (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: -Referendum Results: Our New Year Expectations- gives the class a meaningful voice in planning their semester activities as they survey and graph their choices.

• Reinforcing Fractions Using a Fraction Calculator (Authored by Joseph Furner PhD.)

Description: This lesson incorporates the use of Texas Instruments (TI) Explorer Calculators to reteach and reinforce operations with fraction/mixed number concepts using technology.

• Revamped Recipe (Authored by Kim Adair.)

Description: This lesson is used to assist students with proportional measurements. Students will use a given recipe written for 12 servings, and use a chart to determine the ingredient amounts for 30 servings (or number of students in class).

• Rice (Gohan) Observations (Authored by Christy Williamson.)

Description: The student estimates, observes, and records observations of rice (known as -gohan- in Japan) in two experiments and communicates the results.

• Rock On! (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: In making different types of candy and cookies, students will have models of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.

• Roll a Fact (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

Description: Students will write multiplication and division fact families for two given numbers.

• Roman Toothpicks (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students make a chart comparing Roman numerals and our number system using toothpicks and construction paper.

• Safety Surveys (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Students conduct Family Safety Surveys on a weekly basis for a month, hoping to encourage their families to actually practice safe family skills on a consistent basis.

• Schedules, When and Where? (Authored by Wesley May.)

Description: Students make and keep a daily schedule for a week. They discover elapsed time and calendar time frames.

• Scores of Surveys (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson is for Days 6-8 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students create appropriate survey questions, administer a survey, create pictographs to display the survey results, and explain the results from the data.

• Shape Up Exercise (Authored by Barbara Estevez.)

Description: This activity allows students to use technology to demonstrate mastery of congruent and similar shapes. Students use software like MS Word 97 or higher with gridlines to draw the shapes and manipulate them for congruency and similarity.

• Ship Shape (Authored by Barbara Brown.)

Description: Ship Shape allows students to experiment with, identify, and follow teacher-directed instruction toward understanding two-dimensional geometric shapes found within the environment.

• Shopping Spree (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: In Shopping Spree, students use estimation skills as they race a thirty- minute time limit to spend no more than \$1,000 in a toy catalog.

• Silly Symmetrical Names (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: Students participate in hands-on activities to introduce them to the concept of symmetry.

• Similar and Congruent Triangles (Authored by Mary Kay Bacallao.)

Description: Students create and classify different types of triangles using an online geo-board. They explore the concepts of similar and congruent as they discover how to draw similar and congruent triangles.

• Simple Bar Graphs Using Excel (Authored by Mary Kay Bacallao.)

Description: Students create surveys and generate data for a simple Excel bar graph using two variables.

• SkittleGraphs (Authored by Kathy Pajak.)

Description: The student will learn to make a bar graph.

• Skittles™ in the Middle (Authored by Peggy Christian.)

Description: Entice students using candy to determine a mean of a set of real world data.. Students work in small groups, using bags of Skittles™ to determine the mean of one color of Skittles™ found in each bag, in each group, and in the entire class.

• Speaking Geometrically (Authored by Marilyn Wallace.)

Description: This activity introduces students to, and reinforces, the vocabulary needed to identify the attributes of two and three-dimensional figures.

• Spring Doesn't Bug Me (Authored by Jeanne Barber-Morris.)

Description: Students make a LADYBUG art item using math vocabulary and measurements of circles. Previously written Haiku poems are affixed to the LADYBUG for a Spring display.

• Squares to Compare (Authored by Michael Marzano.)

Description: In this lesson the students learn how to draw and classify two and three dimensional figures (squares, triangles, rectangles.)

• String of Fish (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: Pairs of students research a Florida fish to determine its length. They display this information on two index cards, which are cut to the shape of the head and the tail and attached to a string that they measure and cut to the correct length of the fish.

• Subtraction Relay (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

Description: Students will subtract two-digit numbers and use addition to check their subtraction.

• Succeeding at Kite Day (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Succeeding At Kite Day is a learning invitation that encourages students to design a successful kite for flying at the annual spring, school-wide Kite Day.

• Survey Savvy (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This is a math lesson for Days 4 and 5 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students design appropriate questions for a survey, survey classmates, create a pictograph to represent the results, and explain the survey results.

• Survey Says… (Authored by Bobby Uschold.)

Description: Students survey their classmates and use this data to create a bar graph.

• Tackling Mean - Median and Mode (Authored by Jeffrey Townsend.)

Description: Get ready for some football! Wear a jersey of your favorite player or team and get ready to tackle mean, median, and mode. The students fill in stat sheets using the numbers on jerseys. This is a great kickoff for the Math Bowl!

• Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Authored by Gretchen Witherspoon.)

Description: This game can be used to practice solving real-world math problems of any type of particular operation. The game can be used to assess students' mastery of selecting the appropriate operation to solve specific problems.

• Tangram Discovery (Authored by Monica Stahley.)

Description: Tangrams are used to develop a child’s natural curiosity and the skills to be used in problem solving. These skills will encourage creativity and divergent thinking, while developing an understanding and enjoyment of math concepts and cultural awareness.

• Teacher, We Shrunk the Classroom (Authored by Amy Jansen.)

Description: The students will use the metric system or standard measurement to measure the perimeter of the classroom; area of the floor, walls, chalkboard, teacher desk, student desks, closets, etc. to create a scale model of the classroom.

• Television Schedule Time (Authored by KELLY SMITH.)

Description: Students use a television schedule from the newspaper to practice elapsed time to the hour and half hour.

• Ten Pins (Authored by Kathy Pajak.)

Description: Students use computer-based and hands-on activities to discover and explore patterns of multiplication using multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000.

• Tetrahedron Kites (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students learn about two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures by making a kite.

• The Beat Goes On (Authored by Diane Schmidt.)

Description: Students examine and collect data on the heart at work and rest.

• The Building Blocks of Geometry (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Students explore geometric building blocks in the real world in order to describe the characteristics and relationships of points, lines, line segments, rays, and planes. This is the first lesson plan in a series of lessons in geometry.

• The Fun Polygon (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Students use hands-on manipulatives to explore and describe the properties and attributes of the “fundamental” polygon: triangles. This is the fourth lesson in a series of five on geometry.

• The Great Chile Challenge (Authored by Manuel Bustamante.)

Description: This lesson allows students to gather data, create a graph, and interpret information. Students improve vocabulary by practicing graph creation, negotiating ideas and meaning of the graphs created, and communicating those meanings.

• The Ice Cream Shop (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: The Ice Cream Shop gives students an opportunity to design products, calculate appropriate selling prices, and calculate the costs, income, and profits generated from an ice cream business.

• The Meaning of the Mean (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students use candy to learn about mean, median, mode, and range.

• The Plane! The Plane! (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Students draw, describe, and classify polygons built from points, lines, line segments, and rays within a two-dimensional plane. This lesson plan is the third in a series of five on geometry.

• The Price is Right, So Let's Make Change (Authored by Denise Simonson.)

Description: Students estimate, calculate, and count back the amount of change needed from purchases made during small group activities. This lesson can be used to extend the lesson, -Is the Price Right?- available from the Beacon Learning Center.

• The Real Problem of the Week (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Problem of the Week engages students in an integrated, ongoing awareness of the current events affecting our daily lives as reported in our local newspaper while working mathematical word problems.

• The Stock Exchange Phase I (Authored by Alice Bobe.)

Description: The students select a stock to follow. In the course of this lesson, they collect, organize, display, and analyze data. Students construct line graphs using the data from their selected stocks.

• The Stock Exchange Phase II (Authored by Alice Bobe.)

Description: The students select a stock to follow. In the course of this lesson, they collect, organize, display, and analyze real-world data, using a bar graph to show patterns. They begin to develop a multimedia presentation using computer software.

• The Value of an M & M! (Authored by Christine Cline.)

Description: This activity is an exciting way to introduce place value. The students will enthusiastically use colored M & M’s to determine the different categories of place value.

• There Is No Place Like Home on the Range (Authored by Claudette McCann.)

Description: Students use data from the real estate guide to find the range, mode, median, and mean of a sampling of homes for sale in their area.

• Thermometers Rising (Authored by Laura Windham.)

Description: Students love this hands-on activity while they demonstrate the ability to accurately read a Fahrenheit thermometer. Students use actual thermometers and enjoy thermometer stamps.

• Thirsty for A Liter or Milliliter? (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: This lesson allows students to select and estimate the most reasonable metric units of measurement to determine capacity using liters or milliliters.

• Three-Dimensional Play Dough (Authored by Judy Fox.)

Description: This hands-on lesson is an excellent review for three-dimensional figures. The students make models of three-dimensional figures and then use these play dough figures to observe and count the vertices, edges, and faces.

• Time Flies When Math Is Fun (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students will use demonstration clocks and play a game to determine elapsed time.

• Time Flyers (Authored by Wayne Mitchell.)

Description: Can time really fly? Involve your students in finding elapsed time and creating real-world problems using an airline flight schedule.

• Traffic Light Probability (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Traffic Light Probability engages the class in a probability experiment on the way to a local state park for a class field trip.

• Traveling to Japan: Which Way Do We Go? (Authored by Christy Williamson.)

Description: Students determine -Which way do we go?- and explore various methods for measuring the distance between Florida and Japan.

• Uncle Bubba Is Dead! (Authored by Christine Thornton.)

Description: Given the scenario of being left an inheritance, students are told that they must spend all of that inheritance by purchasing a home and furnishing three of the rooms. All of their money, within \$100, must be spent on this home.

• Units 'R Us (Authored by Lynda Penry.)

Description: Students make a foot-long & a yard measuring tool from one-inch grid paper and determine the fractional parts of a foot and yard. Students write a story problem using two linear units to demonstrate conversion of units.

• Using Statistics to Uncover More Evidence (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Students use statistics to interpret data collected from a representative sample.

• Valentine Money (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: During this is a four day activity, students learn how to read, write and identify money written as decimals as they spend and recieve change in a real-life situation.

• Water Bucket Relay (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: This lesson includes subtraction with more than one renaming.

• We Are Having a Party! (Part I) (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Students follow a problem-solving plan to answer a class question. They generate, collect, organize, display, and analyze data to find the range of responses. This analysis is used to predict and justify reasonable answers.

• We Are Having a Party! (Part II) (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: This activity is a four-station rotation model for exploring how to collect, display, and analyze data to make predictions and justify decisions in order to solve problems.

• What a SHAPEly fit! (Authored by Jennifer Carter.)

Description: Students will explore polygons and their attributes during hands-on activities. Students will use this information to create quilt squares with geometrical shapes (circles, triangles, rectangles, squares). Students will create a classroom quilt by assembling the quilt squares.

• What Are the Odds? (Authored by Alice Bobe.)

Description: Using the novel JIM UGLY, by Sid Fleischman, students conduct an experiment to test prediction of whether the odds were in favor of or against Jake finding his dad.

• What to Do with Leftovers (Authored by Monica Napier.)

Description: Students use unifix cubes to explore division with remainders to solve real world story problems.

• What's the Chance? (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: This lesson will provide students with a hands-on approach to learning the basic principles of probability and statistics. Students will conduct a probability experiment, record their results, and share their data with classmates.

• What's the Matter with that Cup? (Authored by Kelly Neal.)

Description: Which restaurant gives you more bang for your buck? Students measure volume, circumference, and height of fast food cups, find which one has the greatest volume, and compare/contrast those measurements to discover any correlations between them.

• What's the Mean? (Authored by Kaye Maddox.)

Description: What’s the Mean? Using concrete objects, the students will be able to identify the mean from numbers chosen by the students.

• What's Your Angle? (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: After reading the story [Magic Schoolbus Inside the Human Body] students form right, acute, and obtuse angles using the joints inside their bodies.

• What's Your Favorite Stuffed Animal? (Authored by Beverly Iacobellis.)

Description: The purpose of this lesson is to gather information in a survey and interpret the results using a tally chart, a table, and a bar graph.

• What's Your Point? (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: Each student will use ordered pairs to graph a fish indigenous to Florida.

• Where in the World Are We? (Authored by Linda Kitner.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: The students will read a postcard and find the location on a map. They will use the picture and the text on the postcard to write about and tell about an imaginary vacation. They will compute mileage and compare it to Tripmaker data.

• Which Way Am I Walking? (Authored by Ramon Pedraja.)

Description: Students learn the concept of inverses through a real-world example, then relate it specifically to multiplication and division.

• Who's the Frog Jumping Champion? (Authored by Bess Weber.)

Description: Who’s the Frog Jumping Champion in your class? Students construct a model of a simple machine (lever) to investigate the affect that applied force has on an object (plastic frog). This is a fun, hands-on, investigative activity that incorporates both science and math measurement skills in meeting state standards.

• Wiggle, Peak, and Roll (Authored by Carolyn Garner.)

Description: This is the second lesson of the fourth day of the Unit Plan: What Makes Me Who I Am? In this lesson, students learn that characteristics are inherited.

• Words, Words, Words (Authored by Denise Simonson.)