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Fraction King Lesson

Equivalent fractions (Math 4)+ 
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Students and teacher play a game called "Fraction King" to seed the idea of taking fractions of whole numbers then use manipulatives and several computer applets to concretize the idea.
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Ideas for Working with Fractio...

Writing fractions (Math 4)+ 
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Help students to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
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Misleading Graphs Lesson

Collect data (Math 4)+ 
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This lesson will challenge students to think creatively by having them design and build water balloon catchers from random scrap materials, while requiring them to take into consideration a multitude ...
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Perimeter Lesson (elementary)

Perimeter (Math 4) 
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Students will learn about perimeter and the units used to measure perimeter using a variety of materials including their hands, feet, rulers, and computer applets.
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Playing with Probability Lesso...

Probability (Math 4)+ 
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Students learn how to calculate both theoretical and experimental probability by rotating through a series of work stations.
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Spy Game Lesson

Addition (Math 4)+ 
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Students will learn how to do modular math and use it to decipher encrypted messages.
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Venn Diagram Lesson

Geometry in the plane (Math 4) 
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Students learn how to classify items and numbers on Venn Diagrams using computer applets.
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Mental Math

Mental math (Math 4) 
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Mental math teaching strategy for capturing the attention of a class. Provides game suggestions and problem examples.
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National Population Projection...

Collect data (Math 4)+ 
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Students will examine the United States Census Bureau Web site to investigate population projections from 19902100. Using the five provided pyramids, students will analyze the data to determine how t...
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Operations with Integers

Operations with numbers (Math 4)+ 
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Lesson plan and tutorial for the shareware program, Math Stars, by Roger Clary. Includes ideas for introducing integers even if the software is not used.
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State Population Projections

Collect data (Math 4)+ 
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Students will examine the United States Census Bureau Web site to investigate projections of the total population of states from 19952025. Using the provided data, students will analyze statistics fr...
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What is Area?

Perimeter (Math 4)+ 
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Collaborative group activity comparing area and perimeter using HandsOn Math software by Ventura Educational Systems. The ideas could also be adapted to use with other software or a Java applet.
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Mars Exploration Applet Activi...

Calendar (Math 4)+ 
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The Mars Spaceship Exploration applet is designed to expose students with different basic facts about Mars, and engage students in an exploration activity. The goals of the applet are that students wi...
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Mars Exploration Drawing Activ...

Calendar (Math 4)+ 
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The purpose of the drawing activity is twofold. First, the drawing activity serves as an opportunity to remind students of the facts they learned in the applet. Second, the drawing activity provides a...
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Mars Exploration Learning Goal...

Calendar (Math 4)+ 
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Three learning goals for the Mars Exploration Activity are listed and described as well as assessment opportunities for each of the learning goals.
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Bricks Activity

Patterns and sequences (Math 4)+ 
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Classroom activity (also called the Masonry Problem; a variation on polyominoes) to be explored through manipulatives (dominoes). Students explore different possibilities of making brick walls with an...
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Clock Arithmetic and Cryptogra...

Operations with numbers (Math 4)+ 
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The following discussions and activities are designed to lead the students to practice their basic arithmetic skills by learning about clock arithmetic (aka modular arithmetic) and cryptography.
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Domino Activity

Patterns and sequences (Math 4)+ 
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A classroom activity (similar to Pentomino + 1 = Hexomino; a variation on polyominoes) to be explored through manipulatives (paper dominoes). Students explore whether it is possible to cover a 6x5 gri...
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Estimation

Estimation (Math 4) 
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A lesson is designed to show students how to make estimations.
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Expanding Our Pattern Block Fr...

Writing fractions (Math 4) 
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In this lesson, the students expand the number of fractions they can represent with pattern blocks by increasing the whole. Instead of representing the whole with one yellow hexagon, the students expl...
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Fish Farm Teacher Support

Ratios (Math 4) 
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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, other resources.
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Fraction Concepts

Writing fractions (Math 4)+ 
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These interactive activities develop the concept of fractions as parts of a whole, and provide practice in writing and comparing fractions. The activities prompt students to answer questions by fillin...
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Fraction Darts Teacher Page

Fractions (Math 4) 
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This is a teacher information page to accompany the Fraction Darts Microworlds Applet activity. The activity challenges students to pop a balloon situated on a number line from 0 to 1 by throwing frac...
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Fraction Facts

Fractions (Math 4) 
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The following discussions and activities are designed to introduce students to fractions, including operations with fractions, converting fractions to decimals and percentages.
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Fractris Teacher Support

Adding fractions (Math 4) 
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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, other resources.
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