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Number and Operations

Balance Beam Discoveries

3-5
This lesson encourages students to explore another model of multiplication, the balance beam, and another relationship, the inverse of multiplication. This exploration leads naturally into representing multiplication facts in equation form. In addition to extending their understandings of the concept of multiplication, students begin to practice the multiplication facts by playing the Product Game.
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Data Analysis and Probability

Long Distance Airplanes

3-5

Students make paper airplanes and explore attributes related to increasing flight distances. Each student collects data from three flights of the airplane and finds the median distance. Students then collect, organize, display, and interpret the median distances for the class in a stem-and-leaf plot.

This lesson was adapted from Travel in the Solar System in Mission Mathematics II: Grades 3‑5, a NASA/NCTM project, NCTM 1997.

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Number and Operations

Looking for Patterns

3-5
Students skip count and examine multiplication patterns. They also explore the commutative property of multiplication.
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Number and Operations

Looking for Calculator Patterns

3-5
Students use a web-based calculator to create and compare counting patterns using the constant function feature of the calculator. Making connections between multiple representations of counting patterns reinforces students understanding of this important idea and helps them recall these patterns as multiplication facts.
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Number and Operations

More Patterns with Products

3-5
After using an interactive Web site to find patterns in the multiplication tables, the students practice multiplication facts and record their current level of mastery of the multiplication facts on their personal multiplication chart.
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Number and Operations

Keeping It All Together

3-5
By playing card games and using the The Product Game applet, students practice the multiplication facts. As students continue to master their facts, the teacher closely monitors their progress.
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Data Analysis and Probability

Exploring Our County

3-5
Students access and investigate data using the World Wide Web. Students take part in a scavenger hunt as they gather and analyze U.S. Census data.
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Data Analysis and Probability

What Counties Are Your Favorite?

3-5
Students use their knowledge from the previous lesson to gather data on ten of their favorite counties (places they might like to live, visit, etc.) within a specific state. Students will hone their place value skills by representing numbers in various ways including standard, written, and expanded form.
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Data Analysis and Probability

Spreadsheets and Census Data

3-5
Students organize the data collected about county populations into a spreadsheet and create a graph to help them better understand the data.
Data Analysis and Probability

Comparing Counties

3-5

Students use the data from previous lessons to find the range, median, and mode of the populations. They then compare their data with their partner's data.

As a culminating activity, this lesson combines the data and activities performed during this unit. Students are involved in class discussions and comparisons of the population data.