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Lesson Highlights

  • Can You KenKen?

    Learn to use combinations to solve KenKen puzzles in this grades 3–8 lesson.

  • Hotel Snap: Building for Profit

    Students will be required to build a high-profit yielding hotel using snap cubes in this brand new lesson plan. Building costs, rules and regulations, taxes, and income are all variables that students will be required to take into consideration.

  • Magic Ten

    Everyone loves a good card trick! Learn one that students can use throughout the summer in this pre-K – grade 2 lesson plan!

Newest Lessons

Frustration: Analyzing a Card Game with Probability

This lesson engages students in the joy of mathematical inquiry through a game, while building number sense, understanding of uncertainty, statistical reasoning, and discourse skills. Students will explore the ideas of experimental and conditional probability through the card game, Frustration
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Number and Operations

Neutralizing Reactions and Inverses

In this lesson, students will integrate science and math, exploring how neutralization reactions can help us understand that the sum of any number and its additive inverse is zero. 
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Number and Operations

Getting Positive About Integer Arithmetic

In this lesson, we share a series of tasks that can support students to order and compare signed numbers and develop multiple ways to reason productively about integer addition and subtraction.
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Number and Operations

Make One (Face-to-Face)

This lesson is based on the MTLT article, “Playing with Fractions” by Juli K. Dixon, Treshonda Rutledge, Jennifer C. Caton, and Edward C. Nolan. In this lesson students model fractions with a fraction kit and reason about adding fractions with unlike denominators.
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Data Analysis and Probability

Model Eliciting Activity (MEA)

3-5, 6-8
This lesson is based on the MTLT article, “Developing Statistical Modeling with Helicopters” by Katie Makar, Sue Allmond, Helen M. Doerr, and Robert C. delMas. This lesson engages students in a model eliciting activity to investigate how long a paper helicopter stays in the air.

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