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### Baby Weight

Pre-K-2
In this lesson, students work with data to complete an organized chart by doubling or halving numbers. Then, they compare data using vertical and horizontal bar graphs.

### How Big is Your Heart?

Pre-K-2
This lesson emphasizes the connections between science and mathematics by using a performance, or authentic, assessment format. Students have the opportunity to explore applications involving their own heart. This lesson was adapted from the article, "Ideas: The Beat of Your Heart," by  Lisa M. Passarello and Francis (Skip) Fennell, which appeared in The Arithmetic Teacher Vol.39, No.6 (February, 1992) pp. 32-39.

### Keeping in Balance

Pre-K-2
In this lesson for grades 1‑2, students balance pairs of like and unlike objects by changing distance from the fulcrum. Students use a crayon (as the fulcrum) and a ruler to represent the balance.

### How Many Steps?

Pre-K-2
In this lesson, students participate in activities to develop concepts of measurement and statistics. Students are asked to measure distances using non-standard units and to record their measurement in a bar graph. Then they are asked to make comparisons using the bar graph.

### Take Away

Pre-K-2
The following lesson introduces elementary students to subtraction. The objective is to create a link between students' experiences and mathematics. By the end of the lesson it is expected that students have a deep understanding of subtraction and how it relates to their world. This lesson was adapted from "Helping Students Understand Subtraction" by Anita Page, which appeared in the November 1994 Teaching Children Mathematics, Vol. 1, No. 3.

### What's the Weather?

Pre-K-2
In this lesson, students analyze information represented by pictographs. Students are asked to discuss, describe, read, write, and make predictions about the graphs and the information they contain.

### Buttons! Buttons!

Pre-K-2
In the following lesson, students participate in activities in which they focus on connections between mathematics and children's literature. Specifically, students use clues to sort and classify buttons.

### Shapes and Poetry

Pre-K-2
Students read the poem "Shapes" from A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein, and create their own illustration of the poem. In this lesson, students explore geometric figures and positional words.

### How Big Is a Foot?

Pre-K-2
In this lesson, students read the book How Big Is a Foot?, by Rolf Myller. They then create non-standard units (using their own footprints) and use them to make "beds." As a result, students explore the need for a standard unit of measure.

### Graphing Trash Material

Pre-K-2
In this lesson, students participate in activities in which they investigate the data in connection with recyclable materials and develop plans to help the environment.