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This hands-on activity uses manipulatives to help students physically trade in one unit for another, larger unit of measure. By manipulating the tiles, students can find all types of conversions. To download the entire lesson plan, click on file attachments below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me email@example.com
Using the 200 Chart For Division
Using the 200 Chart to Count Money
The other day I saw the neatest way of using a 200 Chart (a hundreds chart that goes through 200) to help students as they were learning to count money. I would have never came up with this idea, but it worked so well for students who were struggling keeping track of how much money they were counting. Directions for how it works:
These easy-to-use cards let students explore place value concepts—from ones to one hundred thousand. Just cut off the extra white to the left of the digits. These cards can be used to teach standard and expanded form of a number. Download the files below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My Kids Turn is a website which hosts 6 different shows which provides quick ideas for parents to use with their children. This would be awesome to share with parents as a follow up to parent teacher conferences.
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I often get asked the question, why do students need to learn how to find the LCM of two or more numbers. I can only think of two mathematical examples, the first is to find common denominators for fractions so that we can add the fractions more easily. For example, if we have the fractions 1/4, 1/3, and 1/6, we could use the LCM to create equivalent fractions to add quickly and easily.
Comparing and ordering numbers is an important skill for students at any grade level. But there is more to comparing and ordering numbers than comparing the individual digits in each of the placeholders. When we teach children to look a the first number, furthest to the left, and then if they are the same, look at the second number, we are teaching children a rote procedure to compare and order numbers.
The goal of this math lesson is for students, using dice, to create four-digit numbers which become larger and larger. This can be adjusted easily for older students (add more dice) to younger students (use fewer dice).
Lesson can be downloaded below.
This lesson is designed to help students learn the representational value of numbers. This lesson is accompanied with pictorial representation of base ten blocks, numerals, and numbers written in expanded form. Students match the cards to identify several representations. An example of a card, match 5 hundreds, 13 tens, and 4 ones to 634. Sometimes the order is mixed around, this gets to true understanding of the value of the number.