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Let's Analyze and Compute Fractions!

Students will compare fractions with unlike denominators to determine whether a given answer to a real-world problem is correct using context and computational skills.

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Spending Money

In this lesson, students use the Understand, Plan, Solve, and Evaluate (UPSE) problem-solving model to first identify and organize relevant information, and then devise and carry out a plan to solve one-step mathematics word problems with a missing addend. The lesson was designed with English learners (ELs) in mind and includes instructional strategies designed to make linguistic and content input comprehensible: a focus on vocabulary, manipulatives, visuals, cooperative learning, anchor charts, graphic organizers, technology applications, and sentence stems/frames.

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Place Value Party

**In learning stations, students prepare for a birthday party by using their knowledge of place value to compose, decompose, and represent numbers using standard, word, and expanded forms. **

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Keeping it Concrete with Candy

Students will work collaboratively to apply and use digits, value, greater than/less than and base 10 knowledge to communicate numbers up to 1200 with a Halloween theme.

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One-Step Word Problems

Students participate in a teacher-created three-act task in order to solve math word problems. They reactivate their prior knowledge and determine the question to solve the main problem during Act One. Act Two engages students in a differentiated, rich task. During Act Three, students compare and discuss their work with peers outside their original groups.

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When Life Gives You Lemons

**Students create input-output tables to find numerical patterns and relationships in the real world through the process of making lemonade.**

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Comparing Fractional Parts Using Pizza

Students will compare fractional parts in a real-world situation using play dough as a model for pizza.

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Who Ran the Farthest?

Students determine by using fractions which fourth-grade teacher ran the farthest.

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Solve Problems using Place Value Strategies with a Carnival Theme

Students will work collaboratively through a fictitious real-world scenario to solve one‐step and multi‐step word problems. The lesson will involve solving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using a variety of strategies based on place value.

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Frontier Days Heros Solve Division Equations to Unite our Nations

Students will be able to creatively and confidently solve one-and two-step problems involving multiplication and division, including interpreting the remainder. In addition, students will be working collaboratively by using critical thinking and activating prior knowledge to solve math operation skills in a real-world situation.

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Are You the Rule?

Students will be able to understand how to determine the numerical relationship of numbers in a function table.

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Math at the Carnival

**As students rotate through engaging learning stations, they utilize concrete objects, pictorial models, mnemonic devices, and strip diagrams to solve real-world, two and three-digit subtraction word problems, with and without regrouping.**

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Exploring Number Sense

Students will use manipulatives and a number path to identify numbers one less than or more than a given number.

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Understanding Multiplication Using Cell Phone Plans

Students will multiply to compare cell phone plans in order to determine the best deal and to connect the standard algorithm to other multiplication strategies and place value in the real world.

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Puzzling Place Value

**Students work collaboratively with a variety of different manipulatives to compose and decompose numbers in more than one way. **

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Tinkering with Remainders

**Students will use division to create a remainder scenario using materials provided.**

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Interpreting Remainders

**Students will solve division word problems including problems where they are required to interpret a remainder.**

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Adding Fractions on a Number Line

Students will work collaboratively in small groups to create number lines, and then use those number lines to model a real-world situation.

**Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment**

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Solving Word Problems with Friends

Students will work in groups and solve one-step word problems using a protocol to guide their thinking.

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Comparing Fractional Parts

Students will participate in whole-group and small-group instruction as they collaborate and use manipulatives, visuals, and hands-on activities to explore fractional parts. Ultimately, students will understand that when dividing a whole into fractions, the smaller the fractional part, the greater the number of parts, and the larger the part, the fewer the number of parts.

**Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment**

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