1. Birthday Conundrum

    • Resource ID: TXLS025
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    Students will work together to determine the amount of each snack item it will take to feed the guests at a birthday party using different methods of multiplication representation.

     

  2. Up, Up, and Away

    • Resource ID: TXLS026
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: Math

    Students will determine an appropriate tabular/graphic/formulaic linear solution given 3 sets of data points.

  3. Just Graph It!

    • Resource ID: TXLS030
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    Students will be involved in a problem solving lesson in which they are to visually represent previously collected survey data.

  4. How Does the Cookie Crumble?

    • Resource ID: TXLS031
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Math

    Students will self-discover how to multiply mixed numbers by using background knowledge of estimation, computations, and real world application of a recipe.

  5. Interpreting Division with Remainders

    • Resource ID: TXLS004
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Math

    Students will be given various one- and two-step word problems and asked to interpret the remainder. Students will use foldables and anchor charts to determine under which category (“Drop the Remainder,” “Add One to the Quotient,” “Share the Remainder,” or “The Remainder is the Answer”) the question will fall. After completing that portion of the lesson, students will solve division problems and determine which type of remainder question they are working with. They will use Plicker © cards to display their answers so the teacher can have immediate formative assessment data.

  6. Distributive Property

    • Resource ID: TXLS010
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    Students break an array apart to represent the sum of two multiplication facts, showing the distributive property.

  7. Dividing Fractions

    • Resource ID: TXLS033
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: Math

    Students will model dividing unit fractions and whole numbers.

  8. Modeling and Solving Two-Step Equations

    • Resource ID: TXLS012
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will use various materials to create models of two-step equations. Then, they will take an equation, create their own model, and solve for the variable from the model.

  9. Making Ten is Easy as Pie!

    • Resource ID: TXLS021
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: Math

    Students will practice composing 10 by interacting with a counting story, playing a dice game with ten frames and response sheets, and participating in a small group to extend the learning with three addends.

  10. Learning the Two-Step Equation

    • Resource ID: TXLS038
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    Students will physically represent an array, a strip diagram, and an equation before working collaboratively in small groups to create these three models using a word problem.

  11. Equations and Inequalities

    • Resource ID: TXLS034
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Using a graphic organizer, students will write and solve a one-variable, two-step equation using the distributive property. They also will draw a picture and justify their solution.

  12. Comparing Fractional Parts

    • Resource ID: TXLS043
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: Math

    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.

  13. Does Paper Have Volume?

    • Resource ID: TXLS029
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will be involved in a problem-solving lesson to determine if paper has volume, find the volume of a piece of paper and a ream of paper, and determine how many pieces of paper will fit inside their classroom.

  14. Discovering the Ratio of Pi

    • Resource ID: TXLS031A
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will discover the ratio of pi by relating the circumference to the diameter of various circles. Students will use this ratio to approximate the formulas for circumference.

  15. Compound Probability: Independent vs. Dependent Events

    • Resource ID: TXLS044
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will review steps for solving compound probability problems through an activity involving doughnuts. Students will then determine the difference between independent and dependent events through compound probability task cards. To encourage students to work through their struggle, students will rate themselves on a scale measuring effort and achievement at the end of the lesson.

  16. Area of Composite Figures

    • Resource ID: TXLS012A
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will progress through performance tasks to strengthen their understanding of composite figures. During the performance tasks, students will refer to blueprints to find missing dimensions and solve for composite area. 

  17. Volume of Triangular Prisms

    • Resource ID: TXLS045
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will use hands-on manipulatives to discover the connection between the shape of the base and the height to determine the volume of a prism.

  18. It’s All About the Bend, No Breaking

    • Resource ID: TXLS052
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: Math

    Students will experiment with choosing tools to measure around a previously created pet habitat in preparation for choosing appropriately sized food bowls. Students will use a graphic organizer to record tools chosen and why they were or were not a good choice for continuous measurement.

  19. Area of Composite Figures

    • Resource ID: TXLS039
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Student groups will work collaboratively using the appropriate formulas to find the area of simple figures and combine the area of each shape to find the area of composite figures in real-world situations.

  20. Time Using the Z Method

    • Resource ID: TXLS042
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Math

    In small groups, students will calculate elapsed time using the Z method. This method helps students better understand the importance of start time and end time when performing elapsed-time calculations.