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To learn the pattern of the side lengths of a 45-45-90 triangle, students complete a gallery walk, a card sort activity starting with using the Pythagorean theorem, and activity to locate if there is an error in a presented problem and if so to identify what the error is.
Working with Literal Equations
The lesson will provide a conceptual basis for illustrating the parallelism between solving multi-step equations and translating literal equations into solutions for specified variables.
Are You Part of Our Family?
The teacher will introduce Fact Families through literature. Students will create and represent various Fact Families within 10.
Product and Quotient Properties of Exponents
This lesson helps students understand two foundational exponential properties: The Product and Quotient Properties of Exponents. Students will collaborate to formulate a rule for these properties. Ultimately, students should conclude that when the same bases are being multiplied, exponents will be added; and when the same bases are being divided, exponents will be subtracted. As the lesson progresses, students will apply these rules to simplify expressions of various difficulties.
Understanding the Equal Sign and Balancing Equations
Students will apply addition strategies as they complete four different station rotations to help understand that the equal sign represents a relationship where the expressions on each side of the equal sign represents the same value.
It’s All About the Bend, No Breaking
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 to explain why those tools were or were not a good choice for continuous measurement.
Math Problem Solving CAN DRIVE good problem solvers!: 1st grade CAN Drive
Students will help the principal collect cans for a can food drive. The students will be able to solve math word problems using the UPS✓ (UNDERSTAND what the problem is asking, make a PLAN, SOLVE the problem, and then CHECK to see if the answer makes sense) song/strategy, draw to show their work, and write a number sentence to go with their problem.
Sunflower Biscuit Bones (PDF) | Martha Speaks
The PDF of the interactive, informational story "Sunflower Biscuit Bones" designed for in-classroom use.
Nature Cat | The Treasure of Bad Dog Bart
While digging a hole to bury his bone, Hal uncovers Bad Dog Bart's treasure map. Legend has it that Bag Dog Bart stole the neighborhood dogs' toys, and buried them in a treasure chest for himself!
Activity: I Wonder | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
This activity from The Fred Rogers' Company helps develop curiosity and confidence in asking questions. Children will finish the sentence "I wonder . . . " in order to create a dialogue about how the world works.
Storytime | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Mom reads Daniel a bedtime story about Super Stanley. Teach kids that their body needs rest in order to grow.
Oopsy! | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
O the Owl drops a pile of books, and Daniel helps put them back on the shelf. Teach kids to help each other, and remind them that tasks can be completed faster if they have a friend helping!
Farmer Daniel | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
While Daniel and O the Owl are playing pretend, they imagine that they are real farmers. Pretend playing helps kids learn responsibilities. Encourage kids to take on different roles, so that they can better understand others' perspectives.
What Else Could I Be? | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel imagines that he dresses up as different things. Encourage kids to take on multiple roles while playing pretend.
Cloud Animals | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Grandpere and Daniel look at the sky to find cloud animals! Teach kids to use their imaginations and find clouds that look similar to animals or objects.
Daniel Dresses Up | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel and his friends are deciding what they want to wear for Dress Up Day. Daniel finds the shirt, scarf, and hat that he needs to be Tigey the Adventure Tiger. Costumes are fun when playing pretend and taking on roles! Encourage kids to wear costumes when they are pretending.
It's Snowing! | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
The Tiger family sings about how each snowflake is different and special, just like people. Remind kids why they are special and unique. It is important that they feel loved!
Hello, Ducky! | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
After a lot of waiting, Daniel and his friends see their new class pet hatch. Remind kids that they need to have patience when they are waiting. To pass the time, singing, counting, or dancing are great distractions.
Waiting for Show and Tell | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Mom shows Daniel that there are lots of things to do while you wait! Teach kids techniques to make waiting easier. Singing can help pass the time quickly.
When You Wait | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
While you wait, there are lots of things that you can do to pass the time. Remind kids to use their imaginations when they are waiting. Whether it is playing a game or singing, time will pass by more quickly if kids are active.