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Conversations in Art

In this lesson, students will learn the critique process using description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. Students will create an evaluation of artwork using the critique process and communicate their understanding through written responses and discourse.

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Solving Equations and Inequalities

Students will be divided into four groups and work on their assigned task to become an expert. They will match vocabulary terms with definitions and examples, use the “Pass the Pen” strategy to create and solve equations or inequalities, or write a real-world problem for an equation given. The experts will then teach these concepts to their peers.

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More Super Duper Math

**Students will gather objects to compare quantities and justify their answers pictorially and verbally. They will use their vocabulary posters and accountable talk menus to discuss with their partners. **

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Perfectly Proportional Percents

Students will collaborate to explain verbally how to solve percent proportions and scaling while showing their thinking.

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Equations in the Real World

**Students will create and solve equations with variables on one side before comparing the equation with another to determine at what rate they will be equal. **

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Centers in Subtraction

**Students will participate in multiple centers including a guided math center that reinforces subtraction concepts. **

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Express Yourself

Students determine which expression is a truth or a lie by generating equivalent expressions.

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Keep Your Balance!

**Students are introduced to solving one-variable, one-step equations using addition and subtraction through models and hands-on activities. The students will learn the substitution method of checking answers.**

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Perfecting Percents

Students will engage in an activity that allows them to explore the different parts of percents: part, whole, and percent, and develop conceptual understanding of percents through the Concrete, Representational, Abstract (CRA) method of instruction.

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Rise Over Run! Let’s Have Fun!

Students will collaboratively practice identifying and graphing slope and y-intercept.

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Roll With It

Students will experience a hands-on lesson regarding ratios. While doing this, students will deepen their understanding of the concepts of ratios.

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Going Beyond with Number Bonds

Students will use number bonds to compose and decompose numbers to 10.

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The Shapes Around Us

Students will make connections between real-world objects and the attributes of two-dimensional shapes.

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The Picture Graph Party

Students will explore and create picture graphs through collaboration and group work.

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

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Four Representations of Linear Relationships

Given one representation of a linear relationship, students will create a poster displaying the other three representations of linear relationships.

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How Does the Cookie Crumble?

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

**Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Related to the Unit **

In fifth grade, students will be able to multiply and divide whole numbers, which will lead into multiplication and division of decimals in sixth grade. That same year, they will model products and quotients of decimals to the hundredths place. This concrete model will lead them to a better understanding of the algorithm in fifth and sixth grade.

As fifth graders, students will model multiplication and division of a fraction and a whole number. The following year, students are expected to multiply and divide all types of fractions.

In addition, during sixth grade, students are introduced to integers (negative whole numbers) and will be able to model and solve all operations with integers. All of the skills previously stated will lead students to be able to perform all operations of rational numbers without models (positive and negative fractions, decimals, and whole numbers) in seventh grade.

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The Key to Key Signature

Students will review previous learning about half steps, whole steps, and enharmonics and will begin to learn the construction of tetrachords using the whole and half step sequence.

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Balancing Act

**Students use a pan balance model and manipulatives to identify a total that balances two parts. The use of the pan balance will help to develop the concept of equality. Students will develop the language of equality by reading and identifying the following expressions; balances, is the same as, is equal to, and equa l before the symbol for equality is introduced. Students will identify an unknown part in a balance situation. Students will communicate ideas, explain, and justify how they solved problems.**

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Kid2Kid: Determining the Meaning of Slope and Intercepts

Kid2Kid videos on determining the meaning of slope and intercepts in English and Spanish

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Drawing Conclusions about Three-Dimensional Figures from Nets

Given a net for a three-dimensional figure, the student will make conjectures and draw conclusions about the three-dimensional figure formed by the given net.