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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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Crime Scene Two Steppers: Two-step word problems using multiplication and division

Students will collaboratively solve two-step real-world word multiplication and division problems by using a checklist. Students will also solve a two-step word problem by completing a hands-on group activity.

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Glaciologist in Action (Lab)

Students participate in a hands-on lab in which glacier (ice) effects on the Earth’s surface is demonstrated.

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Word problems, models and more!

**The students will engage in group activities to solve word problems with and without models as well as writing equations. **

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45-45-90 Triangles

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.

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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.

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Who Ran the Farthest?

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

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Solving One- and Two-Step Addition and Subtraction Problems

Students will use strategies to break down steps in a word problem, allowing for an understanding of the vocabulary and processes necessary, to apply correct math operations, maintain correct place value, and analyze solution feasibility.

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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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Graphs and More Graphs Oh My!

**Students will gather data based on a game and create the four types of graphs (pictograph, frequency table, bar graph, and dot plot).**

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Organizing Olympic Outcomes

Students will explore frequency tables, dot plots, and stem and leaf plots by creating different representations from a given set of data points.

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Consumers and Producers

**Students will investigate various ecosystems to determine what producers and consumers are, as well as their needs within an ecosystem.**

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Multiplication at the Market

Students will solve one-step multiplication problems using concrete objects, pictorial models, arrays, and equal groups.

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Open House: Challenger Oaks—Geometry by Design

Teachers will engage their students in classifying 2-dimensional shapes through a real-world experience. Students will review, design, and use technology as they classify figures using common attributes.

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Planting the Seeds of Perimeter

**Students will create planters that meet specific perimeter dimensions. The students will need to determine the number of sides and the perimeter for their planter. **

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Demonstration and Analysis of Dihybrid Crosses

The students will review related vocabulary, watch the teacher model a dihybrid cross, and then perform a dihybrid cross and answer questions about the outcomes with a partner.

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Utilize Strip Diagrams to Solve Multi-step Multiplication and Division Word Problems

Students will utilize manipulatives to create concrete and pictorial strip diagram representations in order to solve multi-step multiplication and division word problems.

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Decoding Word Problems

**This lesson focuses on multi-step word problems involving division along with addition or subtraction. The students chunk word problems into each individual step and learn how to choose a familiar strategy. **

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What Goes In, Must Come Out

**Students will learn how to use an input-output table using real-world examples.**

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Analyzing Data Using a Dot Plot

Students will construct a dot plot using data collected on the faces of a cube after it is rolled. Students will then use a key to change the data to represent a larger population.

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

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