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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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Courts of Measure

Students will use measurement tools to measure the dimensions of the basketball court and calculate the area of the court.

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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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Circuit Designers

**Students will work in small groups of two to three on a structured challenge around circuits which includes requirements such as including using a switch or a conductor. They will then use that knowledge to work on a collaborative challenge to solve a relevant problem related to elephant poaching. Students will create a containment system that will have an alarm system, a lighting system, and a way to pass through. Finally, they will review the other projects and discuss similarities and differences in the design.**

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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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Who Ran the Farthest?

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

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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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Can You Multi-Step?

This lesson is designed to allow students to use strip diagrams, standard algorithms (long division), partial product, partial quotient, or area models to solve multi-step equations.

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Fractions with Multi-Step Problems

Students will be able to work collaboratively while baking to find the least common multiples of fractions with unlike denominators and create equivalent fractions, then add or subtract.

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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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Particular Polygons

Students will be able to classify 2D figures by analyzing their attributes.

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Trip to the Theme Park

Students will work on a real-world based project in class involving multiplication of decimals requiring budgeting skills.

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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.

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Stop, Collaborate, and Rotate

Students will explore the Earth's rotation and its relation to the Sun and the Moon. Then, students will create a visual representation of this relationship and present it to the rest of the class.

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Save the Factory!

Students will design an experiment to test the outcome of friction in force and motion. The students will create an inclined plane demonstrating their knowledge of mechanical energy and the effects of gravity on an object. Students will use previous knowledge of friction to complete their task of stopping their object. Critical thinking skills will be the focus of the lesson as students will have to utilize their scientific problem-solving skills to make decisions regarding their experiment.

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Uses of Energy Lab

Students will rotate through lab stations equipped with objects and videos as they explore the uses and conversion of five different types of energy.

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Going on an Expedition

Students observe how dunes and canyons are created through agents of erosion by weathering and erosion.

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