Posted in Algebra E, Analyze, Apply, Data E, Evaluate, Geometry E, Measurement E, Numbers E, Understand

3 Act Math Level E

3 Act Math

What it is: 3 Act Math is an exploration of math through real-world visual stories and inquiry. 

Level: D, E

How to Use It: Guided math inquiry for teachers. Videos, inquiry, investigation, and activities for students. 



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Posted in Algebra B, Algebra C, Algebra D, Analyze, Apply, Evaluate, Geometry B, Geometry C, Geometry D, Geometry E, Mathematics, Numbers C, Numbers D, Numbers E, Understand

Fraction War (and activities)

Fraction War Cards print out

What it is: Fraction Wars Card Deck (printable) with games and ideas (links below the print out).

Levels: C, D, E

How to Use it: Print Fraction War Card deck, games for exploration and practice with fractions found below the card deck image.


Posted in Algebra B, Algebra C, Algebra D, Algebra E, Analyze, Evaluate, Geometry A, Geometry B, Geometry C, Geometry D, Geometry E, Mathematics, Numbers A, Numbers B, Numbers C, Numbers D, Numbers E, Understand

Fraction Talks

Fraction Talk: Visuals for fraction talks

What it is: Fraction Talks visuals to foster creative thinking around fractions.

Levels: A, B, C, D, E

How to Use It: Use the Fraction Talk visuals to promote discussion and inquiry around fractions. Similar to a number talk. Use whole-group or small group. Inspiration for classroom use.


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YouCubed Week 4 of Inspirational Math Level D, E

YouCubed week 4 of inspirational math level d, e

What it is: YouCubed Week 4 of inspirational math, lesson plans, videos, inquiry, ideas, activities, hands on.

Level: D, E

How to Use It: Detox week, lesson plans, ideas, inquiry, collaboration, proofs, activities, hands-on.


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Representing Numbers in Different Forms

Learning Style Addressed: Visual, Kinesthetic

Multiple Intelligence: Visual/Spatial, Logical/Mathematical, Bodily/Kinesthetic

Standards: 1.NBT.1, 1.NBT.2, 1.NBT.3, 2.NBT.1, 2.NBT.3, 3.NBT.2

Overview: Students demonstrate different representations of numbers in pictures, words, and standard form.

Objective: Students model, read, and write one through four digit numbers in standard notation, expanded notation (pictures) and words.

Lesson: Give students a number to represent.  Request that students model the number in at least 4 different ways.  Students can represent the number in standard notation (1,234), show the number using base 10 blocks, write the number using words and show the number in expanded notation (1,000 + 200 + 30 +4).

Digitized: Ask students to take a picture of their physical representation of the number.  Students can use a drawing app (like Doodle Buddy) to write the standard notation, words, and expanded notation on the picture.  Students can collect these pictures as evidence of Numbers and Operations in Base Ten.

Materials Needed: Base Ten blocks, Doodle Buddy app, camera

Source: Kelly Tenkely

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Math Problem Picture Story

Learning Style Addressed: Visual

Multiple Intelligence: Visual/Spatial, Logical/Mathematical, Verbal/Linguistic

Standards: 1.OA.2, 2.OA.1, 3.OA.8, 4.OA.2, 4.OA.3, 5.NF.2, 6.NS.1

Overview:  Students create a math problem picture story where they substitute words in the problem with pictures.

Objective: Students understand mathematical terminology in story problems.

Example: Jill is going to earn some spending during harvest time by helping pick for her neighbors.  She plans to charge $4.00  per .  Mr. Brown has 18 in his orchard and Mrs. Green has 15 in her orchard.  At the end of the first day the sum  of money earned is $8.00.  At the end of the second day the sum  of money earned is $16.00.

Digital option: Students can use a word processing program and clip art to create their math problem picture story.

Tech-free option: Students can use stickers, drawings, stamps, or pictures cut out of a magazine to create their math problem picture story.

Source: Kelly Tenkely