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2.MD Frog and Toad on the number line
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: One day, Frog and Toad were sitting together on a lily pad. Some lily pads were in a line across the pond. In the morning, Frog hopped three lily pads ...

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Using a Coordinate Grid
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In this Cyberchase video segment, the CyberSquad must locate each other using a map's grid to construct a coordinate system using letters and numbers.

Subject:
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Rational Number Project: Initial Fraction Ideas
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The Rational Number Project (RNP) advocates teaching fractions using a model that emphasizes multiple representations and connections among different representations.

Initial Fraction Ideas include developing meaning for fractions using a part-whole model, constructing informal ordering strategies based on mental representations for fractions, creating meaning for equivalence concretely, and adding and subtracting fractions using concrete models. Initial Fraction Ideas do not include formal algorithms, and instruction with formal algorithms was not part of this original RNP curriculum module.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Kathleen Cramer
Merlyn Behr
Richard Lesh
Thomas Post
Irrational Numbers on the Number Line
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When students plot irrational numbers on the number line, it helps reinforce the idea that they fit into a number system that includes the more familiar integer and rational numbers.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Body Matches
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In this video from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad searches for a kidnapper using their only clues: a footprint and a handprint. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Gifts from Grandma, Variation 1
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The first of these word problems is a multiplication problem involving equal-sized groups. The next two reflect the two related division problems, namely, "How many groups?" and "How many in each group?"

Subject:
Mathematics
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
What Fraction of this Shape is Red?
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Students create patterns using pattern blocks. Then they pose a question to their peers like, öWhat fraction of my shape is red?’– Students describe their answers geometrically, verbally, and in writing.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Teaching Channel
A Simple Balance
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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Digit and the CyberSquad learn that equations are balanced when the same number is on each side. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
F-IF Hoisting the Flag 1
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important aspects of the task and its potential use.

Subject:
Functions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Protractor
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Students use a virtual protractor to measure a variety of angles after going through a short introduction of how to use a protractor.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Individual Authors
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Mark Robinson
Talking About Math: Sharing Strategies
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Sara and Carlos give us their take on mental math, student-led solutions, and class culture in Jen Sauls class. Carlos talks about what it feels like to present a solution in front of the class.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Teaching Channel
Author:
Gary Weimberg
Calculating Speed
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In this Cyberchase video segment, the CyberSquad calculates the speed of each broom. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Using Benchmarks To Compare Fractions
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The goal of this task is to provide examples for comparing two fractions by finding a benchmark fraction which lies in between the two.

Subject:
Mathematics
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
IInstitute for Mathematics & Education funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Illustrative Mathematics
K.OA Many Ways to Do Addition 1
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * Class white board and one marker * Paper and pencil for students * Materials such as counters or linker cubes * Number lines that go from 0...

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Comparing Fractions with a Different Whole
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This task is meant to address a common error that students make, namely, that they represent fractions with different wholes when they need to compare them. This task is meant to generate classroom discussion related to comparing fractions. Particularly important is that students understand that when you compare fractions, you implicitly always have the same whole.

Subject:
Mathematics
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Action-Reaction! Rocket
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Students construct rockets from balloons propelled along a guide string. They use this model to learn about Newton's three laws of motion, examining the effect of different forces on the motion of the rocket.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Ben Heavner
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
Boxed In and Wrapped Up
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Students find the volume and surface area of a rectangular box (e.g., a cereal box), and then figure out how to convert that box into a new, cubical box having the same volume as the original. As they construct the new, cube-shaped box from the original box material, students discover that the cubical box has less surface area than the original, and thus, a cube is a more efficient way to package things. Students then consider why consumer goods generally aren't packaged in cube-shaped boxes, even though they would require less material to produce and ultimately, less waste to discard. To display their findings, each student designs and constructs a mobile that contains a duplicate of his or her original box, the new cube-shaped box of the same volume, the scraps that are left over from the original box, and pertinent calculations of the volumes and surface areas involved. The activities involved provide valuable experience in problem solving with spatial-visual relationships.

Subject:
Engineering
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Engineering K-PhD Program,
Mary R. Hebrank (project writer and consultant)
Third Grade Math: A Complete Lesson
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In this classroom closeup, we see how planning and daily short tasks maximize instruction time and assist in classroom management and culture.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Teaching Channel
Author:
Gary Weimberg
Jen Saul
Locating Fractions Less than One on the Number Line
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In this number line task students must treat the interval from 0 to 1 as a whole, partition the whole into the appropriate number of equal sized parts, and then locate the fraction(s).

Subject:
Mathematics
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
A Tip on Tipping
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This TV 411 segment features a lesson from Question Man on how to informally calculate 15% tips at restaurants. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Using Dimensions: Designing a Sports Bag
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to: recognize and use common 2D representations of 3D objects and identify and use the appropriate formula for finding the circumference of a circle.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Author:
http://map.mathshell.org/
F-IF Containers
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important aspects of the task and its potential use.

Subject:
Functions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Third Grade Math Routines
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Visit Jen Saul's classroom as she leads her students through a jam-packed series of math activities, including: "skip counting" songs and dances, "mental math" problem solving, and much more. As a mother herself, Jen lovingly nurtures her class of young learners, while always challenging them to "work hard every day."

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Teaching Channel
Author:
Jen Saul
F-IF Hoisting the Flag 2
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important aspects of the task and its potential use.

Subject:
Functions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Introduction to Linear Functions
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This task lets students explore the differences between linear and non-linear functions. By contrasting the two, it reinforces properties of linear functions. The task lends itself to an extended discussion comparing the differences that students have found and relating them back to the equation and the graph of the two functions.

Subject:
Mathematics
Functions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Bianca Gets in Gear
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Bianca visits a bike shop and learns how bicycle gears work in this Cyberchase video segment. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Chess Wager
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Harry and his friend make a wager on a game of chess in this video segment from Cyberchase. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET