# Building an Understanding of Multiplication 3rd Grade Math Lesson Plans TEKS: 3.4D, 3.4E, 3.4F, 3.4K, 3.5B, 3.5C, 3.6C

Building an Understanding of Multiplication. These plans are for 12 days of instruction. In this unit, students represent multiplication facts through the use of context. The models for this unit include objects, pictorial, area models, equal groups, arrays, strip diagrams, and equations. Students use the properties of multiplication to solve one step problems. Basic fact strategies- doubles, doubles plus one, double doubles, 5's, 10's and 9 are taught. This unit prepares students for division!

I have broken down each TEK into Learning Targets to make it easier to track student progress. There are 17 skills in this unit! A student data sheet is included for students to reflect on their own learning for the unit. A teacher tracking sheet is included to make small group instruction easier!

Each day contains objective, learning targets, materials, whole class teaching activity, guided math activity and closure with an exit ticket and answer key for most days.

Whole Class teaching in this unit contains:

• KWL
• Word Splash
• Math Huddle (Math Talk)
• Mini Lessons
• Connection
• Teaching Point
• Active Engagement
• Link to Ongoing Learning

Games in this unit include:

• Fact Pictionary
• SCOOT: Make an Area Model
• SCOOT :Extension
• Find the Area
• Beat the Teacher
• Multiplication Puzzles

This unit is designed to print and go! I keep mine in a binder. You can put each day and all of the materials for that day in one sheet protector.

I hope this unit helps you with Guided Math by providing a whole class teach, active engagement, guided math activities and exit tickets for almost everyday- you can't beat \$1.25 per day for a complete unit!

Complete Lesson Plans

TEKS: 3.4D 3.4E 3.4F 3.4K 3.5B 3.6C

# Extending Decimals 5.2A 5.2B 5.2C 5.3A 5.3K 5.4F

This unit is about writing decimals in expanded notation and form, word form and standard form. Students will compare and order numbers- one billion through one thousandths on number lines and with comparison symbols. They will round and estimate decimals to the hundredths place and add and subtract decimals through the thousandths place. Finally students will solve expressions with decimals with grouping symbols.

I have broken down each TEK into Learning Targets to make it easier to track student progress. There are 7 skills in this unit! Each learning target contains intervention and enrichment skills. A student data sheet is included for students to reflect on their own learning for the unit. A teacher tracking sheet is included to make small group instruction easier! Each day contains objective, learning targets, materials, whole class teaching activity, guided math activity and closure with an exit ticket and answer key for most days. Whole Class teaching in this unit contains: Mini Lessons
• Connection
• Teaching Point
• Active Engagement
• Link to Ongoing Learning
Games Math Huddle

Games and Engagement Activities in this unit include:

• Roll A Value 5.2A
• Interactive Number Line 5.2B
• K-N-W-S 5.2C 5.3A
• Spinner Games 5.3K
• SCOOT- Correct Change 5.3K
• Mirror -Order of Operations 5.4F

This unit is designed to print and go! I keep mine in a binder. You can put each day and all of the materials for that day in one sheet protector.

I hope this unit helps you with Guided Math by providing a whole class teach, active engagement, guided math activities and exit tickets for almost everyday- you can’t beat \$1.25 per day for a complete unit!

Complete Lesson Plans

TEKS: 5.2A 5.2B 5.2C 5.3A 5.3K 5.4F

Expanded Notation, comparing and Ordering Decimals, Estimation, Addition and Subtraction of Decimals, Order of Operations with Decimals

# Guided Math Schedule

One of the hardest decisions to make about Guided Math in the classroom seems to be how to set up the schedule.  There are so many moving parts and different activities going on that sometimes I get overwhelmed.

Our day starts with a Number of the Day and Math Meeting.  We spend up to 10 minutes a day, but no more!  I set timers to keep myself on track!  The kids are sitting on the rug during this time so I am also making sure they are not sitting on the floor too long!  After we finish the number of the day (5 Minutes), we stand up! Next we skip count, use the 100’s chart and 1,000 chart to find numbers and practice a fact strategy like doubles and doubles plus one (play SPARKLE or another fast paced high interest game!).

Our next step is to move into the Mini-Lesson portion.  I know it says mini lesson, but this might be a variety of things!  It is not always direct instruction. It could be an anticipation guide, word splash, literature connection, math talk or huddle, games and music or using technology like Kahoot!  Whatever I choose, I make sure it last 7-8 minutes. then the work begins!  I needed a way to see which group my students needed to be in for the daily skill.  My students get out their whiteboards and markers.  I give them a problem, they solve and show work.  I walk around and check, keeping track of who can and cannot do the skill.  These problems are the most important problems of the day!  The guided practice problems need to TELL me which level my students are on.  Look for problems that highlight a misconception.

When we are finished with the guided practice, we start stations.  I know the experts say that a guided math group needs to have fewer than 6 students, but I have too many kids in my class and not enough time to have groups that small! I usually have 7 or 8 kids in a group.   I have three lesson plans ready- intervention, on level and enrichment.   Sometimes I have two groups of intervention and one group of enrichment, so this is the main reason I teach this way!  There are many ways to differentiate math lessons, content (what is being learned), process (the actual activity), or product (how the student demonstrates mastery).  Most of the time my differentiation is process and content.

Now that all of the groups are taught, I am free to breathe!  I use about 5 minutes of this time to make notes about student learning.  Documentation is important to the RTI process, so I set aside a couple of minutes at the end of instruction to take care of the paperwork!  When I am finished, I join a station game and play with kids, have a drop in conference with a student that is in the problem solving station, or have a one on one conference with a student at my table.  Basically, I have 10 minutes to watch kids learning, talk to them about their learning or enjoy playing a game with them.  The kids love it when I sit down and play with them.  The competition level goes way up when they are trying to beat the teacher!

Whole class activity time is next.  We clean up and head back to our desks.  Now that I know kids have practiced the skill, the whole class active engagement is done.  Activities like SCOOT, Scavenger Hunt, Mystery Challenge, Ghost in the Graveyard or Minute to Win It are very popular with my kids!

The exit ticket is given in the last 5 minutes of class.  I want to see if the students learned what I wanted them to learn during the class time.  I know I taught it (like 4 times!), but did they learn it?

# Financial Literacy for 5th Grade

Financial Literacy in 5th Grade is all about:

• Taxes
• Gross vs. Net Income
• The Advantages and Disadvantages of using Credit, Debit, Electronic Payments and Checks
• Balancing a Budget!

These skills are very much needed!

I have broken down each TEK into Learning Targets to make it easier to track student progress. There are 5 skills in this unit! Each learning target contains intervention and enrichment skills. A student data sheet is included for students to reflect on their own learning for the unit. A teacher tracking sheet is included to make small group instruction easier!

This unit is designed to print and go! I keep mine in a binder. You can put each day and all of the materials for that day in one sheet protector.

I hope this unit helps you with Guided Math by providing a whole class teach, active engagement, guided math activities and exit tickets for almost everyday- you can’t beat \$1.25 per day for a complete unit!

Complete Lesson Plans
TEKS: 5.10A, 5.10B, 5.10C, 5.10D, 5.10E, 5.10F
FINANCIAL LITERACY

# 2nd Grade Foundations of Number: 2.2C, 2.2E, 2.2F First Day Plans

This unit is about extending the understanding of the base-10 place value system to include the thousands period and numbers up to 1,200. Students compose and decompose numbers through 1,200 in more than one way as a sum of so many one thousands, so many hundreds, so many tens, and so many ones using concrete objects (e.g., proportional objects such as base-10 blocks, non-proportional objects such as place value disks, etc.), pictorial models (e.g., base-10 representations with place value charts, place value disk representations with place value charts, open number lines, etc.), and numerical representations (e.g., expanded form, word form, standard form, etc.). Students use place value relationships in order to generate numbers that are more or less than a given number using tools such as a hundreds chart or base-10 blocks. Students compare whole numbers up to 1,200 and represent the comparison using comparative language and symbols. Students use number lines, including open number lines, to locate, name, and represent the order of these numbers.

I have broken down each TEK into Learning Targets to make it easier to track student progress and make working in a PLC easier. There are 10 skills in this unit! Each learning target contains intervention and enrichment skills. A student data sheet is included for students to reflect on their own learning for the unit. A teacher tracking sheet is included to make small group instruction easier!

Each day contains:

• Objective

• Learning Targets

• Materials

• Whole Class Teaching Activity

• Guided Math Activity

• Closure with an exit Ticket and answer key for most days.

You can use the Learning Targets to get ideas on Intervention and Enrichment skills.

Games and Engagement Activities in this unit include:

• Scavenger Hunt

• SCOOT

• Speed date Create

• Minute to Win It

• Ghost in the Graveyard

• Mirror

• 4 Square Draw Musical Shares

• Interactive Number Line

• SNAP

• 2 Truths And A Lie Musical Shares

# Lesson Plans Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers and Decimals

This is a 7 day unit with TEKS: 4.2D, 4.4A, 4.4G, 4.10B, 4.10E

Place Value of Whole Numbers and Decimals- Complete Lesson Plans for teaching rounding and compatible numbers, adding and subtracting whole numbers and decimals (gridable items included!), calculating profit and the purpose of financial institutions.

This unit is about rounding from the 10’s place to the 100,000’s place. Students will use a variety of strategies including number lines (open and scaled), rounding numerically based on place value, rounding to a common place and computing and determining a compatible numbers and computing. Students will learn to add and subtract decimals to the hundredths place. The will add and subtract whole numbers through the millions place using the standard algorithm. Students will learn about the function of financial institutions as well as how to calculate profit.

I have broken down each TEK into Learning Targets to make it easier to track student progress and make working in a PLC easier. There are 6 skills in this unit! Each learning target contains intervention and enrichment skills. A student data sheet is included for students to reflect on their own learning for the unit. A teacher tracking sheet is included to make small group instruction easier!

Each day contains objective, learning targets, materials, whole class teaching activity, guided math activity and closure with an exit ticket and answer key for most days. You can use the Learning Targets to get ideas on Intervention and Enrichment skills.
Whole Class teaching in this unit contains:
Mini Lessons (Connection, Teaching Point, Active Engagement and Link to Ongoing Learning)
Games

Games and Engagement Activities in this unit include:
Mirror Activity for Rounding
Mirror Activity for Adding and Subtracting Decimals- word problems
Ghost in the Graveyard- Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers and Decimals, Rounding and compatible numbers
Video Discuss and Gallery Walk
SCOOT- Calculating ProfitThis unit is designed to print and go! I keep mine in a binder. You can put each day and all of the materials for that day in one sheet protector.

I hope this unit helps you with Guided Math by providing a whole class teach, active engagement, guided math activities and exit tickets for almost everyday- you can’t beat \$1.25 per day for a complete unit!