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## Decompose, Branching, and Number Bonds Video Lessons for Teachers (K-2)

This resource provides strategies and tools for decomposing numbers through the use of branching. Branching* is simply a strategy of breaking apart and associating numbers in a way that creates friendly landmark numbers. This directly ties to the Common Core standards tagged in this resource as the focus of branching is based on place value …

View full post## Parentheses, Brackets, and Braces in Math Expressions (Hard Version)

Evaluate Expressions with Parentheses, Brackets & Braces – Free printable expression worksheets. Evaluate Expressions with Parentheses, Brackets & Braces Answers – Just to save you time! (CCSS.Math.Content.5.OA.A.1 – Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.) This worksheet will work for upper level fifth graders or any beginning middle …

View full post## Common Core Reading Lessons: Setting

Where and when a story takes place. Setting Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Identify when and where a story takes place. Identify and describe when a story takes place using evidence from pictures, text, and clue words. Determine the implicit setting of a story using context clues and visualization. Identify and describe …

View full post## Common Core Reading Lessons: Sequence

The order of events or steps in a text. Sequence Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Show the correct order of events from beginning to end in a story. Use sequence clue words (morning, afternoon, late afternoon, night, and months) to show the correct order of events in fiction. Summarize the important events …

View full post## Common Core Reading Lessons: Point of View

The perspective from which a story is told to the reader (i.e. first person). Point of View Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Identify and describe the differences between first person and third person points of view. Identify and describe first person, third person objective, third person limited, and third person omniscient points …

View full post## Rounding Worksheets: Tens and Hundreds

Tens Rounding Worksheet – Free printable round to the nearest ten worksheet with number line. Hundreds Rounding Worksheet – Free printable round to the nearest ten worksheet with number line. CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.1 Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.A.3 Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole …

View full post## Interactive Math Manipulatives

Interactive Math Manipulatives Toy Theater – (Elementary) Spinner, Fraction Bars, Counters, Base Ten Blocks, Ten Frames, and more. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives – (K-12) Seperated by grade levels and domains. Everything you need from building shapes, Pentominoes, and Clocks, to Function Machines, Algebra Balance Scales, and Pythagorean Theorem. Math Playground – (K-8) Geoboard, Pattern …

View full post## K-12 Book Reviews

Reading – Hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books reviews. It covers K-12. You can choose a category such as “Award Winners” or “Nonfiction Book Reviews”, as well as many others. Great place to start when looking for a good children’s book.

View full post## 4.NF.B.4 – Multiplying Fractions by a Whole Number Lesson & Worksheets

Smarter Balanced Library – This is for teachers of districts who use this. Free, but must sign in. From test makers SBAC. 11 day, lesson-oriented worksheets. Includes warm-ups, practice, homework, tasks, reflection, exit tickets, and teacher notes. Worksheets – We have downloaded and converted the worksheets to printable PDF’s for those who cannot access this. It …

View full post## Fifth Grade Common Core Math and ELA Lessons

Share My Lesson – Over 200 Fifth Grade Common Core Math and ELA Lessons with standards. Some on powerpoint all printable. You must have a membership, but it is free.

View full post## Online Children’s Books – Fiction & Nonfiction

We Give Books – A new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don’t have them, simply by reading online. Tons of free fiction and non-fiction (informational text) that can be read online in full color and text. You must sign-up with an …

View full post## Multi-Digit Multiplication Worksheets

Printable Multi-Digit Multiplication Worksheets – Free printable algorithm double-digit times single-digit, double-digit times double-digit, triple-digit times single-digit, triple-digit times double-digit, and triple-digit times triple-digit multiplication worksheets. CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.B.5 Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties …

View full post## Reading Lessons: K-5

Reading Lessons – From Scholastic. Covering kindergarten through sixth grade. Thousands of free lesson plans, unit plans, discussion guides, and extension activities. Covers many Common Core standards. CCSS.ELA-Literacy English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Literature, Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Speaking and Listening, Language. Key Ideas and Details (Literature and Informational Text) Craft and Structure Integration …

View full post## Teaching 4.OA.C.5 – Generate and Analyze Patterns

Grade 4 – Operations & Algebraic Thinking Generate and analyze patterns. CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.C.5 Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. For example, given the rule “Add 3” and the starting number 1, generate terms in the resulting sequence …

View full post## Teaching 4.OA.A.1 and 4.OA.A.2 – Multiplicative Comparisons

Operations & Algebraic Thinking – 4th Grade Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems. CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.A.1 Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of …

View full post## Math Constructed Response: Show Me – Tell Me

Constructed Response Form – Here is an excellent, simple way to get students to answer constructed response better. It has been put on a grid-style paper like many of the state tests do. Vertical Version Constructed Response Guide – Step-by-step instructions on how to solve a constructed response problem. CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.D.8 Solve two-step word problems …

View full post## Childrens’ Books Read Online

Storyline Online – A literacy program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. SAG Foundation’s Storyline Online inspires a love of reading in children around the world. Actors read children books of all kinds. Includes free activity guides for each book. CCSS.ELA-Literacy – English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Literature » K-5 Can cover all CCSS …

View full post## Math Performance Assessment Tasks

Inside Mathematics – Elementary, middle school, and high school performance tasks. Printable and viewable PDF’s which include math tasks, performance assessment rubrics, and student examples.

View full post## Graphic Organizers: Elementary

Graphic Organizers – Free and printable. Help your students children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming. Select a Graphic Organizer from the following list of links. They also have Spanish versions. The graphic organizers include: Clock, …

View full post## Geography: Outline Maps

Geography: Outline Maps – Free printable maps (Grades 1-12) of : World (The Americas, Eastern Hemisphere, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Climates, Continents, Countries, Pacific View, and Physical), Africa, Europe, South America, North America, United States, Historical (Colonial America, 1776, Lewis and Clark Routes, The 13 British Colonies, Trails to the West, The United States in …

View full post## Teaching 4.NF.B.3 .a.b – Decomposing Fractions – Adding & Subtracting Fractions

Number & Operations – Fractions – 4th Grade Build fractions from unit fractions. CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3 Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b. CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3.a Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole. CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3.b Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with …

View full post## Online Elementary Reading Stories

Speakaboo Stories – Original and classic stories read by professionals and celebrities. Categories include: Holiday, Espanol (Spanish), Bedtime, Nursery Rhymes, Fairy tales and much more. Beloved characters and treasured stories are given new life through amazing celebrity performances, beautiful illustrations, and original music. Choose by theme, author or celebrity. Each story comes with educational worksheets, …

View full post## Common Core Reading Lessons: Drawing Conclusions

Combining background knowledge, personal experience and textual information to determine meaning. Drawing Conclusions Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Use pictures and context clues to draw conclusions about a missing word. Identify the difference between explicit information and drawing conclusions. Use background knowledge to draw a conclusion from historical fiction, and more lessons. Comprehension …

View full post## Main Idea Worksheets (nonfiction): Grades 5-12

Main Idea Worksheets – Finding the main idea for nonfiction texts. Upper grades 5-12. Includes a main idea lesson – An animated PowerPoint slideshow explaining what main idea is and how one may go about identifying it. This concise presentation includes five practice problems after the lesson. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 – Determine the main idea of a …

View full post## Number Talk Videos (1st grade -7th grade)

The essential idea of Common Core is to develop strong mental math skills. Number Talks are an excellent way to develop students mental math skills while students share different ways to think about problems. Inside Mathematics

View full post## Multiplication and Division Worksheets

Free Printable Multiplication and Division Worksheets – A collection of easy-to-print Multiplication and Division worksheets. Start with the easy-to-print times tables. It includes all numbers separated 1-12, mixed sheets for review and a worksheet with all the times tables on one sheet. There is a multiplication board and answer sheet for studying. After that you …

View full post## Order of Operations

Order of Operations I – this is a guide for beginners to follow order of operations Order of Operations II – Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction. CCSS.Math.Content.5.OA.A.1 Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

View full post## Number Talks – Kindergarten

Various Number Talks for Kindergarten. Number Talk – Ten Frames Number Talks – Ten Frames and Dot Cards Number Talk – Fluency with 7 Number Talk – Making Ten

View full post## Teaching 4.G.A.3 – Recognize and Draw Lines of Symmetry & Identify Line-Symmetric Figures

Geometry – 4th Grade Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles. CCSS.Math.Content.4.G.A.3 Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines …

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## Number Talks Cheat Sheet

Number Talk Quick Start Guide What does Number Talks look like? Students are near each other so they can communicate with each other (central meeting place) Students are mentally solving problems Students are given thinking time Thumbs up show when they are ready Teacher is recording students’ thinking Communication Having to talk out …

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## Interactive Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers (7th)

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Dream Box – Interactive Fraction and Decimal Sums. Develop fluency with addition & subtraction of fractions & decimals by choosing two numbers that have a target sum. Lesson Dream Box – Interactive Subtracting Integers. Students use a number line and only the subtraction operation to solve for a variable in start, change, or result unknown situations. Lesson Dream Box – …

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## Factoring Quadratic Expressions with Arrays – Interactive (8th & 9th Grade Algebra)

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Factoring Quadratic Expressions with Arrays – Students use an array to represent quadratic expressions written in either standard or factored form. Lesson CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.SSE.B.3.A Factor a quadratic expression to reveal the zeros of the function it defines.

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## Interactive Problem Solving (6th Grade)

Problem Solving, Ratios and Proportion, Sixth Grade Common Core Math, Smart_Board Games, Story Problems Math Online Games, Word Problems

Thinking Blocks – Model and solve ratio and proportion word problems with Thinking Blocks (6th Grade). Online Word Problems with Ratio and Proportion CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.3 Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.

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## Number Talk – Sixth Grade

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## Number Talk – Fifth Grade

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Fifth Grade Number Talks Number Talk – Division Number Talk – Double-Digit Multiplication Number Talk – Double-Digit Multiplication Number Talk – Double-Digit Multiplication Number Talk – Fractions

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## Number Talks – 4th Grade

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Fourth Grade Number Talks. Number Talk Multi-Digit Addition Single and Double Digit Multiplication Number Talk Multi-Digit Addition

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## Number Talks – Third Grade

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Third Grade Number Talks. Number Talk – Subtraction Strategies Number Talk – Multiplication Number Talk – Multiplication as Repeated Addition Number Talk – Multiplication Solving 7 x 6 and 7 x 7 Number Talk – Subtraction

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## Number Talks – Kindergarten

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Various Number Talks for Kindergarten. Number Talk – Ten Frames Number Talks – Ten Frames and Dot Cards Number Talk – Fluency with 7 Number Talk – Making Ten

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## Number Talk Videos – Second Grade

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Second Grade Number Talk Examples Number Talk: 49 + 29 Number Talk: 16 + 15 Number Talks: Using Compensation

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