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Volcanoes Online Magazine and Teacher’s Guide

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Volcanoes Online Magazine and Teacher’s Guide Teacher’s Guide – Printable teacher’s guide with prereading activities, vocabulary, discussion questions and answer key.  

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Solar System Online Magazine and Teacher’s Guide

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Solar System Online Magazine and Teacher’s Guide Teacher Guide – Printable teacher’s guide with prereading activities, vocabulary, discussion questions and answer key.  

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Energy Online Magazine

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Energy Online Magazine and Teacher’s Guide

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Great Basin National Park Online Magazine & Resources

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Great Basin Online Magazine and Teacher’s Guide Kids Activities Printable PDF Explore the Great Basin: Resource and Activity Guide for Teachers Introduction Geology Caves Bats Climate: Past and Present Ecology: The Great Basin Desert People in the Great Basin Great Basin National Park Further Resources

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Books Read Aloud – Children’s Books

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Books Read Aloud – Children’s Books Reading Pioneers – Books read aloud, page-by-page on YouTube.  Also videos contain various teaching strategies videos, reading activities, and comprehension questions.  Includes book information like level and word count, and more.  The books are geared towards younger kids (Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third grade), but many can be enjoyed by all ages.…

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Mental Math and Number Talk Resources (Frames, Dot Cards, Grids, Number Charts)

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Mental Maths Made Easy Check out our free worksheet options and tips on making your students successful! Download the worksheets Why Mental Maths Isn’t Going Away Looking for a more engaging worksheet game? Try ‘Adventure Egypt‘! With calculators, computers and smartphones, some wonder about the benefit of mental maths. After all, this skill enables students to quickly and accurately make…

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Interactive Adding – Matching Pairs for 20, 50, & 100 (1st Grade)

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Interactive Adding Dream Box – Matching Number Pairs for Twenty.  Students practice computation strategies and identify number patterns and relationships to make twenty in a variety of ways. Lesson Dream Box – Matching Number Pairs for Fifty.  Students practice computation strategies and identify number patterns and relationships to make fifty in a variety of ways.  Lesson Dream Box – Matching Number Pairs for…

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Interactive Addition Patterns (2nd Grade)

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Interactive Addition Patterns (2nd Grade) Dream Box – Matching Number Pairs for Two Hundred.  Students practice computation strategies and identify number patterns and relationships to make two hundred in a variety of ways.  Lesson Dream Box – Addition with Tens on the Number Line.  Using an open number line, students jump by tens to decompose addition problems into friendly steps.  Lesson  …

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Interactive Number Equivalency (2nd & 3rd Grade)

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Interactive Number Equivalency (2nd & 3rd Grade) Second Grade Dream Box – Build Expressions Equal to Twenty. Using expressions that have one to three addends, this tool engages students in understanding various number pairs that equal up to twenty.  Lesson Dream Box – Build Expressions Equal to One Hundred.  Using expressions that have one to three addends, this tool engages students in understanding…

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Interactive Addition & Subtraction on the Number Line (3rd Grade)

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Interactive Addition and Subtraction on the Number Line (3rd Grade) Dream Box – Addition on the Number Line Using Landmark Numbers.  Using an open number line, students leverage landmark numbers such as tens and hundreds to solve addition problems.  Lesson Dream Box – Subtraction on the Number Line Using Constant Difference.  Using an open number line, students explore a compensation strategy…

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Teaching 3.OA.A.3 – Multiplication & Division within 100 to Solve Word Problems in Situations Involving Equal groups, Arrays, & Measurement Quantities

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Operations & Algebraic Thinking – 3rd Grade Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division. CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.3Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. Teacher NotesDrawings and equations help us solve word problems…

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Teaching RL4.1 Refer to Details and Examples in a Text

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Reading Literature – 4th Grade Key Ideas and Details CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. Teacher NotesDrawings and equations help us solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities.Understanding the context and actions of a story problem helps us to…

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Interactive Fractions and Decimals (4th Grade)

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Interactive Fractions & Decimals Dream Box – Equivalent Fractions on the Number Line.  Students develop understanding of equivalent fractions by placing markers at set intervals along a race course.  Lesson CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3.B Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual…

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Interactive Multi-Digit Multiplication Area Model (4th Grade)

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Here’s a Free Online Area Multiplication Activity Perfect for teaching area multiplication in your classroom or homeschool lesson Interactive Multi-digit Multiplication Area Model (4th Grade) Multiplication: Open Arrays/Area Models. Students compose arrays, use partial products, and develop an understanding of the distributive property to mentally multiply up to 3-digit by 3-digit numbers. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.5 Multiply a whole number of up to…

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Interactive Subtraction Algorithm (4th Grade)

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Interactive Subtraction Algorithm (4th Grade) Dream Box – Subtraction Algorithm.  Students use the standard subtraction algorithm and a place value workspace to solve subtraction problems involving up to two 3-digit numbers.  Lesson CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

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Interactive Adding and Subtracting Fractions (4th Grade)

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Interactive Adding and Subtracting Fractions (4th Grade) Dream Box – Adding Fractions.  Using both a concrete bar model and equations, this tool enables students to represent fraction addition and think strategically about which fractional pieces are best to solve a given problem. Lesson Dream Box – Subtracting Fractions.  Using the “removal” or “take away” representation, this tool helps your students learn…

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Interactive Division within 10,000 with Remainders (5th Grade)

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Check Out This Interactive Division Activity This is an awesome math resource for your homeschool or classroom math lesson Interactive Division within 10,000 with Remainders (5th Grade) Dream Box – Division within 10,000 with Remainders.  Students choose friendly equations (partial quotients) and the distributive property to solve multi-digit division problems within 10,000 and interpret remainders. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.6 Find whole-number quotients of…

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Interactive Multiplication of Fractions (5th Grade)

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Interactive Multiplication of Fractions (5th Grade) Dream Box – Fraction Multiplication.  Students multiply two fractions together and use an area model to represent the product.  Lesson   CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.4 Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.

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Interactive Decimal Sums on the Number Line (5th Grade)

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Interactive Decimal Sums on the Number Line (5th Grade) Dream Box – Decimal Sums on the Number Line.  Students use a number line to add and subtract decimals and solve for a variable in a “change unknown” situation. Lesson   CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.7 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties…

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Interactive Geometry (6th Grade)

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Interactive Geometry (6th Grade) Dream Box – Coordinate Grids: Location and Measurement.  Students define and use a Cartesian coordinate grid to locate points and measure distances between points.  Lesson Dream Box – Coordinate Grids: Lines of Reflection.  Students reflect points on a coordinate grid over a line of reflection. Lesson   CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.G.A.3 Draw polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the…

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Interactive Ratios and Equivalent Measurements (6th Grade)

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Interactive Ratios and Equivalent Measurements (6th Grade) Dream Box – Ratios and Equivalent Measurements.  Students use a ratio table to represent equivalent measurement ratios in the context of a recipe. This DreamBox lesson helps students mentally multiply and divide as they use scale factors and number relationships to understand equivalent ratios.  Lesson Dream Box – Proportional Reasoning on a Double Number…

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Interactive Supplementary and Vertical Angles (7th Grade Geometry)

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Interactive Supplementary and Vertical Angles (7th Grade) Dream Box – Supplementary and Vertical Angles. Students reason deductively about supplementary, vertical, and adjacent angles to make rotations, aim for targets, and determine angle measurements.  Lesson   CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.5 Use facts about supplementary, complementary, vertical, and adjacent angles in a multi-step problem to write and solve simple equations for an unknown angle in…

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Division – Double-Digit Divisors and Decimals (5th) Grade

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Free Division Resources Teach division in your classroom or homeschool lesson with these fun little videos! Division – Double-digit Divisors and Decimals (5th Grade) Double-Digit Division – Partial Quotient Exploring Division of Decimals Professional Development Video for fifth grade teachers. A couple good ways to teach Common Core Math.     CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.6 Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to…

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Mental Math Strategies

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Mental Math Strategies These printable mental math strategies or similar ones should be embedded throughout the math year and are excellent to promote during Number Talks. Addition and Subtraction Strategies Multiplication and Division Strategies      

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Number Talks Cheat Sheet

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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 loud…

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