This product is great for small group and partner work mathematics practice! This bundle provides introduction and remediation activities and lesson plans for the following Mathematics Standards:
2-Dimensional Shapes: In small groups, students will classify given polygons into groups and create rules that define each category of shapes. Individually, students will draw their own shapes to add to the categories and justify their work to groupmates. Groups will present their classifications to the whole class, who will critique each group's reasoning and decide whether the rules for classification adequately define each category.
Addition and Subtraction: Students work with a partner to solve subtraction problems with and without regrouping using different methods. All students will use the traditional standard algorithm, model with base-10 blocks, and use landmark numbers on a number line. Possible extensions of the lesson include using expanded form, complements of 10 and 100, compensation, and the partial differences algorithm. As a whole class, students will discuss which methods are preferred and whether certain methods are more efficient for given problems.
Additive Area: In groups, students explore different ways to multiply larger numbers (1-digit by 2-digit and 2-digit by 2-digit), such as using the distributive property of multiplication, the concept of additive area, and the skill of multiplying a 1-digit number by a multiple of 10. Students will discuss various approaches that worked or didn't work to find the products and try to generalize the processes they used.
Comparing Fractions: With a partner, students use visual fraction models and number lines to compare fractions. Students identify patterns in the location of unit fractions on the number line, and describe the differences in the kind of information provided by visual fraction models and the number line. Finally, students explore how they can use familiar fractions to help understand unfamiliar ones.
Create Graphs: Students generate measurement data regarding the length of classroom objects and plot this data in a line plot. Then they generate categorical data regarding the same set of classroom objects and show this data in a bar graph and picture graph. As a whole group, students discuss the differences between individual graphs and between different types of graphs.