This file includes the following:
-Investigative approach to discovering and understanding powers of ten
-Two day detailed lesson plan- 4 pages- that align to CCS 5.NBT.A.2
- PowerPoint for classroom use- includes mini lesson on Powers of Ten
- Answer Keys and Hand out for Investigation
-Base Ten 2 dimensional pieces black line master
This unit uses an investigation approach to help students understand the powers of ten. It aligns to the Common Core Math Practice Standards. Students investigate the growth pattern of powers of ten through the context of a family farm that grows into a large farm based on product demand. Students are encouraged to sketch and explain the patterns in the powers of ten throughout the investigation. After students investigate the powers of ten, the teacher invites select groups to explain their work to the class. Day 2 includes a mini lesson to record notes about powers of ten and an exit slip to assess student understanding.
Detailed Lesson Plans (4 pages) include:
-2 days of plans
-Number Talk for Day 1
-Role of the teacher description
-Strategies to look for in student work
-Detailed instructions for note taking and dialogue with class for the mini lesson.
Check out the preceding unit that develops the understanding o place value and forms of a number at: