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Comparing Fractional Parts Using Pizza

Students will compare fractional parts in a real-world situation using play dough as a model for pizza.

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Using Linear Equations to Count Pecans

**Students will write linear equations in point-slope form given two points via a verbal description.**

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Math at the Carnival

**As students rotate through engaging learning stations, they utilize concrete objects, pictorial models, mnemonic devices, and strip diagrams to solve real-world, two and three-digit subtraction word problems, with and without regrouping.**

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Product and Quotient Properties of Exponents

This lesson helps students understand two foundational exponential properties: The Product and Quotient Properties of Exponents. Students will collaborate to formulate a rule for these properties. Ultimately, students should conclude that when the same bases are being multiplied, exponents will be added; and when the same bases are being divided, exponents will be subtracted. As the lesson progresses, students will apply these rules to simplify expressions of various difficulties.

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Cooking Up Word Problems

**Students rotate through four stations, collaboratively utilizing different strategies and manipulatives to analyze, explore, solve, and generate real-world culinary problem situations. **

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Are You in Your Place?

Students will be able to use concrete and pictorial models to compose and decompose numbers with place value.

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Keeping it Concrete with Candy

Students will work collaboratively to apply and use digits, value, greater than/less than and base 10 knowledge to communicate numbers up to 1200 with a Halloween theme.

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Solve Problems using Place Value Strategies with a Carnival Theme

Students will work collaboratively through a fictitious real-world scenario to solve one‐step and multi‐step word problems. The lesson will involve solving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using a variety of strategies based on place value.

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Step Into the Problem: A Strategy for Visualizing a Math Problem

Teachers will show students a tool to help them understand a problem situation. The tool called Step into the Problem, will walk students through the steps of comprehending a problem: Read the problem, Turn and Talk, Act it Out, Notice and Wonder, and Reflect. Students will be given a problem situation and will go through the steps to show that they understand the problem situation.

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Place Value Party

**In learning stations, students prepare for a birthday party by using their knowledge of place value to compose, decompose, and represent numbers using standard, word, and expanded forms. **

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Solving Word Problems with Friends

Students will work in groups and solve one-step word problems using a protocol to guide their thinking.

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Puzzling Place Value

**Students work collaboratively with a variety of different manipulatives to compose and decompose numbers in more than one way. **

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Comparing Fractional Parts

Students will participate in whole-group and small-group instruction as they collaborate and use manipulatives, visuals, and hands-on activities to explore fractional parts. Ultimately, students will understand that when dividing a whole into fractions, the smaller the fractional part, the greater the number of parts, and the larger the part, the fewer the number of parts.

**Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment**

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Up, Up, and Away

Students will determine an appropriate tabular/graphic/formulaic linear solution given 3 sets of data points.

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Let's Talk Turkey

Students will work collaboratively to apply different strategies such as pictorial representations, part-part-whole, number sentences, and open number lines to solve Thanksgiving-themed one-step and multi-step word problems.

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Subtraction on the Move

The students will participate in a number talk focused on subtraction with the subtrahend of nine. Then they will be paired to rotate around the room working subtraction problems with and without regrouping.

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Polygons and Quadrilaterals

Learners will engage in higher level thinking and student-centered activities by building on prior knowledge of geometry, actively listening to a polygon story, and applying the new vocabulary through various hands-on rotations.

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Laws of Exponents

Students will discover the laws of exponents using problem-solving skills.

**Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment**

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Rate of Change

The students will determine the rate of change from tables and graphs by using the slope formula. The students will discover and interpret the real-world applications of rate of change.

**Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment**

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Solving Rational Equations

Students will discuss and formulate an equation to solve an engaging real-world problem. They will use manipulatives to describe how to find the common denominator they need to solve the equation. They will break up into groups and solve for a more complicated problem.

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