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Lesson Plans

Standard 1
Students will expand number sense to include integers and perform operations with whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.
Objective 4
Model and illustrate meanings of multiplication and division.

USOE-Approved Lesson Plans
• Math 5 - Act. 05: Mixed Number/Improper Fraction Bingo
This activity has students playing a bingo game to better understand Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions.
• Mystery Dinner
These activities help to develop a students abilities in understanding the type of division of sharing objects equally as compared to dividing objects into groups of a known size. By completing the sharing activity, students can then relate the information into the standard symbolic representations.
• Playing with Remainders
This activity will teach students how to deal with remainders in real life by either rounding, splitting them evenly, or simply ignoring them.
• Probability
Students will begin to understand the concept of probability through hands on activities.
• Rice and More Rice
These activities help students develop number sense, discover what happens to the product when factors are doubled, and understand the properties of multiplying by factors of 10/100/1000.

Lesson Plans
• Learning Multiplication with Area Models
Students can learn to visualize the effects of multiplying a fixed positive number by positive numbers greater than 1 and less than 1 with this tool. Using interactive figures, students can investigate how changing the height of a rectangle with a fixed width changes its area.

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