North Carolina Aligned Extended Math
Students will create their own restaurant. By combining economics principles and math concepts by interpreting data to drive their decisions as business owners.
Students are given multiplication word problems (task cards). They must design a block tower to represent the equation.
NC.3.OA.1 Use repeated addition, bar models, and arrays to find a total product when there are repeated equal groups.
This task helps illustrate Mathematical Practice Standard 4 and engages students in
grappling with aspects of the problem to determine how to use mathematics to solve
it. Students must apply multiple mathematics standards in this real life problem
situation and discuss what needs to be painted, how the area should be calculated, and
how many cans of paint are necessary.
This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to give fourth graders an overview of weight-based english-unit word problems.
This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to give fourth graders an overview of addition and subtraction of time.
This resource provides an explanation of two number/magic puzzles that can be demystified and explained by using algebra. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.
This unit of 1 algebra lessons explores the properties and relationships of addition and subtraction. The unit contains 3 activities and 3 worksheets.
For this task students must use reasoning skills to sort shapes based on their defining attributes. Students will demonstrate understanding of the intersections of the different categories of shapes and provide examples and nonexamples when applicable.
Students play a little game to catch germs. Then they sort them into like groups. Then they complete the building of a bar graph.
On-line interactive, video, and practice activities and accompanying hands-on collaborative activity are designed to teach fourth graders an overview of simple figure patterns.
This activity focuses on the importance of using mathematics to find deals when grocery shopping. Students will analyze data from local grocery store advertisements and determine the best deals by using multiple strategies. This task will also require students to find and compare unit rates, which connects the fourth grade concepts of solving problems involving money and using place value understanding to do arithmetic to the sixth grade standard of determining a unit rate. Once students find which store offers the best deal, they will create a public service announcement teaching others how to find the best deals when grocery shopping. This public service announcement is an opportunity to use precise mathematical language and construct viable arguments. This lesson was developed by NCDPI as part of the Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Instructional Resources Project. This lesson plan has been vetted at the state level for standards alignment, AIG focus, and content accuracy.
The story of "The Beauty and the Beast" has captivated us for many years. It is fun to read or watch a video of. But did it really happen? It is fun to compare fiction and nonfiction. Most students will in their backgrounds relate to a story like this. Also it is fun for students to learn and then survey others based on what they have learned.
The story of "Winne the Pooh" has captivated us for many years. It is fun to read or watch a video of. But did Winne the Pooh really live in the London, England Zoo? Did a children’s author write about his son and this real bear? It is fun to compare fiction and nonfiction. Most students will in their backgrounds relate to this captivating story.
The story of "“Humpty Dumpty" has been around for a very long time. Long ago one idea that came to the light was that of a large cannon that fell and could not be put back together again. It is fun to compare fiction and to make predictions about what might have really happened. Most students will in their backgrounds relate to this captivating story.
The story of “Where The Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak has been around for a while. It was Supposed to be “Where the Wild Horses Are”, but Mr. Sendak as an author made changes to his story. This is a good way to show students the process of an author in making decisions when creating a story.
The story of Shrek and the movies have really made an impact. Many children see a Shrek figure and want it. They do not see it as ugly which is what an Ogre is supposed to be. So, the real inspiration for Shrek Maurice Tillet lived during the early 1900’s. He was called the “French Angel” and he was an amazing person. It is fun to compare fiction to fact as well as opinions on what is ugly and what is pretty.
Can we match letters to numbers so that we can send coded messages to each other? How many letters are there in the alphabet? Let’s count them together on our alphabet cards.
In this lesson plan, students complete a coloring activity and practice where like fractions are actually used in real-life situations. Problem solving involves using fractions with common denominators utilizing think, solve, and explain format.
This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach second graders about comparing with two-step addition and subtraction.