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Fractions with Multi-Step Problems

Students will be able to work collaboratively while baking to find the least common multiples of fractions with unlike denominators and create equivalent fractions, then add or subtract.

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Particular Polygons

Students will be able to classify 2D figures by analyzing their attributes.

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Courts of Measure

Students will use measurement tools to measure the dimensions of the basketball court and calculate the area of the court.

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Exploring Number Sense

Students will use manipulatives and a number path to identify numbers one less than or more than a given number.

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Trip to the Theme Park

Students will work on a real-world based project in class involving multiplication of decimals requiring budgeting skills.

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Give a Hoot . . . Fraction Scoot

Students will add and subtract unlike denominators using pictorial models and manipulatives. During the lesson, they will use both group and independent work to build confidence as they use a variety of formative assessments to check for understanding. The final activity in the lesson has both application of the concepts being taught and a personal reflection of understanding.

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Finding Common Denominators

Students will work collaboratively to explore and sketch solutions to real-world addition problems involving fractions with unlike denominators. Students will be given the opportunity to use manipulatives and participate in group discussions to reflect on their learning.

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

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Young Architects

Students will explore area by finding square footage of the “dream home” they designed. They will use any method with which they feel confident, using skills that have been previously taught.

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Analyzing Bar Graphs: Candy Machines

Working in groups, students will examine a bag of candy to determine if the machine that bags the candy is working properly. They will organize data on the colors of the candy in a frequency table and a bar graph. They will calculate the fraction of each color in the bag and compare the fractions to a quota set up by the factory to determine if the machine needs maintenance. Students will create a report about their findings, write a question that requires students to interpret data represented in a bar graph, and reflect in their journals.

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

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Steps for Success

Students demonstrate problem-solving skills by using Steps for Success hand signals and conflict cards and demonstrate skills during independent centers.

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Measurement Properties for 2-D and 3-D Shapes

**Students will be able to use a problem-solving model, tools and techniques, communication, representations, relationships, and justifications when solving problems involving two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Students will integrate content knowledge and skills so that students are prepared to use mathematics in everyday life, society, and the workplace.**

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Interactive Math Glossary

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TXRCFP: Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points for K-8 Mathematics Revised 2013

The Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points Revised 2013 was created from the 2012 revision of the TEKS as a guide for implementation of effective mathematics instruction by identifying critical areas of content at each grade level.

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Vertical Alignment Charts for Revised Mathematics TEKS

This resource provides vertical alignment charts for the revised mathematics TEKS.

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Modeling the Volume of a Rectangular Prism

This activity provides an opportunity for students to model the volume of a rectangular prism and make connections to the formula, *V*=*l* ´ *w* ´* h*.

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Mathematics TEKS: Supporting Information

This resource presents supporting information of the mathematics TEKS for Kindergarten through Grade 12.

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Camping with Fractions

Students will create equivalent fractions using measuring cups to make a trail mix and use the fractions to find the total amount of different ingredients.

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Teacher2Teacher Math Video Series

This resource contain links to video resources that demonstrate strategies for teaching mathematics concepts.

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ESTAR/MSTAR

The ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners and Diagnostic Assessments are a formative assessment system administered to students in grades 2–8 to support instructional decisions in mathematics.

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Measurement: Converting Units of Measure

Measurement: Converting Units of Measure