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Powerful Patterns: In this 9-lesson unit, students use logical thinking to create, identify, extend, and translate patterns. They make patterns with objects, numbers, and shapes. They also explore a variety of patterns in mathematics, in physical education, in science, and in social studies.


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Magic Ten: Practicing Combinations to Ten with a Card Trick This lesson allows young students to learn a fun and impressive trick while simultaneously practicing and mastering the all-important combinations of ten.


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Let's Learn Those Facts! In this 5-lesson unit, students who have previously studied the meanings of addition use the properties of addition to help them learn addition facts and to master the addition tables.


Finding Addition Patterns

Magnificent Measures: The sequence of 5 lessons in this unit builds skills required for understanding the attributes of measurement as well as the units, systems, and processes of measurement. Early learners need multiple experiences with recognizing the measurable attributes of objects. Students at the upper end of this grade band need many opportunities to select and compare appropriate units for the attributes being measured.


Grouchy Lessons of Time

Let's Count to 10: In this 8-lesson unit, students make groups of zero to 10 objects, connect number names to the groups, compose and decompose numbers, and use numerals to record the size of a group. Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities are included in each lesson.


Building Numbers to Five

I've Seen That Shape Before: Students learn the names of solid geometric shapes and explore their properties. At various centers, they use physical models of simple solid shapes, including cubes, cones, spheres, rectangular prisms, and triangular prisms.


I've Seen That Shape Before

Comparing Columns on a Bar Graph: During this lesson, students apply what they know about comparison subtraction by constructing bar graphs and using the graphs to answer questions.


Comparing Columns on a Bar Graph

Do It with Dominoes: In this 6-lesson unit, students explore four models of addition (counting, number line, sets, and balanced equations) using dominoes. They also learn about the order (commutative) property, the relation between addition and subtraction, and the result of adding 0.


Hopping on the Number Line

Tangram Puzzles: In this activity, students choose a picture and use all seven Tangram pieces to fill in the outline. They describe and visualize what figures look like when they are transformed through rotations, reflections, or translations, and are put together or taken apart in different ways.


Tangram Puzzles