# Electronic Scrum Board

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A digital scrum board that you can use in any content area! This is a project management resource.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Interactive, Student Guide, Teaching/Learning Strategy

# K-W-L Form

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A K-W-L form is a great resource to have students complete to monitor growth. This activity can be used for any subject and any topic. Students will be surprised and amazed to see what they learn all semester. As a teacher, you will have at your disposal the ability to track progress in an alternative manner.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Lindsey Layne

# Math Stories

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Solve story problems involving joining, separating, and part-part-whole                scenarios.Mathematics Instructional Plans (MIPs) help teachers align instruction with the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) by providing examples of how the knowledge, skills and processes found in the SOL and curriculum framework can be presented to students in the classroom.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

# Secret Shape Pictures

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Describing the location of one object relative to another regardless of their positions and orientations in space.Mathematics Instructional Plans (MIPs) help teachers align instruction with the Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) by providing examples of how the knowledge, skills and processes found in the SOL and curriculum framework can be presented to students in the classroom.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

# The Egyptian Barter Game

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The Egyptian Barter Game is a lesson designed to get students active in the classroom while learning about Egyptian culture and the barter system. It is a card game (using homemade cards and other materials) which should be played more than once so students can consider their strategies used to barter their "haves" for their "needs." It should not be students' first introduction to Egyptian culture but should come after some exposure to what life was like in ancient Egypt. Addresses Virginia SOL: HSS.2.9, HSS.3.2, HSS.3.8, HSS.3.9

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game

Author: Jean Weller

# Indentured Servants: Listen and Draw

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Description Overview: The growth of tobacco, rice, and indigo and the plantation economy created a tremendous need for labor in Southern English America. Without the aid of modern machinery, human sweat and blood was necessary for the planting, cultivation, and harvesting of these cash crops. While slaves existed in the English colonies throughout the 1600s, indentured servitude was the method of choice employed by many planters before the 1680s. This system provided incentives for both the master and servant to increase the working population of the Chesapeake colonies. Subject: U.S. History Level: Middle School Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading Provider: Independence Hall Association Provider Set: US History Date Added: 10/16/2014 License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Language: English Media Format: Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML

Author: Christopher Angeles

Remix

# Photosynthesis Fill In Diagram

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Simple diagram illustrating the process of photosynthesis. Download this flow chart as a word document and share with students in google classroom or print the paper copies. Please feel free to edit and make any needed changes to make it relevant to your classroom. A modified version of the chart has also been included to accommodate different learning styles and provide differentiation.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment

Author: Dr. Emily Harris

# The Very Hungry Caterpillar Remix

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This resource incorporates the 5E instructional model, allowing student engagement and collaboration through an interactive scaffolding activity. The literacy connection section of the resource incorporates literacy across the mathematics curriculum and the design challenge section allows students to think outside the box as they apply their own knowledge, skills, and abilities to elaborate on the final product. Section 1 - The literacy connection section allows teachers to use this activity in a whole class setting and benefits students as it allows them to explore the story sequencing of the lifecycle of the caterpillar in an active and creative environment. This activity encourages active listening skills and student ownership as it encompasses the 5E instructional model. Section 2  - The design challenge is an enrichment activity, where students are able to work as a team and construct an explanation for their design challenge. Allowing student ownership in the early ages of the design model enables student accountability in the learning process. Original resource - This is a remix of The Very Hungry Caterpillar from Illustrative Mathematics resource https://tasks.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/1150.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Sandy Chalke

# Growing Bean Plant ( Remix)

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This resource is a remix from Illustrative Mathematics https://tasks.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/1086.Considering the original resource, there are a few suggestions added to the remix. Modification 1 - Instead of providing students one type of bean ( as originally stated), it would allow curiosity if students were provided with an assorted selection of beans/seeds like sunflower seed, carrot seed, peas and bean, along with which the unifix cubes can be color-coded for each bean/seed. This would benefit all types of learners as they will be able to visualize and build a concrete conceptual understanding of the content.  Modification 2 - This modification allows students to choose the unit of measure and provide them with different types of ruler ( mm, cm and inches), promoting mathematical discourse on customary and metric conversions as they engage in selecting the appropriate unit of measure. This allows students to identify the unit of measure in an active learning environment. As teachers incorporate these two modifications, it allows students to develop a growth mindset by understanding how mathematics and science go hand in hand, encouraging literacy within the curriculum.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Sandy Chalke

# Which picture represents one half? ( Remix)

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This resource is a remix of the original lesson (https://tasks.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/826). As per Illustrative mathematics, the purpose of this task is for students to see different ways of partitioning a figure into two or more equal shares, by which we mean decomposing the figure into "pieces" with equal area.Suggested modifications -The modifications made to the original resource allows flexibility to teachers in instruction.The lesson plan focuses on helping students understand the idea of equivalent fractions and encourages cooperative learning to have a mathematical discourse about unit fractions.Teachers can incorporate fraction circle manipulatives, that will provide students with a hands-on active learning experience. Enrichment activity- Teachers can use art to allow the student to demonstrate creativity as they learn about fractions. Students can design or illustrate a pattern containing the conceptual concept.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment

Author: Sandy Chalke

# Frog and Toad on the number line ( remix)

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This resource is a remix from Illustrative Mathematics https://tasks.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/1081. Suggested Modifications: It is imperative that students in their early ages of mathematics education be introduced to the idea of the number line that makes sense. In other words, they usually count the tick marks on the number line which leads to an inaccuracy in the algorithm. To help them better understand number lines, the suggestion is to introduce the idea number paths which is another way of looking at a number line. To help better facilitate the lesson, I have added a downloadable document student activity that can be used in cooperative learning groups to facilitate mathematical discourse. This activity also encourages literacy in the curriculum.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Sandy Chalke

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This resource is a remix from Illustrative Mathematics.This encourages student collaboration and allows students to have a mathematical dialogue to express their understanding of algebraic properties. This resource is a valuable part of building background when introducing units of measure or equations in the early elementary years of mathematics education as it provides students a concrete example of building an equation with concrete objects.   Suggested Modification- Encourage student online portfolio - A student recording sheet with dominos illustrations can be used as a reference for students to have a mathematical dialogue. Teachers can use online educational platforms that would allow students to record their own understanding of math and share them with the teacher. For example, Seasaw is an educational platform that students can use, but will require parental permission. It allows collaboration between teachers, students, and the parent community where students can have a voice and choice in their learning.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment

Author: Sandy Chalke

# The Water Cycle Game ( remix)

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This resource is a remix of https://goopenva.org/courses/the-water-cycle-game. The water cycle game helps you learn how water molecules move through various places including rivers, the ocean, the earth’s surface, the atmosphere, and clouds. Actions such as evaporation, runoff, condensation, precipitation, soil absorption, and groundwater expansion move water from one zone to another.Modifications: This game can be played in cooperative groups or use as part of a personalized or blended learning playlist. This game has a lot of visuals and would help for those visual learners to better understand the water cycle process. Another modification would be to ask students to write a reflection about the water cycle in their own words and create a vocabulary bank. This encourages literacy in curriculum allowing students to use complete sentences with appropriate grammatical usage.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Sandy Chalke

# India's bathroom tiles ( remix)

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This resource is a remix of the original lesson from Illustrative mathematics https://tasks.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/3/MD/C/7/tasks/1990. Suggested Modifications- I like the original activity in the lesson plan on India's bathroom tile, however, it is crucial to allow students to explore and have a mathematical dialogue as part of the scaffolding process to activate their background knowledge on the content, instead of asking them to directly dive in the computation process. The modification will allow students to have a mathematical discourse about the topic, providing them an opportunity to work in an interactive learning environment with math manipulatives.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Sandy Chalke

# Polygon ( remix)

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This resource can be found in Illustrative Mathematics website. There are a few modifications that were necessary to support the original lesson. Suggested modifications: Instead of providing with an activity, I strongly suggest activating student's background knowledge with a book on "The Greedy Triangle" by Marilyn Burns which encourages literacy in the curriculum. Students often are motivated to write a children's book or a poem, as it allows them to think outside the box. Secondly, the suggested activities will allow students to explore and have a mathematical dialogue about different polygons, and discourage rote memorization of geometric shapes.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Sandy Chalke

# How big is a foot? ( remix)

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This resource encourages literacy across the curriculum and the use of hands-on manipulatives to support and facilitate student understanding of the content. The illustrative mathematics incorporated a book and the suggested modifications will supplement the lesson allowing students to make relationship with the content and the real world. The suggested modification will allow students to have a mathematical discourse and use the language of mathematics.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Sandy Chalke

Remix

# Will the Tablecloth Fit - Remix

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Solving practical problems involving perimeter and area Mathematics Instructional Plans (MIPs) help teachers align instruction with the Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) by providing examples of how the knowledge, skills and processes found in the SOL and curriculum framework can be presented to students in the classroom.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment

Author: Laura Brown

# Jamestown: The Starving Time - Remix

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This activity allows students to act as historians. The student will analyze various primary documents to determine the cause of "The Starving Time" in Jamestown, Virginia. Once the students have analyzed the sources, they will be asked to write a paragraph to explain their conclusion.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Laura Brown

Remix

# The Sandbox: Perimeter, Area, and Volume - Remix

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Differentiating among area, perimeter, and volume and solving practical problems. Mathematics Instructional Plans (MIPs) help teachers align instruction with the Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) by providing examples of how the knowledge, skills and processes found in the SOL and curriculum framework can be presented to students in the classroom.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment

Author: Laura Brown

# "Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday" Cross-Curricular Activity

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This is a cross-curricular activity that uses the story Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday to practice money and decimal skills in addition to reading and writing skills. After reading or hearing the story, students will complete the attached worksheet. (If it's read aloud, students would need a way to refer back to the story to answer the questions. The worksheet has a mixture of reading and math questions. It can be edited if you choose. It can be used for either 3rd or 4th grade. With slight modifications, it could also be used for middle school EL students to learn about currency.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment

Author: Laura Brown