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K–12 teaching and learning · from the UNC School of Education

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We’re in the process of aligning our content for students to the Standard Course of Study. As we do, you’ll find it here.

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Aligned lesson plans

Subtraction sticks
Using craft sticks, students will practice subtraction of 2 and 3 digit numbers with renaming.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2–3 Mathematics)
By Susan Fry.
Shopping spree
Students will practice counting money up to five dollars using grocery ads from local stores.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2–3 Mathematics)
By Lauren Gary.
Rounding ball
This lesson is designed to help students become more efficient at rounding numbers to tens and hundreds using mental math methods. It will help students become quick thinkers and stay focused.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3 Mathematics)
By Brenda Seymour.
Place value to the thousands place (review activity)
Students will use number cards with the digits 0-9, and a place value chart with thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones columns to play this game using place value.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 Mathematics)
By Beth Evans.
Piggin' out with money
Students will work with money manipulatives to solve word problems that involve adding money amounts and making change. The lesson is introduced with the literature book, Pigs Will be Pigs. After solving the problems posed in the book, the students will work with partners to create their "pig problems". Assessment will require students to solve similar problems on a teacher made worksheet. When time allows, each student will have the opportunity to go to an Internet site to work with money problems and games.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 Mathematics)
Money and more money
Students will use problem solving skills and knowledge to solve a given problem using money. This activity will help enhance the students' self concept, and understanding the importance of learning basic money skills.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 Mathematics)
By Betty Black.
Crossed up hundreds board
Students will experience patterns and problem solving on the Hundreds Board.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 Mathematics)
By Karen Bartlett.
Anthill number round-off
The purpose of this lesson is to give students a visual aid to help them round off numbers to the nearest ten or hundred.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2–3 Mathematics)
By Phyllis Roberts.

Resources on the web

What counties are your favorite?
Students use their knowledge from the previous lesson to gather data on ten of their favorite counties (places they might like to live, visit, etc.) within a specific state. Students will hone their place value skills by representing numbers in various... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
Sports numbers
In this lesson, one of a five-part unit from Illuminations titled “Numbers and Language,” students participate in activities in which they focus on the role of numbers and language in real-world situations. Students look at an activity sheet... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
Post-office numbers
In this lesson, one of a five-part unit from Illuminations titled “Numbers and Language,” students participate in activities in which they focus on the role of numbers and language in real-world situations. Students discuss a picture of things... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
The pizza palace
In this activity, students will construct box plots independently and will identify the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of data. Illuminations provides a handout, a link to the box plot tool, and detailed instructions for completing the lesson.... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
Making your first million
Students will attempt to identify the concept of a million by working with smaller numerical units, such as blocks of 10 or 100, and then expanding the idea by multiplication or repeated addition until a million is reached. Illuminations provides an activity... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 and 8 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
Comparing counties
Students use the data from previous lessons to find the range, median, and mode of the populations and compare their data with their partner's data. Students will: Compare numbers by ordering data from greatest to least. Find... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
The clucking chicken
Students learn about data analysis and probability in this lesson, using a box plot to identify the mean, mode, median and range of the data set. As an introductory activity, students work in small groups to find the mode and range of the number of letters... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations