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Ch 3: Math for Elementary School Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The lesson plan outlines in this chapter are a great way to make learning elementary math fun for your students. Use our easy-to-follow lesson plans and accompanying lessons to teach your students about everything from arrays to Roman numerals.

Math for Elementary School Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Expand your teaching strategies for elementary math using the lessons and lesson plans found in this chapter. Find activities your math students can do in pairs or in groups that allow them to explore math concepts in fun and different ways. You'll also find ideas for math projects, exercises and activities for inside or outside of the classroom.

Incorporate video and text lessons that explore math concepts such as sequences, greatest common factor, pi and unit price calculations. Have students take the corresponding quizzes to measure how much they have retained.

How It Helps

  • Common Core standards: - Ensures that your lesson plans satisfy Common Core math content standards for pi charts, Roman numerals, greatest common factors and more.
  • Student engagement: Utilizes enjoyable classroom activities that allow students to learn math concepts in an entertaining way and keeps them engaged and participating in class.
  • Activities or games: Takes non-traditional and creative approaches to teaching students about elementary math concepts that can be effective in helping them understand and retain this information.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning elementary math lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific elementary math topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your elementary math class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related elementary math lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of elementary math.
  • Engage your students with relevant math-related activities, discussion questions or other materials that are found in the lesson plan outline.

37 Lessons in Chapter 3: Math for Elementary School Lesson Plans
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Pie Chart Lesson Plan

1. Pie Chart Lesson Plan

What is a pie chart and how can they be used to present information? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to outline key facts about pie charts. An activity asks students to create pie charts to represent data.

What is a Pie Chart? - Definition & Examples

2. What is a Pie Chart? - Definition & Examples

Learn how useful pie charts can be in your life and how you can gain information by just glancing at one. Look over some examples, learn how to create pie charts yourself, and then take a short quiz.

Roman Numerals Lesson Plan

3. Roman Numerals Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about Roman numerals. A text lesson explains the rules of Roman numerals and provides easy-to-read charts and images. Students discuss and work with content to make learning stick, then take a quiz to assess understanding.

What are Roman Numerals? - Number Conversion & Chart

4. What are Roman Numerals? - Number Conversion & Chart

In this lesson, learn what Roman numerals look like and the rules for converting any number to a Roman numeral. Also, find a handy reference chart you can use for your conversions.

Roman Numeral Activities & Games for Kids

5. Roman Numeral Activities & Games for Kids

Learning the Roman numerals does not have to be boring! The activities and games in this lesson will help your students have fun while learning which numeral is which.

Roman Numeral Activities for Middle School

6. Roman Numeral Activities for Middle School

Getting students involved in the learning process of Roman numerals can be difficult. This lesson offers fun and engaging games to get student physically and mentally involved in learning Roman numerals.

Ratio Lesson Plan for Elementary School

7. Ratio Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to teach students how to compare numbers using ratios. A text lesson explains the concept and guides students through examples, then students practice with activities. Finish with a quiz to test understanding.

Algebra Lesson Plan for Elementary School

8. Algebra Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach students about the study of algebra and the four basic rules used with this lesson plan. A text lesson explains rules and properties in algebra as students make to model concepts and play a game to reinforce learning.

Proportion Lesson Plan for Elementary School

9. Proportion Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach your students about the concept of proportions and how they work with this lesson plan. A text lesson guides students through the steps of solving proportion problems. Later, play a game for practice and have students give it a try independently.

Unit Rate Lesson Plan

10. Unit Rate Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction about unit rate. Students will watch an engaging video defining the term and explaining why and how it's used, then practice applying the formula to examples. After guided practice, students play a game to apply concepts.

How to Find the Unit Rate

11. How to Find the Unit Rate

If we are going to use math to predict outcomes, one of the most useful measures we can establish is the unit rate of change. In this lesson, you'll learn how to find the rate of change and apply the formula to real-life examples.

Unit Rate Lesson Plan for Elementary School

12. Unit Rate Lesson Plan for Elementary School

In this lesson, students will learn about ratios and unit rates. They will discover the difference between the two terms, practice some problems, and play a game to ensure they can apply the new concepts to problem-solving.

Unit Rate Definition: Lesson for Kids

13. Unit Rate Definition: Lesson for Kids

Unit rates might sound like a new math concept, but they're actually something you've probably come across many times without even knowing it! Learn about unit rates in the lesson that follows.

Calculating Unit Price Lesson Plan

14. Calculating Unit Price Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students how to calculate unit price. Students will watch a video lesson that explains not only the unit price, but distinguishes between overhead, production, and total costs. Students will practice calculations and apply concepts before they're challenged to apply learning to real-life situations.

Item Unit Price & Total Cost: Calculations & Examples

15. Item Unit Price & Total Cost: Calculations & Examples

Two of the most important figures for a business are the unit price and the total cost. In this lesson, we learn how to calculate both as well as the relationship between the two figures.

Factoring Lesson Plan for Elementary School

16. Factoring Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach your students what factors are and how to find them with this lesson plan. A text lesson guides students in practicing key concepts with simple directions. Students will then apply the concepts in a fun activity.

Greatest Common Factor Lesson Plan

17. Greatest Common Factor Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach your students what a greatest common factor is and how to calculate it. Work on some examples along with the video, then provide opportunities for students to practice independently with a fun game.

How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

18. How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

If the factors of a number are the different numbers that you can multiply together to get that original number, then the greatest common factor of two numbers is just the biggest one that both have in common. See some examples of what I'm talking about here!

Fibonacci Sequence Lesson Plan for Elementary School

19. Fibonacci Sequence Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about the Fibonacci Sequence with this lesson plan. Two text lessons anchor learning about the sequence, a quiz tests their understanding, and students will draw their own representations of the sequence.

Fibonacci Sequence Lesson for Kids: Numbers & Facts

20. Fibonacci Sequence Lesson for Kids: Numbers & Facts

There are many different types of things you do that must be done in a certain order. There is also a special order called the Fibonacci Sequence. In this lesson, you are going to learn about that sequence and the man who it's named after.

Fibonacci Numbers in Nature: Lesson for Kids

21. Fibonacci Numbers in Nature: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we'll discuss the Fibonacci sequence. You'll learn about these intriguing numbers and where they appear in nature. Then, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Number Chain Activities & Games

22. Number Chain Activities & Games

Are your students learning how to use mental math for figuring out patterns in numbers? Check out this lesson to find ideas for activities and games that use number chains to help teach students how numbers in a series or grid can be related.

Pi Day Lesson Plan for Elementary School

23. Pi Day Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan provides a variety of activities for elementary teachers to use to celebrate Pi Day (March 14), including related children's literature and hands-on activities.

Pi Lesson Plan for Elementary School

24. Pi Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach students about pi with some help from this fun lesson plan. A text lesson is used to explain the history and concept of pi, then students play games and do activities to deepen understanding.

Pi Lesson for Kids Facts & History

25. Pi Lesson for Kids Facts & History

In this lesson, we'll explore the history of pi. You'll read about how pi was discovered and calculated throughout history. You'll also learn the relationship between pi and circles and how pi is used mathematically.

Arrays Lesson Plan for Elementary School

26. Arrays Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Students love learning about multiplication and arrays! In this lesson plan, students will identify arrays in real life, use manipulative objects to create arrays, and draw arrays that match multiplication equations.

Arrays: Lesson for Kids

27. Arrays: Lesson for Kids

Arrays are around you every day whether you realize it or not. An array can be a group of cupcakes in a package, a group of biscuits in a pan, or a case of soda. In this math lesson you'll learn what an array is and how to make one.

Binary Numbers Lesson Plan

28. Binary Numbers Lesson Plan

Understanding binary numbers and converting binary numbers to decimal numbers is explored in this lesson plan for elementary students. Students will create a manipulative to use for converting base two to base ten.

Binary Numbers: Lesson for Kids

29. Binary Numbers: Lesson for Kids

How would you like to learn to 'talk' to a computer? Computers use binary coding to work. In this lesson, you'll learn all about binary numbers, how to read them, and how we use them. Read on to learn 'computer talk!'

Expanded Form Lesson Plan for Elementary School

30. Expanded Form Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use a text lesson and fun activities to teach your students about expanded form with this lesson plan. After direct instruction, students will practice with a guided game and then show understanding independently.

Exponent Lesson Plan for Elementary School

31. Exponent Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach students how to read, evaluate and write exponents with this lesson plan. A text lesson guides students through basic concepts using fun, interactive language. Students will then participate in two fun activities to solidify understanding.

Absolute Value Activities & Games

32. Absolute Value Activities & Games

If you are teaching your students how to find and work with the absolute value of numbers, you might want to find ways to make learning fun. This lesson offers activities and games that can help you meet that goal.

Absolute Value Games for Kids

33. Absolute Value Games for Kids

Teaching your students about absolute value? This lesson contains some ideas for games that will make learning about absolute value a bit more fun and interesting for students.

5E Lesson Plan Template for Math

34. 5E Lesson Plan Template for Math

Using the 5E model to design instruction is a good way to fully engage students in learning. This lesson describes how to write a math lesson using the 5E model, and provides a template to use for your own lessons.

Strategies to Reduce Math Anxiety in the Classroom

35. Strategies to Reduce Math Anxiety in the Classroom

In this lesson, you will learn 8 strategies for reducing math anxiety in the classroom by encouraging questions and mastery of the basics, challenging math myths, and reducing or eliminating high-anxiety activities.

Causes & Effects of Math Anxiety

36. Causes & Effects of Math Anxiety

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the many causes and effects of math anxiety, including physical, mental, and social stressors that can result in a pattern of poorer grades and frustration.

Arrays in Math Project Ideas

37. Arrays in Math Project Ideas

In math, arrays provide a visual representation of a multiplication problem in columns and rows. This asset provides hands-on opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge of arrays.

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