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Ch 2: Basic Math for Kids Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Creating effective math lesson plans can prove to make a huge difference in the classroom. This chapter presents you with lessons on math subject matter, along with lesson plan suggestions for activities you can use with your students.

Math Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

The material presented in this chapter is valuable for all teachers who need to create math lesson plans. The math topics in this chapter include:

  • Properties and rules of exponents
  • Box-and-Whisker Plots
  • Integers
  • Calculation of median, mean, mode and range
  • Rules and steps of multiplying decimals
  • Tangrams
  • Scatter plots
  • Definitions and types of bar graphs
  • Division and long division
  • Rounding decimals

These lesson plans contain short, focused text and video lessons. Lessons on the different subject matter include quizzes to allow you to check your student's understanding of the material.

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  • Builds your understanding of basic math topics: You can review information on key math concepts, like scatter plots and tangrams, before teaching them.
  • Provides lesson plan ideas: See activities and other examples for teaching about integers and bar graph.
  • Improves student learning: Improve students' willingness to participate in learning about math through interactive projects or discussions.

How It Works

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

  • Find lesson plans for specific math topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your math class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related 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 math concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant math -related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

40 Lessons in Chapter 2: Basic Math for Kids Lesson Plans
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Number Sense Lesson Plan

1. Number Sense Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach students about numbers. Students investigate different types of numbers, such as standard and word form, and then put them in ascending and descending orders. Hands-on activities are included.

How to Put Numbers in Order

2. How to Put Numbers in Order

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to order numbers from smallest to largest and from largest to smallest. You will also know how to compare numbers to figure out which goes first and which goes last.

Recognizing & Representing Whole Numbers

3. Recognizing & Representing Whole Numbers

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can recognize the three different forms we have for writing our whole numbers. Also learn how you can represent any whole number using any one of these three forms.

Properties of Real Numbers Activities & Games

4. Properties of Real Numbers Activities & Games

As a math teacher, you know how important it is for your students to understand the properties of real numbers. This lesson gives you activities and games that will help your students synthesize their knowledge.

Real Numbers System Project Ideas

5. Real Numbers System Project Ideas

Understanding the numbers system is such an important stepping stone in mathematical development. This lesson offers you some project ideas that will help your students understand how the real numbers system works.

Integers Lesson Plan

6. Integers Lesson Plan

Teaching students about integers? Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach students how to compare and order integers. Students practice with some examples, then apply with fun games.

Ordering Integers

7. Ordering Integers

After viewing this lesson, you should be able to order integers from least to greatest or from greatest to least. Learn how to compare integers so that you can place them in the right location.

Base Ten Blocks Lesson Plan

8. Base Ten Blocks Lesson Plan

Mathematic concepts are often confusing for students, so using manipulatives is just smart. This lesson plan launches place value with a video lesson, then walks you through the process of teaching the concept using base-ten blocks.

Finding Place Values in Whole Numbers

9. Finding Place Values in Whole Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to find the location of any place value that you are given. You will also be able to identify them in any whole number.

Counting Lesson Plan for Kindergarten

10. Counting Lesson Plan for Kindergarten

Your kindergarten students need to learn important concepts related to numbers, including basic counting skills. Use this lesson plan to reinforce and build skills related to counting.

Elapsed Time Lesson Plan

11. Elapsed Time Lesson Plan

Looking for a simple way to teach your students how to calculate elapsed time? A video lesson provides information and tips while an activity gives students the chance to try it out for themselves. Related lessons and extra activities reinforce instruction.

What is Elapsed Time? - Definition & Examples

12. What is Elapsed Time? - Definition & Examples

Elapsed time is simply the amount of time that passes from the beginning of an event to its end. In this lesson, you will learn how to solve for elapsed time and explore how it can be used in your everyday life.

Kindergarten Math Vocabulary Words

13. Kindergarten Math Vocabulary Words

In this lesson we'll discuss types of math topics we commonly teach to kindergartners, including an extensive list of important vocabulary words they need to recognize and understand.

Rounding Numbers Lesson Plan

14. Rounding Numbers Lesson Plan

Teach your students how to round numbers with this lesson plan. Define terms, practice with guided examples, then have students apply concepts with an independent activity.

Rounding Numbers: Lesson for Kids

15. Rounding Numbers: Lesson for Kids

Rounding numbers is a way to make mental math easier. In this lesson, you will learn to simplify numbers by rounding them to the tens place and to use these rounded numbers to make estimates.

Skip Counting Lesson Plan

16. Skip Counting Lesson Plan

Skip counting is an important math skill. Liven up your instruction on skip counting with the help of a video lesson and activity that gets students out of their seats for practice.

How to Skip Count

17. How to Skip Count

In this lesson, you will learn how you can skip count. Find out how to count by twos and by threes, and see how you can skip count by any given number.

Telling Time Lesson Plan

18. Telling Time Lesson Plan

Reinforce your Spanish language lesson on time with a fun and simple in-class activity. To take it a step further, this lesson includes suggestions for extensions and related lessons.

Telling Time: Practice Comprehension Activity

19. Telling Time: Practice Comprehension Activity

Now that you know how to tell the time, you may find many people asking you, ?Qué hora es? What time is it? In this lesson we will practice reading and listening to people asking about the time.

Number Line Lesson Plan

20. Number Line Lesson Plan

Teach your students about number lines with this video-based lesson. Students learn how to identify points on a number line, then practice adding and subtracting in guided practice. Finish up with a fun activity.

What Is a Number Line?

21. What Is a Number Line?

A number line is a visual representation of all real numbers. In this lesson, we'll learn how to identify points on a number line. We'll also practice addition and subtraction, letting the number line do all the hard work.

Calculator Lesson Plan

22. Calculator Lesson Plan

Knowing how to complete calculations by hand is important, but often it is more convenient and more accurate to use a calculator. This lesson plan uses a video, partner work and a group activity to introduce students to the functions found on a scientific calculator.

How to Solve Equations on a Calculator

23. How to Solve Equations on a Calculator

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to use a basic scientific calculator to help you solve your mathematical equations. You will learn how a scientific calculator makes it easier to calculate your mathematical expressions.

Ordinal Numbers Lesson Plan

24. Ordinal Numbers Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses an informative text lesson, discussion questions and several fun hands-on activities that will get your students thinking about ordinal numbers.

Ordinal Numbers: Lesson for Kids

25. Ordinal Numbers: Lesson for Kids

When we talk about the winner in a marathon race, what do you say? Did the runner finish in 1 place or 1st place? Both contain the number 1, but they mean different things. Find out why in this lesson about ordinal numbers.

Comparing Two & Three Digit Numbers Lesson Plan

26. Comparing Two & Three Digit Numbers Lesson Plan

Teaching your students to compare two- and three-digit numbers is easy with this lesson plan. A text lesson guides students through this concept and supplies guided and independent practice. Apply concepts to a game and give a quiz as an informal assessment.

Comparing Two & Three Digit Numbers

27. Comparing Two & Three Digit Numbers

If you know how to compare single-digit numbers, such as 3 and 5, then you can easily use your skills to compare those with two or even three digits, as you'll learn in this lesson.

Greater Than/Less Than Lesson Plan

28. Greater Than/Less Than Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students how to use the greater than and less than symbols. Begin with a fun video that provides guided practice, then have students apply knowledge with an engaging activity.

Greater Than Symbol in Math: Examples & Problems

29. Greater Than Symbol in Math: Examples & Problems

This lesson explains what the 'greater than' symbol is and how to use it to compare numbers in mathematics. You'll learn when to use the 'greater than' symbol how to tell the difference between the 'greater than' and 'less than' symbols, then you'll be quizzed about what you've learned.

Calculator Lesson Plan for Elementary School

30. Calculator Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach your students proper usage of calculators with this lesson plan. Activities and games guide students through key concepts and uses of calculators.

Calculator Activities for Kids

31. Calculator Activities for Kids

Do you need some ideas to help your students understand and practice using calculators? Take a look at this lesson for some engaging activities that help students learn how a calculator works, as well as fun ways to use one!

Division Lesson Plan for Elementary School

32. Division Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This hands-on lesson plan has students reading a text lesson to learn how the concept of division works and then using manipulatives to divide objects into equal groups. They will transfer this concrete knowledge into creating division algorithms using proper numbers and symbols.

Integers Lesson Plan for Elementary School

33. Integers Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach your students what integers are and how to use them with the help of this lesson plan. A text lesson uses real-life examples to guide students through the basic concepts, then students will demonstrate their understanding of the concepts with a fun game.

Place Value Lesson Plan for Elementary School

34. Place Value Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson introduces and reinforces the concept of place value. Students will be able to visualize place value of ones, tens, and hundreds using manipulatives. Activities provide students opportunities to transfer concrete information to more abstract practice using digits without physical place value representations.

Comparing & Ordering Whole Number Activities

35. Comparing & Ordering Whole Number Activities

If you're looking for some fun activities to help your students learn about whole numbers, you've come to the right place! This lesson contains several activities to help students develop a deep understanding of whole numbers in meaningful ways.

Estimation Activities & Games

36. Estimation Activities & Games

Learning how to estimate can make a big difference in improving students' number sense and computation skills. This lesson provides activities that will help your students practice estimation while having fun and remaining engaged.

Associative Property Lesson Plan for Elementary School

37. Associative Property Lesson Plan for Elementary School

In this lesson, students will explore how the associative property works with addition and multiplication. Students will model equations to see this concept concretely, and then transfer this knowledge to abstract equations.

Customary Measurement Lesson Plan for Elementary School

38. Customary Measurement Lesson Plan for Elementary School

In this lesson plan, students will learn about customary units of measurement for length, capacity, and weight. Students will participate in hands on activities that will reinforce these concepts, and they will also learn how to determine equivalent units of measurement.

Ordered Pairs Lesson Plan for Elementary School

39. Ordered Pairs Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to help teach your students about ordered pairs. Students will read a text lesson, play games and do activities as they practice reading and writing ordered pairs.

What Are Ordered Pairs? - Lesson for Kids

40. What Are Ordered Pairs? - Lesson for Kids

When you're looking for something, you would like to know where it is. In math, we can tell you exactly where a place is by using what is called ordered pairs. Help us use ordered pairs to find bones in this lesson.

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