Missing Math A Number Mystery

Missing math : a number mystery
Missing math : a number mystery

MATHEMATICS (K-2)
Missing Math: A Number Mystery
by Loreen Leedy
ATOS 2.7 460L

Essential Question: Why are numbers important?

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Unit Summary: Students will examine the essential question, “Why are numbers important?” They will work in groups to locate numbers from five books from an assigned section of the library based on the Dewey Decimal System. The groups will find books holding specified number criteria and will fill out a chart to show the numbers they have located. They will use their numbers in number sentences to show greater and less than statements. Then students will discuss the value of numbers and ways they use numbers every day.

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A Very Improbable Story

A very improbable story
A very improbable story

MATHEMATICS (3-5)

A Very Improbable Story

by Edward Einhorn

ATOS 3.2 AD470L

What is probability?

Help K-5 students answer this essential question (and meet the Common Core State Standards) with the Teaching STEM lesson plans for this mentor text: A Very Improbable Story by Edward Einhorn.

Students will examine the essential question, “What is probability?” They will become familiar with probability by making predictions and then testing them. Each student will keep data about the predictions and look for patterns while using a spinner to see which color the arrow will land on. They will use vocabulary related to probability and write a number sentence to show their information.

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