Monthly Archives: June 2011

Lesson Plan – Converting fractions using manipulatives

Procedural Plan with Student Thinking and Pitfalls Comparison 1) Grade Level: 4th Grade 2) Performance Expectations: 4.2.B Read, write, compare, and order decimals through hundredths. 4.2.D Convert a decimal to a fraction and vice versa, and visually represent the number. … Continue reading

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Taking religion seriously across the curriculum

“That is, it makes sense constitutionally to talk about religion apart from God” -Court Justice Tom Clark The place of religion in public schools is, like most hotly debated topics, a very important subject. While I started the week’s readings … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan – Patterns relating to Algebraic Expression: 5th Grade math

5.4. Core Content: Representations of algebraic relationships (Operations, Geometry/Measurement, Algebra) 5.4.A Describe and create a rule for numerical and geometric patterns and extend the patterns. 5.4.B Write a rule to describe the relationship between two sets of data that are … Continue reading

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