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Common Core Math Grade 5 Multiplication as Scaling

This lesson introduces multiplication as scaling. Students already know that multiplying a number by 1 results in the original number. Now they learn that multiplying a number by a whole number greater than 1 results in a product greater than the original number, and multiplying a number by a fraction less than 1 results in a product less than the original number.

One goal of the Common Core is to develop a deeper understanding of fractions by using a progression of concepts from simple to complex. This lesson prepares students for the conceptual shift involved in progressing from adding and subtracting whole numbers to adding and subtracting fractions.

Common Core Math Grade 3 Comparing Fractions

In this lesson, students apply their understanding of fractions to compare two fractions. They use fraction models and number lines to help them reason about the size of unit fractions.

The Giving Back to Nature Challenge

Didactic starting position
Characteristics of the students:
Foreknowledge: many children may have been in contact with lessons about trees, our nature, the forest and other subjects to his manner. Students from every age know about trees and the forest so most of them know how a tree ‘works’.

Into the Human Cell3D

Teaching the Human Cell through 3D simulation
Objectives
1) Students will gain a basic understanding of the Human Cell through 3D simulation and visualization,
2) Students will gain a deeper understanding of the components of the Human Cell and how they function together.
Activity
Students travel through the Human Cell in real-time 3D, helping them to visualize and understand it’s