This unit provides centers-based differentiated lesson plans that have been structured using brain research principles. In this unit you will find teacher tips to help with the transition to centers-based teaching. Each lesson within the unit comes with: a complete lesson plan, a lesson presentation for Smart Boards (pdf provided as well), a student packet for recording and assessing student work, files with all teacher-made materials for centers activities, and answer key. This unit should be completed within five 90-minute block classes or ten 45-minute classes.

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This centers-based lesson on problem solving with addition is designed for two-days of 45-minute lessons or one-day of a 90-minute lesson block. The lesson provides differentiated instruction using the H.O.P. Centers Framework. H.O.P. stands for Hands-On, Open-Ended, and Practice which are the themes for each of the three centers in the framework. Lesson structure is designed using brain research principles. In this lesson students will learn how to solve problems using addition with a short engaging lesson, hands-on activity, practice writing about a word problem using addition, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
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This centers-based lesson on problem solving with subtraction is designed for two-days of 45-minute lessons or one-day of a 90-minute lesson block. The lesson provides differentiated instruction using the H.O.P. Centers Framework. H.O.P. stands for Hands-On, Open-Ended, and Practice which are the themes for each of the three centers in the framework. Lesson structure is designed using brain research principles. In this lesson students will learn how to solve problems using subtraction with a short engaging lesson, hands-on activity, practice writing about a word problem using multiplication, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
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This centers-based lesson on problem solving with multiplication is designed for two-days of 45-minute lessons or one-day of a 90-minute lesson block. The lesson provides differentiated instruction using the H.O.P. Centers Framework. H.O.P. stands for Hands-On, Open-Ended, and Practice which are the themes for each of the three centers in the framework. Lesson structure is designed using brain research principles. In this lesson students will learn how to solve problems using division multiplication with a short engaging lesson, hands-on activity, practice writing about a word problem using multiplication, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
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This centers-based lesson on problem solving with division is designed for two-days of 45-minute lessons or one-day of a 90-minute lesson block. The lesson provides differentiated instruction using the H.O.P. Centers Framework. H.O.P. stands for Hands-On, Open-Ended, and Practice which are the themes for each of the three centers in the framework. Lesson structure is designed using brain research principles. In this lesson students will learn how to solve problems using division with a short engaging lesson, hands-on activity, practice writing about a word problem using division, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
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This Power Point game is designed for the review and informal assessment of the Problem Solving Unit.
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