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 six 90-minute block classes or twelve 45-minute classes.

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This centers-based lesson on expanded notation 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 represent numbers using expanded notation with a short engaging lesson, hands-on activity where they create their own numbers, practicing writing about a word problem using expanded notation, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
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This centers-based lesson on writing numbers with words 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 write numbers with word with a short engaging lesson, hands-on activity where they create their own numbers, practice writing about a word problem using expanded notation, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
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Place Value

by Naomi PA

This centers-based lesson on place value 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 identify place value with a short engaging lesson, hands-on board game activity, practice writing about a word problem using place value, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
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This centers-based lesson on comparing whole numbers 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 compare whole numbers with a short engaging lesson, hands-on sorting activity, practice writing about a word problem using whole number comparisons, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
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This centers-based lesson on comparing decimals 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 compare decimal numbers with a short engaging lesson, hands-on sorting activity, practicing writing about a word problem comparing decimal numbers, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
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This jeopardy-style review game is designed for review of the unit on writing and comparing whole numbers and decimals.
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