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Terrarium: | In this lesson plan students are challenged with building a self-sufficient terrarium. |

Zoom, Zoom, Vroom Vroom!: | In this lesson, students will explore forces, kinetic energy, and potential energy by engineering their own vehicles utilizing via the engineering design process. |

Blowin' Around the House: | In this engineering design challenge, student teams will design a house that will withstand high winds. |

DOLO - Dinosaurs Only Live Once?: | During this activity, students will create an incubator to save the last dinosaur eggs. Students will use their knowledge of energy to develop a strategy and choose which materials would be best for their dinosaur egg incubator. |

Fishing for Multiples of 10: | This lesson introduces students to multiplying one-digit numbers by multiples of 10. It is a guided inquiry lesson where students will be building array's using base-ten blocks and the concepts of place-value. |

Astounding Addition: | In this lesson, students will explore and demonstrate various addition strategies within 1000. |

Tens, Tens, and More Tens: | In this lesson, students will practice using various strategies for multiplying one digit numbers by multiples of ten. |

Party Planning: Using Multiplication: | As the end of the year approaches, and your students have already learned several multiplication strategies, this party planning activity can help put all of that hard work into action. Students will be asked to use a menu and catalog to purchase food, decorations and goody bag items for an upcoming party. (I use this right before our end of the year 3rd Grade Luau Party, and have students purchase items that correlate with that theme. However, it can be used to plan an ideal birthday party, 4th of July Celebration, family reunion, etc.) After working together as a whole group, children will work with a partner and, ultimately independently, to solve one and two-digit multiplication and addition problems. Your students will get a chance to be creative and apply multiplication strategies to real world scenarios. |

Ten, Ten, We All Win!!!!!: | In this lesson, students should be able to grasp the concept of multiplying one-digit numbers by 10 in the range of 10-90 using strategies based on place value and properties of operations. |

I'm Hot He's Not: | In this lesson, students will demonstrate knowledge of Place Value to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 and 100 using the following strategies: Number line, number strip, Counting on and back. Students will be given three problems to demonstrate the relationship of nearness on a number line in three of the four strategies learned to round whole number to the nearest 10 or 100. |

Food Delivery to Grandma's House: | Through playing a game, the students use the number line as a model to help them integrate the use of place value to round numbers to the nearest tens. |

Rockin' Road Trip MEA: | In this model-eliciting activity (MEA), students will work together to determine the best bus for a class trip. Students will be able to decide between several buses with varying capabilities and costs while practicing their application of multiplying one-digit whole numbers by a multiple of ten. Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom. |

Reading is Fun!: | In this MEA, students will work in groups to rank books using the following criteria: price, genre, number of pages, reading level and a summary provided for each book. The students must calculate the price for a class set of each book by multiplying each price by 20 students. There is a budget of $100. Students are then given a new budget and a new criteria and asked to re-evaluate their decision. Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom. |

Peace Love Baseball: | Batter Up!!! Help the Peace Love Baseball Championship find a home!!! In this interactive Model-Eliciting Activity (MEA), the students will successfully multiply one digit whole numbers by multiples of 10. The students will also work collaboratively to express their opinions, while considering those of their peers. Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom. |

What Decade is It? - Rounding Whole Numbers to the Nearest 10: | In this lesson, students will tap prior knowledge of place value and dimes to round numbers to the nearest 10. Students will use number lines with tick marks in increments of 10 to visualize the closer decade and then progress to using the place value of numerals to round to the tens place. Pairs of students will participate in a rounding activity using a number line. |

Rounding for Decades: | By using prior skip-counting knowledge, place value, and number lines, students will learn how to round to the nearest ten. |

Perfect Pool Plans: | Students will help select the perfect pool construction company to build pools for a vacation housing development. They will have to look at several factors and come up with a plan to find a company that meets the needs of their client. Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom. |

Multiply by Multiples of 10 with Number Cubes: | In this lesson students will use various strategies to multiply one-digit numbers by multiples of 10 within the range of 10-90. The strategies will encompass the Distributive, Commutative, and Associative properties, place value, number lines, base-ten blocks, diagrams, hundreds chart. Students will play a game with number cubes to practice this multiplication. |

Dining Dilemma!: | The students will compare different nutritional content of chicken nuggets from many restaurants. They will factor in the calories, the total fat, saturated fat, and sodium levels in the nuggets to rank the nuggets from healthiest to least healthy. Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom. |

Jumping Beans: Adding with Open Number Lines: | Students will use the open number line as a strategy to add within 1,000. The lesson begins with a formative assessment that evaluates students' strategies for efficiently solving addition sentences within 1,000. In order for students to have practice reinforcing the skill, students will complete the guided practice with open number lines, as well as playing the game, Jumping Beans. To conclude the lesson, students will evaluate a solution to an open number line problem. |

Rounding Round and Round: | In this lesson, students will gain fluency with rounding numbers to the nearest 10s and 100s place. The lesson has number lines to help students understand rounding. |

Round the Number Line: | The focus of this lesson is to find the halfway point and use it to round numbers. The lesson rounds numbers 0 to 100 to the nearest ten and 0 to 1000 to the nearest ten and hundred. |

Decoding Decomposing {Adding two 3-digit Numbers}: | Students will add 3-digit numbers by decomposing them by place value. It is a useful lesson to reinforce place value concepts when adding. |

How Did the Baby Chick Cross the Road to Rounding?: | In this lesson, students will engage in tellling jokes and doing outside activities to discover rounding concepts. Students will use a vertical number line to round numbers from 0 to 1,000. |

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?: | In this hands-on math exploration, students will use knowledge of estimation and multiplication to develop strategies for estimating how many seeds are in a medium-sized pumpkin. |

Lunchroom Logistics: | The principal needs help planning the school lunch schedule! Students will plan a lunch schedule to accommodate all of the students in the school. However, there can only be 100 students in the cafeteria at a time and only 20 students can sit at a table. Students will figure out how to arrange the lunch schedule so that every class eats together and so that certain grade levels are not together at the same time. Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom. |

Rounding Relay: | This lesson uses a relay game to provide students with practice for their rounding skills. |