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Transition Math Alignments

CHAPTER 5: Patterns Leading to Addition 
Lessons
5.1
Models of Addition
Road Sign and Bus Problems
Circle 21 Challenge
Circle 99 challenge
Circle 3 challenge (decimals!)

5.2
Zero and Opposites
Make every circle add up to zero

5.3
Rules for Adding Positive and Negative Numbers
Adding Integers - Click on Apply and Practice, then on Learning to review rules. Take a quiz. Play Jeopardy!
Learning the rules activity
(from "Matti") - This virtual manipulative uses plus-minus chips to demonstrate adding positive and negative values.

5.4
Combining Turns
Making turns with Sketchpad - this activity is a revised version of Computer Master 7, p.27 Technology Sourcebook.

Geometric Spinwheel - explore this Java Sketch. Drag the point and see what happens.  Here are Instructions for how to make one using Geometer's Sketchpad along with some assessment questions.

5.5
Adding Positive and Negative Fractions

5.6
Adding Probabilities
Probability Explorer: Tossing coins

5.7
The Commutative and Associative Properties 

5.8
Solving ax + b = c
Solving equations - with a balance beam

5.9
Polygons
Shape Makers

5.10
Adding Lengths


Projects
Summary and Vocabulary
Progress Self-Test
Chapter Review


 

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