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# Math

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#### Let's Make Ice Cream

Source: KERA: Math Can Take You Places Lesson Plan

Use fractions, ratios, and measurement to make individual servings of ice cream. The catch? Students must use measurement tools that do not measure the exact amount of each ingredient needed. Details »

#### Lowest Score

Source: KERA: Math Can Take You Places Lesson Plan

Help students develop problem solving and logic skills as they use basic computation to play a game of strategy. Details »

#### Check It Out

Source: KERA: Math Can Take You Places Lesson Plan

Reinforce problem-solving, estimation, addition, and subtraction skills by playing a game in which students are required to use a checkbook to keep track of a vacation budget. Details »

#### Weigh Too Much

Source: KERA: Math Can Take You Places Lesson Plan

Weigh one item and then estimate the weights and masses of other items to be packed for a vacation. Select a group of items that come closest to a specified weight limit without going over. Details »

#### Name That Pattern

Source: KERA: Math Can Take You Places Lesson Plan

Allow students to work in teams to practice recognizing equivalent fractions. Use provided fraction strips in a game to determine the fraction in lowest terms that generated each set of equivalent fractions. Details »

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