# Lesson Ideas

Who do you associate with? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the associative property of addition and multiplication. Learn about grouping and why the associative property simplifies algebra problems. You’ll also find out what a problem involving the property might look like, and why you need to learn how to use parentheses in math. Discover where to start solving an addition or multiplication problem, and why moving things around is okay. Finally, you’ll learn how to use variables to talk about the associative property. We associate this movie with a good time!

#### Adding with Mental Math Lesson Plan: Addition Blocks Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-5, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online interactive game) to practice combining numbers to create target amounts. Students will apply a variety of mental math strategies as they add during online game play, as well as in a hands-on addition game they create with a partner.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »#### Math Facts and Number Sense Lesson Plan: The Jelly Bean Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades K-4, students will use jelly beans in an online game and real jellybeans as math manipulatives to practice number sense concepts, such as counting, more and less, estimation, algebraic thinking and missing addend equations, and addition and subtraction math facts.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »#### Combining Numbers Lesson Plan: Monster School Bus Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-5, students will use an online math game to practice creating number combinations (such as whole numbers which add up to 10, or decimals which add up to 1.) Students then create their own version of the game using hands-on materials.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »#### Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »
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