Adding with Mental Math Lesson Plan: Addition Blocks Game

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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 ...
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Martin Esterman: Games, Math Fluency and Award Winning Ways

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Martin Esterman, the National STEM Video Game Challenge winner, joins us for a webinar on math fluency and the Common Core State Standards for Math practice. Martin tells us why he’s decided to use ...

Author Studies with BrainPOP Lesson Plan: Choose Your Favorite Writer!

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In this author studies lesson plan, which is adaptable for any grade level, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the life and works of their favorite writer. Students will read two or more books...
Ratio Rumble Math Game Tips and Tricks

Ratio Rumble Math Game: Tips and Tricks

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The Ratio Rumble math game contains many levels that get progressively more difficult, and it could take students around three hours to beat the game. Therefore, make sure students understand they are...
Invasion

Invasion Science Game

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Visit the lesson ideas page to find resources for the Invasion, a free online science game that also reinforces social studies and language arts skills....
Free Math Games

Math Snacks: Free Math Games and Animations from NMSU and GameUp!

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Drs. Karen Trujillo and Barbara Chamberlin of New Mexico State University introduce Math Snacks, a collection of free math games and animations designed to address math learning gaps in grades 5-7. Wa...
math game Essential Questions

Refraction Math Game Essential Questions

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How can fractions be expressed, ordered, and compared? How is adding and subtracting fractions different and similar from working with whole numbers? How can models help us to predict t...
Quandary Assessment

Quandary Assessment Ideas

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Quandary is a great springboard for discussion, so plan to leave a chunk of time for this at the end of the session. We've provided several assessment ideas in the form of sample questions and areas f...
digital citizenship

Teaching Digital Citizenship with 2 New Games from Common Sense Media

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We're big believers in the importance of teaching digital citizenship, and we know many teachers and parents turn to BrainPOP for resources to help reinforce these important 21st century skills. So w...

Checks and Balances Tips and Tricks

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The Checks and Balances game is self-checking, which means that answers only "stick" in the correct place in the cloze passage.  Be sure to structure your game play time so that students are explaini...