# Lesson Ideas

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Multiplication

Multiplication

2, 4, 6, 8… if you’re looking to learn the basics of multiplication, this BrainPOP movie is really great! In the movie, Tim and Moby are at the zoo, and need to use simple multiplication skills in order to feed the animals. You’ll discover the difference between a factor and a product, what a multiple is, and why learning your multiplication table is so important. You’ll also find out how multiplication is really just a shortcut for adding up lots of numbers, and how, when it comes to multiplication, practice makes perfect!

## Mental Math Lesson Plan: Gate Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-8, students will use a free math game to construct increasingly large numbers. They will practice skills in mental math, place value, operations (including multiplication), and decimals.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Multiplying with Mental Math Lesson Plan: Multiplication Blocks Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 2-6, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online interactive game) to practice multiplying numbers to create target amounts. Students will apply a variety of mental math strategies as they multiply during online game play, as well as in a hands-on multiplication game they create with a partner. See more »

## Real World Measurement Lesson Ideas: Carpenter’s Cut Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 2-7, students will explore authentic contexts for measurement skills. Students will use a free online math game to take on the role of a carpenter who needs to cut planks of wood. Younger students will practice equal grouping in early levels of the game, while older students practice measurement, factoring, division, and algebra as they cut slabs of wood in the advanced game levels. Students then work collaboratively to create math word problems that include real world measurement scenarios.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## 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 »## Small Business and Budgets Lesson Plan: Ice Cream Truck Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students will use BrainPOP resources and an online math game to explore the importance of budgets when running a small business. Students will apply a variety of math skills (including multiplication and division) as they attempt to maximize profits, cut expenses, and maintain customer satisfaction in a simulated ice cream truck.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Number Jumble Math Game Lesson Plan: Multiples

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 2-5, students will use BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP resources (including an online math game) to practice multiplying whole numbers and/or decimals. Students will identify patterns within a multiplication table and create their own multiplication tables with unique patterns.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Order of Operations Lesson Plan: Math Skills Bingo

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to learn how to apply the order of operations when computing with whole numbers, excluding and then including exponents. Students will then create an original story, song, short skit, or poem to help them remember the order of operations, and practice their math skills through a game called Order of Operations BINGO.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Mathematical Concepts Lesson Plan: Lure of the Labyrinth Employee Lounge

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore mathematical concepts. They will describe, represent, and apply numbers using mental strategies, paper/pencil and technology through an online game. Students will also evaluate algebraic expressions.

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