A model lesson teachers can implement in their classroom. Clarifying Lessons combine multiple TEKS statements and may use several Clarifying Activities in one lesson. Clarifying Lessons help to answer the question "What does a complete lesson look like that addresses a set of related TEKS statements, and how can these TEKS statements be connected to other parts of the TEKS?"
Students roll a die seven times, each time determining whether to add that number of tens or that number of ones to try to make a sum as close to 100 as possible without going over. TEKS addressed in this lesson: 3.1A, B; 3.3A; 3.5B; 3.15D; 3.16A, B; 3.17A.
Students use one-inch square tiles and paper ruled into one-inch squares to solve the problem of finding all the possible ways to arrange five squares into shapes called pentominoes. TEKS addressed in this lesson: 3.9A; 3.15C, D; 3.16A; 3.17A, B.
Students use addition to create numbers that are palindromes and organize their results to look for patterns. TEKS addressed in this lesson: 3.1A; 3.3B; 3.6A; 3.15C; 3.17A.
Students make predictions and draw conclusions based on sampling and probability concepts. TEKS addressed in this lesson: 3.14C; 3.15A, B, C, D; 3.16A; 3.17A, B.
Students use tables to organize and display related pairs of numbers, such as the relationship of the number of insects to the total number of legs. TEKS addressed in this lesson: 3.6A; 3.7A, B; 3.15A, B, C, D; 3.16B; 3.17A, B.
Students make a list of real-world objects that come in sets of 2, 3, 4, and so forth. Connect these sets to multiplication equations, and use the objects to create and solve simple multiplication problems. TEKS addressed in this lesson: 3.4A, B; 3.6A, B; 3.15A, B, C, D; 3.16A, B; 3.17A, B.
Students compare shapes with perimeters of 30 centimeters by categorizing them and looking for patterns. TEKS addressed in this lesson: 3.11A, B, C; 3.13; 3.15B, D; 3.17A.