*Please note: Although some of these lessons address third-grade standards, we have found that, particularly during the current pandemic crisis, many teachers are still working to help their students master earlier standards such as multiplication.*

## English/Language Arts

## Mathematics

### MULTIPLICATION

**CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.4** – Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers.

**CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.C.7** – Fluently multiply and divide within 100

- Making Camp – 10 minute history – Playing Making Camp, a game with Ojibwe History Integrated with Math.

### FRACTIONS

**CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.1** – Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts

- Introducing Fractions – The student will learn the definition of fraction, parts of fractions and how fractions have been used in past and present.

**CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3.A** – Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.

**CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3.D** – Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

- Adding fractions with like denominators – This lesson plan will explore how students can add fractions with like denominators to determine the sum of fractions.

- Subtracting Fractions: Like denominators – Students will learn how to solve multi–step word problems using addition and subtraction of fractions with like (common) denominators.

**CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.4 **– Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.

- Multiplying fractions with like denominators – This lesson plan will explore how students can take what they already know about adding fractions with like denominators in order to grasp multiplying fractions with like denominators.

### DIVISION

**CCSS.MATH.Content.4.NBT.B.6**– Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

- Introducing Division – This lesson plan introduces the concepts and vocabulary of division and provides students the opportunities to practice both recognition and recall of division facts.
- Division and English/ Language Arts – This is a fun lesson where students practice division, combined with Ojibwe history and then complete a creative writing assignment.

### ESTIMATION

**CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.5** – Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations.

**CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.A.3** – Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operation … Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

- Using estimation in multiplying two-digit numbers – The lesson begins with a brief explanation of multiplying two digit numbers, followed by students solving 3-5 problems multiplying two-digit numbers.

#### Also, search the mathematics video catalog for additional resources.

## English/ Language Arts

**CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.B** – Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

**CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5.B** – Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

- Introducing Idioms – This lesson plan helps students recognize and understand idioms and what they are through different examples.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4.A Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

- Cattails – Students will listen to or read a slide presentation. They will read an informational passage on cattails, write a summary and add new vocabulary words to their personal dictionary. The lesson ends with playing a game that teaches how medicinal herbs were used by indigenous people.

**CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3** – Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

- Division and English/ Language Arts – This is a fun lesson where students practice division, combined with Ojibwe history and then complete a creative writing assignment.

## Social Studies

**Minnesota History Substrand 2, Standard 3. **Historical events have multiple causes and can lead to varied and unintended outcomes.

- Making Camp – 10 minute history – Playing Making Camp, a game with Ojibwe History Integrated with Math.

**Minnesota State Standard – History Sub-strand 4, Standard 15** “North America was populated by indigenous nations that had developed a wide range of social structures, political systems, and economic activities, and whose expansive trade networks extended across the continent.”

- Trade for a Wigwam – Students will watch two brief videos, one on building a wigwam and one on trading between tribes. They then trade in the points they have earned for items for their wigwam.
- Division and English/ Language Arts – This is a fun lesson where students practice division, combined with Ojibwe history and then complete a creative writing assignment.