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Act It Out: A Goal Oriented Lesson Plan


Act It Out: A Goal Oriented Lesson Plan

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A goal oriented lesson plan focused on the math strategy "act it out".  The lesson provides students an opportunity to discuss their mathemtaical thinking during problem solving.  Additionally, this lesson facilitates analytical mathematical thinking that will be useful to students immediately in real world situations, while at the same time providing a critical foundation upon which students can build and further develop as they progress through school.
Material Type: Drill and Practice
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: May 15, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 18, 2012
Keywords: math, Act It Out, kindergarten, addition, lower elementary


  • Editor Review avg: 4 rating
  • User Rating: 4.67 user rating
  • Discussion (3 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Personal Collections (none)
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Primary Audience: Grade School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Dianne Stemen
3 years ago

Dianne Stemen (Teacher (K-12))

What a fun way for kindegarteners to learn math concepts. Being surrounded with familiar characters from the powerpoint presentation and then having the opportunity to get out of their seats and "act it out" is very motivating for the little ones. Using your whole body to learn with is a very effective teaching strategy that assists those hands-on and kinesthetic learners really feel and see the concept. This was a well thought out and meaningful lesson for it's intended audience.

Technical Remarks:

No technical problems with the material.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes

Avatar for Duane B. Karlin
3 years ago

Duane B. Karlin (Teacher (K-12))

This is a great lesson for teaching basic math skills to Kindergarten students.  What we assume as knowledge, many students of this age do not have this concept, so engaging them with familiar characters and demonstrating a method of "acting" it out to solve the problem will enable students to understand the necessity of learning math skills.  It will also show how math surrounds us in ways that we sometimes do not even consider.

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Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes

Avatar for Julie Sheridan
3 years ago

Julie Sheridan (Teacher (K-12))

This is a great interactive lesson for kindergarteners. It is presented in a very meaningful and age appropriate way.  Having the math problems presented via a power point presentation and then allowing students to collaborate and physically show what they have found addresses different pedagogical strategies which is very important at such an early age.  I think that this is a well-designed lesson, the goals are clearly stated and realistic.

Technical Remarks:

Easy to implement, no problems with the material.

Time spent reviewing site: 5 minutes reading through lesson plan