Which One Doesn't Belong: Second Grade
Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
Practice 
Mathematical Practice Standards 
MP7 
Look for and make use of structure. Mathematically proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. Young students, for example, might notice that three and seven more is the same amount as seven and three more, or they may sort a collection of shapes according to how many sides the shapes have. Later, students will see 7 x 8 equals the well remembered 7 x 5 + 7 x 3, in preparation for learning about the distributive property. In the expression x2 + 9x + 14, older students can see the 14 as 2 x 7 and the 9 as 2 + 7. They recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometric figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems. They also can step back for an overview and shift perspective. They can see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects. For example, they can see 5 – 3(x – y)2 as 5 minus a positive number times a square and use that to realize that its value cannot be more than 5 for any real numbers x and y. 
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)Quick Images: Visualizing Number CombinationsGrade K / Math / CompositionMath.K.OA.A.1 / Math.K.OA.A.3
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Lesson Idea  Common CoreEngaging in Productive Struggle: Number TalksGrade 2 / Math / ELLMath.2.NBT.B.5 / Math.Practice.MP1 / Math.Practice.MP3
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)Zero Pairs, Manipulatives, and a RealWorld ScenarioGrade 7 / Math / Integer OperationsMath.7.NS.A.1c / Math.7.NS.A.1d
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Lesson IdeaAcademic Choice: Comprehending & Retelling a StoryGrade 1 / ELA / RetellingELA.RL.1.1 / ELA.RL.1.2 / ELA.RL.1.3
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Lesson Idea  Common CoreCommon Issues with Proportional RelationshipsGrade 7 / Math / CollaborationMath.7.RP.A.2 / Math.Practice.MP1
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)Making Math Fun with Place Value GamesGrade 2 / Math / Place ValueMath.2.NBT.A.4 / Math.2.NBT.B.5 / Math.2.NBT.A.1a
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Teaching PracticeAdjusting Lessons: Have a Plan BAll Grades / Math / Preparation
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Teaching PracticeThe Big Brain: A Cooperative Learning ProtocolGrade 7 / Math / CollaborationMath.Practice.MP3 / Math.Practice.MP6
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A "Which One Doesn't Belong" routine encourages students to reason about the similarities and differences among a set of numbers, expressions, shapes, or images.
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Teacher & School Info

Kristin Gray
 School Details
 Shields (Richard A.) Elementary School Lewes, DE
 Population
 722 students
 District Spending
 $14,381
Supporting Materials

Lesson Plan: Which One Doesn't Belong.PDF

Student Work: Journals.PDF

Reflection and Resources.PDF