This unit provides centers-based differentiated lesson plans that have been structured using brain research principles. In this unit you will find teacher tips to help with the transition to centers-based teaching. Each lesson within the unit comes with: a complete lesson Plan, a lesson presentation for Smart Boards (pdf provided as well), a student packet for recording and assessing student work, files with all teacher-made materials for centers activities, and answer key. This unit should be completed within four 90-minute block classes or eight 45-minute classes.


  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5




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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2009-09-10.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This organized lesson focuses on teaching students about prime and composite numbers. The lesson consists of a Smart Board presentation, word problems, and a chart that students color in to show the prime numbers and the composite numbers that are multiples of 2,3,4, and 5. While the framework of the lesson is good, there are no real directions with the presentation for instructing the students. Additionally, there are no instructions for the "Hands On" part of the lesson or the "Wrap Up" part of the lesson. The worksheets are provided for each activity except for the "Hands On" lesson. There is an answer key in PDF form, but the Microsoft Word version of it does not work.

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