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 five 90-minute block classes or ten 45-minute classes.


  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5


Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Problem Solving



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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
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 3, as of 2009-09-09.

Component Ratings:

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

Reviewer Comments:

This problem-solving unit is comprised of four lessons and a game. Each lesson follows the same format that includes a presentation to do on a Smart Board, problem solving, and tiered practice problems. There is also an answer key and a "Wrap Up" problem where students must identify why a problem is incorrect. While there are some missing pieces in this unit, overall it is a good resource that teachers can use and modify for their own students.

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