Math Lessons

In this section you will find Math lessons from kindergarten through high school. Lessons come with options for modifications and differentiation in order to help you cater to the needs of your studs. Many of the lessons are aligned to Common Core State Standards. With that said, these lessons can easily be integrated into an existing curriculum Math curriculum for any grade. The lessons you see here were submitted by real teachers working in schools across the United States. We encourage you to contact us in order to share your lesson plans with the rest of the Teacher.org community.

Kindergarten Math Lesson Plans

Big and Small

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

A fun lesson to help students understand the concept of big and small and how to compare the two. The lesson involved hands-on activities to make the learning fun and engaging.

Counting Backwards (20-0)

Length of Time: 30-40 minutes

Students will learn how to count backwards from 20-0 in a very fun and exciting way. The lesson includes a hands-on/interactive component where students will be asked to hop backwards while counting. This lesson is great for kindergarten through first grade.

Measuring Length

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

This lesson is designed to teach students how to measure lengths indirectly and by alternating length units.

Measuring Up

Length of Time: 15-20 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to demonstrate knowledge of length as compared to other objects.

Ocean Animals

Length of Time: About 45 minutes

This lesson is designed to help students identify and sort common words in basic categories.

Odd or Even

Length of Time: 20-30 minutes

This engaging lesson will help students determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members. 

Representing Addition and Subtraction

Length of Time: About 45 minutes

This lesson is designed to help students represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.

Skittles Graph

Length of Time: About 30 Minutes

Students will learn to create a small bar graph using candy for information.

Sort It Out

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

Students will learn to categorize in various ways.

1st Grade Math Lesson Plans

Big and Small

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

A fun lesson to help students understand the concept of big and small and how to compare the two. The lesson involved hands-on activities to make the learning fun and engaging.

Counting Backwards (20-0)

Length of Time: 30-40 minutes

Students will learn how to count backwards from 20-0 in a very fun and exciting way. The lesson includes a hands-on/interactive component where students will be asked to hop backwards while counting. This lesson is great for kindergarten through first grade.

Even or Odd Nature Walk

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

Students will do a nature walk to find things in nature that are grouped in pairs that are odd or even.

Graphing With Insects

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

This lesson is designed to teach students to draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Plus, solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems.

Measuring Length

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

This lesson is designed to teach students how to measure lengths indirectly and by alternating length units.

Measuring Up

Length of Time: 15-20 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to demonstrate knowledge of length as compared to other objects.

Odd or Even

Length of Time: 20-30 minutes

This engaging lesson will help students determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members. 

Representing Addition and Subtraction

Length of Time: About 45 minutes

This lesson is designed to help students represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.

Shape Up

Length of Time: 15-20 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to demonstrate knowledge of various grade appropriate shapes.

Skittles Graph

Length of Time: About 30 Minutes

Students will learn to create a small bar graph using candy for information.

Sort It Out

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

Students will learn to categorize in various ways.

2nd Grade Math Lesson Plans

Even or Odd Nature Walk

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

Students will do a nature walk to find things in nature that are grouped in pairs that are odd or even.

Exchanging Time

Length of Time: 2-3 class periods

The lesson is used for students to practice basic time measurement, and understanding the basic units of time.

Feed the Gator

Length of Time: About 20 minutes (depends on # of problems)

Students will compare numbers with three or more digits using visual cues.

Fun Fraction Pizza

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

Students will create a “pizza” from construction paper divided into 8 slices. They will decorate each slice and then exchange slices with classmates and then evaluate the fractions of slices that they have at the end. For example, 1/8 slices of my own pizza, 4/8 or ½ of pizza that was made by a female, 2/8 or ¼ that was made by my buddy.  Note: Students should have already had some lessons about simplification of fractions.

Graphing With Insects

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

This lesson is designed to teach students to draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Plus, solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems.

Odd or Even

Length of Time: 20-30 minutes

This engaging lesson will help students determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members. 

Scale It Up

Length of Time: 15-25 minutes

This lesson will allow students to demonstrate knowledge use of scale.

Shape Up

Length of Time: 15-20 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to demonstrate knowledge of various grade appropriate shapes.

Skittles Graph

Length of Time: About 30 Minutes

Students will learn to create a small bar graph using candy for information.

3rd Grade Math Lesson Plans

Angles in Nature

Length of Time: 50 - 60 Minutes

Students will take a walk outside with their protractor and measure the angles in nature. They will record the angles that they find in branches, trees, bushes, flowers, etc… and then determine the supplementary angle.

Comparing Multiplication Facts (Hey Tocayo!)

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

Students will be assigned a number that has various factors and they will find partners with different factors that have the same product.

Even or Odd Nature Walk

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

Students will do a nature walk to find things in nature that are grouped in pairs that are odd or even.

Exchanging Time

Length of Time: 2-3 class periods

The lesson is used for students to practice basic time measurement, and understanding the basic units of time.

Feed the Gator

Length of Time: About 20 minutes (depends on # of problems)

Students will compare numbers with three or more digits using visual cues.

Fun Fraction Pizza

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

Students will create a “pizza” from construction paper divided into 8 slices. They will decorate each slice and then exchange slices with classmates and then evaluate the fractions of slices that they have at the end. For example, 1/8 slices of my own pizza, 4/8 or ½ of pizza that was made by a female, 2/8 or ¼ that was made by my buddy.  Note: Students should have already had some lessons about simplification of fractions.

Graphing With Insects

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

This lesson is designed to teach students to draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Plus, solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems.

Odd or Even

Length of Time: 20-30 minutes

This engaging lesson will help students determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members. 

Scale It Up

Length of Time: 15-25 minutes

This lesson will allow students to demonstrate knowledge use of scale.

Shape Up

Length of Time: 15-20 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to demonstrate knowledge of various grade appropriate shapes.

Symmetry Search

Length of Time: 1-2 class periods

The students will locate manmade objects or things in nature that are symmetrical.

The Value of a Number

Length of Time: 1-2 Class Periods

The students will work in groups of 4-6 physically learning and reviewing place value.

4th Grade Math Lesson Plans

Angles in Nature

Length of Time: 50 - 60 Minutes

Students will take a walk outside with their protractor and measure the angles in nature. They will record the angles that they find in branches, trees, bushes, flowers, etc… and then determine the supplementary angle.

Comparing Decimals Game

Length of Time: 40 - 60 Minutes

Students will play a game in which they choose cards and choose the best place to put the number they have chosen in order to get the highest answer possible.  This should not be the first introduction to the topic.

Comparing Multiplication Facts (Hey Tocayo!)

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

Students will be assigned a number that has various factors and they will find partners with different factors that have the same product.

Exchanging Time

Length of Time: 2-3 class periods

The lesson is used for students to practice basic time measurement, and understanding the basic units of time.

Feed the Gator

Length of Time: About 20 minutes (depends on # of problems)

Students will compare numbers with three or more digits using visual cues.

Fractions, Decimals, Percents, & Graphs

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

This lesson is designed to explore fractions, decimals, percent’s, and graphs with TRIX cereal.

Fun Fraction Pizza

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

Students will create a “pizza” from construction paper divided into 8 slices. They will decorate each slice and then exchange slices with classmates and then evaluate the fractions of slices that they have at the end. For example, 1/8 slices of my own pizza, 4/8 or ½ of pizza that was made by a female, 2/8 or ¼ that was made by my buddy.  Note: Students should have already had some lessons about simplification of fractions.

Order of Operations

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

This lesson is designed to help students solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

Symmetry Search

Length of Time: 1-2 class periods

The students will locate manmade objects or things in nature that are symmetrical.

The Value of a Number

Length of Time: 1-2 Class Periods

The students will work in groups of 4-6 physically learning and reviewing place value.

Unknown Volumes

Length of Time: About 2-3 class periods

Finding the volumes of miscellaneous-sized containers using a known total measurement of one container.  They will do this in as few steps as possible.

5th Grade Math Lesson Plans

Angles in Nature

Length of Time: 50 - 60 Minutes

Students will take a walk outside with their protractor and measure the angles in nature. They will record the angles that they find in branches, trees, bushes, flowers, etc… and then determine the supplementary angle.

Comparing Decimals Game

Length of Time: 40 - 60 Minutes

Students will play a game in which they choose cards and choose the best place to put the number they have chosen in order to get the highest answer possible.  This should not be the first introduction to the topic.

Comparing Multiplication Facts (Hey Tocayo!)

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

Students will be assigned a number that has various factors and they will find partners with different factors that have the same product.

Fractions, Decimals, Percents, & Graphs

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

This lesson is designed to explore fractions, decimals, percent’s, and graphs with TRIX cereal.

Graph Smile

Length of Time: 3 class periods

Pairs of students will survey other students in the school and then graph the results, as well as come to conclusions based on the information. 

Numbers By The Book

Length of Time: 45 minutes across 2 to 3 days

This lesson will allow students to show a relationship between numbers and a visual representation in a manner that can be used for younger students.

Order in the Math Class

Length of Time: 1-2 Class Periods

The students will physically review the order of operations.

Order of Operations

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

This lesson is designed to help students solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

Roll the Dice - Probability & Statistics

Length of Time: Two 45 minute periods

Students will learn about probability and statistics while rolling dice and flipping a coin carefully recording their results.

Symmetry Search

Length of Time: 1-2 class periods

The students will locate manmade objects or things in nature that are symmetrical.

The Value of a Number

Length of Time: 1-2 Class Periods

The students will work in groups of 4-6 physically learning and reviewing place value.

Unknown Volumes

Length of Time: About 2-3 class periods

Finding the volumes of miscellaneous-sized containers using a known total measurement of one container.  They will do this in as few steps as possible.

6th Grade Math Lesson Plans

Comparing Decimals Game

Length of Time: 40 - 60 Minutes

Students will play a game in which they choose cards and choose the best place to put the number they have chosen in order to get the highest answer possible.  This should not be the first introduction to the topic.

Fractions, Decimals, Percents, & Graphs

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

This lesson is designed to explore fractions, decimals, percent’s, and graphs with TRIX cereal.

Graph Smile

Length of Time: 3 class periods

Pairs of students will survey other students in the school and then graph the results, as well as come to conclusions based on the information. 

Numbers By The Book

Length of Time: 45 minutes across 2 to 3 days

This lesson will allow students to show a relationship between numbers and a visual representation in a manner that can be used for younger students.

Order in the Math Class

Length of Time: 1-2 Class Periods

The students will physically review the order of operations.

Order of Operations

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

This lesson is designed to help students solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

Prices and Percentages

Length of Time: About 1 - 2 Class Periods

Using a current list of prices for food and clothing, the students will practice math skills related to percentages.

Roll the Dice - Probability & Statistics

Length of Time: Two 45 minute periods

Students will learn about probability and statistics while rolling dice and flipping a coin carefully recording their results.

Silent Geometry

Length of Time: About 1 - 2 Class Periods

The students will practice using geometry formulas measuring items in the classroom to find area and volume, radius and circumference, and identify the types of angles.

Unknown Volumes

Length of Time: About 2-3 class periods

Finding the volumes of miscellaneous-sized containers using a known total measurement of one container.  They will do this in as few steps as possible.

7th Grade Math Lesson Plans

Box Geometry

Length of Time: 40-50 minutes

Students will learn about using the formulas for the area of squares, rectangles, and triangles to determine how much paint and carpet to purchase for a room.  In addition, they will learn about scale measurements.

Graph Smile

Length of Time: 3 class periods

Pairs of students will survey other students in the school and then graph the results, as well as come to conclusions based on the information. 

Ice Cream Cones, Baseballs, and Cans

Length of Time: 1-2 Class Periods

Students will work in pairs to practice finding the volume of cones, cylinders, and spheres using everyday objects.

Interest-ing Math

Length of Time: 40 - 50 minutes

Students will learn about simple interest and how to calculate the real cost of a loan, credit card, and other types of borrowing.

Numbers By The Book

Length of Time: 45 minutes across 2 to 3 days

This lesson will allow students to show a relationship between numbers and a visual representation in a manner that can be used for younger students.

Order in the Math Class

Length of Time: 1-2 Class Periods

The students will physically review the order of operations.

Prices and Percentages

Length of Time: About 1 - 2 Class Periods

Using a current list of prices for food and clothing, the students will practice math skills related to percentages.

Silent Geometry

Length of Time: About 1 - 2 Class Periods

The students will practice using geometry formulas measuring items in the classroom to find area and volume, radius and circumference, and identify the types of angles.

Take a Vacation

Length of Time: About 45 minutes

The students will plan a vacation for themselves, group of friends, or family, considering the costs involved.

8th Grade Math Lesson Plans

Box Geometry

Length of Time: 40-50 minutes

Students will learn about using the formulas for the area of squares, rectangles, and triangles to determine how much paint and carpet to purchase for a room.  In addition, they will learn about scale measurements.

Ice Cream Cones, Baseballs, and Cans

Length of Time: 1-2 Class Periods

Students will work in pairs to practice finding the volume of cones, cylinders, and spheres using everyday objects.

Interest-ing Math

Length of Time: 40 - 50 minutes

Students will learn about simple interest and how to calculate the real cost of a loan, credit card, and other types of borrowing.

Prices and Percentages

Length of Time: About 1 - 2 Class Periods

Using a current list of prices for food and clothing, the students will practice math skills related to percentages.

Silent Geometry

Length of Time: About 1 - 2 Class Periods

The students will practice using geometry formulas measuring items in the classroom to find area and volume, radius and circumference, and identify the types of angles.

Take a Vacation

Length of Time: About 45 minutes

The students will plan a vacation for themselves, group of friends, or family, considering the costs involved.

9th Grade Math Lesson Plans

Box Geometry

Length of Time: 40-50 minutes

Students will learn about using the formulas for the area of squares, rectangles, and triangles to determine how much paint and carpet to purchase for a room.  In addition, they will learn about scale measurements.

Charity Begins at School

Length of Time: 3-4 Class Periods

Pairs of students will design, plan, and create an imaginary fundraiser for a charitable organization.

Ice Cream Cones, Baseballs, and Cans

Length of Time: 1-2 Class Periods

Students will work in pairs to practice finding the volume of cones, cylinders, and spheres using everyday objects.

The Ideal Town

Length of Time: About 2 Hours

Based on research the students will design a small town with a pre-determined population, assuring there is enough living space, parking spaces, and a sufficient water supply.

10th Grade Math Lesson Plans

Charity Begins at School

Length of Time: 3-4 Class Periods

Pairs of students will design, plan, and create an imaginary fundraiser for a charitable organization.

Natural Disaster Planning and Equations

Length of Time: About Three Class Periods

For a natural disaster there are many variables to be accounted for when planning help for an area.  This lesson will give students the opportunity to create a natural disaster plan for a part of their country.

The Ideal Town

Length of Time: About 2 Hours

Based on research the students will design a small town with a pre-determined population, assuring there is enough living space, parking spaces, and a sufficient water supply.

11th Grade Math Lesson Plans

Charity Begins at School

Length of Time: 3-4 Class Periods

Pairs of students will design, plan, and create an imaginary fundraiser for a charitable organization.

Natural Disaster Planning and Equations

Length of Time: About Three Class Periods

For a natural disaster there are many variables to be accounted for when planning help for an area.  This lesson will give students the opportunity to create a natural disaster plan for a part of their country.

The Ideal Town

Length of Time: About 2 Hours

Based on research the students will design a small town with a pre-determined population, assuring there is enough living space, parking spaces, and a sufficient water supply.

12th Grade Math Lesson Plans

Charity Begins at School

Length of Time: 3-4 Class Periods

Pairs of students will design, plan, and create an imaginary fundraiser for a charitable organization.

Natural Disaster Planning and Equations

Length of Time: About Three Class Periods

For a natural disaster there are many variables to be accounted for when planning help for an area.  This lesson will give students the opportunity to create a natural disaster plan for a part of their country.