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By the Numbers

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Subjects

  • Language Arts
  • Math

Grades

  • 3-5
  • 6-8

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Brief Description

Students learn about the populations of Native Americans in different states and practice reading a table.

Objectives

Students correctly answer questions on a work sheet about the numbers of Native Americans in different states. Students demonstrate ability to read a table.

Keywords

Native American, numbers, United States, states, table, population, census

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

an example of a table from a school textbook, copies of By the Numbers, pencils or pens

Lesson Plan

  • Ask students to define the word table as it is used in mathematics. Show students an example of a table from a math, science, or social studies textbook.
  • Provide each student with a copy of the Education World work sheet By the Numbers. Tell students to use the information in the table to complete the work sheet.

Extension: Have older students use graph paper to create graphs of the information on the work sheet table.

Assessment

Evaluate students' work sheet answers.

ANSWER KEY: 1. California; 2. three; 3. Four, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Texas; 4. Washington; 5. 7,000; 6. New York, Texas; 7. Arizona and Oklahoma; 8. 60,000; 9. Michigan; 10. 1,524,000.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.7

Math:
NM.K-4.4
NM.K-4.8
NM.5-8.4
NM.5-8.7
NM.5-8.10

 

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