Zero

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Introduce the concept and history of zero with our Zero lesson Plan, which enables students to define and identify uses for zero.  This hands-on lesson engages creativity and collaborative learning as students draft a story with Zero as a character, as well as builds confidence when students share their stories with the class.

Zero Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Zero
  • Zero Practice Worksheets
  • Zero Word Problem worksheet
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels

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Description

Introduce the concept and history of zero with our Zero lesson Plan, which enables students to define and identify uses for zero.  This hands-on lesson engages creativity and collaborative learning as students draft a story with Zero as a character, as well as builds confidence when students share their stories with the class.

Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction Sample:

1. Using an empty or blank display, ask students: What do you see on the (board)?

2. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask other leading questions such as: Is there anything there? What are other words you can use for nothing?

3. Allow for more responses and discussion. Introduce zero.

4. Distribute Zero content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Save the final question for lesson closing. Use the additional resources to enhance
understanding.

5. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Pair students. Encourage the students to be creative. Give a couple examples. (One day Ziggy Zero realized he had zero fingers and toes. He had to add ten to himself to get ten fingers. And he was part of the ten.)

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Common Core State Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2.C, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.C.6, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NB, T.A.1.BNone for Grade 3

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1-2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Math