One of the most important components of a lesson plan is the instructional strategies used to deliver the lesson. There are numerous, research-based instructional strategies to use when introducing a new concept in mathematics. The instructional strategies chosen for math should help to create engagement and motivation with students.

This lesson plan will focus in the content area of number and operations.

**Part 1: Number and Operations Lesson Plan**

For this assignment, select a K-8 grade level and a state standard in the area of number and operations and use the “COE Lesson Plan Template” to design an original lesson plan. Be sure to write appropriate learning objectives and explore research-based instructional strategies that encourage elementary students’ development in learning, connecting, and applying major concepts and principles from mathematics as you are preparing your lesson plan.

Use the “Class Profile” to differentiate to meet the diverse needs of students.

**Part 2: Rationale**

In 250-500 words, provide a rationale explaining why you chose the specific instructional strategies for your lesson plan. How did your chosen research-based instructional strategies align to what was measured in the learning objectives? How did the instructional strategies you chose promote student engagement and motivation in mathematics? Explain how you identified opportunities to use digital tools or resources in teaching major mathematical concepts and real-world problem solving.

Support your findings with at least two scholarly resources.

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