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A-B-C: Itís Easy as 1-2-3 to Make Math Alphabet Books

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A-B-C:  Itís Easy as 1-2-3 to Make Math Alphabet Books

Grades 4 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kathy Wickline

Kathy Wickline

Tolono, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Mobile Apps






  • Tablets
  • One computer with LCD projector and adapter to connect tablets to this computer
  • Paper to print books (optional)
  • Printer (optional)

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Alphabet Organizer

Grades   K – 5  |  Mobile App  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Alphabet Organizer

The Alphabet Organizer lets users create a calendar-style ABC chart or letter pages for an alphabet book.


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  • Harcourt Math Glossary

    This website offers definitions for math terms, divided by grade level. Students will find definitions with some illustrations.

  • Glossary of Math Terms

    This PBS sponsored website has easy-to-understand definitions for a short list of math terms.

  • Mathwords A to Z

    This website features an alphabetical list of math terms that students may refer to when they have difficulty finding a term for each letter of the alphabet.

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  1. Download the Alphabet Organizer app on the tablets the students will be using. Familiarize yourself with the app. †Alternately, if tablets are not available, use Alphabet Organizer online interactive.
  2. Using the Alphabet Organizer app, create one page of the alphabet book featuring one math term or use the Math Terms Sample in the printouts.
  3. Make one copy for every student of the printouts Math Alphabet Book Rubric, Math Book Planning Sheet, and Math Terms Listening Sheet.
  4. Post the websites to a class wiki or website, or bookmark them on the tablets.† If none of those choices is possible, make copies of the printout Math Terms Web Sites.

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