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Standards for the lesson plan
Number and Operations: Largest Number Race

These standards and benchmarks are from McREL's online database, Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 education (4th edition 2004) (http://www.mcrel.org/standards-benchmarks/.) The mathematics portion of the database was developed using National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards in addition to other nationally recognized standards documents.

Standard 1: Uses a variety of strategies in the problem-solving process
Grades 3-5

Benchmark 7: Uses explanations of the methods and reasoning behind the problem solution to determine reasonableness of and to verify results with respect to the original problem

Standard 2: Understands and applies basic and advanced properties of the concepts of numbers
Grades 3-5

Benchmark 4: Understands the basic meaning of place value

Benchmark 5: Understands the relative magnitude and relationships among whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers