# Hands-on, Standards-Based Lesson Plans

Countless studies have shown that students significantly increase retention when teachers combine sensory learning methods in the classroom. With these standards-based lesson plans from Ellison, you can see for yourself how blending visual, tactile, and kinesthetic learning boosts engagement and excitement and helps students master essential skills. Each lesson below uses Ellison shape-cutting tools to reinforce skills in specific curriculum areas, and adds new life to math, science, language arts, and more!

### Lesson Plans

Stellated Rhombic Dodecahedron
Create an amazing shape -- a stellated rhombic dodecahedron -- that can magically flip into a cube! (Grade 3-8)
Multiplication Clock
Build a fun, visual tool to reinforce multiplication times tables. Make one for each number up to 10! (Grade 3-5)
Butterfly Metamorphosis Booklet
From egg to flight: Discover and explore the four miraculous stages in a butterfly's life cycle. (Grade K-8)
Sea Scape
Learn all about the Coral Reef ecosystem, and why some of its creatures are endangered. (Grade K-4)
Fraction Fringe
Learn the parts of whole and equivalent fractions through a clever hands-on manipulative, perfect for each student to keep handy for skill-building in math class. (Grade 1-6)
3-D Geometric Shapes
Construct colorful three-dimensional models -- cones, cylinders, and more -- to bring math lessons to life. (Grade 3-5)
Stovepipe Hat Stories
Make your own "Cat in the Hat" shape booklet to showcase a writing assignment. (Grade K-8)
Five-Piece Tangram
Build problem-solving and thinking skills as you make and manipulate a classic Chinese puzzle called a Tangram. (Grade K-5)
Venn Diagram
Classify a variety of objects by creating a Venn Diagram poster to share and display in the classroom. (Grade 6-8)
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