October: The Corn Month

So When is ‘Corn Month?’ As you know, crops are harvested in the fall, most notably, corn. People from North, Central, and South America ate corn, which they had domesticated about 10,000 years ago. Native American tribes also grew it later on, after corn began finding its way northward, about 4,500 years ago. Corn also

What is a Percent?

This lesson is from our AzTech series. The following featured video is on percentages and it teaches you what a percent is and how to find a percent using multiplication and division with fractions. See our other resources, which includes clip art, vetted links, PowerPoint presentations and many more so that you can supplement the

To Solve a Math Problem (in Spanish or English): Visualize!

One book I highly recommend for anyone who teaches math above the the fourth grade level, all the way up to doctoral students, is Writing to Teach Mathematics and Science. Connolly and Vilardi give a TON of ideas, including drawing out the problem. Students were so engaged with (meaning they didn’t whine and quit watching!) with

Doughnuts and Adding Fractions

Introducing Fish Lake and it’s PowerPoint and PDF titled, “Doughnuts and Adding Fractions.” This lesson uses doughnuts to illustrate adding fractions with like denominators and takes students through the steps of adding mixed number fractions that also have like denominators. You can view and download the “Doughnuts and Adding Fractions” PowerPoint presentation and PDF below:

Internet Field Trip: An Overview on Teaching Fractions

Here’s a good Internet Field Trip. We’re drawing closer to Spring. But what exactly does that mean? So, the first day of winter in a given year was Dec. 21st. The first day of spring in a relative year is March 20th. Here’s your winter breakdown: 10 days in December 31 days in January 24

Awesome Resources for Teachers: Ojibwe (Chippewa)

Since we’ve already told you about some awesome resources when it comes to the Dakota (Sioux) people we figured we’d let you know about some awesome Ojibwe (Chippewa) resources also! The Ojibwe are featured in our games Fish Lake, Making Camp and Forgotten Trail so the culture is a big part of 7 Generation Games. The great thing