Introducing Division

STANDARD : Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. This division play list, with animated videos explains everything from…

Teaching 2-digit multiplication and estimation

STANDARDS TAUGHT Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. Required Supplies or Devices Computer and projector, smartboard or other…

Your Favorite Project – ELA Lesson Plan

STANDARD: Production and Distribution of Writing: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.4Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. GRADES: Six through eight History and English language arts practically go hand in hand. In the study of history, students are required to read about about the past, make sense…

Subtracting fractions with common denominators

Subtracting fractions with common denominators can be made simple. Just tell your students to follow the two steps below. We’ve also included some powerpoint and PDF files with examples in English and Spanish. If you come to this site often, you know we LOVE examples for teaching math. 3 simple steps to subtracting fractions with…

Teaching Multiplication with our Software

When it comes to teaching multiplication, I believe several things are important, some because they help students learn and others because they make the learning more pleasant. Don’t underestimate the latter. First of all, students are in school for much of their waking hours, other things being equal, why shouldn’t they enjoy their time, or…

Adding and Subtracting fractions with a Common Denominator: Multi-step problems

 Students often struggle with multi-step problems for a lot of reasons. In my experience, the most common one is they stop too soon. For example, in the first lesson below, the student may add up the fractions of the rice gathered by each of the two sisters and stop there. However, the question asks, “How…