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

Introducing fractions with 2 out of 8 snakes are brown

Introducing Fractions

STANDARD: Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b. Before you jump into teaching how to add, subtract, multiply or divide fractions, it’s best to take some time to be sure your students understand what a fraction is. Today’s lesson starts with four videos that explain what exactly IS a fraction. Would you

Visualizing the Exact Fish Problem

Here’s an example to practice visualization of a math problem. This problem solving technique will help you understand any math problem in an easy way. Like the video? You’ll love the game. Get Fish Lake here. In Fish Lake, players practice with fractions while learning math problem-solving strategies. They’ll also be introduced to Native American