Video: Fractions – What’s the Word?

Fractions: What’s the Word? Fraction basics: A fraction is a part of a whole. Watch to learn more about numerators (the top number) and denominators (the number on the bottom). A fraction can be represented as any parts of a whole. Some fractions are more common than others, like 1/2, 1/3, 1/10, etc.

Video: Make it an Easier Problem

Make it an Easier Problem This video explains how to split up a problem into two or more parts to make it an easier problem. It also includes clear steps with explanations so students can solve this problem at their own pace. Scroll down to Problema más Fácil for the Spanish language version. Hazlo un

Video: Problem-Solving – Word Problems and Division

Problem-Solving: Word Problems and Division Write down the numbers and what they represent. This is helpful if you have a lot of numbers and when you have to keep track of several details. A chart organizes data from the word problem.

Video: Red River Cart

Red River Cart This movie is in Forgotten Trail and Making Camp. Red river carts were developed used by the Metis and Ojibwe tribes west of the Red River. Many thanks to Dr. Carol Davis and Debbie Gourneau, both of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (Ojibwe) for the information. Animation and sound done by

Video: The Metric System

The Metric System This video introduces how the metric system works as opposed to the imperial system of measurement. How far did you travel in miles as opposed to kilometers? Game This video is featured in Forgotten Trail, which teaches fractions and multi-step problem solving for grades 5-7.

Better Dirt, Better Lives

Corn and Beans are Two of the Three Sisters MATH STANDARDS Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b. Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the

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

Video: To Solve a Math Problem, 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. Most teachers first teach with a fancy tool we like to call visualizing.

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