One half means it’s fair Who doesn’t want life to be fair? Learning fractions? Start with the most basic – dividing a whole into two equal parts. Equal is the key point emphasized here. It’s not enough to be in two parts, you need two equal parts. Fractions are more than pizza I like this…

# Category: Educational Resources

## When is a fraction the same as one?

When first learning fractions, I’ve found most students benefit from lots and lots of examples. It’s fine to teach rules and procedures, which I do, but I also try to show that rule applied in many different contexts. Watch this video for many examples of how N/N = 1 . Whether it is one trip,…

## Math Terms Video

Knowing your math terms is important. Students asked to find the quotient may not get the right answer not because of an inability to divide 28 by 4 but rather because they don’t know what the word ‘quotient’ means. This video goes over the terms for addition, subtraction and multiplication. This is a video can…

## Build A Model: Problem-solving video

There’s more than one way to solve a problem, which is why we have a whole series of videos teaching problem-solving. One problem-solving strategy: build a model A model can be visual, as shown in this video. There’s also nothing wrong with a physical model, say, actually putting a dozen books in a box. After…

## Fractions: Video: Using Number Lines in Fraction Problems

Watch this video to find out how travelers could use a real-life number line and fractions to find their way from one spot to another. How do you know where you are going? If you were going somewhere, you might type the name of the place or address into the computer to get a map.…

## Teachers need a 25-hour day

Welcome to the new educational resources site from 7 Generation Games. I’ve been wanting to do this for the longest time. I know whenever I am teaching a class there never seems to be enough time for anything. I need more time to create lesson plans, more time to make videos or PowerPoints to explain…