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: 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.

Problem Solving: Start at the End

Standards Time 15-20 minutes Lesson We’ve provided this lesson as PowerPoints in English and Spanish below, in both PDF and PPT formats. Video Almost always the actual problem or the question you are being asked to answer in a word problem will come at the very end of the word problem. Game Making Camp Premium

Video: Finding the Average

Finding the Average What is the mean? Can you sing the formula for it? So first you are going to add up the numbers you have. The second step is to divide however many numbers there were in the first place. BONUS: Watch it in Spanish – extra bonus, no singing. Scroll down to Encontrando