## Video: Visualizing the Exact Fish Problem

Standards Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.3Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a รท b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Visualizing the…

## Video: Problem-Solving

Do you remembering first learning addition and subtraction? Did the teacher just give you numbers and sit you at a desk? If they did, I am so sorry. Most teachers first teach with a fancy tool we like to call visualizing. Did you ever use little bears to count, coins, or any small items to help…

## Video: 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,…

## Video: Build A Model

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

This is a great 10-minute lesson. Watch this Standards-aligned video on how to use a number line in fraction problems.