## 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

## Introducing Division

Standards CCSS Standard:Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. Lesson time 30 minutes  Summary This lesson plan introduces the

## Fraction word problems involving time: Example

Today’s post features another fraction problem contributed by a middle school student. This one teaches equivalent fractions and common denominators.

## Using Visual Models to Compare Fractions

One way to teach students fractions is to have them write their own problems and give the answer. Next, have them solve and discuss each other’s problems. Play the Fish Lake game to get some ideas of fractions problems.

## Two-Digit Multiplication and Estimation

Students learn two-digit multiplication and estimation with the help of two 7 Generation Games videos.

## Subtracting Fractions with Common Denominators

Subtracting fractions with common denominators can be made simple. Just tell your students to follow the two steps below. We’ve also included some powerpoint and PDF files with examples in English and Spanish. If you come to this site often, you know we LOVE examples for teaching math. 3 simple steps to subtracting fractions with

## Making Camp Ojibwe for Second-Grade Social Studies

Making Camp Ojibwe can be used with second-graders. Here’s one lesson plan showing how. Also includes tips for differentiated instruction.

## Teaching Multiplication with our Software

When it comes to teaching multiplication, I believe several things are important, some because they help students learn and others because they make the learning more pleasant. Don’t underestimate the latter. First of all, students are in school for much of their waking hours, other things being equal, why shouldn’t they enjoy their time, or

## Adding and Subtracting fractions with a Common Denominator: Multi-step problems

Students often struggle with multi-step problems for a lot of reasons. In my experience, the most common one is they stop too soon. For example, in the first lesson below, the student may add up the fractions of the rice gathered by each of the two sisters and stop there. However, the question asks, “How

## Student Progress Reports

I love staying up late grading papers – said no teacher, ever! Get student progress reports in seconds I’m serious. You can watch the video below and see how you can register as a teacher and then add all of your students’ usernames in a few minutes. After that, any time you want to see