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.

Adding Fractions using Doughnuts

STANDARDS CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3.CAdd and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction. LESSON TIME 20-30 minutes SUMMARY This lesson for Grades 4-5 uses doughnuts to

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

Video: Math Terms

It’s Friday and here’s your educational resource of the week from 7 Generation Games. Sometimes, students just don’t know what you are asking Check out this great video called, “What’s The Word” that teaches addition, subtraction, and multiplication terms. We all know that we’re going to need math in the future, so knowing the right

Finding the perimeter and physical education

I was tempted to call this lesson plan “Find the perimeter and leave me in peace” because I was asked if I had any lessons students could do on their own. By this point, many parents are getting tired of interrupting their own work every 5 minutes to help their children with math problems. Finding

Educational Activities You Can Do at Home, Pt. 2

With schools being closed you might have noticed that many companies are offering their products and services for free during this quarantine. So here’s part 2 of a selection of the educational products and activities you can “plug & play” to continue learning from home. If you missed part 1, click here. Code.org: Learn to

Educational Activities at Home

During the last month, many companies have offered free access to their platforms and provided thousands of activities to do while staying home due to COVID-19. While these companies are all doing their best to help, the number of resources and activities listed can be overwhelming or just not a fit for you. Not everyone

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: Perimeter of a Polygon

How to Find the Perimeter of a Polygon Learn how to find the perimeter using multiplication and addition and how to identify polygons. Examples including finding the perimeter for a rectangle, triangle, and a square. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FEzTscZZ6s