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When teaching math, there is the language of the student, the teacher, and THEN the language of mathematics. As we worked on this word study, we grappled with which definition to use as the math definition does not match that of the word study. As we dug into various definitions of a fraction using teacher and mathematics language, we were reminded of how ambiguous teaching fractions can be!
We tried picking a student-friendly definition of breaking a whole into equal parts but that doesn’t hold in math through many situations. By framing it as equal parts we leave out that sometimes they are NOT equal.
We don’t have to break a pizza into equal parts! One side can be fourths and the other sixths — and that’s okay. 😉
Have you ever found it challenging to find common ground? Yet, who appears to be different, at first glance, may have some underlying commonality! In today’s 9-minute math lesson, we clearly explain the importance of common denominators and common ground as we add fractions! This video is teeming with concise, palatable, and usable math language.
Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? If so, can the idea of being a copycat help our students simplify fractions? Watch this 10-minute video to learn about the contagability of yawns and the power of mimicry in mathematics!
Fear factor, X-Factor, Relational factors, and the Greatest Factor of all time. We all share this in common, we need help along the journey, that factors into our decisions! Watch today’s 11-minute multisensory lesson on Greatest Common Factors.
Order in the court! Don’t put the cart before the horse! Sequence matters! Especially with Ratios! 1:2 does not mean the same as 2:1! Order, order, order! Now for some profound existential questions: What if math learning could be fun again and maybe even discover that our kids were Made For Math? The short answer is: Yes and Yes!
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Our kids are capable of understanding percents. Their differences are strengths and not deficits. Regardless of the election results, this is sure, our students are MADE FOR MATH. VOTE YES for online, fun, hands-on instruction. Download today’s freebie, click “play” on the math lesson!
Politics, Pandemics, and Neopolitan ice cream. Could they give us a launching pad to multiplying fractions?
Kids journey from math madness to math majors: Divide by fractions and two things every parent can do right now.
Learn how to solve proportions the fun way! Calculations enhance our ability to party…exponentially. So let’s quintuple that hot cake recipe!