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How do we find the surface area of a 3-dimensional object? What is the surface area of a rectangular prism? In less than 12 minutes, Amy teleports us to the 3-dimensional world of surface area of rectangular prisms! Along with this, she illuminates an incredible tool from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
Out of the corner of my eye, I could see her tiny frame shrinking. She looked down and twirled her pencil in both hands, downcast. I witnessed the residual impact of academic wounding. Two weeks later, I saw her writing happily in her math journal in the corner of my eye. Her face was soft and relaxed. What made the difference? What is academic wounding? What are the four paths to healing?
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.
That moment when your hard work has been undone. You know it. But are there any benefits to untying? Today’s math video on Factoring Polynomials draws from the wellsprings of coding, scaffolding, success-building, and momentum to undo the confusion around polynomials!
How should a country distribute the tax burden? What about the distribution of the sweets, desserts, and yummy goodness around dinner tables? And distribution in mathematics? It’s called the “Distributive Property.” Consider how we distribute in our daily lives:
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.
How often are our children’s hands engaged with math manipulatives? Could the absence or underuse of great math tools be hindering our students? We at Made for math are descendants of Sagacious Multisensory Math Pioneers. One of which is Marilyn Zecher, who says, “when the hands are engaged, so is the attention.” In the spirit of the hands-on learning that connects with our kids, we’ve created a Top-10 list of math tools that we love!
Sequencing you say? “I’m lost. I don’t know the next step to solving this math problem.”“I’m lost. I don’t know how to help my child with math.” It can be disorienting and frustrating when you don't know where to go or what to do next! Who wants...
What happens when an 8th grader performing at the 4th grade level in mathematics meets Made for Math? And then let’s say that same 8th grader moves from homeschool to public school and complicating the transition is this young man being dropped in a math class far above his level? See the power of multisensory math intervention in this 3-minute video by Adrianne Meldrum, founder, and CEO!