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Multisensory Math

The Multisensory way to add fractions in less than 9 minutes

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 todayâ€™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.

Itâ€™s good to be undone: factoring polynomials in 3 easy steps

That moment when your hard work has been undone. You know it. But are there any benefits to untying? Todayâ€™s math video on Factoring Polynomials draws from the wellsprings of coding, scaffolding, success-building, and momentum to undo the confusion around polynomials!

Distributive property benefits anybody engaged with algebraic expressions

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:

Mathematical Mimicry: How to simplify fractions with a copycat one

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!

The Greatest FACTOR of all time! 11-minute intro to Greatest Common Factors

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 todayâ€™s 11-minute multisensory lesson on Greatest Common Factors.

How to be manipulative: 10 TOOLS (math manipulatives) every math student needs

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!

3 minutes and 3 big ideas: Sequencing tips that helps every student with Dyslexia

Sequencing you say? â€śIâ€™m lost. I donâ€™t know the next step to solving this math problem.â€ťâ€śIâ€™m lost. I donâ€™t know how to help my child with math.â€ť       It can be disorienting and frustrating when you don't know where to go or what to do next! Who wants...

The POWER of multisensory math intervention in only 3 minutes!

What happens when an 8th grader performing at the 4th grade level in mathematics meets Made for Math? And then letâ€™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!

One BIG strategy for helping students with spatial awareness + 2 examples!

Do your students mix up + and -? When they see â€śx,â€ť do they divide? What about large or sloppy numbers that spill over into other math problems? We are in the realm of visual processing here! In this 3-minute video, we give you ONE incredible tip with two illustrations. This will help EVERY child with dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia! The tool featured in the video is one of our favorites, Bitpaper. Itâ€™s a collaborative whiteboard. This BIG strategy is actually easy and straightforward!

3 Strategies that will benefit every dyslexic student with directionality

Which direction do we go? Who has ever been lost? Trying to navigate a foreign city? In math class, our students can be no different. Many of our children wrestle with directionality. Our kids donâ€™t have to be bewildered. In this 5-minute video by Adrianne Meldrum, CEO of Made For Math, you will find samples of other â€śdirectionality gearâ€ť that equips students!