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Crafting a Vision for Homework

by Deepa Bharath, Professional Learning Consultant
February 27th, 2017

Recently I read Matt Larson’s message on homework and reflected on how much my own stance on homework has evolved in the last decade. Initially, I struggled alone with creating homework, photocopying weekly packets, and spending hours checking and tracking…

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Fraction Number Talks: An Interview with Sherry Parrish & Ann Dominick

by Kristin Gray, Guest Interviewer, Math Minds
February 24th, 2017

We’re thrilled to welcome Kristin Gray, K-5 Math Specialist and author of Math Minds, to the blog today. She recently interviewed Sherry Parrish and Ann Dominick, authors of Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, & Percentages, about their processes and experience as math educators.…

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Halving Squares: A #FractionsFebruary Activity

by Treve Brinkman, Professional Learning Specialist
February 21st, 2017

An important mathematics concept for children to learn is that all halves of the same whole are the same size. If the whole is divided into different sizes, then they are not halves. While halves of the same shape must…

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#FractionsFebruary Activity: Ordering Fractions

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 17th, 2017

When teaching fractions, it’s important to give students the opportunity to compare and order fractions, and practice equivalent and non-equivalent fractions. Try this activity for fourth and fifth-grade students who have already explored fractional parts of halves, fourths, eighths, and sixteenths.…

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How Students Can Use Fractions to Manage Allowance

by Treve Brinkman, Professional Learning Specialist
February 13th, 2017

You can connect fractions with something most students identify with: getting money.

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The Pizza Problem

by Marilyn Burns, Founder, Math Solutions
February 10th, 2017

The Pizza Problem is a great way to apply mathematical information in a real-world context. Challenge your seventh and eighth graders to apply their understanding of area and order of operations with the pricing of pizza. When teaching a unit on…

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Comparing Fractions Using Benchmarks

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 08th, 2017

The benchmark of a 1/2 on a number line is perhaps one of the most important visual tools in building fraction sense. With the aid of either of a number line or pie chart (or both!), we suggest a visual aid…

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Happy Fractions February: Book Giveaway

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 01st, 2017

Fractions are a critical foundation in mathematics, and at Math Solutions, we are dedicated to providing teachers with the tools they need to promote fraction sense in their classrooms. That’s why we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate Fractions February! We’ll be…

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January #MathTalkChat Recap: Fractions, Decimals, & Percentages

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 26th, 2017

Thank you for taking part in our first #MathTalkChat of the new year and discussing fractions in the the classroom! In case you missed out, here’s a quick recap with a few select tweets. To see the full chat transcript,…

Join Math Solutions on Twitter for a live #MathTalkChat!

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 18th, 2017

It’s time to talk fractions! Mark your calendar for a live Twitter #MathTalkChat with @Math_Solutions next Wednesday, January 25th at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

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