Posts tagged as: fractions

Beyond Pizzas & Pies: Interview with Julie McNamara

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 28th, 2017

Today we’re thrilled to welcome Tara from The Elementary Math Maniac to the blog to share the second part of her interview with Julie McNamara, author of Beyond Pizzas & Pies and Beyond Invert & Multiply. You can read the…

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Halving Squares: A #FractionsFebruary Activity

by Cara Martin, 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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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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#NumberTalksChat 10/26 Recap

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, October 27th, 2016

Last night we held our third #NumberTalksChat on Twitter, with a lively discussion on implementing fraction number talks in the classroom. We were joined by Sherry Parrish and Ann Dominick, co-authors of the upcoming Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages.…

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Post from Marilyn’s Blog: Math at the Deli

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, April 29th, 2016

My friend Ann sent me an email about her unsettling experience at the supermarket deli counter. Ann has never felt particularly confident with her math ability, and I was pleased (and amused) that she asserted herself in this situation. Also, Ann’s comment to me about the work we face as math teachers rang true.

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Translating Knowledge of Fractions into Percentages

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, March 16th, 2016

Fractions and percentages have a lot in common. Both express ratios, just in a different way.

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Video Post: Bridging the Gap Between Fractions and Decimal Notation

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, March 09th, 2016

Decimal notation is formatted based on the power of tens, which actually makes transitioning from decimals to fractions somewhat simple.

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Video Post: Understanding the Relationship Between Numerators and Denominators

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 27th, 2016

Making the leap from whole numbers to fractions can be challenging for students. Understanding the relationship between numerators and denominators is crucial to fractions success.

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Fix It: An Activity for Ordering Fractions

by Marilyn Burns, January 20th, 2016

This post was originally published on Marilyn Burns’ Math Blog. Involving students as creators of problems for others to solve provides an experience for them that’s different from the teacher always being the source of problems. Also, when students have opportunities to…

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