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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 with a fraction question so that students may connect abstract and concrete reasoning. Try this class…

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 sharing fun and informative fractions resources all month long here on the blog and on…

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, check out our Storify. Please join us next month, in February, the last Wednesday of…

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.

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.

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.

Fix It: An Activity for Ordering Fractions

by Marilyn Burns, Founder, Math Solutions
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 solve their classmates’ problems, I find that they invest in their learning in a different way, often with…

Fun with Fractions

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 12th, 2016

Introducing Multiplication of Fractions: A Lesson for Fifth and Sixth Graders PDF A Fifth Grade Fraction Lesson PDF Working with Counting Cups: A Lesson for Kindergarteners and First Graders PDF

Video Post: How Real-life Scenarios Can Teach Fractions

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 05th, 2016

Math concepts can often be challenging for students to grasp, which is why at Math Solutions, we provide tips for making your lessons go a little easier. Connecting content to real-life situations is often a huge help for struggling students. Doing so lets kids draw connections between the math they learn in the classroom and…