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Math in the Kitchen: Feeding our Pets With Fractions

by Wendy Yensen, Project Manager
May 25th, 2020

Wendy Yensen helps us practice fractions in the kitchen as she prepares food for her pets. Bonus: we get to see her furry friends! One of the best ways to build confidence with fractions is to take them into the kitchen! I do this every time I feed my pets, measuring out portions of food…



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Math Focus Problem: How Many Feet in Your House?

by Lisa Rogers, Director of Professional Learning
May 18th, 2020

How many feet are you in your house? Lisa Rogers explores this math focus problem that is easy to do with the family at home! Young learners love real-world, tangible applications of mathematics, and what could be more real-world than counting the many feet at home right now? How many human feet are in your…



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New Normal: Engaging in Error Analysis

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 11th, 2020

Hollie Hartford gives tips for math teachers engaging in remote learning while keeping the 5 pillars of mathematics in mind. Try error analysis with your students! One of our priorities as math educators during this difficult period of remote learning is to uphold the 5 Pillars of Mathematics. We want to encourage reasoning to make…



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Math Games: Dice Trick

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 04th, 2020

Have dice in your house and want to try out a fun math game? Stephanie Fitzpatrick models a fun dice trick you can use to sharpen your math skills and impress your friends and family! In the video below, I show you a fun and clever dice trick that is perfect for young learners. It…



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Math Focus Problem: Fractions with M&M’s

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, April 27th, 2020

Stephanie Elizondo shows you how to use M&M’s to explore fractions in this week’s featured math focus problem! What could be better than combining a math focus problem with a delicious treat? I picked up a handful of M&M’s One-third of them were red. What might a drawing of the M&M’s look like? Check out…



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Notice & Wonder: Symmetry in the World

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, April 20th, 2020

LaToya Major takes us with her on a notice/wonder walk around her neighborhood to observe symmetry in the world around us. One of the activities we can do with few materials and our imagination is taking a walk outside and noticing the math in the world around us. I recently took a walk and focused…



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Math Scavenger Hunt: Organizing Data

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, April 13th, 2020

Chrissy Ramsey and her son Colton share how they counted objects on their walk and represented the data using tally marks in a tally chart. Many people in communities across the country are posting objects in their windows so those out doing socially distanced walks can find the objects on scavenger hunts. My son Colton…



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Exploring Fractions: Using Knowledge of 1/2 to find 1/6s

by Lisa Bush, Senior Director, Professional Development
February 05th, 2020

In this clip from Beyond Pizzas & Pies, students describe how they found the rods that are 1/6 of the unit interval. What important fraction concept does Marcela’s reasoning support?



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Thinking, Reasoning and Making Sense of Mathematics

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, April 04th, 2019

Join Marilyn Burns, Founder of Math Solutions and Patty Clark, Sr. Director of Content Development, Math Solutions as they celebrate the past 35 years of Math Solutions. Listen as Marilyn speaks about helping kids think, reason and make sense in math. “Structure the teaching so no kid feels deficient, not appreciated…”. I want it to…



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Math Workshop: The Power of Learning Stations

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 30th, 2018

“We need to ensure that every single minute is being used with kids engaged in mathematics.” How can learning stations transform math instruction? Author Jennifer Lempp shares the power of math workshop learning stations in the math class in this video from her book, Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection,…



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