# Blog

Read on to discover lessons, articles, videos, and more. We update the blog regularly to provide you with valuable and timely resources, so visit us often!

## 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…

## Video Post: Establishing Accountability During Math Talk

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, August 22nd, 2015

Math talk is the practice of discussing reasoning in class, and it helps students learn to think critically about the subject.

## Video Post: Empower Learning for the Back-to-school Season

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, August 10th, 2015

At Math Solutions, we believe that elevating your instruction, engaging students and empowering learning are all important goals, and we can help you accomplish them!

## Back to school: Elevate instruction, engage students and empower learning

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, August 07th, 2015

The beginning of the school year is just around the corner. At Math Solutions, we have a variety of resources to help you elevate instruction, engage students and empower learning in your classroom!

## Getting Below the Tip of the Iceberg with Assessment

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, August 02nd, 2015

Written by Mary Mitchell, Content Development Manager, Math Solutions When I was still in the classroom I was constantly trying different assessment methods to get to know my students as learners. I would take time to discuss the methods with other teachers and ask about what they were trying, but these encounters were random and…

## 3 Games to Keep Your K-5 Students Engaged

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, June 15th, 2015

Check out the following math games, which are designed to stretch your student’s math-reasoning and critical-thinking skills.

## Feature Article: From Math Solutions “Faster Isn’t Smarter: Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition”, by Cathy L. Seeley (2015). Message 45

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, June 04th, 2015

## Lessons from the Classroom

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, June 04th, 2015

K–2 Lesson: How many fingers?
from About Teaching Mathematics: A K–8 Resource, Fourth Edition, Marilyn Burns

3–5 Lesson: Using the Rods to show how ½, 2/4, and, 4/8
From Beyond Pizzas & Pies: 10 Essential Strategies for Supporting Fraction Sense, Grades 3–5, Second Edition, Julie McNamara and Meghan M. Shaughnessy

3–6 Lesson: Placing ½ on the number line
From Beyond Invert and Multiply: Making Sense of Fraction Computation, Grades 3–6, Julie McNamara