Labeling the Number Line
byNovember 02nd, 2016
Why are fractions on the number line so hard for students to understand, and what can teachers do to help students reason their way through them? In this clip from Beyond Pizzas & Pies, Mr. Seay demonstrates for students how to label the number line after the unit interval has been partitioned into thirds. How does Mr. Seay’s…
Strategies for Adding 5/9 and 8/9
byOctober 12th, 2016
Once students can make sense of fractions, what are the strategies you use to make sense of their computation? In this clip from Beyond Invert & Multiply, Ms. Kretschmar guides a student-to-student discussion. Students often have difficulty articulating the reasoning behind their approach to solving problems.…
Numbers Between Zero and One
byOctober 07th, 2016
Students have many misconceptions about fractions. What strategies can teachers use to encourage students to share their ideas? In this clip from Beyond Pizzas & Pies, Mr. Seay asks his third graders to share what they think about the numbers between zero and one. What do students seem to know about these numbers? …
Number Talk: Dot Cards & Ten Frames
bySeptember 13th, 2016
Numerical reasoning starts from the earliest stages of child development. Stacking blocks, counting objects, and filling containers are examples of beginning ideas of reasoning with numbers. As children transition into kindergarten, it is important to provide opportunities to build a foundation that mathematics is about making sense with numbers and number relationships from the very…
Video Post: Understanding the Relationship Between Numerators and Denominators
byJanuary 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.
Video Post: How Real-life Scenarios Can Teach Fractions
byJanuary 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: Get Students Talking
byDecember 01st, 2015
Math talk is the practice of using conversation and questions to help your students learn to reason mathematically.
Video Post: Math Solutions Coaching for Empowered Instruction
byNovember 20th, 2015
Working with a coach can give you individualized insight into your strengths and empower you to learn even more.
Video Post: Establishing Accountability During Math Talk
byAugust 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
byAugust 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!