Educational Resources



Division Problem from 7 GenGames Youtube Play list
If you’ve decided that summer came early and your children are going to spend the next however long this quarantine lasts watching stupid YouTube videos where celebrities stuff pickles up their nose, we won’t judge you. However, if you’d like some education to happen, check out this division play list, with animated videos that explain everything from what is a dividend to long division with remainders. All the videos are from one and a half to around three and a half minutes.

Yes, Your Kids Can Learn Division on YouTube










We'll canoe another 2/5 tomorrow - example from like denominators (common denominator) lesson
To add fractions there are three simple steps: Step 1: Make sure the bottom numbers (the denominators) are the same. Step 2: Add the top numbers (the numerators), put that answer over the denominator. Step 3: Simplify the fraction (if needed) We believe that children learn from multiple examples in multiple situations. I’m sure you, oh […]

Math Lesson – Adding like fractions (with a common denominator)



Spirit Lake has multiplication word problems
In nearly 30 years teaching and consulting on American Indian reservations, I’ve seen a dismaying number of failures to provide a good education. In the movie, Mask, the mother of a boy with a noticeable physical disfigurement is trying to register him for middle school. The principal says,  Perhaps a […]

Failing Native American students: Let me count the ways



It’s the end of the week and that means that it’s time for the Freebie Friday. Today’s freebie is a video on how tobacco is considered sacred by most Native American tribes. The video talks about the way that tribes use tobacco and the reasons behind it. You can view […]

Freebie Friday: Tobacco is Considered Sacred by Most Native American ...