1 Today's post features another fraction problem contributed by a middle school student. This one teaches equivalent fractions and common denominators. Part 2: Math Problems and Middle School Game Design ProjectMarch 19, 2020 in Fifth Grade / fractions / Math / Sixth Grade tagged equivalent fractions / word problems by AnnMaria De Mars

One way to teach students fractions is to have them write their own problems and give the answer. Next, have them solve and discuss each other's problems. Play the Fish Lake game to get some ideas of fractions problems. Math Problems and Middle School Game Design Project: Part 1March 18, 2020 in Educational Games / Fifth Grade / fractions / Math / Sixth Grade tagged equivalent fractions / student-written problems by AnnMaria De Mars

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)January 19, 2020 in Educational Resources / Fifth Grade / fractions / Sixth Grade tagged Common denominator / equivalent fractions / like denominators by AnnMaria De Mars

You’ll never convince me that multiplication tables are unnecessary If it hasn’t happened after over 30 years of teaching math, it’s probably not going to happen. Yes, we all have calculators on our phones. Before that we had calculators on our watches (anyone remember that?). You know what is faster […] Learning multiplication tables with Spirit LakeJanuary 13, 2020 in Educational Games / Math / Mathematics / multiplication tagged Spirit Lake:The Game by AnnMaria De Mars

African-American mathematicians can be great role models and inspiring stories. Teach those stories in history class. Don't shortchange students on learning math African-American Kids Need MORE than Role Models in MathDecember 10, 2019 in Cultural content / Educational Games / Math by AnnMaria De Mars

Students often struggle with multi-step problems for a lot of reasons. In my experience, the most common one is they stop too soon. For example, in the first lesson below, the student may add up the fractions of the rice gathered by each of the two sisters and stop there. […] Adding and Subtracting fractions with a Common Denominator: Multi-step problemsAugust 31, 2019 in 10 Minute Lesson / Educational Games / Educational Resources / Fifth Grade / Fourth Grade / fractions / Mathematics tagged Common denominator / like denominators / multi-step problems / word problems by AnnMaria De Mars

Is it back to school time already? Yes, it is! Are you ready? No, you are probably not. So, your friends here at 7 Generation Games want to lend a helping hand. To follow up our lesson plans on introducing fractions and teaching equivalent fractions, we want to talk about […] When does a fraction = 1? Another back-to-school lesson planAugust 9, 2019 in 10 Minute Lesson / Educational Resources / Fifth Grade / Fourth Grade / fractions / Math / Mathematics / Teachers tagged converting fractions / fraction = 1 by Daniel Mondaca

Equivalent fractions are different fractions that name the same number. The numerator and the denominator of a fraction must be multiplied by the same nonzero whole number in order to have equivalent fractions. The presentations and videos below provide multiple explanations and examples. Using Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line I really like this PPT […] Math Lesson – Equivalent fractionsAugust 7, 2019 in 10 Minute Lesson / Educational Resources / Fifth Grade / Fourth Grade / fractions / Math / Mathematics / Sixth Grade / Teachers tagged comparing fractions / equivalent fractions by Daniel Mondaca

STANDARD: Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b AAGH! It’s August and almost back to school time. Maybe you are that super-teacher who has everything ready. For the rest of you mere humans, who wish you could have a lesson plan together in just 10 minutes, have […] Introducing Fractions : Lesson PlanAugust 6, 2019 in 10 Minute Lesson / Educational Resources / Fifth Grade / Fourth Grade / fractions / Mathematics tagged examples of fraction problems / introducing fractions by AnnMaria De Mars

Intern Diaries contribution from Irma Barcena I remember in kindergarten, I would give my mother my work and she would hang it on the fridge. It varied from art and colored pictures. As I got older, it became assignments and tests where I did well, and eventually only the As […] From papers on the refrigerator to division magnetsJuly 23, 2019 in Division / division / Educational Games / Educational Resources / Fifth Grade / Fourth Grade / Intern Diaries / Math / Mathematics by Julia De Mars

According to a newsletter from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, on average, students lose 2.6 months of learning in math during the summer break. Isn’t that crazy?! They also note that math learning loss is bigger than reading and cuts across all socioeconomic backgrounds. This summer slide results in […] How to Beat Summer Math SlideJuly 9, 2019 in 7GenGames / Educational Games / Math by Daniel Mondaca

Don’t I Know It’s Summer? Why am I bothering you? Okay, I know, I know. It’s summer and you don’t want to think about lesson planning. Don’t I know that you only get a few weeks off each year and, for God’s sake, you’d like to take a break! Yes, […] Resources for Teaching Problem-Solving StrategiesJuly 2, 2019 in Educational Resources / Fifth Grade / Fourth Grade / Math / Mathematics / problem-solving / Sixth Grade / Teachers by AnnMaria De Mars