Find math resources for third through eighth grade here (ages 8-14). Topics include multiplication, division, fractions, reading and creating bar charts, computing the mean and distributions. We also include a few refreshers on subtraction and addition.

3/3 = 1 : Converting a fraction when adding and subtracting fractions with a common denominator
 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 problems

Tic-tac-toe game for teaching multiplication
If you teach math, you are well aware of how essential it is that students learn basics such as multiplication and division. Of course math shouldn’t be all about rote memorization but if you believe it is a waste of time for students to memorize 9 x 7 = 63 […]

Teaching multiplication: Lesson Plan

3/3 is a fraction = 1
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 plan

find an equivalent fraction to 2 out of 5 fish
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 fractions

Introducing fractions can be done with anything , like that 2/8 of these snakes are brown
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 Plan

Learn time rate distance problems with grandma
Time-rate-distance problems are word problems that involve the distance an object will travel at a certain average rate for a given period of time. This type of problem drives many students crazy. That’s why we find it so helpful to have multiple examples. Okay, maybe this is a 15-minute lesson, […]

Time-rate-distance problems : 10-minute lesson

Learn division with refrigerator magnets
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 magnets