Today’s Math Minute Video features Oliver Owl. He likes fractions, but he wants to turn all the fractions that he sees into hundredths. Watch this video and then download some printable coloring grids. You can hold your fraction and the grid of 100 up to a window to see what
Operations with scientific notation appears to be a simple topic on the surface, however, students get easily confused when manipulating the exponent in order to make computations. I came up with the acronym “LARS” to help students remember how changing the exponent affects the direction the decimal will move. “LARS”
I love teaching systems of equations, like seriously LOVE it! I always teach it right after the linear equations unit, and it’s the perfect transition from graphing one line, to graphing two. Students catch on right away and think, “this unit is going to be easy!” Then…. we hit
If you like arithmetic drills, here’s a way that you and your child can create a lot of different worksheets. Just create your worksheet in Word and then use Find and Replace to let Word change all the math questions around automatically. I am attaching 2 examples that you can
We recently shared an article on Facebook that was titled Dreading Math Can cause Real Pain. As you’ve probably noticed, we like to share a lot of fun math content. In the spirit of that tradition, we are going to post a series of Fingerpaint Multiplication handouts. Even a very
Please make sure Flash is enabled in your browser. The game should show in-page below. These 5 test questions cover Lesson 2: Patterns, Relationships, and Algebraic Thinking . (Flash is required.) If you would like to review an interactive lesson on “Patterns, Relationships, & Algebraic Thinking,” check out Mathlibs, Lesson 2.
This is the second post in a series I created called “Spicing up the Secondary Classroom.” This post’s focus is Scavenger Hunts! I went to a conference four years ago and listened to a speaker taught about a a similar activity in which students solved problems in loop. I was totally intrigued
Please make sure Flash is enabled in your browser. The game should show in-page below. This fast and fun quiz tests subtraction facts. (Flash is required.) There is also a free 2nd grade addition and subtraction worksheet below. Addition and Subtraction Handout (Grade 2)