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Dividing Fractions for Understanding

Dividing Fractions for Understanding
Student understanding of dividing with fractions is usually regulated to something to the effect of, "You need to flip the fraction and you need to multiply." As a teacher, I am usually excited if students can even recall that information.…
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Teach for Understanding

Teach for Understanding
Check out this quick video on teaching concepts through concrete and pictorial models to increase understanding.
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Dividing Using the Area Model in Context of Problem Solving

Dividing Using the Area Model in Context of Problem Solving
143 students will be attending the school music concert. Each row will seat 13 students. How many rows will be needed for all of the students to have a seat? Long division. Ugh. When was the last time you used…
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Arrays – Top 5 things to know about using arrays to model multiplication & division

Arrays – Top 5 things to know about using arrays to model multiplication & division
Top 5 Things to know about using arrays to model multiplication & division: 1. An array is an arrangement of things organized into equal rows and equal columns, which creates a rectangular shape. The rows represent the number of groups…
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Understanding Division

Understanding Division
What is division? Division is when you know the total amount, and either the number of groups or the size of the equal groups are unknown. Students are expected to understand this process looking at the actions in a story…
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Math Journaling Top 10

Math Journaling Top 10
Math journaling can be an essential strategy for students applying their understanding of concepts with written proof and informal assessment for teacher’s to guide the learning. Here are the Top 10 things to consider when preparing to establish the use…
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