# Playing with Percents

When students first learn percents it’s difficult for them to understand the concept. Using mental math is a great way to get them used to the idea of what percents are all about before they […]

When students first learn percents it’s difficult for them to understand the concept. Using mental math is a great way to get them used to the idea of what percents are all about before they […]

Online math games can play a useful role in helping kids learn, but they aren’t the only game in town and they shouldn’t be used to the exclusion of older methods, such as card games, […]

When students first start learning equation solving, you want them to get a feeling for how to balance equations by using opposite operations. For example, in one-step equations if the original operation is addition, you’ll […]

Part 1 Get some simple toys or plastic objects and create some post-it price tags for them. For example, for the toy giraffe you could write the label as (g) = $.50 and for the […]

Multiplication Illustrated in 4 Ways: Comment below and share how you like teaching (illustrating, modeling…) multiplication with your students. Bronwyn Stewart – “We use a ‘Thinkboard’ similar to the one in the post. I teach […]

Solving quadratic equations is difficult for students but before they even start they must understand the underpinnings of factoring. A graphic organizer can help them to try different factor pairs and keep their work clear […]

I asked over on my Facebook page (Here, Here & again Here) if anyone would try this method with their students, and the responses were very interesting. I’ve included some of the comments below. I […]

After students have been solving equations in algebra for a while, they may get lulled into thinking that all equations have a single solution. Of course, this is not the case. Begin this activity by […]

Madeline Hunter’s 8-Step Lesson Plan Format Over the past twenty years, teachers have been following the teachings of Dr. Madeline Hunter based on her belief that in order to be effective a teacher must plan […]

I asked on my Facebook page what people thought of this article “Memorizers are the lowest achievers and other Common Core math surprises”. Here are some of the comments so far: Deborah Shalibo Skroch Certain […]