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10 Awesome Apps for Teaching Fractions

10 Awesome Apps for Teaching Fractions When it comes to sharing a cookie, kids have no trouble making both parts equal. (Well, when they want to share that is! But that is a separate blog post). They simply divide the … Continue reading

Teaching Math with Pinterest

Teaching Math with Pinterest Pinterest can be a math teacher’s best friend. Teaching math with Pinterest involves learning how to use Pinterest effectively so that you can pin and keep track of all of the cool ideas and resources you … Continue reading

20 Math Boards & Pinners to Follow on Pinterest

20 Math Pinners and Boards to Follow on Pinterest Pinterest has become a teacher’s new best friend. While you can search for nearly any math skill or topic and find a wealth of ideas, you can also get inspiration by … Continue reading

Fun Word Problems for Every Grade Level

Word problems help kids combine their math and reading skills and apply them to new scenarios. They also build critical thinking and problem solving skills because they require kids to figure out what the problem is asking them to do … Continue reading

Teaching Kids to Use a Multiplication Table

Multiplication is one of the basic building blocks of mathematics. Kids who fail to learn their times tables will find other concepts in math, such as division and algebra, extremely difficult. Most kids will quickly learn to use a multiplication … Continue reading

Comparing Numbers: The Alligator Trick

Comparing Numbers: The Alligator Trick Kids learn to count in order, but understanding which number is the biggest or smallest in a pair often proves trickier. Throw in the confusing greater than (>) or less than (<) signs and their … Continue reading

Popular Algebra Games

Algebra involves using math to help solve equations and find the value of variables. For kids to master algebra, they must have the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division down pat. They must also confidently work with fractions, ratios, … Continue reading

How to Make Math Less Intimidating for Children

Mathematical anxiety consumes a significant number of children – and even some adults. For many, math may not cause extreme anxiety, but all of the numbers, symbols, and problems can seem extremely intimidating. When children find math intimidating, they often … Continue reading

The Trick to Simplifying Expressions with Exponents

Exponents. While designed to make expressions easier to read and understand, they often cause more confusion for kids. To make matters worse, when they first learn about exponents, teachers don’t expect kids to actually solve expressions with exponents, they just … Continue reading

Fundamentals of 1st Grade Math

When kids enter 1st grade, they have basic understanding of math, particularly when it comes to addition and subtraction. What they don’t know at the beginning of 1st grade is that their math skills are about to reach a whole … Continue reading