Tag Archives: fractions

Christmas Ornament Craft with Fractions!

Christmas Ornament Craft with Fractions!

Describe the fractions happening in your Christmas tree. FREE Download to print, color, label and hang!More

Making Sausage with Math

Making Sausage with Math

There’s math everywhere. Including processing a deer and making sausage!More

Adding Fractions – Then & Now

Adding Fractions – Then & Now

Check out this photo of two books explaining the addition of fractions – one from 1880 and one from 2009.More

Student Star: Ellie Makes Fractions and Decimals Easy!

Student Star: Ellie Makes Fractions and Decimals Easy!

In the first episode of “Ellie Makes Math Easy,” Ellie demonstrates her discovery of how fractions and decimals are kind of the same thing!More

Free Activity Packet – How Your Kids Can Ponder Numbers

Free Activity Packet – How Your Kids Can Ponder Numbers

Get this FREE ePacket to help your kids think about how numbers, arithmetic and fractions all got invented!More

Adding Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

Adding Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

Christine asked me via twitter for some resources for Cuisenaire rods and teaching fractions. Of course I can’t pass the opportunity up to do some fun things with my rods!More

“Let’s NOT divide the pizza equally” – A Hard Lesson in Fractions

“Let’s NOT divide the pizza equally” – A Hard Lesson in Fractions

This is one of my favorite (and first) math “tutoring” stories. It has a great ending, for me. The biggest fraction of the pizza came my way!More

The Order of Operations Explained: Multiplication and Division

The Order of Operations Explained: Multiplication and Division

Last week’s article on the order of operations included a quick mention that division is the same as multiplication – but different. Now’s the time to explain that a bit.More

Why It’s Okay to Add Denominators when Adding Fractions

Why It’s Okay to Add Denominators when Adding Fractions

So you think you HAVE to find a common denominator when adding fractions? Well, not really. Especially if you want to inspire kids to really think like a mathematician and do some inventing!More

6 Confusing Terms in Mathematics

Here’s how to understand and explain some of the top confusing terms in mathematics – pain free.More