The Math Learning Center is committed to offering free tools, materials, and other programs in support of our mission to inspire and enable individuals to discover and develop their mathematical confidence and ability.
We’re proud to announce the release of our newest free math app, Fractions for iPad, Web and Chrome! With this app, students can use a bar or circle to represent, compare, and perform operations with fractions with denominators from 1 to 100. They can choose the fraction model and number of equal parts or use a color to select specific parts to show a fraction of the whole.
I remember this frustration in my grade school math classes. I wanted to explore the problem, have time to think about it, and make sense of it before I was told how to solve it. In fact, I still find myself preferring to learn anything new by first having some time to reconnoiter it myself.
With a quick Google search, you have access to a wealth of tools and resources for your classroom. Organizing these resources, not to mention effectively putting them to use, can be overwhelming for even the most experienced educator.
What makes a teacher great? After years of work in classrooms around the country, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey believe they have a framework that defines the five elements of good teaching practice. In FIT Teaching, educators:
The third graders in Linda Friesen’s class at Gervais (Oregon) Elementary School learned an unexpected lesson during a recent session on area. Although Linda pulled name sticks for random teams, she ended up with one group made up of students who usually excel and another of students who often struggle.