When Big Gets Smaller
Upper elementary learners select one of the four phrases stated and write it in each box. Then they choose the best appropriate answer and explain why they chose it for each equation.
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The Roll Out Fractions Game: Comparing Fractions
Reinforce the concept of comparing fractions with a hands-on, two-player game that calls for a visual model, score board, and dice. Players roll dice to acquire their given fraction, create the fraction using fraction tiles, then compare...
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Converting Fractions of a Unit into a Smaller Unit
There is more than one way to answer a question; especially when you have fractions in measurement. Here are three questions with real-world situations in which 5th graders are asked to provide answers in three ways: a larger unit of...
5th Math CCSS: Designed
Reducing Fractions and Cancellation
Discover the importance of prime factorization when working with fractions. Learners see how finding the prime factors aids in the process of simplifying and multiplying fractions. The instructor demonstrates the process of multiplying...
7 mins 3rd - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Recognize When Comparisons are Valid by Reasoning
A big idea for young mathematicians to understand is that, when comparing fractions, they must refer to the same whole amount. The final video in this series clearly demonstrates this concept with multiple examples and a variety of...
6 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Find Area by Breaking Down a Rectangle into Smaller Rectangles
Explore with young mathematicians how large rectangles and be broken into smaller ones when finding area. This process is clearly modeled with visual examples, each with multiple possible solutions. Consider pausing the video and...
4 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed