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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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
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
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
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
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
Understand Why the Larger the Denominator, the Smaller the Fractional Parts Using Models and Real World Examples
If you have ever taught third grade, you know one of the toughest concepts to teach is how a large denominator means smaller fractional parts. Real-world examples and models are used to show youngsters what the denominator of a fraction...
3 mins 3rd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Compare and Convert Metric Units of Weight
How big is a gram versus a kilogram? How do you know? Learners tackle this question in the fourth of five videos focused on knowing the relative sizes of measurement units. A review of the term conversion and using a conversion chart is...
6 mins 3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Determine If Given Measurements Will Allow You to Create the Appropriate Shape
The Triangle Inequality Theorem states that the third side of a triangle must be smaller than the sum of the other two sides. The video goes through one example to show a triangle that can be drawn using the given sides.
3 mins 6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed