The Great Escape! Multiplication, division, prime numbers (print, Google slides)

With “The Great Escape” the players can practice multiplication facts, recognizing square numbers, and prime numbers. Four levels available. It is a great way to initiate conversations and explain about square numbers, and prime numbers if the students are not familiar with them already. The game is recommended for ages …

Prime Factorization

Prime Factorization is the method of finding which set of prime numbers multiply together to make a number. In a previous post, we talked about factorization, which is a method of finding the factors of a number but not necessarily the prime factors. What is different with prime factorization is that we …

Fractions Card Games

We all know that in order to be able to solve equivalent fractions problems students should understand multiplication and division well and know their multiplication and division facts. However, my experience has shown me that children are successful in understanding these concepts when they have a lot of practice with …

Learning Fractions

What makes fractions challenging for students? I recently came across a few articles about teaching fractions and realized that educators and parents share the opinion that fractions and their operations are one of the most difficult concepts for students to grasp. Learning the various fraction operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparing, simplifying) …

Solving Word Problems- Math talks-Strategies, Ideas and Activities-print and digital

Math word problems are an important aspect of mathematics and that is why they appear in every stage of learning math. They involve a lot more than just solving equations and applying algorithms.  They require good reading comprehension skills, critical thinking, and creativity. They help children realize the connection between …