## Fractions Operations Word problems

Fractions are an important part of the curriculum of each grade and we spend a lot of time teaching the concept of fractions, their operations, and more. They are used in various aspects of everyday life, from cooking recipes to financial transactions. Word problems with fractions create scenarios of real …

## How can we reduce gender gaps in mathematics education?

Bridging the Gap: Addressing Gender Disparities in Math Education The gender gap in math education has been a topic of concern and discussion for decades. Traditionally, mathematics and related fields have seen a dominance of male students and professionals, leading to an underrepresentation of females. This disparity raises questions not …

## Women in Mathematics: Role Models for Aspiring Girls

Mathematics, often perceived as a male-dominated field, has been significantly shaped by the contributions of countless brilliant women. These trailblazers have overcome barriers and stereotypes, proving that gender does not define one’s ability in math. Highlighting their achievements is not just about recognizing their work; it’s also about inspiring the …

## Tackling the Challenge of Disengagement in Math Education

Mathematics, a subject often perceived as a maze of numbers and formulas, has been facing a significant challenge: student disengagement. This disinterest in math is a growing concern that threatens to widen the gap in STEM education and future career choices. But why are students disengaging from math, and more …

## Targeted Interventions in Math

Targeted interventions in math are specific strategies and actions taken to help students who are struggling with mathematics. These interventions are designed to address the unique needs of each student, focusing on the areas where they’re having the most difficulty. Targeted interventions require a lot of planning by educators and …

## Spiral review in mathematics

Math curriculums today typically use one of two types of teaching methods: spiral or mastery. A spiral approach presents a new concept, provides practice on that concept, and then moves to another skill. Each skill is reviewed and revisited throughout math levels, always adding to prior learning. The Mastery Method is …

## Escape rooms Adventure Fractions Review level 1

I am thrilled to share that I am embarking on a new project: developing an innovative line of math resources called “Escape Room Adventures”! These interactive digital puzzles are designed to engage students and facilitate the revision and practice of specific math concepts. Each adventure is centered around a unique …

## Introducing, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers

Integers and their operations are an important concept in mathematics, typically introduced in the middle or early high school grades. While integers are often used in everyday life, this concept can be challenging for students. The introduction of negative numbers, numbers that are less than zero, is new to students …

## Division Mental Math Strategies

We have already discussed mental math strategies for addition and subtraction as well as mental math strategies for multiplication in previous posts. Today we will talk about division strategies that not only help students solve problems quickly but most importantly they help them gain a conceptual understanding of numbers and …

## Mental Math Strategies – Addition and Subtraction

Using Mental Math strategies means solving a math problem mentally using a conceptual understanding of the numbers. We teach mental math strategies like making 10, splitting, and regrouping in grades 1 and 2, however, I think it is important to teach strategies to older students as well. I noticed that …