## Using Models vs. Drawing Pictures

Recently, there has been a lot of pushback from parents and students alike about the use of models in the math classroom. I believe that much of this stems from a misconception that a model must be in the form of a picture or diagram. There are times when a model is in the form […]

## Fraction Games!

Fractions are a very important skill in mathematics. Unfortunately, many kids have a lot of difficulty with the concept. No worries, just check out The Monster’s Share from Matific to help your students to master fractions easily. If you don’t have a computer in class, you can create this fraction hopscotch from Resourceaholic and give […]

## Using Models to Teach Fraction Understanding: 5 Essential Components

Introduce multiple models for the same fraction. For example, the money model is commonly used for ¼ because of student’s familiarity with the coin and the fact that four quarters make a dollar. However, the clock model is also a good model for ¼ since we often refer to “quarter after 5”, or “quarter to […]

## Mastering Fractions With Visualization

Fractions can be a scary subject for kids. It is much easier for students to understand the concepts visually. Matific has a game to help students visualize fractions using delicious pizza.   If you don’t have a computer in class, All Free Kids Crafts came up with a fun and delicious game, the Cookie Fraction […]