## How to find common denominators in fractions?

Are you finding it difficult to find common denominators in fractions? Writing fractions with common denominators are necessary when comparing, adding, and subtracting fractions. There are two ways to find common denominators. One is by using least common multiples and another one is by using multiplication.  How do you find common denominators using least common …

## Comparing Fractions

Comparing fractions can be tricky, but using models and strategies will help students understand the concept a lot easier. First, let’s review what a fraction is. A fraction represents part of a whole. It shows two numbers separated by a horizontal bar. The number on top called the numerator represents the number of pieces or …

## Arrays and Equal Groups in Division

Do your students need help understanding division? Arrays and equal groups are two visual models that can be used to help students understand division. Arrays An array is a visual representation of a multiplication problem but it can also be used to show a division problem. Just look at the example below.   Jackson has 12 …

## Teach Multiplication Effectively

Are your students struggling to learn their multiplication facts? Perhaps you need to take a step back and put down the multiplication table. Children learn better when they are engaged. Below are some tips you can use to teach multiplication effectively.  Tip #1: Make multiplication meaningful Oftentimes you see students struggling to learn their multiplication …

Addition with regrouping using the standard algorithm is one of the common core skills required for primary or elementary students. Doing column addition gets tricky when students are asked to regroup or ‘carry’ a number to the next column. This gets really confusing for students especially when they lack place value understanding.  Here are two …

## Pangngalang Pambalana: Tahas at Basal

Nouns can be concrete (tahas) or abstract (basal). This depends on whether you can touch them, see them, feel them, hear them, or smell them. Other types of nouns can be learned, understood, believed, thought of, felt emotionally, or remembered.  In Filipino, we call these two other concepts of nouns as tahas (concrete)  or basal …

## Understanding Multiplication: Equal Groups

Learning multiplication is not as easy as just memorizing the facts. That may help later on, but without understanding the concept of multiplication, it’s really nothing. Start teaching multiplication using equal groups to have a concrete introduction to multiplication. One of the best things to do is to relate multiplication with things  that they already know. …

## Ano ang lambing?

Filipino Book Feature: Ang Mga Lambing ni Lolo Ding Ano ang lambing? In English, it is translated as tenderness, but it goes deeper than that in Filipino. Lambing simply can not be translated simply as tenderness. You’ll see its simplicity yet immeasurable acts in this Filipino book. In this Adarna House book,  Ang Mga Lambing ni …

## Do you need help rounding numbers?

Rounding numbers is probably one of the most confusing topics. The way the rules are presented are so abstract that students just can’t grasp what it really is and how it is significant.  What is rounding? Rounding a number means that you have an approximate amount closer to the number given. It is not exactly …

## Pagpapantig (Syllabication)

When reading, knowing how to syllabicate words is key. This helps a lot in breaking down the word into smaller parts. Filipino words have rules in syllabication.  Ano ang pantig? Ang pantig ay ang pagbuka ng bibig o saltik ng dila na gumagawa ng tunog upang bigkasin ang salita. Upang magkaroon ng tunog ang isang …