## What are Math Visual Models

Using visual models in math helps us understand math. These are mental pictures that explain a concept or an idea. It is a tool to help students connect the concrete to the abstract.  Some examples of using visual models or visual representations are acting out a word problem, placing numbers on a line, or even …

## Multiplication Using Number Lines and Repeated Addition

Multiplication can be represented using number lines or by using repeated addition. These two strategies are just some of the many ways to multiply numbers. They are best used when introducing multiplication to help your students understand the concept of multiplication. This article will show you how to multiply numbers using repeated addition and number …

## Division using number lines and repeated subtraction

Using number lines and repeated subtraction in division will help you visualize and represent the operation. There are other ways to show division. You can use models such as arrays and number lines. You can also use strategies like making equal groups and using repeated subtraction.  This article will focus on helping you divide using …

## Add and subtract fractions with like denominators

Adding and subtracting fractions are two operations that combine or take away part of a given fraction. In this article, we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to add and subtract fractions with like denominators. There are different ways to add and subtract fractions.  Using Models Using Fraction strips Computation USE MODELS TO …

## Math Review Strategies for Test Prep Season

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## Differentiated Instruction in Math

Do you need help to reach all of your students? Are you a new teacher looking to improve your practice? You might want to try differentiated math instruction. These examples and strategies might help you out. What is differentiated math instruction? Differentiation or differentiated math instruction refers to the instructions, techniques, models, and strategies that …

## Scaffolding in Math

“I need help!” That’s a line I repeatedly hear in my classroom. In learning, not everyone is on the same page so there is always a need to support your struggling students. That’s where scaffolding in math comes in.  There is no one way to do scaffolding in math. Its main goal is to provide …

## Teaching Math Vocabulary

Is teaching math vocabulary part of your class? You might think that vocabulary is only learned during English Language Arts (ELA), but math has a ton of vocabulary that it is almost a different language.  Just imagine an English language learner or a learner who has reading disabilities learning math vocabulary. A little bit tricky, …

## Divisibility Rules

Do you also teach divisibility rules? It is a tricky concept to grasp especially the first time it is introduced. Sure, knowing their division facts is pretty easy, but when it comes to dividing big numbers, these rules come in handy. What I love to do with my students is to give them tons of …

## Christmas Math Activities in the Classroom

Are you looking for Christmas math activities that would still help target your curriculum? I’m sure your students are checking out by now. Christmas is just around the corner and I’m sure it’s so easy for them to get off-task. Certainly, you are getting frustrated in the classroom. To help you out, here are some …