# math

## 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

Are you running out of ideas on how to review math this test prep season?

## 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 …

## Area Model Division with and without Remainders

An area model is a powerful visual tool for a better understanding of how division works. In this blog post, you will have a guide on how to use area models to divide with remainders and without remainders. Need to know how to use area models to multiply? Check out this blog post. What are …

## Compare Numbers Using Place Value and Number Lines

To compare numbers, you need to know the relationships between numbers. This blog post will walk you through the various strategies that will help you compare numbers. Let’s jump in! Symbols Used to Compare Numbers First, we have to understand that there are three symbols that we use when comparing numbers. We have greater than, …

## Area Model Multiplication: Guide and Examples

Area model multiplication is a great strategy when learning multi-digit multiplication. They help break down the numbers into easy-to-multiply digits and make multiplying friendly. In this article, you will learn how to use an area model to multiply 2-, 3-, and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. Area Model Multiplication: …