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Visual Models: Your Secret Weapon for Word Problem Comprehension

Visual Models: Your Secret Weapon for Word Problem Comprehension

Tape diagrams, model drawings, visual models, bar, model, unit bar - different names for the same thing: strategies to help with the comprehension of word problems for students.  Sometimes in math, each book or teacher takes a name for a really great idea and...

Place Value: More or Less

Place Value: More or Less

Got place value basics? Great! Now, let’s apply those concepts as we go deeper into place value with the idea of more and less!

Visual Models for Problem Solving in 1st Grade

Visual Models for Problem Solving in 1st Grade

As students enter 1st grade, they continue to work on math comprehension using early structures, like the Kindergarten journal we introduced last week, but now we begin to add visual models to the mix! Let’s recap a child’s...

Solving Word Problems in Kindergarten

Solving Word Problems in Kindergarten

From real objects in the physical world, to quantitative pictures, to story mats and acting out problems, each step in the developmental journey takes our littles closer to confidence in the word problem solving process. Each step is important so that we help them...