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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...

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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...

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Working with Fractions: Subtracting Fractions

Working with Fractions: Subtracting Fractions

Last, but not least, we’re closing out our Working with Fractions series with subtracting fractions with Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) means.  When it comes to subtracting fractions, this operation is very similar to adding fractions in how students understand...

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Working with Fractions: Dividing Fractions

Working with Fractions: Dividing Fractions

For most of us dividing fraction is one of those things where we got the right answer in math, but we don’t really remember why. Most of us memorized a procedure with a concept we don't understand: “don’t ask why, just invert and multiply.” Maybe it’s time to ask...

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