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# Audience – Upper Elementary (3-5) Posts

## Teaching Ratio Word Problems in Middle School starts in Elementary School!

As students move into middle school, they’ll need those word problem skills you’re teaching them right now in elementary school! This is a theme for me this week as I’ve been helping my son, Connor (now in 6th grade), with his math. I watched him on his journey...

## Slow to Go Fast: Multiplication Progression

It's about that time of the year… If you are a 3rd grade teacher, you’ve probably been reviewing addition and subtraction from 2nd grade and working on concepts of place value, and now it’s time to help kids understand their multiplication facts and patterns! If...

## Visual Models: Demystifying Additive and Multiplicative Comparison Problems

Your students are all part-whole problem pros??  Must be time to enter the world of comparison problems using visual models! Some teachers are confused by additive and multiplicative comparison problems, thinking of them as just part-whole multi-step problems....

## Going Deeper with Visual Models: Part-Whole Multiplication/Division

Have you tried visual models yet? Ready for more? Let’s bring in the rest of the Part-Whole family of word problems in today’s blog! Watch this first! Prerequisite: If you haven’t watched our Visual Model Basics video yet, stop - right now! - and go watch it! It will...