Month: July 2017

Adding Mixed Numbers Unlike Denominators – with Video Tutorials that Make Sense

Adding Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators Adding mixed numbers, like 2 & 3/4 + 3 & 5/6 can be very confusing.  Unless children are taught to illustrate the addition of the fractions, they often never fully understand what is happening with the fractions.  This leaves children with a limited understanding, which can be frustrating and …

Subtracting Fractions Different Denominators – With Video Tutorials That Make Sense

As I have mentioned in prior posts, fractions are a difficult concept for children to understand.  In this fifth Video-Post, I will demonstrate how to subtract fractions with different or uncommon denominators.  I encourage you to take the time to do all the activities with your child before moving on to more advance Video-Posts.  Each …

Adding Fractions Different Denominators – with Video Tutorials That Make Sense

Fractions are hard enough for children to understand when they have the same denominators.  When they have unlike denominators, kids get real confused real fast. When children are only taught the algorithm, they become lost.  In order to form a deeper understanding of fractions, children need to illustrate what is happening with these parts of …

Construction Sets for Boys – Is this a STEM Building Sets the right toy for your child?

62 Piece Magformers Standard Set Price: From$14.99 to $141.50 Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com My Rating: 9.8 out of 10 Why are Megformers such a great toy? Magformers are a STEM toy similar to the Quibits Mega Building Set.  STEM toys develop understanding in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, which is the current push in education …

3-Steps to Subtracting Fractions with like Denominators!

Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators Subtracting fractions, like 8/9 – 4/9 can be very confusing.  Unless children are taught to illustrate the subtraction of the fractions, they often never fully understand what is happening with the fractions.  This leaves children with a limited understanding, which can be frustrating and confusing as they enter higher levels …

Best Science Kit for Kids – Is a STEM Building Set the right toy for your child?

84 Piece Qubits Mega Building Sets  Price: $59.59 Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com My Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Made in America  Why is the Qubits Mega Building Sets such a great toy? The Qubits Mega Building Sets is a STEM toy.  It develops understanding in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, which is the current …

3- Steps to Adding Fractions with Like Denominators!

Adding Fractions with Like Denominators Adding fractions, like 4/7 + 3/7 can be very confusing.  Unless children are taught to illustrate the addition of the fractions, they often never fully understand what is happening with the fractions.  This leaves children with a limited understanding, which can be frustrating and confusing as they enter higher levels …