Tag: tape diagrams

Fractions are nutria

I’ll bet you are wondering two things: What does the title mean? What the heck is a nutria? Today I did a demonstration with a wonderful 6th grade class. We were comparing and ordering rational numbers. I grabbed this lesson from Open Up Resources. (It is an amazing free curriculum, but you might need to […]

May 10, 2022 #TapeDiagramTuesday

    pic.twitter.com/nNiwzpSOmp — Patrick McHenry (@CHPSK5MathCoach) May 10, 2022   Excuse my errant 3/4 in the middle.. 😂😂😂 I am proud of this effort, this was my first piece of scratch paper. pic.twitter.com/mQIUSjFXF7 — Mr. D (@MrDanielDick) May 10, 2022   pic.twitter.com/BY3wVphzgO — Veronica Enriquez (@VeronicaEnriq19) May 10, 2022  

Keywords do NOT work

For many educators, word problems surface longstanding fears of mathematics and memories of traumatic childhood experiences in math class. As a result, we often see posters on classroom walls attempting to distill strategies for solving word problems into a collection of key words. Perhaps you have seen the thousands of key word posters on the […]