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Subtracting Fractions: Best Game for Reinforcing Key Concepts

Subtracting Fractions game that uses cooperative learning. This method is called Teams Games Tournament TGT. It combines competition with cooperation to add up to a fun way to review math fractions.

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Dividing Fractions: For Homeschooling

Fractions - nothing elicits more emotional responses than FRACTIONS! Many students struggle with the operations of fractions, especially Dividing the fractions.  Not only is the division a little involved, but what if there is a mixed number divided by a mixed number.  This, in my opinion, is the most difficult. The game suggested here, gives… Continue reading Dividing Fractions: For Homeschooling

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Chaos Free Math Game: Learn & Have Fun

Why not have fun while learning important math processes? This is the only game that my students ask for, time and time again.  No kidding! Whether it is grade 9 math or the grade 12s.  They will say, "What was that card game we played last year, can we play it again, it helped me… Continue reading Chaos Free Math Game: Learn & Have Fun

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Integers: Teaching Tips and Effective Resources!

As a parent or teacher, have you ever had to explain and re-explain Adding and Subtracting Integers? Why do two negatives make a positive…..here are two methods that are clear for the students to understand. Let’s consider the following two examples. Example 1: 5 – 4 Example 2: 5 – (-4) Conceptualizing Example 1 is fairly straight forward… we can […]

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Multiplying Fractions: A 48 Question Chaos-Free Card Game

Could your students use extra practice in multiplying fractions? Tired of same-old-same-old worksheets?  This 48 question activity is for you.  It is student tested, student approved and has many years of research behind it.  This is a Teams Games Tournament strategy in which 2 students play against 2 other students in a fun, yet organized game.… Continue reading Multiplying Fractions: A 48 Question Chaos-Free Card Game