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Grab all of the resources: http://mathisvisual.com/mean

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I was taught that you find the mean or average of a dataset by adding up all of the values and dividing by the number of values. While that procedure will always work, do we actually understand conceptually what it is we are doing? Let's visualize the mean of a dataset by using square tiles to "redistribute" the extra tiles in the larger groups to the groups with less tiles. We then find the mean or average.

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I was taught that you find the mean or average of a dataset by adding up all of the values and dividing by the number of values. While that procedure will always work, do we actually understand conceptually what it is we are doing? Let's visualize the mean of a dataset by using square tiles to "redistribute" the extra tiles in the larger groups to the groups with less tiles. We then find the mean or average.

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Access Full Resources: https://tapintoteenminds.com/3act-math/girl-guide-cookies

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In this 3 act math task, we are briefly shown a large bulk package of Girl Guide Cookie boxes.

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In this 3 act math task, we are briefly shown a large bulk package of Girl Guide Cookie boxes.

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Read the whole post and grab the resources: http://mathisvisual.com/halving-doubling/

Number Talks have become commonplace in many elementary math classrooms across North America to help students build their number sense and overall number fluency. This is amazing news! However, the reality is that while using number talks in the classroom can be helpful, I have witnessed on a number of occasions where students learn to apply strategies without fully understanding why they work.

In this particular series of visual prompts, I'm attempting to build in a Jo Boaler-style visual number talk for multiplication to unpack, through investigation, the halving and doubling strategy. This is a great way to lower the floor on this task and ensure that all students in your classroom have an entry point.

Keep an eye out for number properties as we will be unpacking those near the end. The silent solution video is much longer than usual because I attempt to fully unpack how the halving and doubling strategy works using number properties.

Let's dive in!

Number Talks have become commonplace in many elementary math classrooms across North America to help students build their number sense and overall number fluency. This is amazing news! However, the reality is that while using number talks in the classroom can be helpful, I have witnessed on a number of occasions where students learn to apply strategies without fully understanding why they work.

In this particular series of visual prompts, I'm attempting to build in a Jo Boaler-style visual number talk for multiplication to unpack, through investigation, the halving and doubling strategy. This is a great way to lower the floor on this task and ensure that all students in your classroom have an entry point.

Keep an eye out for number properties as we will be unpacking those near the end. The silent solution video is much longer than usual because I attempt to fully unpack how the halving and doubling strategy works using number properties.

Let's dive in!

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Register to participate in our online workshop to empower YOU to create resilient problem solvers in your math class. Learn more here: http://makemathmoments.com/onlineworkshop

In six modules, you’ll learn how to build new and adjust your current lessons that engage students, build a deeper understanding of the math, and promote resilience in problem solving.

Get ready to learn and apply our proven 3-Part Make Math Moments That Matter Framework for building easy to plan and fun to deliver lessons that kids will not only love, but also learn from regardless of their level of readiness.

We have had years of experience teaching engaging lessons to learn what works in classrooms and what doesn’t. This online workshop will not only show you the techniques that you can use to maximize student engagement, sense-making and the development of determination, but we’ll also give you the resources to make it happen!

If you are going to take a professional development workshop to extend your mathematics content knowledge and sharpen your pedagogical skills, you deserve one where you’ll get a coach to guide you every step of the way.

Are you ready to deliver engaging and accessible lessons that will spark student curiosity and promote the retention of mathematical understanding for years to come?

If you said “YES,” then REGISTER TODAY!

In six modules, you’ll learn how to build new and adjust your current lessons that engage students, build a deeper understanding of the math, and promote resilience in problem solving.

Get ready to learn and apply our proven 3-Part Make Math Moments That Matter Framework for building easy to plan and fun to deliver lessons that kids will not only love, but also learn from regardless of their level of readiness.

We have had years of experience teaching engaging lessons to learn what works in classrooms and what doesn’t. This online workshop will not only show you the techniques that you can use to maximize student engagement, sense-making and the development of determination, but we’ll also give you the resources to make it happen!

If you are going to take a professional development workshop to extend your mathematics content knowledge and sharpen your pedagogical skills, you deserve one where you’ll get a coach to guide you every step of the way.

Are you ready to deliver engaging and accessible lessons that will spark student curiosity and promote the retention of mathematical understanding for years to come?

If you said “YES,” then REGISTER TODAY!

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What if students remembered lessons you did 5 years later? What if students remembered how to be resilient when problem solving? What if they remembered a lesson on rates of change and slope 5 years later and they smiled!? What if they remembered that visual representation of fractions when they get to high school?

What if we could reach ALL students in our math classes especially when there are students who have skill sets grade levels apart! What if memories YOUR students had from math class years in the future were positive instead of the negative memories most of us have??

These things are possible...it’s not luck. Join Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr as we begin our 4-part video series to create math moments that matter.

Watch Here: http://makemathmoments.com/lesson1

What if we could reach ALL students in our math classes especially when there are students who have skill sets grade levels apart! What if memories YOUR students had from math class years in the future were positive instead of the negative memories most of us have??

These things are possible...it’s not luck. Join Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr as we begin our 4-part video series to create math moments that matter.

Watch Here: http://makemathmoments.com/lesson1

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Early Addition and Subtraction is much more than memorizing key words. Students should be exposed to four different types of addition and subtraction question structures including joining, separating, part whole or "parts" whole and comparing. Engage in this series of Math Is Visual Prompts to promote fluency with addition and subtraction using visual representations.

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http://mathisvisual.com/integer-division-part3/ In this Math Is Visual video, we explore integer division of a positive number divided by a negative number conceptually through concrete and visual representations using set and linear models. We will also explore both quotative (measured) and partitive (fair sharing) approaches.

Be sure to watch the first video on quotative and partitive division (http://mathisvisual.com/division) before attempting this portion of the integer division series.

Math is visual - let's teach it that way!

Be sure to watch the first video on quotative and partitive division (http://mathisvisual.com/division) before attempting this portion of the integer division series.

Math is visual - let's teach it that way!

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http://mathisvisual.com/integer-division-part2/ In this Math Is Visual video, we explore integer division of a negative number divided by positive number conceptually through concrete and visual representations using set and linear models. We will also explore both quotative (measured) and partitive (fair sharing) approaches to same sign integer division.

Be sure to watch the first video on quotative and partitive division (http://mathisvisual.com/division) before attempting this portion of the integer division series.

Math is visual - let's teach it that way!

Be sure to watch the first video on quotative and partitive division (http://mathisvisual.com/division) before attempting this portion of the integer division series.

Math is visual - let's teach it that way!

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http://mathisvisual.com/integer-division/ In this Math Is Visual video, we explore negative divided by negative integer division conceptually through concrete and visual representations using set and linear models. We will also explore both quotative (measured) and partitive (fair sharing) approaches to same sign integer division.

Be sure to watch the first video on quotative and partitive division (http://mathisvisual.com/division) before attempting this portion of the integer division series.

Math is visual - let's teach it that way!

Be sure to watch the first video on quotative and partitive division (http://mathisvisual.com/division) before attempting this portion of the integer division series.

Math is visual - let's teach it that way!

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