by Tara Pelton | Apr 22, 2015 | Blog, Education, Educational Kinesiology, Math Education, Mathematics

To work successfully with ratios, a student must first understand the concept of what is a ratio as well as how it is notated (written in mathematical terms). Ratios are often confusing for students because when they are written it looks like a fraction. 2 of 4 or 2/4...
by Tara Pelton | Apr 20, 2015 | Education, Educational Kinesiology, Math Education, Mathematics

This picture to me, is worth a thousand words on how to teach Fractions to elementary students. As you can see, this is a photo from a book which is fabulous. It is called Elementary Middle School Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally by John A Van de Walle, Karen S....
by Tara Pelton | Apr 20, 2015 | Blog, Education, Educational Kinesiology, Geometry, Math Education, Mathematics

Fractions, Legos and Life! A complete understanding of fractions is essential. Just like a student having a good number sense student should develop his sense of fraction from a very early age. The first concept in fractions is the concept that there is a whole that...
by Tara Pelton | Apr 11, 2015 | Blog, Education, Exceptional Children, Kindergarten, Mathematics

Reading standards for Literature Kindergartners Key ideas and details 1. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. 2. With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details. 3....
by Tara Pelton | Feb 16, 2015 | Blog, Education, Educational Kinesiology, Mathematics

The National Library for virtual manipulatives provides a wealth of manipulative resources for teaching math. From kindergarten to 12th grade.: Numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurements as well as data analysis and probability, are all included with...
by Tara Pelton | Feb 16, 2015 | Blog, Education, Educational Kinesiology, Mathematics

It is a joy to see how far math teaching quality has improved since I was a girl. Prejudices have lifted and it is expected that all students will be taught math equitability. It is likely that you were not taught math equitably or correctly in school so learning math...