Fractions Really Add-Up

This is a fraction game between two students using a deck of cards. First, remove all jokers and face cards. Explain that the aces equal the number one. Place the remaining cards face down (still in the deck) between the two players.

The first player chooses the top card. This card becomes his denominator. The second card he chooses becomes the numerator. Then, player number two chooses a denominator and a numerator. The players continue to take turns and record their fractions until they add up to one whole or over one whole. This total gives them 5 points. The first player to reach 15 points wins.

Tip from Elise Hood

By |February 15th, 2017|Math|Comments Off on Fractions Really Add-Up

Different Ways to Teach and Reach Struggling Math

Check out the following manual for practical information and new ideas about looking at different ways to teach and reach struggling math

www.nald.ca/library/learning/mathman/mathman.pdf

A Manual for Teaching Basic Math to Adults: Changing the Way We Teach Math by Kate Nonesuch
A free 117 page PDF file
Chapters include: Hands-On Learning, Group Work, and Activities for Students

Tip from Denise Reddington

By |November 15th, 2016|Math|Comments Off on Different Ways to Teach and Reach Struggling Math

Free Printable Math Worksheets

There are many websites that offer free printable worksheets or worksheet generators. I have found the following particularly useful in my very multi-level math It’s simple and quick to choose a specific skill and then print out longer or shorter worksheets on different levels. I often turn these worksheets into lessons or activities that get students working together and enrich the class. These sites are also useful to generate homework for students.

www.worksheetworks.com

Customize worksheets using a worksheet generator and create PDF worksheets with answers

Some topics include good problem solving worksheets

www.math-drills.com

Generate hundreds of worksheets on different topics including algebra, geometry, order of operations and integers with answers included

Because the difficulty of each worksheet can be controlled, this site would be especially useful for multilevel classrooms

www.math-aids.com

This site contains 90+ different math topics

The math worksheets are randomly generated. This allows you to make and customize an unlimited number of printable math worksheets to your specifications instantly

www.CommonCoreSheets.com  

Printable multi-level worksheets aligned with common core standards

Tip from Denise Reddington

By |May 19th, 2016|Math, Teacher Resources, Technology|Comments Off on Free Printable Math Worksheets

MyScript MathPad Equation Editor

Equation editors to create typed math equations can sometimes be cumbersome to use, but with the free MyScript MathPad app for the iPad, it’s as easy as handwriting! Just use your finger or a stylus, draw your math expression or equation in the app, and it will render it as text. Then copy and paste it into a word processing or note taking app (I like Notability) to create worksheets that can be projected or printed.

Watch a video demonstration of the app here: https://youtu.be/g49BGbxViu0

Find a link to the app in the iOS app store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myscript-mathpad-handwriting/id674996719?mt=8

Tip from Tiffany Brand

By |April 27th, 2016|Math, Teacher Resources, Technology|Comments Off on MyScript MathPad Equation Editor

Math Videos – TV 411

After a lot of trial and error, I have finally found math videos, interactives, and handouts to use in class that students really enjoy, and I like because they are designed for adult education students. This is a nonprofit and ad free site that also includes videos, interactives, and resources for reading, writing, vocabulary, science, and finance.

www.tv411.org

TV 411 is an excellent website designed for adult education students. Short and interesting videos as well as interactive web lessons and worksheets on a variety of math topics are available for free. The videos really help students see how math is applied to real life in a fun way. Highly recommended!

Tip from Denise Reddington

By |April 13th, 2016|Math, Technology|Comments Off on Math Videos – TV 411

MyScript MathPad Equation Editor

Equation editors to create typed math equations can sometimes be cumbersome to use, but with the free MyScript MathPad app for the iPad, it’s as easy as handwriting! Just use your finger or a stylus, draw your math expression or equation in the app, and it will render it as text. Then copy and paste it into a word processing or note taking app (I like Notability) to create worksheets that can be projected or printed.

Watch a video demonstration of the app here:

Find a link to the app in the iOS app store here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myscript-mathpad-handwriting/id674996719?mt=8

Tip from Tiffany Brand

By |February 19th, 2016|All Levels, Math, Technology|Comments Off on MyScript MathPad Equation Editor

Math for the Accuplacer

Math skills found on the Accuplacer test can be a challenge for a student hoping to attend community college in NH. Bob Miller’s Math for the Accuplacer is a great tool for a student to use to get ready for this assessment test. The book covers all the math topics that may be encountered on the test. It has examples and practice exercises. The book also contains many practice tests with the answers that are very useful in preparing for the test. If your student is confident in his/her math skills and just needs a review, this book can be used for self study. However, this book would be best utilized by an adult learner and a tutor (the book is an excellent guide for the tutor who may not be familiar with the test).

Bob Miller’s Math for the Accuplacer would also be valuable for an ABE teacher who has a class of students that possess the ability and desire to go beyond GED math.

Tip from Pam Shore

By |October 21st, 2013|Math, Transitions|Comments Off on Math for the Accuplacer

Math Ice Breaker – “Let’s Figure it Out!”

Create a series of 15 squares on the floor close together.  Place a number 0 to 9 in each square and the five operation symbols in the other squares.

1.    Give a simple example:  1 + 2 = 3.  Ask five people in the group to step on the five squares to show this mathematical equation.  One person steps on the 1 square, one person steps on the 2 square, another on the plus sign, one on the equal sign, and the last one steps on the 3 square.

2.    Try one more practice like 17 – 9 = 8.

3.    Separate class into two teams.

4.    Call out an equation for team 1 and time them while they decide how to stand correctly on the squares.

5.    You can use this physical math activity for fun, to break up a long “sitting” lesson or as competition between two groups.

Tip from Elise Hood

By |April 23rd, 2013|ABE, GED, Math|Comments Off on Math Ice Breaker – “Let’s Figure it Out!”

Order of Operations

Teach, use and review the Order of Operations with your ABE and GED students early and often. I introduce the Order of Operations to all my new students within their first week of classes. It’s a great way to review and practice basic facts, introduce beginning algebra and demonstrate to students that math can be fun once you understand the rules. Students in my class often ask for challenging Order of Operations problems to work on together. Mastering the Order of Operations is vital to GED success.

At math-aids.com you can easily make and print your own Order of Operations worksheets on many different levels of difficulty. Another great source of Order of Operations worksheets can be found at commoncoresheets.com. This is also an excellent site to find hundreds of leveled worksheets that students can use for review and practice on a variety of math skills.

Tip from Denise Reddington

By |March 3rd, 2013|ABE, GED, Math|Comments Off on Order of Operations

Free adult-appropriate math activities

Are you looking for some new, excellent, adult appropriate and free math activities and worksheets to use in your classroom?

To find hundreds of free, printable math activities and worksheets, check out the websites listed below.  Each site includes a variety of math topics including whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, algebra and geometry.  Skill practice on a variety of levels is available, making our multi-level classes a little more manageable.  Many of the activities and worksheets also include a visual component which can help our students develop a “real understanding” of the skill.

www.superteacherworksheets.com

www.teachingimage.com

www.math-drills.com

Tip from Denise Reddington

By |November 21st, 2012|ABE, GED, Math, Teacher Resources|Comments Off on Free adult-appropriate math activities