Category Archives: Middle School

Characteristics of Even and Odd numbers

By | October 26, 2016

Even and Odd Numbers In this tutorial students will learn about the characteristics of even and odd numbers. The students will learn about the sum of 2 even numbers, the sum of 2 odd numbers and sum of an even and an odd number. All even numbers have a divisor of 2 All even numbers… Read More »

U.S. Customary System – Liquid Volume – Capacity

By | October 25, 2016

Liquid Volume – Capacity In this tutorial students will learn how to create “Super G”. The students will learn about converting the US Customary Units for liquid volume. Liquid Volume is also known as capacity. FUN FACT Many of our devices have settings for volume because sound fills a room or theater just as a… Read More »

When dividing fractions multiply by the reciprocal

By | October 24, 2016

Dividing Fractions In this tutorial students will learn why we multiply by the reciprocal when dividing fractions.  The students will learn how to convert a complex fraction into a proper/improper fraction and just simplify.  Students will use their current knowledge on equivalent fractions to make the connection. The basic idea can be summarized using these… Read More »

Middle School – Fraction Model – Dividing 2 Fractions

By | October 6, 2016

Fraction Model – Dividing 2 Fractions In this tutorial students will learn how to create models that represent the division of 2 fractions.

Middle School – Fraction Model – Multiplying Fractions

By | October 5, 2016

Fraction Model – Multiplying Fractions In this tutorial students will learn how to create models that represent the multiplication of 2 fractions.

Middle School – Fraction Model – Multiplying Whole Numbers and Fractions

By | October 4, 2016

Fraction Model – Multipling Whole #’s & Fractions In this tutorial students will learn how to create models that represent the multiplication of a whole number and a fraction.

Middle School – Prime and Composite Numbers from 1-100

By | October 3, 2016

Prime and Composite Numbers In this tutorial the students will learn how to classify the numbers from 1-100 as Prime, Composite or Neither.  Prime number have exactly 2 factors, 1 and itself.  Composite numbers have more than 2 factors. Key Skills Prime Numbers Have exactly 2 factors, 1 and itself Composite Numbers Have more than 2 factors Multiplication… Read More »

Integers – Addition and Subtraction with 2 sided counters

By | October 1, 2016

Integer Addition & Subtraction In this tutorial students will learn how to add and subtract integers using 2 sided counters.  The students will also learn about the situations necessary to use the Zero Pair. Key Skills Zero Pair The result of a Zero Pair is 0. 1 + (-1) = 0 Counters Yellow Counter: 1 Red Counter:… Read More »

Algebra – Logic Used to Multiply Integers

By | September 26, 2016

Learn about the logic used to Multiply Integers In this tutorial students will learn how to apply the logic used when multiply integers. Negative times Positive = Negative Positive times Positive = Positive Negative times Negative = Positive Key Skills Zero Pair A pair of numbers that have a sum of zero. 1 + (-1)… Read More »

Tic-Tac-Toe and Integer Multiplication & Division

By | September 8, 2016

Is the result supposed to be positive or negative ? The answer to this question is as easy as determining the winner of a game of Tic-Tac-Toe. First, draw the famous Tic-Tac-Toe board which is just a pound sign or hashtag, #. Second, place positive signs down the diagonal. Next place negative signs in the remaining open… Read More »