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Solving Simple Equations – Math Video

I have decided to make a series of tutorial videos to help my students with math concepts. The video I am sharing today, was created during the emergency distance learning period of the last school year 2019/2020. It is a very straightforward video that explains students exactly what they have to do when solving simple equations. It was just the little push my students needed…

I’m back! – Math Videos for Online Teaching

I can’t believe it has been almost 2 years since I last wrote in this blog! Life has been incredibly busy. I am now a classroom teacher (not a substitute anymore), and I am teaching grade 6 at the moment. My heart is still set on younger grades, but I am having fun teaching 6. This year things got even more complicated with Covid-19. What…

Building Blocks and Place Value

Recently, while tutoring a group of grade 2 students, I realized that some of them were having a hard time understanding the value of each digit when representing 2-digit numbers. For example, when asked to represent the number 23, they would draw 2 hearts and 3 squares. When I asked them to use Base-Ten blocks, they knew to use 2 rods and 3 units, however,…