# Blog Categories

Math Education

### How to Teach Fractions: 4 Strategies for Student Success

Knowing how to teach fractions can make all the difference for student mastery. Follow these tips to build your students’ conceptual understanding.

Math Education

### Do You Know the Five Meanings of Multiplication?

Essential reading for every math teacher! The meanings of multiplication support student engagement, conceptual understanding, and success with word problems.

Math Education

### How to Help Students Who Struggle with Word Problems

Teaching word problems takes more than key words. The Polya Process helps your students think strategically and make sense of story problems.

Inquiry-based Learning

### Teaching Fraction Division: A Visual and Conceptual Approach

Learn visual models and other strategies for fraction division to help your students go beyond keep-change-flip and build conceptual understanding.

Math Education

### Should Calculators Be Allowed in Math Class?

Do they improve the classroom experience or interfere with learning? Here’s how to decide if calculators should be allowed in your math class.

Math Education

### Teaching Division for Conceptual Understanding: The Five Reasons we Divide

Teaching division with the “Five Meanings of Division” will help ensure your students develop and retain a meaningful understanding of division.

Inquiry-based Learning

### The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Math with Visual Models

These research-based strategies and resources will help you use visual models to teach any math standard, from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Inquiry-based Learning

### What to Do When Students Struggle with Fraction Operations

For students to become fluent with fraction operations, they need concepts, not tricks. Here’s how to teach your students to make sense of fractions.