Math and Storytelling Through the Grades: Grade 2

The Grade 2 “mood” is one of contrasts.  There’s a settling in to the new world of challenges and learning begun in Grade 1, accompanied by a certain restlessness.  As boundaries are tested, there’s a desire to take on more, which can be expressed as a somewhat overly confident rambunctiousness.  This quality is reflected in…

4th Grader Fractious Over Fractions? Try This!

Fractions are difficult to grasp. They, like many other math concepts, are best taught concretely and colorfully. You can introduce fractions simply and graphically by cutting up a piece of fruit. It’s easy to see that a whole apple represents the number one, cutting it in two is plainly halves, in four is quarters, and…