## Introduction to Volume – Manipulatives (starting with perimeter and area)

Here is a Jamboard to introduce volume and units of volume. (See photo at very bottom for making a copy to edit.) The students start with building an animal pen and shading in the space inside. The hands on approach and connection to prior knowledge of a fenced in area for animals sets the stage …

## Intro to Simplifying Algebraic Expressions with Tacos and Burritos

Here is a Facebook Reel showing how the slides are presented. Here is a link to a YouTube video showing how the slides are presented. Here is a link to the Google Slides seen in the video. Make a copy in order to edit.

## Equal Parts of Fractions – Intro

The concept of fractions as some number of equal parts begins in 1st grade per the Common Core (image below). There are students who struggle with the idea of equal parts and this could undermine student work in subsequent topics. The activity cited in this post is designed to develop the concept of equal parts. …

## Exponent Rules with Jamboard

The Product and Quotient Rules are challenging largely because there are few ways to present them in an accessible format. This post outlines an approach using manipulatives on a Google Jamboard. Jamboard The Jamboard activity involves using moveable variables as manipulatives to provide a hands on approach to learning the rules. The first slide presents …

## Subtraction within 10 – Jamboard

This post presents a Google Jamboard manipulative activity to help scaffold the act of subtraction which helps unpack the concept of subtraction. Overview The Jamboard can be individualized with Google Images. The can allow for context. In this example, maybe the context is there are 7 players and 4 have an injury or on COVID …

## Intro to Percent Change on Jamboard

This post provides details about an artifact that has a manipulative and visual representation of tax rate and discount rate. These contexts are used as an introduction to percent change. The manipulatives are presented on a Google Jamboard. Overview The price or original price is presented as dollar bill. The bill is cut into proportional …

## Introduction to Perimeter and Area

This post provides a conceptual approach to understanding perimeter and area. Overview Students are prompted to build an rectangular animal pen for some farm animals. The number of fences represents the perimeter. The number of squared segments of grass inside the pen represents the area. Google Jamboard The slides are presented below. This video shows …