One of the most important concepts for students to master when working with fractions is that of equivalent fractions. Being able to recognize and create equivalent fractions is a skill that is utilized at almost every level of mathematics.

Third graders begin exploring equivalent fractions...

Fraction strips are probably the most well-known and used fractions manipulative in math classrooms far and wide. They provide a concrete way to model fraction notation, partitioning, equivalency, magnitude and more. Research has shown time and time again that using fraction strips to...

When a child first begins to count, they immediately begin to be encouraged by their adults to count a multitude of things: fingers, blocks, claps, steps etc. Associating a number with a specific quantity is the very cornerstone of number sense. So much so that if you peek inside any...

When it comes to working with fractions, you can never have enough tricks up your sleeve. Whether it is a way to help your students remember the correct order of several steps to solve a confusing problem, or just a trick that provides a less complicated way of doing things, we’ve got...

For many students in late elementary school, the return from winter break will kick off a different kind of season: Fraction Season! Fractions are mission critical for success in late elementary, middle and high school math but are often a source of frustration and confusion for students,...

Trying to find the most worthwhile way to help your child in math can be a little overwhelming. We get it. As a parent it can be confusing just trying to figure out where to start, what math skills they need to focus on, and identify a reliable program that will actually have an...

We know when it comes to finding help for your student in math there are a lot of different options, and it can be a challenge to know which one will work best! At Ignite Learning Company, we believe that there are many advantages to an online digital course for students and families and are...

Math instruction in the very early elementary years is all about counting and comparing numbers followed by addition and subtraction. Everyone helps their students along with these skills because they *know* how critical these skills are. However, what many parents do not understand is,...