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May09

Problem Based Learning (PBL)

Problem Based Learning (PBL)

“The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and woman who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” – Jean Piaget Within a sociocultural and constructivist framework, Vygotsky coined the term “Zone of Proximal Development” to explain the relationship between development and learning referencing “the distance […]

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Apr29

Multiplication of Fractions with an Area Model

Multiplication of Fractions with an Area Model

In today’s post, we are going to see how to use an area model to solve a multiplication problem with fractions. This methodological strategy is very effective to show our students an operation that is very complicated to visualize. Teachers usually make an effort to support their explanations with manipulatives and visuals, because if they […]

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