After taking a break from blogging to deal with life (and some other stuff I’ll be posting about in a later post) I’m finally ready to get back in my blogger seat and get back to posting!

I’ve decided to start a series of great learning resources to keep your kids learning over the summer… and prevent the summer slide. (Kids that aren’t learning over the summer loose gains they’ve made over the past year!)

Gr8 Math Videos for Upper Elementary and Middle School Kids!

First off, I just wanted to share some really cool upper-elementary through middle-school friendly math videos from PBS Learning Media called “I <3 Math“.

I really ENJOY watching them with my kids. The graphics are super cool, they feature a purple-haired girl with glasses (AWESOME) and they use examples that are humorous and high-interest for tweens. Some examples include: electric guitars, roller-coasters and space ninjas!
Check out two of my favorites by clicking the titles below:

I <3 Math: Percent as a Rate

A presentation of multistep ratio and percent problems to illustrate the concept of percent as a rate. This I <3 Math episode uses real-world comparisons to convert rates into equivalent percentages.

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Kids learn how to work with percentages with killer robots and electric guitars!!!!

I <3 Math: Division of Fractions by Fractions

Combining the concepts of division and fractions to demonstrate division of fractions by fractions. This I <3 Math episode shows how to visualize dividing fractions when problem solving.

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Fly to the moon and escape space ninjas while learning how to divide fractions!

What great math resources are you sharing with your kids or students?

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Ali Collins is an educator, community organizer and mom. She lives with her husband and twin girls in San Francisco, CA.

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