Paper Clip Fraction Number Line
The standard 3.NBT.A. 2 asks students to understand a fraction as a number on the number line This includes:
Students can practice this with a simple activity using different colored paper clips, a number line and a pencil.
Game of War with Fractions!
The standard 3.NF.A.3 asks students to understand fractions as numbers. Students should be able to explain how fractions are equivalent and compare fractions by thinking about their size. This includes:
Finally, when working with fractions students should also be able to record the results of their comparisons with the greater than (>) equal (=) or less than (<) symbol and explain their reasoning.
A great way for students to practice these skills is to play a game of war with fractions! All they need is a deck of cards and a pencil. Click "Read More" to get the step by step instructions and tips and tricks:
Dustin Silvaer was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and is studying Business Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University. Dustin pursued business because he is interested in creating a product or service that promotes mental health and well-being for all. Dustin has a professional background in hospitality and customer relations.
Dustin initially became interested in interning with Help in Hand from witnessing his mother's passion for the field of education, with over 30 years of service. He looks forward to being a part of the team and exploring his own professional opportunities in the field of education technology.
Meet our New Intern- Jai Chahal
Jai Chahal was born and raised in India and is currently an Economics major at Arizona State University. Jai pursued economics because he desires to use the knowledge and the experiences gained to create, share and help society as a whole. Jai has a professional background in coding, economic consultancy as well as marketing.
Jai is looking forward to being a part of Help in Hand's team this summer, while also learning more about education technology. He firmly believes that education technology is positioned to shape the education industry as distance learning is expanding as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
'When the state of Arizona announced that our kids would be learning from home the rest of the school year, I thought "this is what I was MADE for". We were going to do science projects, test out math curriculum for Help in Hand and really capitalize upon all of my teacherness. So that's what we did. The first day. Then, we ended up laying on the floor, cuddling with our dogs. Because it was HARD. Between balancing my own full time teaching load and trying to maintain harmony amongst the family, I was slowly losing my mind. So we stopped. We've done what we could from what the kids' teachers sent home, we've read books, played games, gone for walks and had A LOT of screen time. It's been a privilege to be able to know, as an educator, where my kids are in terms of grade level readiness and to know they're going to be alright, but that's about it these days. Now that we are months into this stay at home normal, we are thinking about what's to come. Schooling is going to look different, life is going to be different. The one thing that I am sure of is that TEACHERS are the ones that that are going to drive this into the future and I want to know what they need. We are currently working on a survey to gather information on how to best support teachers in the next few months and even years. What is it that you need, whether you're a parent, educator or supporter, to make your job more efficient and to make sure your students experience success?
We are so excited to introduce our Lead Author! Jennifer Jones is a ‘Teacher of the Year’ from Atlanta Public Schools. As a member of Teach for America, she began her teaching career at an inner-city elementary school. She taught kindergarten, first, fourth, and fifth grades. Upon obtaining her Master of Arts in Education, Mrs. Jones transitioned out of the classroom to become a national educational consultant.
As a consultant for a National Education Company, she provided professional
development trainings to schools and districts throughout the country. In this role, she assisted educators in identifying gaps in their curriculum and offered
solutions to support their existing programs. Jennifer hosted workshops at
national conferences, where she coached educators on a broad spectrum of
topics. Using the latest research, her workshops offered practical methods for
differentiating instruction and assessing student progress in formal and informal
Jennifer also worked as an instructional coach in the DeKalb County School
District and coached teachers on how to effectively implement research-based
instructional strategies. She observed teachers and provided constructive
feedback on the types of instructional adjustments and best practices needed to
advance student achievement.
Jennifer relocated to New York City as an assistant principal in one of the top
performing charter schools in the area. Her focus was moving teacher practice by observing, coaching, and modeling. She led weekly professional development sessions on best practices and classroom management as well as increasing student achievement in strategy-focused math, independent reading, and effective writing. Her greatest joys stemmed from relationships she maintained with students and their families along with the transformative successes she
Currently, Jennifer is the team lead of online learning for an education firm that
supports adult learners enrolled in salary advancement and graduate
professional development courses. Jennifer also develops Project Evaluation Analyses, which summarize the successes and challenges of a full implementation including: data-based engagement, impact results, short and long-term milestones, and overall learner satisfaction.
Jennifer is an enthusiastic leader with a passion for equal education. She has the
keen ability to combine research-based practices with easy-to-implement
strategies for educators, children, and families to obtain the highest achievement
rates. We are so excited to have her as a part of the team!
We are up and running!
Y'all, we are up and running! We currently have over 200 hands on, standards based math activities for 2nd-5th grade that can be used in the classroom, in small groups and at home! Our activities are designed to be easy to implement with things that are commonly found in the classroom and at home. The activities are written by educators, for educators based on their own professional expertise and experience. You can visit our store to view a sample activity and browse the materials currently available. Also, we are holding a launch sale; 10% off your purchase! We are so excited to be able to provide these materials for educators and families. Our next step will be to start developing activities for other subjects and grade levels. What are some some of the things you'd be interested in seeing? Comment below and we will make it happen!
When we first started, our big dream was to build an app straightaway. Through a lot of learning and mentoring from members in our network, we realized we needed to start smaller to validate our idea and get user feedback. That's where our low tech MVP was born! We are currently writing activities for 2nd-5th grade math that will be available in our Teachers Pay Teachers store. We will use this platform to explore what people want and how they will get it. We're pretty excited and have been working hard to test out our content! Above is a picture of one of our lead author's children trying out activities at home. What are some of your needs when it comes to math? Stay tuned for our launch!
Hi my name is Allison Atkins, two years years ago my fellow teacher Emerald and I set out on a mission, to bring the awesome power of technology to help teachers get quick access to quality, research based activities for students in the classroom. We have been working hard, learning how to be entrepreneurs and developing the content for our tool. Now we are at a place where we need to the help of our fellow educators. We need help spreading the word that we are here and we are awesome! While the COVID-19 virus is a challenging global pandemic, we want to use this as an opportunity to grow and adapt. With the extended out of school time, we are asking our fellow educators and families to help us spread the word and help raise awareness of what we are doing. We will be posting updates, strategies and just sharing our everyday lives to create community and support students, teachers and families, because we are #byteachersforteachers. Can you please like, follow and share our content? It will help us to get one step closer to helping teachers be efficient in reaching the needs of their individual learners.
Welcome to Help in Hand!
Help in Hand was born one night when we were supposed to be studying for one of our classes at ASU, but instead were talking about how great it would be if there was an app to use for interventions and small groups instead of having to use an outdated, bulky manual. We created a website, executive summary and pitch deck that night and submitted our application to ASU’s #venturedevils. We’ve learned a lot and look forward to learning even more!! #edupreneur #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers
Help in Hand
Small group activities for educators, by educators