# Mathematics

## Decimals, Fractions & Percent Part 1 - Practice [Video - 7:30] (2011)

This video offers an opportunity to practise calculations involving decimals, fractions and percentages.

It presents three problems, beginning with a simple one and progressing to more complex ones. For the second and third problems, the learner must also apply the order of operations.

The problems appear on a computer screen, with the narrator giving step-by-step instructions on how to solve them.

## Decimals, Fractions & Percent Part 1 - Concept [Video - 6:54] (2011)

This brief video offers a refresher course on the relationship between decimals, fractions and percent.

The instructor explains how to convert a decimal to a fraction or a percent. He takes the learner through several examples, including one requiring long division.

## Order of Operations & Decimals - Practice [Video – 11:03] (2011)

This video tutorial offers further practice on applying the order of operations to math problems that contain decimals.

The order of operations specifies that the multiplication and division components of a math problem must be completed before carrying out the addition and subtraction work, with calculations contained in brackets being completed first.

## Order of Operations & Decimals - Concept [Video – 19:18] (2011)

The order of operations specifies that the multiplication and division components of a math problem must be completed before carrying out the addition and subtraction work. It also specifies that calculations contained within brackets must be completed first.

## Part 2: FASD Modules on Math (2010)

This document is part of a literacy kit for adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), a permanent brain injury that occurs during pregnancy while the fetus is developing. People with FASD have difficulty processing information and often struggle to understand what they hear and read.

## Making Change: Using Money to Teach Math [Video - 5:01] (2010)

This short video features Allan Banks, a literacy instructor in Nova Scotia, showing ways to use money to teach both math and life skills.

He uses a web-based game that tests a learner’s ability to calculate the correct change when a purchase is made. However, if a computer isn’t available, the same game can be played using real or play money.

## Promising practices in primary mathematics instruction (2009)

Despite Canada’s strong performance on international assessments of mathematical skill among 15-year-olds, many Canadian students have weak math skills and struggle in their math classes. It has been suggested that classroom strategies fostering exploration and discovery, and guiding students to construct their own learning and knowledge, can be effective in ensuring that all students acquire strong mathematical skills.

## Mixed & Improper Fractions - Practice [Video – 5:45] (2011)

This math video tutorial offers learners a chance to practise converting between mixed and improper fractions.

The tutorial includes three examples of mixed and improper fractions. Learners can pause the video while they work out the conversions on their own, then restart it to see the instructor’s solutions.

The examples get progressively more challenging.

## Mixed & Improper Fractions - Concept [Video – 12:50] (2011)

This video tutorial introduces the concept of mixed and improper fractions in math. A mixed fraction is one that contains both a whole number and a fraction, while an improper fraction is one in which the numerator is larger than the denominator.

The instructor offers step-by-step instructions for converting a mixed fraction to an improper fraction, and vice versa.

## Order of Operations Part 2 – Practice [Video – 7:09] (2011)

The order of operations specifies that the multiplication and division components of a math problem must be completed before carrying out the addition and subtraction work. It also specifies that calculations contained within brackets must be completed first.

This video tutorial reinforces that concept by providing three mathematics problems to solve. Each problem is more challenging than the one before.