Did you enjoy this week's videos? Did Prof Burger help you understand Divisibility, Factors, Prime Factorization, and Greatest Commons Factors? Let's test your knowledge with this free 6th Grade Math worksheet covering the free videos we posted this week. If you stuck with us, it should be a breeze.
I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend. When you come back rested and ready for a new week, we'll be here with more videos to help you get a feel for our courses.
Factors shared by two or more whole numbers are called common factors. The largest of the common factors is called the greatest common factor, or GCF. Sounds easy until you get to bigger numbers. Let Professor Burger show you how to calculate GCF and a few rules to make your calculations faster in today's free 6th grade math video.
Don't forget to check in with us tomorrow when we post the 6th grade math worksheet that covers this week's topics!
This week has been CRAZY at
Thinkwell as Edward Burger was in the studio recording updates to our
and College Algebra courses along with...(drum roll, please)...videos for our
new Geometry product!
Needless to say, the office has been in constant activity as all hands
deck to help out with the taping. In case you wondered, not only does
Burger mastermind all the great content for the videos, but he also
art and props that make it into the final product.Of
course, none of this would be possible
without our resident-genius Math Editor, Sarah Flood. We'd put a picture
here if we could ever get her to stand still for a second.
Keep an eye out for our official release of Thinkwell's new Homeschool
Geometry. We're so happy to finally say 'Yes' to all of you that have
and emailed asking if we're ever going to publish a Geometry course! We
wait to share this new course with all of you later this summer.
We'll be posting more
a thorough description of our Geometry course in the coming weeks. We
you'll be as excited as we are to start studying angles, proofs,
surface area and
Number theory has always fascinated mathematicians. In number theory, the prime factors of a composite number are the prime numbers that divide that composite number exactly, without leaving a remainder. The process of finding these numbers is called prime factorization.
Prime factors are often used in encryption systems due to the fact that it is fairly simple to construct a problem that would take longer than the known age of the universe to calculate on current computers using current formulas.
Learn to write prime factorizations of composite numbers with this latest free video sample from our 6th Grade Math course. Edward Burger makes it easier with great examples and a couple of simple rules.
Hey all! We're back and posting a new free 6th
Grade Math video. This week we're going to cover Number Theory. Today's video
is on Divisibility, a subject many students have a hard time with and often
dislike. Edward Burger is here to make certain they have a good time learning
this subject. He's going to teach a few tricks that make divisibility easier
including Divisibility Rules.
Keep up with us all week so that when we post the 6th
Grade Math Worksheet covering the videos you've seen, you'll be ready!
In case you have never heard of KIPP Austin, it is an
amazing school that empowers underserved students with the goal of preparing
them for college. These kids not only get a great education, but they are also
taught about recycling and environmentally friendly practices. A group of us
worked on a project to build some outside structures near the school's gardens.
These structures would not only be a relaxing place for students, but they were
the support for a rainwater collection system that would be utilized to water
Our job was to build a box that would serve as both a seat
and a storage bin in one of the structures. Believe it or not, even with 4
people involved, it was quite a task. We used all the math skills we had to
create this large seat/storage box.
Once we finished this task, it was inside where the air
conditioning was most welcome. We were inside the library, my favorite place,
where we boxed and moved books. We were all impressed with the books we
encountered while we worked and the number of students who came in to check out
During lunch with all 350+ volunteers, a group of kids came
out and led by their principal and teachers performed several chants (or
cheers) for us. The enthusiasm from these kids was contagious and everyone couldn't
help but smile as they clapped and chanted their hearts out.
At the end of the day, we all left content in the knowledge
that we had helped such a deserving school become the dream the students and
If you want to see more photos of us hard at work on Service Day, go check out our Facebook page!
All week long we've been learning about decimals from the free video tutorials. Now, to give you even more of a taste of our new 6th Grade Math course, we're posting the worksheet for the Introduction to Decimals section. If you've been following the videos, you have the knowledge to ace every question.
It is our goal to give you a taste of the quality courses Thinkwell offers. Next week we'll continue posting more videos, followed by another
So far this week we've learned about ordering, rounding and
estimating decimals. Continuing in the free videos from our new 6th Grade Math series, today's video covers adding and subtracting decimals.
Decimals are often a difficult concept for students. However,
Edward Burger makes it easy to understand using a variety of visuals, example problems
and a sense of humor. Don't forget to check tomorrow when we post a 6th
grade math worksheet covering this week's videos.
If you want to check out some of our other subjects, all the
free videos we have posted previously on the blog are still available. Just
visit the archive on the right side of the page to view past posts.
We're once again sharing a free video from our Decimals chapter of our 6th grade math online course. This time Professor Burger is showing us how to round decimals to estimate sums, differences, products, and quotients.
Enjoy the video and come back tomorrow for another video on Decimals. Don't forget that we'll be posting a 6th grade math worksheet covering the week's lessons on Friday!
As it is the time of year where new curriculum decisions are being made, we thought we'd feature free
samples of our content. This week, we'll be focusing on our Decimals chapter of
6th Grade Math. We've noticed students are always looking for better
ways to understand decimals and with Professor Edward Burger teaching the
lesson, they're certain to learn. Keep checking in with us each day as we
post more lesson samples. On Friday, we'll post a worksheet covering the week's
lessons so you can test yourself on how much you've learned!
sample is Representing, Comparing, and Ordering Decimals. Learn as Professor
Edward Burger shows you how to convert between standard notation and word names
and how to compare and order decimals.
Hi, my name is April and I will be blogging here on
Thinkwell's site, sharing news about the company, what's going on in the world
of education and giving you a first glimpse at some of our new and updated
class offerings. I come from a background of social media and online community management and I can't wait to share what a great company Thinkwell is with the rest of the online world.
With summer already here, many parents are beginning the
search for new curriculum for their kids. Because the best way to pick a
product is to test it out first, we thought giving you samples of the content
would help you to make the best decision possible. And since kids are always looking
for better ways to understand fractions and decimals, we decided to share those
In the next weeks, I'll be posting some of our video
lectures from our new 6th Grade Math course. On Fridays, I'll
post the worksheet for the week's videos so you can test out what you
learned. We think you'll like what you see. Let us know
what you think in the comments section. We love feedback and would love to
connect with each and every one of you.
If you utilize Twitter or Facebook, make sure you follow us
on both! I'll be continuing the discussion with relevant news stories about
education, kids and anything else I find interesting and informative. Whether
you are a student, parent or educator, I would love to hear from you about your
experience with Thinkwell.
Thinkwell is proud to add another
award to our collection: the Education Innovation Network's Pioneer
The Education Innovation Network is
an organization based out of Scottsdale, Arizona, that aims to adapt
education to a quickly changing world. On April 20-21, 2010, hundreds
of educators, companies, investors, and others convened at the network's
SkySong Education Innovation Summit to, in
their own words, help give "education innovators the
connections and support to improve learning outcomes among students."
Thinkwell was one of the companies
invited to this summit, and after a stimulating two days of exchanging
ideas and hearing about others' approaches to maximizing student
we were pleased to discover we had received the Pioneer Award for
a "Best in Class" presentation. As Michael Moe, one of the event's
it, "The 'Best in Class' designation identifies the
cream of the crop of companies truly employing innovation to further
the cause of improving education."
We're thrilled about both this
and the Education Innovation Network's vision of the future of