I wanted to give a shout out about the new videos we just finished for first grade. They focus on addition word problems and really help the kids see different ways they can solve the problems. One amazing thing that the videos do is help the kids use different tools to visualize and see the problem in a more fun way than just equations.
This was one of my longer times in producing the video due to lots of animation and other issues I ran into but I will admit that it was worth every second. My daughters came down stairs right after I finished the video and my first grader saw it starting and just stood there watching even though her sisters were leaving to go play with friends. I was shocked and felt a huge sense of pride in what I do because this video not only helped her learn the math but it was fun enough to keep her watching (not that easy for this girl).
Check out the video on our first grade page.