# Math Graphic Organizers

What are Math Graphic Organizers? Does your child face a problem in dealing with mathematics? If your kid is having trouble in mathematics, let's give you a piece of good news. There is a graphic math organizer that can help your kid. Mathematical Graphic organizers help kids break down math problems into easy steps. They are the go-to problem-solving tool for parents and teachers. Since it's a way to visualize your problem, it strategizes the problem to solve it quickly. They serve as a great tool for figuring out the problem that is required to be answered in the mathematical operation. These organizers can also be used by Kids to learn about new mathematical concepts. It is particularly great for young learners as they are not only able to arrive at the solution of the problem quickly but also find out how they arrived at it. The organizers are adjustable, and kids can adjust them as depending on their needs or requirements. There are different types of graphic organizers, and some of them work for all types of ages of kids. Each of these graphic organizers come with instructions. You can print these out and also have your child fill it in by hand. Graphic organizers can really help students grasp complex concepts, relative to their skill level, at a faster pace. We have seen these specific organizers to be the most helpful for students.

### Elementary Level

- Long Division - A nice way to approach this topic. Can be be applied to most three and four digit values.
- Prime Factorization - A way to break it all down for you. Start with the number you are working with and go from there.
- Common Factor Forest - It's a thick forest out there. Factors are broke up like little branches of a tree.
- Bubble Organizer - Great for fact families. I also find this helpful for plotting out word problems.

- Create & Solve - Create math problems (addition, subtractions, multiplication, and division), and switch papers with a partner. Solve the math problems.
- Solve a Problem 3 Ways - Show us three different ways to solve that problem.
- Addition Chart - Get your add on here. These are great to practice with a partner. Take turns placing sums and addends of your choice.
- Balancing Equations - You can even team up with a partner and us this as a review.
- Division Chart - Fill in one column and go from there. You can work with friend on this and place numbers in any of the boxes and then complete it.
- Box-Style Organizer - A way to style things differently. This can be used for any number of operations.
- Multiplication Chart - Another fun partner project for you. You get time to work out your times tables here.
- Geometry Terms - Go after all these terms. You will see them after as you advance with geometry.
- Subtraction Chart - A way to style your subtraction problems. A better title may have been, "What's the Difference?"
- Number Lines - Four different point values and thicknesses. They all fit different types of occasions.
- Coin Place Value Chart - This can be used as a counting or tally sheet, your choice.
- Dollar Place Value Chart - We move on to working with paper. Hopefully you will get a chance to count out to the last place.
- Finding the Greatest Common Factor - A nice way to line it up for yourself.
- Place Value Chart - From the ones place to the millions. A great way to classify values that you may come across.
- Understanding Basic Math Symbols - What does each symbol mean and use it in a sentence. A math sentence that is...
- Identifying Shapes - We name shapes based on their stated qualities.
- Venn Diagram 1 - A double Venn. Two of them on a page with a title area. Great for comparing concepts.
- Venn Diagram 2 - A big triple Venn diagram. This helps you understand crossover between three concepts.
- Ways To Make a Number - Use what ever operations you would like here.
- Word Problem Breakdown - What is the word problem about and asking you to do?
- Inequalities - This give you room for four constants or variables.

### Middle School

- Adding & Subtracting Negative Integers - A different way to think about it.
- Converting Fractions to Percents - A way to show your work.
- Dividing Mixed Numbers - A paced approach with extra steps to simplify if they are needed.
- Multiplying Mixed Numbers - There is a great deal of value conversion on this organizer.
- Order of Operations (PEMDAS) - The steps in order for you to work through.

- Simplifying Fractions - This allows for four progressions. A great way to present reducing or equivalent values.
- Double Bar Graph - You can display multiple values here. It provides with a legend to work off of.
- Single Bar Graph - This is great for comparing two different values.
- Improper Fractions & Mixed Numbers - The conversion process. This all starts with a top heavy fraction that needs to be grounded.
- Single-Variable Equations - This shows you how to line them up.
- Line Graph with 3 Lines - This can work for bar, line, and heck even pie charts.
- Solving Inequality Equations - Placement is key here. Just focus on the comparison symbol first.
- Making Pie Charts - Three, four, and even five slice varieties.
- Square Roots - For perfect or natural roots.
- Math with Decimals - All operations need apply. There is space for two sums and differences.
- Using a Protractor - Find all these angles please. You can also use it to model a system.
- Multiplying & Dividing Negative Integers - Going in both directions. This makes a great practice sheet with a partner.

### High School Level

- Circumference & Perimeter - The basics are covered here. It is a good way to review the concept of Pi.
- Possibility Diagrams - Great for stats. problems. This is also called a fishbone model.

- Congruency Bubble Diagram - This is helpful for triangles. This will help you stage your thought flow.
- Pythagorean Theorem - An in depth analysis for you to work off of.
- Finding Area - A quick cheat sheet for you. We have it aligned to the different geometric shapes.
- Solving a System of Equations - A way to map out your solutions.
- Finding Slope - The old run over rise guys. It also guides you through the process of determining points.
- Using FOIL - First, Outside, Inside, Last. This worksheet walks you through the entire thing.
- Mapping Diagrams - A ton of different application here. use your imagination.
- Solving Circle and Cylinder Volumes - The equations you will need to work with those shapes.

### How Math Graphic Organizer Can Really Make a Difference for Students

We tend to think of graphic organizers to just help us in language arts and social studies class, but the truth is they can help our comprehension and understanding of topics in many aspects of life, including math class. The big way these organizers help is to break math into smaller steps that make the steps to solving the problem more obvious and clearer for students. As students begin to progress towards algebra, they will often come across the dreaded math word problem. If you use this approach to help you organize yourself, life becomes much easier. Math graphic organizers promote critical thinking in areas that address concepts and relationships between terms in an expression or equation. It will also help identify anything that may be missing or simply absent. We have seen in recent years where test makers have been using graphic organizers to assess if students have mastered concepts. This should tell teachers and tutors to start making sure that students have many quality experiences with math in this form. The main reason being that until they get some practice with it, students will often struggle to pull a visual concept out of a mathematical expression or system. As always, practice makes perfect.