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Jul07

Units, Tens, Hundreds. Learn How They Are Used

In today’s post, we are going to review Units, Tens, Hundreds, and see some examples of how they are used. Units It is the smallest natural number. We are going to represent a unit with a cube: To abbreviate the word unit, we will write U, for example: Tens Let’s look at a larger number […]

Jul06

How to Add with and without Regrouping

In this post, we are going to learn how to do addition problems with and without regrouping. How to Add without Regrouping Place the addends one on top of the other so that the place values fall in the same columns. Add each column together separately, starting with the 1s place. The sums go below each column, […]

Jul04

How to Subtract with and without Borrowing

In this post we will learn to subtract with and without borrowing. Subtract Without Borrowing: The steps we need to follow are: Place the number being subtracted under the number being subtracted from so that place values in the same column match.  Subtract each column separately starting with the ones Write the result of the subtraction […]

Jun30

Rule of 3: Direct and Inverse

In today’s post, we are going to work on proportions. This time we will look at a way of solving direct and inverse proportions: the rule of 3. What is the rule of 3? The rule of 3 is an operation that helps us quickly solve both direct and inverse proportion word problems. In order […]

Jun29

In this post, we are going to learn what exponents are and how to calculate them. Exponents are used to simplify multiplication problems where the same number is multiplied. For example: 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 We are multiplying the number 5 four times. In order to write it in powers, we first write down […]

Jun24

How to Multiply by a One-Digit Number

This post will teach you how to multiply any number by a one-digit number. Multiplication Terms The numbers that are multiplied are called FACTORS and the answer is called the PRODUCT. The FACTORS are written on top of each other. Normally, the bigger number is written on the top, and it’s called the MULTIPLICAND and […]

Jun23

Word Problems with Fractions

Today we are going to look at some examples of word problems with fractions. Although they may seem more difficult, in reality, word problems involving fractions are just as easy as those involving whole numbers. The only thing we have to do is: Read the problem carefully. Think about what it is asking us to […]

Jun22

Rekenrek Vs. Soroban I: Hand Analogy

Rekenrek Vs. Soroban At Smartick, we use the abacus as a visual model to learn how to calculate. Some other well-known methods, like Aloha or UCMAS, use the traditional Japanese abacus, the Soroban, as a means to reach the same goal. We’ve opted for a different kind of abacus: the Rekenrek. The Rekenrek is an abacus […]

Jun17

Practice with Examples of Equivalent Fractions

In this post, we are going to look at some sequenced examples of exercises with equivalent fractions. Remember that what we mean by equivalent fractions are those fractions that although they are different, represent the same quantity.   If you need to dig deeper into the concept take a look at this previous blog entry, examples […]

Jun16

How to Solve Double Digit Division

In today’s post we are going to explain how to solve double digit division. Before beginning to learn how to solve double digit division, it is important that you become familiar with these terms, because we will use them later. Dividend: the number that is being divided. Divisor: the number by which the dividend is […]