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Teaching resources for elementary mathematics from Smartick. Here you will find posts about teaching resources to make learning mathematics easier and more fun.

Dec09

Modeling Problems With Cubes

Modeling Problems With Cubes

At Smartick we are committed to incorporating manipulative materials into our learning method. Although virtual environments have some natural limitations when it comes to ”manipulating” the materials themselves, we have been able to adapt them to our method to maximize learning for the underlying concepts. You can find more information about the topic in this […]

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Dec02

How to Find the Absolute Value of a Number

How to Find the Absolute Value of a Number

In today’s post, we are going to learn how to calculate the absolute value of a number with help from some of the exercises that we have in Smartick. The absolute value of a whole number coincides with its numerical value without having to think about the sign. It is represented with vertical bars around […]

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Oct28

Calculating the Area of Polygons

Calculating the Area of Polygons

In today’s post, I am going to show you some exercises we have recently incorporated into Smartick for calculating the area of polygons. For some time we have had exercises to practice the area of figures with small squares. The way to calculate the area of these figures is very simple because all you have […]

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Oct14

What Is an Angle? How Is It Made?

What Is an Angle? How Is It Made?

In today’s post we are going to answer the question, what is an angle? To begin, it would be a good idea for you to review the following link where we have explained the concept of ”straight lines.” Types of Lines Now that you remember straight lines, let’s begin! In order to understand what an […]

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Sep30

The Associative Property and Mental Math

The Associative Property and Mental Math

In today’s post, we will see how useful the associative property can be when we want to do mental math with addition and multiplication. To begin, I would recommend that you review these earlier posts from our blog about the associative property that could be very useful: Addition and Multiplication Multiplication What is the associative […]

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