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# I want to learn about: Operations & Algebraic Thinking

Learn operations and algebraic thinking in elementary with Smartick. Exercises, theory, tutorials, and teaching resources about operations and algebraic thinking in elementary aged children. Here you will find posts about operations and algebraic thinking to make learning mathematics easier and more fun.

Dec24

## Some Prime Number Curiosities

For this entry, we are going to learn some surprising facts about prime numbers. We would recommend reading our post about prime numbers and composite numbers first, to refresh your knowledge about these numbers. Are you ready to move on? Perfect! I’m sure that you know it is possible to write some numbers as products of […]

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Nov12

## Discovering Subtraction and Addition Tables

For many children, the transition between counting and beginning to add or subtract can be a challenge. We start with our fingers, drawing lines, adding and taking away objects, but perhaps we don’t know that subtraction and addition tables also exist. These tables, that are numbered from 0, allow us to visually represent the way […]

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Sep24

## Subtraction Problems Using Fact Families

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. – S. Gudder Today we are going to see an interesting strategy, that you may not know about, to solve problems of addition and subtraction of natural numbers. It is called a fact family, and it is a strategy that […]

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Jul02

## The Relation between Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and division are closely related, given that division is the inverse operation of multiplication. When we divide, we look to separate into equal groups, while multiplication involves joining equal groups. In today’s post, we’re going to learn to use multiplication as a strategy to solve division problems, which will be really useful for daily life! We’ll start with a […]

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