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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.

Sep20

## Introduction to Equations with an Example

In today’s post we’re going to look at the concept of equations. To start, we’re going to take a look at this situation: “One third of Cecilia’s flowerpots contain daisies, half of them are full of pansies, and the other twelve contain poppies. How many flowerpots does Cecilia have?” Think about it, and see if […]

Sep13

## Understanding Multiplication Problems with Examples

What needs to be done in order to solve multiplication problems? Isn’t it enough to just multiply the numbers that we’re given? No! Because… What’s more important is UNDERSTANDING the multiplication problems. This is why we’re bringing you some multiplication problems today where YOU WON’T NEED TO USE MULTIPLICATION, but rather, TO THINK CRITICALLY. Ready? […]

Sep08

## Review the Different Properties of Multiplication

Sometimes multiplying can be complicated but knowing the tables and properties of multiplication, we can make this task much easier… let’s get to it! There are three properties of multiplication: commutative, associative, and distributive. Commutative Property It states that the order of the factors does not change the product, that is, it does not matter if […]

Aug16

## Review Factoring with Examples

Hello again! Do you know what factoring is? Do you know what it is used for? In this post we will answer these questions. How to Factor The factorization of a number is performed by writing the number as the multiplication of all its prime factors. Example: 12 = 2 x 2 x 3 You can […]