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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.

Jul23

## Mental Math Strategies for Children

Scientific evidence tells us that children with learning difficulties who do not use mental math strategies have poor results in this area, similar to those of children with learning difficulties specific to math. That is why at Smartick we wanted to make sure that all children develop mental math strategies. In this post, we are […]

Apr21

## Subtraction With and Without Carrying

Today we are going to learn how to solve subtraction problems both with and without carrying. We will begin with a review of what subtraction is and its elements, and then we will see an example of each type of subtraction with a video. What is Subtraction? Subtraction is a mathematical operation that consists of […]

Apr06

## The Reason for Divisibility Criteria

Sometimes we may be interested in knowing if one number is divisible by another, without having to perform a division. This is especially useful when we work with large numbers that require a lot of time for completing calculations. If you would like to refresh your memory on divisibility criteria, take a look at this […]

Nov11

## Multiplication of Decimals Using Money

Today we are going to better understand the multiplication of decimals by using a very common manipulative material: money. It is going to help us understand why multiplying by 10 moves the decimal position to the right. Equivalence of Bills or Coins with Numbers First, we are going to establish the equivalence of each coin […]

Sep30

## 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 […]