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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.

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 […]

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 […]

Jun04

## Representing Polynomials with Algebra Tiles

Today we’re going to take a look at a very useful system of representing and working with monomials and polynomials: algebra tiles. They’re very intuitive and easy to use, and we’re currently incorporating them into our platform so that our students have this resource available when working with polynomials in their daily Smartick sessions. If you’re not […]

May14

## Division Exercises Solved Using the Singapore Method

In this post, we’re going a reference a previous one where we looked at the different types of division problems that exist according to how the problem is formulated. Taking these problems as examples, we’re going to look at different strategies to solve division exercises using the Singapore method. The first are division exercises involving repetition or equal […]