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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.

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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Jun04

Representing Polynomials with Algebra Tiles

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 […]

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May14

Division Exercises Solved Using the Singapore Method

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 […]

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Apr30

Is It Good to ¨Mix¨ Alternative Algorithms, Such as ABN, with Traditional Ones?

Is It Good to ¨Mix¨ Alternative Algorithms, Such as ABN, with Traditional Ones?

We often receive enquires about the compatibility of the use of Smartick and learning alternative algorithms that differ from the more traditional ones. To ease the concerns of moms and dads who might think that what their children learn at school could conflict with what they work on with Smartick, we wanted to offer an answer in this post. We’ll […]

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