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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.

Feb02

## Prime Numbers Activities with Smartick

In previous posts we’ve learned about prime numbers and composite numbers. Today we’re going to look at different sequenced prime numbers activities involving prime numbers that Smartick students work on. We’ve included examples of different types and levels, from identifying whether a number is prime or composite to finding the least common multiple and highest common factor through […]

Jan22

## Different Methods of Multiplication

In today’s post we’re going to find out how ancient cultures would have solved the multiplication we’ve chosen. It will help you to better understand how the classic multiplication algorithm works. I’m sure you’re already an expert in multiplication, but you might not understand exactly why it works the way it does. We’re going to look at Chinese and Egyptian methods […]

Jan01

## Using Singapore Bars to Solve Algebraic Equations

In today’s post we’re going to learn how to solve algebraic equations using the Singapore bars method. This method helps us to visualize the information graphically when we read an algebraic word problem, which helps us to solve it. Let’s look at an example of how to solve an algebraic problem with and without Singapore bars. Example of an […]

Dec22

## Long Division: Divide by 3 Digit Numbers

We’ve already written various posts about dividing by 3 digits: Learn How to Divide with 3-Digit Numbers Practice 3-Digit Division Examples Learn How to Do a 3-Digit Division Problem Today we’re going to look at another, more complicated, example. Let’s start and divide by 3 digit numbers! 1. How many digits are there in the divisor? […]

Dec15

## Completing Additions, Subtractions, Multiplications and Divisions

In today’s entry, we’re going to talk about some of the exercises that appear during the Smartick daily sessions. They may appear complex and convoluted at times, but they have great didactic potential. They are exercises that require the student to complete a basic operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division). These activities help the student understand different […]

Dec04

## Some Tricks to Make Times Tables Shorter

In today’s post we’re going to review our times tables, while at the same time learning a trick to make them shorter. Before we start, you can review the times tables if you need to by clicking this link. Are you ready? Let’s start! Have you noticed that the numbers repeat across all the times tables? For example, […]

Nov10