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# I want to learn about: Algebra

Learn elementary algebra with Smartick. Exercises, theory, tutorials, and teaching resources about algebra for elementary aged children. Here you will find posts about algebra 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]