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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.

May04

Incomplete Horizontal Addition and Subtraction to Develop Mathematical Flexibility

Incomplete Horizontal Addition and Subtraction to Develop Mathematical Flexibility

Today we are going to solve incomplete horizontal addition and subtraction exercises by using different strategies. In mathematics, it is important to know how to use different strategies for solving the same problem or exercise. Knowing various strategies, how to apply them, and knowing when is the best time to use each, is what we […]

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Apr06

The Reason for Divisibility Criteria

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 […]

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Sep02

What is Factorial Decomposition?

What is Factorial Decomposition?

In today’s post we are going to answer the question, what is factorial decomposition? I hope that by the end of the post you’ll have it crystal clear. Definition of Factorial Decomposition We are going to start by remembering what a ”factor” is in mathematics. A factor is every number that is multiplied by another. […]

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Mar18

Subtraction with Borrowing: An Explanation of Two Different Algorithms

Subtraction with Borrowing: An Explanation of Two Different Algorithms

The pedagogical and parents customer service team at Smartick often receive questions from parents whose children have said they are confused because at school they learn subtraction one way and Smartick teaches them another. At Smartick we feel that the use of one algorithm or another doesn’t matter, what’s important is that it is explained […]

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