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Teaching resources for elementary mathematics from Smartick. Here you will find posts about teaching resources to make learning mathematics easier and more fun.

Jun24

How to Multiply by a One-Digit Number

This post will teach you how to multiply any number by a one-digit number. Multiplication Terms The numbers that are multiplied are called FACTORS and the answer is called the PRODUCT. The FACTORS are written on top of each other. Normally, the bigger number is written on the top, and it’s called the MULTIPLICAND and […]

Jun23

Word Problems with Fractions

Today we are going to look at some examples of word problems with fractions. Although they may seem more difficult, in reality, word problems involving fractions are just as easy as those involving whole numbers. The only thing we have to do is: Read the problem carefully. Think about what it is asking us to […]

Jun22

Rekenrek Vs. Soroban I: Hand Analogy

Rekenrek Vs. Soroban At Smartick, we use the abacus as a visual model to learn how to calculate. Some other well-known methods, like Aloha or UCMAS, use the traditional Japanese abacus, the Soroban, as a means to reach the same goal. We’ve opted for a different kind of abacus: the Rekenrek. The Rekenrek is an abacus […]

Jun17

Practice with Examples of Equivalent Fractions

In this post, we are going to look at some sequenced examples of exercises with equivalent fractions. Remember that what we mean by equivalent fractions are those fractions that although they are different, represent the same quantity.   If you need to dig deeper into the concept take a look at this previous blog entry, examples […]