## 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.

Jan28

## How to Perform Multiplication Problems with an Area Model In today’s post, we are going to learn how to solve multiplication problems using an area model. You will see how simple it is to understand this multiplication algorithm. Earlier with Smartick, we saw that we can represent multiplication with a rectangle whose sides have multiplication factors. Today I will teach you the area model, based […]

Dec31

## Divisibility by 4: How Do We Know If a Number Is Divisible by 4? In this post, we are going to learn the criteria for divisibility of the number 4 and understand how they function. The divisibility criteria for the number 4 are rules to know if a number can be divided by 4. They are simple to learn and their explanations are easy to understand. How do we […]

Dec24

## Some Prime Number Curiosities For this entry, we are going to learn some surprising facts about prime numbers. We would recommend reading our post about prime and composite numbers first, to refresh your knowledge about these numbers. Are you ready to move on? Perfect! I’m sure that you know it is possible to write some numbers as products of others, […]

Nov12

## Discovering Subtraction and Addition Tables For many children, the transition between counting and beginning to add or subtract can be a challenge. We start with our fingers, drawing lines, adding and taking away objects, but perhaps we don’t know that subtraction and addition tables also exist. These tables, that are numbered from 0, allow us to visually represent the way […] 