By Susan J. Ward on August 10 2018 07:35:31
Never underestimate how much a visual representation of what can otherwise appear to be an abstract concept can help children learn.
One of the first skills students learn is addition. Addition is the natural advance after counting. Many students do not grasp this basic skill properly. As a result, students find it difficult to advance to higher level skills and they get stuck. Therefore, to make the task easier, here are five easy ways to learn addition. You may have heard of some of these games, they go by many different names. In addition to some simple games, we offer up some techniques to keep in mind when adding numbers in general. If you are already good at addition, you will still find these tips helpful to make you faster at addition.
The addition worksheets on this page introduce addition math facts, multiple digit addition without regrouping, regrouping, decimals and other concepts designed to foster a mastery of all things addition. All of the worksheets include answer keys, and there are four versions of each worksheet with different problems.
If a child is really confused about decimals, converting decimal numnbers into money is a great way to make things clearer. For example: a child may be asked to say how much bigger 1.3 is than 0.9. If they convert these decimals into money (£1.30 and 90p) they may find that they can do this calculation very quickly in their head, getting the answer 40p which they convert back into the decimal, 0.4. Demonstrating that money maths depends on decimal understanding is also an easy way to prove that decimals are actually useful in real life!
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