Saturday, August 9, 2014

Troubles with Regrouping? Try Partial Sums Addition

If your students have trouble understanding carrying or regrouping when adding, you might consider what they call a "new math" method called Partial Sum Addition.

I've have tried partial products for multiplication with one of my kids who struggles with multiplication and that worked well, so I think I will go back and try this method of addition with her as well as sometimes addition with regrouping is problematic.

It's so crazy to me because I see people blasting new math methods because they take more steps, but if you have a struggling student, sometimes the old school shortcut ways are not so intuitive or easy to understand what is going on. To me, the partial methods are easier to understand what is going on.  I don't think it matters how you get the answer, just that you get it and understand what you are doing.

On a related note, I came across a PDF that shows Five Ways to Add Multi-Digit Whole Numbers.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Multiplication Wheels and More!

If you are working on the multiplication facts, check out this neat resource I stumbled upon today!

It's a set of multiplication wheels and so much more. This 64 page pdf contains  multiplication wheels from 1 to 12, a doubles facts multiplication wheel, and combination wheels such as the 7,s, 8s, and 9s. Then, it also has a blank wheel so that you can write or edit on your own facts and in any order you wish.

Also included in the pack are self checking quizzes and cute little certificates to award for each set of facts mastered (1s, 2s, 3s, etc).

 Download multiplication wheels now

Hoping I can hunt down something similar for the other 3 operations, inshaa Allah!
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