Math Skills
Muddled Over Math
Determine what the child knows and what they don't know.
 Can they count to one hundred?
 Can they add +0 to +9 with ease?
If they can do these, you are on the winning stretch — the remaining math skills are much easier to teach.
Strategy Considerations and Methods
Discover what works or doesn't work.
 Memorizing Math Facts Generally Doesn't Work
 Look for the System
 Build on What They Know
 Give Students 'Strategy Tools'
Generally, math is best taught as a system.
 For example, to teach multiplication as a system,
 'times 4' can be taught as a double plus a double.
 so all 'times 4' facts can be taught by giving students this one instruction.
 eg., since the double of 6 is 12, then 4 × 6 = 12 + 12 = 24.
 Another strategy tool would be to show them the math ladder for subtraction.
Connecting Your Child to Math.
Build on, and add to, the child's existing strengths and knowledge.
For example, if you child has mastered their doubles, you can use them to teach:
addition related facts

use doubles plus one more
 eg., 5 + 4 = 4 + 4 + 1 = 9
multiplication facts

times 2, 4, and 6
 eg., × 2 = a double; × 4 = a double + a double; ×6 = a double + a double + a double

other double related facts
 × 7 = times 5 + a double; × 8 = times 4 + times 4 (times 4 = a double + a double)
See our Math Lessons section.
Making Math Less of a Chore.
To learn math skills, students need to master a great number of skills. To be better equipped to empower these students to meet the challenges of math, parents and educators can access worksheets, resources and proven techniques on site to enrich your child's learning experience.
Teaching Resources for Math Skills for specifically designed worksheets, lesson plans, etc.
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