This teaching guide uses both words and diagrams to clearly explain how to introduce each strategy to your students. It guides you through the process of modeling each strategy in a variety of ways to ensure every student understands the concept.
These strategies will help students clarify their understanding and explain their thinking. It is so important for young children to develop a sense of numbers. We do NOT want them to just memorize a list of facts.
There are six strategies and each one is explicitly taught at three different levels. The final review explains how to select the most efficient strategy in each situation.
You can use this together with the other components of the Math Facts Competition Program or alone. It is a great way for teachers to introduce mathematical thinking strategies to children.