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Feeling Curious?

Feeling Curious?

The link below is a short video that explains, in part, the progression of addition and subtraction teaching from kindergarten to 5th grade.  It helps to explain why we do not teach the short cuts or the algorithm until students fully understand place value.  The key is to develop mathematicians.  Students develop the ability to see the patterns in numbers and are then better able to tackle higher order math concepts in the upper grades.

The Progression of Addition and Subtraction