Yesterday, How to Help Your Child Learn Subtraction, Part One covered subtraction as takeaway, difference, and counting back from (also known as counting down to). Today, we’ll discuss subtraction as regrouping, borrowing or carrying over as well as offer tactics you can use to help your child learn this core arithmetic concept.
Is your learner struggling with subtraction? One of the reasons subtraction is so challenging is that there are many different ways to think about it. If kids don’t have a strong grounding in number sense and subtraction, advanced math topics and problem solving skills more difficult.
We’re never too old (or young!) for fun math games! We’ve pulled together two games (including those we can play on browsers) to share with you, basing our recommendations on the following: (1) Challenging experiences that facilitate learning; (2) Players can interact with math directly; (3) Game design is grounded in research.
Recently, Motion Math participated in Maker Faire, an amazing all-ages celebration of creativity. We hosted a booth in the DIY Learning Pavilion sponsored by EdSurge and had a great time connecting with parents, teachers and kids (some of whom even coded their own game level). We were curious about what other people wondered about math, so we offered a board for parents, teachers and other makers to stop and ask their big math questions.