• ## Mental Math: Make Ten

Here’s a math problem: six plus eight. Your child will learn many mental math strategies to solve this and other problems just like it, instead of memorizing.

• ## How to Solve a Story Problem

Your child came home from school today and insisted, “No! You have to do RDWW!” How do you even respond to that?! Not to worry! This will help. RDWW is a memory tool used by elementary teachers to help children solve story problems, or word problems.

• ## Modeling with Tape Diagrams

Tape diagrams are another visual strategy your child will learn to show addition and subtraction. If this strategy works well for your child, encourage her to use it when solving story problems!

• ## Understanding Place Value

A very important concept your child learns in 1st Grade is place value. Let's look at the number 13. What does 13 really mean? We can write 13 in a place value chart. Now we see that 13 is 1 ten and 3 ones. But what does "one ten" really mean?

• ## 1 Fact Family, 8 Number Sentences

Number bonds help your child “see” math facts and fact families. They can help show that the equals sign can be at the beginning or at the end of the number sentence!

• ## Fact Family Photos

A fact family has three family members which are numbers. They can be arranged to make number sentences. Students will create four number sentences given a fact family.

Contributor: Broome-Tioga BOCES
Funder: Schuyler-Chemung-Tioga/Corning Teacher Center
Funder: Southern Tier Teacher Center Network
Funder: Teacher Center of Broome County
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