This second grader uses derived facts to solve mentally. Just one example of mental math strategies used by elementary students.
The Math Talk instructional strategy emphasizes spoken communication around a series of carefully crafted math problems. “They challenge my students to be more specific in their reflections,” said 2nd grade teacher Diana Miranda.
This second grader has uncertainty about the meaning of the digits. He is working to construct the understanding that place determines the value of a number.
Instructor Lisa Ginet explains how to make tangram puzzles, an ancient Chinese game made from seven shapes cut from a square. Over 6500 different arrangements can be made from these seven simple shapes!