In Pre-K and Kindergarten, students learn a lot about numbers: their names, notation, sequencing, and counting. With a foundation of different visual representations, they grasp that each number can answer the question, “How many objects are in a group?” This logically brings students to a new mathematical skill, comparison.   There are two widely-known pedagogical […]

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Elementary students really enjoy learning based on tangible experience. When they can touch, move, and mix concrete objects, the learning process feels like a game, and this entertainment-type cognition is more natural for such young explorers. On the other hand, education should educate, and by providing students with toys or too much stimulation teachers may […]

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All the knowledge students have accumulated about the place value over the previous grades will be used and expanded in Grade 4. This year, they will learn numbers within one million, study rounding, multiply and divide multi-digit numbers, learn the concept and properties of divisibility, and work with fractions in unit, fraction, and decimal forms. […]

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Grade 3 is an amazing time of huge discoveries in math! After comprehensive practiсe with addition and subtraction in previous grades, students now encounter multiplication and division, get a first taste of fractions and area measurement, delve deeply into arrays, and even touch on algebra. Such a wide and varied agenda inspired Happy Numbers to […]

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The world of numbers is extremely vast, and that is the main idea students explore in Grade 2. They extend their knowledge of numbers from 100 to 1000 and review operations they learned in Grade 1 with larger numbers. The fluency with addition and subtraction students grasp within this school year creates a firm foundation […]

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Kindergarten students briefly touch on numbers beyond 20, and then in Grade 1 they expand their knowledge much farther to 120! First, they build fluency with addition and subtraction within 10 in exercises with and without visual representations. Then they learn step-by-step how to add or subtract beyond 10, count by ten, and use numerical […]

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Kindergarten students make a very important step in their mathematical education — in this grade, they transition to abstract thinking. Whereas in Pre-Kindergarten they lightly touched upon cubes as abstract objects, in Kindergarten they will become familiar with the Number Line and Base-10 Blocks. Here, the first math signs appear (plus and minus). Students will […]

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