Mental Math

A quick recall of basic math facts is essential as students progress to a higher level of computation. They should not "count" on every "addition" problem they encounter. Rather, they need strategies to find answers in ways they can understand quickly. In the Mental Math course, we will look at simple techniques to add, subtract, multiply, and divide 1-digit, 2-digit, 3-digit, and 4-digit numbers.

We will also learn that some math problems can be solved using multiple strategies. After each class, students can take a math test on their own to practice their new skills and observe how quickly their abilities develop. Students will learn strategies demonstrated by the teacher and then practice them in cooperative games. We will learn how to break down numbers and develop strategies for solving mental math questions.

Math problems are strategically selected to focus on building a specific system for each lesson. We will draw students' thinking to allow them to "see" math, make connections, and deepen their understanding of numbers. Research shows that memorization and exercise are not suitable for all students; thus, our students will develop deeper mathematical thinking that will give them the confidence they need to succeed!

Here is our website to practise mental math skills: Bee One Smartie Minute Math (beeonesmartie-minutemath.github.io)

We will also learn that some math problems can be solved using multiple strategies. After each class, students can take a math test on their own to practice their new skills and observe how quickly their abilities develop. Students will learn strategies demonstrated by the teacher and then practice them in cooperative games. We will learn how to break down numbers and develop strategies for solving mental math questions.

Math problems are strategically selected to focus on building a specific system for each lesson. We will draw students' thinking to allow them to "see" math, make connections, and deepen their understanding of numbers. Research shows that memorization and exercise are not suitable for all students; thus, our students will develop deeper mathematical thinking that will give them the confidence they need to succeed!

Here is our website to practise mental math skills: Bee One Smartie Minute Math (beeonesmartie-minutemath.github.io)