- A child recognizes 3 + 6 - 3 = 6 as a true statement without performing computations.
- Given a situation involving two data sets, relates the columns in a t-chart but only for one row at a time.
Help your student become a(n) Relational Thinker +/-
Problems and activities challenge children to create, use, and justify patterns in artithmetic . For example, children may solve a problem such as 7 + _ = 8 + 4 not (just) with computation but with reasoning: "I saw 8 is one more than 7, so to balance the two sides you have to add 5." Discussions (math talk) are important, among children and with the whole class.
True or False with Number Sentences