- 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.