- A child recognizes a + b = b + a (presented that way, symbolically) as a true statement in all cases.
- Given a situation involving two data sets, relates the columns in a t-chart, describing how they added to get each number.
Help your student become a(n) Relational Thinker-Symbolic +/-
|Activities challenge children to generalize the patterns in arithmetic they have generated and use to express them in algebraic language, such as a + 0 = a; a + b = b + a, and so forth. Discussion (math talk) is critical, rich, and exciting.|