Mathematics for Teaching Category: Number Sense

## Category: Number Sense

### Bob is learning calculation

Bob is an elementary school student. He is learning to calculate. He just learned about addition and multiplication but there are some things that he doesn’t understand. For example, how come 1+3 = 3 + 1? How can it be the same thought Bob? Every morning I have 1 piece of bread for breakfast while…

### Line multiplication and the FOIL method

Line multiplication is a nice activity for teaching multiplication especially for more than one-digit numbers. The method is shown in the figure. The horizontal line represents the number 13 where the top line represents the tens digit and the lines below it represents the ones digit. The lines are grouped according to their place value….

### Math Knowledge for Teaching Addition

This post is the second in the series of post about the Math Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) where I present task/lesson that teachers and interested readers of this blog can discuss. The first is about Tangents to Curves, a Year 12 lesson. This second post is for young learners. The task How many small cubes make up…