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Part : Exploration I Addition: Beyond Just Memorizing Addition Facts
Subject: Early Childhood Mathematics
Algebraic thinking begins with exploration.
Maria L. Blanton (2008)
Photo by Dorothy DiGiovannantonio
- The concept of addition holds a position of prominence in preK-2 mathematics.
- Developing algebraic thinking must be modeled with basic mathematical concepts such as addition and subtraction. Treating arithmetic in algebraic ways begins at the beginning-with addition.
- “My child already knows her addition facts; what should I give her next?” Next does not mean looking elsewhere. Rather, it means looking deeper, in the same place.
- Learning addition combinations is much more than just committing “facts” to memory.
- Technology tools compute more rapidly and more efficiently than we do. Our technological world has therefore raised the bar on our purpose for ...