This “New Math” is to Confuse the Child on Early Math…Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide. If the child gets confused, they will always be frustrated with Math.
Forget That Crap…Teach them Every Number Combination to Make 10. Mental Math. Throw out 4. Make them tell you other number to make 10. Throw out 7. Ask them the other number to make 10.
Math games that strengthen their Mental Math. Make them give you the 1 and 9 make 10. 2 and 8 make 10. 3 and 7 make 10. 4 and 6 make 10. 5 and 5 make 10. 6 and 4 make 10. 7 and 3 make 10. 8 and 2 make 10. 9 and 1 make 10.
Drill our children to they know adding forward and backwards. They will laugh at this crap, even at an early age. They won’t even need paper or pencil to add those baby numbers.
Mental Math. They will challenge anybody to say they wrong. They will say themselves .LETS TAKE IT TO THE BOARD.”
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