HELP
THIS PAGE IS MADE FOR THOSE WHO WANT,  OR NEED,  SOME QUICK AND SIMPLE IDEAS
 THAT CAN BE USED TO TEACH, OR LEARN ABOUT, PRIMARY ARITHMETIC OR MATH.

WHAT TO LEARN ABOUT:
To choose, click below
where you see words colored like these
.
Then click on a page and use your browser's back button to return here.
Language is very important to teaching
 math or arithmetic:} 
PLEASE CLICK HERE FIRST TO READ THIS SHORT PIECE ON LANGUAGE AND THE TEACHING OF MATH (1/2 page, .html)
PLACE VALUE  
Knowing about PLACE VALUE
is very important for all ages.
UNDERSTANDING BIG NUMBERS
This will give you a better understanding
of the real value of big numbers.
PARTS, WHOLES,
and MORE

This is a shortened explanation of the efficient way we learned the basic facts for addition and subtraction,
 and multiplication and division
in my classroom.

The words "multiple" and "factor" are important
in multiplying and dividing:}       
FOR AN EXPLANATION OF
 
MULTIPLES AND FACTORS
PLEASE
CLICK HERE.  (3 pages, .pdf)
I've used the words,
 "prime" and"composite" numbers. 
If you aren't sure of these then try this:}
TO SEE THIS EXPLANATION OF PRIME AND COMPOSITE NUMBERS PLEASE CLICK HERE.
(4 pages,.pdf)
.
!!For those who feel they don't understand  simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
 
as well as they'd like:}
  
TO SEE THIS SIMPLE EXPLANATION IN .pdf format  (22 pages)
(EASILY SAVED)   PLEASE CLICK HERE
If you are interested in the games, you might like to look at this example of a
    typical number card game:}           

NEW: Here and IN THE PDF FILES SECTION THERE IS NOW A LINK TO A SIMPLE EXAMPLE OF A TYPICAL CARD GAME
BEING PLAYED.
 

(10 pages, .pdf format, easily saved)
SIMPLE PATTERNS and their value in practicing facts and checking answers.  
To learn about seeing and using some simple patterns please CLICK HERE.  (12 pages, .pdf, easily saved)
SIMPLE PRACTICE ACTIVITY   
Short description (.pdf, 2 pages)


C H O I C E S





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CONTENTS: a short description
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