Parent/Guardian Resources for EM4 Strategies
Would you like to help your child with homework, but don't understand the way it is being taught? Have you thought to yourself…”That's not how I learned to do ...."? For many parents/guardians, partial sums, partial products, etc., are unfamiliar and can be roadblocks when trying to be a partner in their child's math education. These resources explain why we teach alternative algorithms/strategies and when they are taught to students. There are also slideshows that take parents/guardians through each algorithm, step-by-step. Please explore them and hopefully you’ll find them helpful.
Why Do We Teach Alternative Algorithms? Timeline for When Algorithms Are Taught
Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division
Partial Sums Trade First Partial Products Partial Quotients
Column Addition Counting Up Lattice Column Division