Tips for Math Homework

The Counting-Up Method (Subtraction) Explained:
Thank you for visiting our site for more information on the Counting-Up Method!  The counting up method is based on the idea that in order to find the difference of two numbers, you can count the spaces in-between.  Here's an example:
 
 
 32
-15
-----
 15
+5
-----
  20
+10
-----
  30
+  2
-----
32

Now, go back and add all of the addition steps you made to find the difference (5+10+2=17)
 
 
The Partial Sums Algorithm Explained:

Thank you for visiting our site for more information on the Partial Sums Algorithm (PSA).  It isn't as complicated as it might sound!  Let's look at a double digit addition problem as an example:

  25
+31
------

Instead of beginning with adding the ones column (5+1), PSA begins with adding the tens column (2+3).  Since the 2 and the 3 are in the tens column, we are really adding 20+30.

   25
 +31
-------
   50

Now, let's move to the right and add just the ones together:

  25
+31
-------
  50
    6

The final step involves adding the sums of 20+30 and 5+1 together to find the final sum of 25+31:

 
   25
 +31
--------
  50
+  6
------
  56
 
 
 
 
Tips for Math Homework -
 
 
Assist your child w/ nightly homework.
 
 
•When no help is needed, check their answers and ask them to explain how they came to their conclusions.
 
 
•Encourage your child to be patient -  Sometimes math doesn’t come easy!
 
 
•Maintain positive attitudes toward Mathematics at home!
 
 
•Set up a study plan at home for your child.  I am more than happy to help you make one!    email: wwelty@bermudian.org