It’s important for all children to master number facts, but memorizing answers is seldom the first step in the learning process. This is especially true for children who struggle with learning math. The attached white paper breaks down the research on four different strategies kids need to understand when learning addition. The ability to use different strategies when solving problems helps children develop a strong conceptual understanding of addition. Kids are then able to think flexibly about problems and use the knowledge they already have to solve new problems.  Learning to add is about much more than just knowing 2+2=4.

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