Many of us went through school learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide by memorizing steps and following strict procedures to find a correct answer to an equation. Rather than just focusing on fluency and accuracy we want children to learn how to be flexible in their thinking and to understand that there are many different ways to arrive at a solution. Mathematics is about creativity, making connections and reasoning.
This book aims to help both parents and teachers better understand a whole range of mental math strategies. You will find video clips that break down the strategy into clear steps, brief explanations, sample problems to try, and other useful tips.