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In the last module, we focused on finding patterns with 10 as our goal. If you know all of the ways that 10 can be broken apart as well as all of the ways to take a 10 out of a larger number, it helps when doing problems of any kind with numbers greater than 10.

For example, if you are trying to solve the problem 15 – 9, you can first focus on breaking the 15 into 5 and 10. We “set aside” the 5, then take the 10 and subtract 9 from it, getting 1. When you add that back into the 5 from before, you get 6! I know, it seems like a lot of extra steps and a lot of explaining. But I promise, these strategies for finding patterns and breaking numbers down will help your child in the long run!

Ways to help at home:

  • Use fun apps like IXL or Prodigy Math (Prodigy is my FAVORITE). These make great rewards for good behavior because they’re so much fun and your child is learning! Let me know if you need your child’s login information for IXL or would like more information about how to get the most out of these apps! 🙂
  • Practice addition facts within 10. Flashcards are a GREAT way to do this! Once your child feels confident with addition, mix in some subtraction facts.
  • Take a group of 10 or fewer objects and split them into two groups. Count the objects in each group, referring to them as “partners.” For example: 6 and 4 are partners of 10; 3 and 5 are partners of 8; 2 and 1 are partners of 3. This video does a perfect job of explaining this!