In daily life, we use mental math for 75% of calculations we perform.
Here are some tips for encouraging mental math in your classroom:
1. Practice on a daily basis (5-10 minutes per day)
2 .Encourage all your students to try it.
3. Promote oral discussion of thinking processes used.
4. Show your students there can be many ways to arrive at the same rather than one correct way.
5. Make sure students have a strong number sense foundation, and that they know their number facts well.
Remember, practice makes perfect!
How do you teach MENTAL MATH?
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