From the very first introduction of addition in kindergarten my son has had to anwer problems like 1+?=3. I'm assuming this is typical since I homeschool and have used more than one curriculum. I don't remember answering questions like that until algebra was introduced in 7th grade. Is this how other countries teach math too? Or is it an American thing. I'm really just curious. I do find that it's making my son think about math differently than I do. He had a story problem the other day that I thought was a subtraction problem but he solved it using addition. I hope it doesn't cause problems with him being able to use subraction as easily if he starts thinking of everything as addition. I guess it's ok as long as he gets the right answer, but I do wonder a little bit.
Answer by Pnukey at 1:09 PM on Mar. 27, 2011
Answer by UpSheRises at 3:33 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
I've taught first and that is a very normal skill to be taught. We teach them the opposite of addition is subtraction, and want the student to realize that they can find the answer by doing the opposite, solving 3-1. I am not surprised some K programs introduce the skill.
Answer by KairisMama at 3:32 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by JSD24 at 3:35 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by scout_mom at 4:52 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by justanotherjen at 6:59 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by Sebbiemama at 10:16 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by mommythree0508 at 1:49 AM on Mar. 29, 2011