Problem 1: Don’t scroll down for the answer yet on how to solve this. Try to figure out the correct answer.
Problem 1 solution: Get one of the values to 10 and then add the remaining number to get the total. So for example, you would say, “I have 8 here and 6 here. To get the 8 to 10 I would add 2. That means I have to subtract 2 from the 6 so it’s 4. So I have 10 and 4 which add to 14.”
Very intuitive, no? Try another.
Problem 2: Don’t scroll down for the answer.
I told you not to scroll down for the answer. Welcome to constructivist math.
Memorizing basic facts is evil and too tedious for children. This will no doubt build a deeper understanding as children struggle to understand math.
Dr. Gary Thompson and Ed Flint should have no problem supporting themselves in the future.