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Computational Strategy: Add Tens and Ones

  • The B.C. Curriculum states that a second grade student is expected to know: Addition facts to 20 (introduction to computational strategies).
  • This is an example of one strategy: Add Tens and Ones
  • Content created by Aspire Math Academy


     Power of Ten Flash Card Game

  • Directions: Shout out how many red squares you see in each frame.  Be careful, they get faster!
  • This is a great warm up exercise for Grade 1 students.
  • Content created by Aspire Math Academy.
  1. British Columbia Ministry of Education Mathematic Learning Standards

  • PDF Link to BC mathematic Standards


  1. “6 Reasons Why Singapore Math Might Just Be the Better Way”
  • July 11, 2015 by Mark Keierleber
  • Singapore Math is a powerful curriculum that helps to bolster student achievement while at the same time creating well rounding critical thinkers.


  1. “Science says parents of successful kids have these 13 things in common”
  • May 6, 2016 by Rachel Gillett and Drake Baer
  • This article outlines 13 attributes successful kids have in common and not surprisingly one attribute is being taught math at a young age.


  1. “What’s Singapore Math?”
  • 2013 by Laura Lewis Brown
  • What is mastery in mathematic curriculum and what are the benefits of Singapore Math.


  1. “Ending the Spiral of Mastery”
  • December 30, 2011 by admin
  • Singapore Math is a curriculum with proven results.
  • Singapore Math is unique for the way in which curriculum is delivered contributing to the high success of the program.


  1. “Summer Math” Suggestions to Boost Student Understanding”
  • June 23, 2016 By Beth Curran
  • Preparing students for the next grade with summer math work.
  • A great resource for Singapore Math Extra practice summer work book options.

7.  “Math Class Needs a Makeover”

  • March, 2010 By Dan Meyer
  • Tedtalk- Math Education Reform
  • Dan Meyer offers an approach to Math education that is sure to create patient problem solvers with deep Math reasoning skills. Unlike Singapore Math Methods, Standard Math provides students will mass adopted text book reasoning. This has little benefit to their Math Content development. Mr. Meyers advocates for Math curriculum to be more in line with the methods we use at Aspire Math Academy to create patient problem solvers and flexible thinkers.

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