These tips give parents ideas for math exercises that will develop their child's math abilities. Today’s parent tip for “mathing” with your child focuses on shapes.
When you add two apples with three apples, you get five apples. When you add two bananas with three bananas, you get five bananas.
When you add two apples and three bananas, do you get five banapples?
You don’t get five banapples, just as if you add pennies and nickels, you don’t get pickles. The reality is that you cannot add two things that have different names.
According to you can only add or subtract things that have the same name.
There are to think about:
A “thing” can be or . It could be as simple as a penny in your hand or as complex as the total number of eyes, noses, and fingers of all the people on Earth.
Every thing has a name. The is that thing’s .
Things have a number associated with them. The number can be as general as singular and plural or as specific as a number (i.e. a person, several people, two apples, a half gallon milk, twelve days). The is the of things we have.
Combining and , we learn to think in terms of: and So, the “name" of today’s game is ,, and
Every thing in math has a name. This name gives the of the thing, making it unique within a larger group of things.
Tuna, shark, and salmon are denominations of fish.
Halves, quarters, and thirds are denominations of fractions.
Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters are denominations of coins.
After knowing the name of something, you should also know the of that thing in the given problem.
Three sharks – quantity = 3
Half of a dozen – quantity = ½ and 6
Two hours in minutes – quantity = 120
After distinguishing between the denomination and the quantity associated with each thing, it is important to understand the functionalities of these things. This calls attention to
Keeping the rules of quantity and denomination in mind will help you enjoy math more because the rules you have learned will make more sense to you! For more practice, work on these problems:
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