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Number Sense for Children - Chapter Summary
This chapter on number sense for children focuses on the development of mathematical reasoning and critical-thinking skills. Watch and study the included online video lessons and learn to apply the use of logic when calculating the answers to equations. Discover techniques such as visualization for solving math word problems, and explore strategies for writing math expressions. In these lessons, you will complete the following:
- Discover how logic is used to prove mathematical theorems
- Outline the steps necessary for solving a word problem
- Learn to use imagery to restate a word problem
- Solve word problems by personalizing them
- Translate a math sentence
- Discuss the relationship between language skills and math
- Discover how math applies to real-life situations
These video lessons are entertaining and educational. Brush up on your math skills by studying online via your tablet or other mobile device. The videos are self-paced, so they can be paused and re-watched as needed. Video tags allow you to skip to a lesson's next main topic. Read over the written transcripts and take the multiple-choice self-assessment quizzes to ensure your progress. If you like, print out the quiz results and worksheets for use as offline study resources.
1. What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions
When it comes to solving math word problems, there is a correct way of setting up the problem and labeling the various parts of the problem so that you can solve the problem easily. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can do it.
2. Reasoning in Mathematics: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Many people think that deductive and inductive reasoning are the same thing. It is assumed these words are synonymous. They are not. This lesson reveals the reality of these two types of reasoning.
3. Reasoning in Mathematics: Connective Reasoning
Connective reasoning is reasoning that has an operation, or a way to connect two phrases. The five main logic connectives will be reviewed in this lesson.
4. Critical Thinking and Logic in Mathematics
Logic has its own unique language and way of defining what is true and false. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can critically think in the language of logic while working with math.
5. Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples
Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve word problems by following this 3-step process. Learn how to visualize your problem so you fully understand it. Then learn how to write and solve your equations.
6. Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images
Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use sketches and notes to help you visualize a problem. Watch how easy it becomes to solve your problem once you have visualized it.
7. Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding
When it comes to word problems, being able to personalize a word problem with more familiar situations will help you a lot in your problem solving. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can restate the word problem in terms you understand.
8. Translating Math Sentences to Inequalities
Watch this video lesson to learn how you can easily translate math sentences into inequalities. Once you know how to do this, solving word problems becomes that much easier.
9. How Language Skills Apply to Mathematics
Just because you are learning math does not mean that you can totally skimp on your language skills. In this lesson, you'll learn that improving in your language skills can actually help improve your math skills as well.
10. Using Math in Everyday Life
While not everyone loves math, it is extremely useful. Learn about just a few of the dozens of ways that math can be used in everyday life: for money matters, to improve decision-making, and in many other little ways.
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