# Ch 11: Working with Numbers for Elementary School

### About This Chapter

## Working with Numbers for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

Learning how to work with numbers is a skill students will learn in elementary school and carry throughout their lives. To help enhance their ability to work with numbers, provide access to the engaging lessons in his chapter. Topics covered include the standard algorithm for algebra and division, absolute value, ascending and descending order, how to decompose numbers and how to find the power of a number. Lessons feature short quizzes that can test your student's comprehension of how to work with numbers. A practice exam is also available to reinforce lesson concepts.

## Who It's For

Kids who need extra help working with numbers will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about working with numbers.

- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the definitions and steps associated with working with numbers
- Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about how to work with numbers
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning math (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about working with numbers
- Students who struggle to understand their math teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra math resources

## How It Works

- Find lessons in the chapter that cover standard algorithm, absolute value, golden mean or other topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Review the lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about how to work with numbers.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands working with numbers by completing the Working with Numbers for Elementary School chapter exam.

### 1. Standard Algorithm for Addition

When you start adding multi-digit numbers together, the easiest and most common way to do this is through the use of the standard algorithm for addition. In this lesson, we will learn what that algorithm is and look at several examples.

### 2. What is a Standard Algorithm in Math? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will define a standard algorithm, as well as show examples of the standard algorithms for addition and multiplication. If you follow the steps correctly, it's as easy as baking a cake!

### 3. Standard Algorithm for Division

You divide things all the time, such as when you share something with your friend or with a group of people. In this lesson, we'll look at using a standard algorithm to divide when there is and isn't a remainder.

### 4. Absolute Value: Lesson for Kids

Understanding absolute value is a lot like looking at the opposing sides of a football field. This lesson will introduce you to absolute value and how to use a number line to determine the absolute value of any number.

### 5. What is Ascending Order in Math? - Definition & Example

Have you ever counted numbers from smallest to largest? If so, you have counted in ascending order. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of ascending order and practice ordering some numbers yourself. Now let's get going and start counting!

### 6. How to Decompose Numbers in Math

Decomposing numbers can be a useful strategy when learning math facts, to help gain a deeper understanding of a number, or to add. In this lesson, we'll explore how to decompose numbers and how this skill can help with addition.

### 7. What is Descending Order? - Definition & Example

Have you ever counted backwards? If so, you have counted in descending order. In this lesson, you will learn what descending order is, see the important rules to follow, and practice with some examples.

### 8. The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic

Do you remember learning arithmetic? In this lesson, we will go over the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic as we review prime numbers! Let's get started!

### 9. What is the Golden Mean? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn about the golden mean, a number found in the Fibonacci sequence. You'll also find out where the golden mean can be found in real life, including a part of your very own body!

### 10. How to Find the Power of a Number

There are many things we can do in math. We can add, subtract, multiply and divide. However, we can really make a number grow by using its power. In this lesson, we will learn what the power of a number is and how it works.

### 11. Logical Thinking & Reasoning Questions: Lesson for Kids

Math often requires both reasoning and logical thinking. When you encounter a word problem, it's important that you take the time to think through the problem. In this lesson, you will learn how to think through a math problem in a logical way!

### 12. Vertical Addition & Subtraction

Did you know that you will need to use addition and subtraction outside of math class? Most career fields require daily math skills. This lesson will teach you how to use the vertical addition and subtraction method.

### 13. Scale Factor Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Sometimes you may want to make something larger or smaller than it really is. You might want to make an object smaller, so it fits in a smaller area. Maybe you want it bigger, so playing with it would be easier. Either way, you need to know what scale factor is so your object does not look odd when you finish shrinking or enlarging it.

### 14. Square Roots: Lesson for Kids

Like trees, numbers have roots! Have you ever heard of a square tree? In this lesson, you will see what a square tree looks like. You will also learn how to find the square root of a number!

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the Math for Kids course

- Numbers for Elementary School
- Geometry for Elementary School
- Fractions for Elementary School
- Math Basics for Elementary School
- Statistics for Elementary School
- Number Properties for Elementary School
- Algebra for Elementary School
- Math Patterns for Elementary School
- History of Math for Elementary School
- Math Terms for Elementary School
- Types of Numbers for Elementary School
- Measurements for Elementary School
- Working with Data for Elementary School
- Representing Numbers for Elementary School
- Types of Data for Elementary School
- Math Strategies for Elementary School
- Fraction Operations for Elementary School
- Shapes for Elementary School
- Negative Numbers for Elementary School
- Decimals for Elementary School
- Lines & Angles for Elementary School
- Multiplication for Elementary School