Methods - Introduction

Perhaps the best way to understand the methods of instruction that I advocate is to go to the Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division tabs, paying special attention to the videos that you will find there. Those videos allow me to demonstrate the methods that I have in mind. Here on this page, and on the ones that follow, I introduce those methods and explain some of the reasoning that has led me to them.

For the moment, I simply want to distinguish the method used for teaching children to model word problems from the method used for teaching children to use shortcuts.

1. How Do You Teach Modeling?
2. How Do You Teach Shortcuts?