“We fumble teaching kids mathematics right from the start. We continue the historical trepidation of negative numbers in school. Teach math for deep meaning and understanding vs. temporary correctness for some benign test.” – Sunil Singh
Try Zero Sums
No more memorizing “negative and negative give positive”. The power/flexibility of zero pairs AND the understanding that (identical number) subtract (identical number) is ALWAYS zero.(ie. “I have no (-5)! Get some! Takes a while to sink in, but has tremendous power when it does:)
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