National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Regional Conference and Exposition: Hartford, Connecticut

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212- Methods for Teaching Subtraction from Around the World

Friday, October 26, 2012: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Meeting Room 26 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Frances L. Stern

  • Hartford short handout.pdf (98.5 kB)

  • Difficulties with multidigit subtraction are pervasive. The U.S. subtraction algorithm is different from those taught in France, China, and elsewhere. Teaching an alternative method can address recurrent errors. Struggling students may more easily learn a different subtraction algorithm; seeing how these work can challenge your most able students.

    Presentation Format: PreK-2 Session
    Grade Band Audience: PreK to 2, 3 to 5

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