Updated Beta — Available March 2013

Addition & Subtraction for Multiple-Digit Numbers and Other Topics

Beta builds on the foundation in Alpha by applying students’ mastery of single-digit addition and subtraction to multiple-digit addition and subtraction. One of the stepping stones between these two levels is the concept of place value, which is an important milestone for truly grasping any multiple-digit operation.

Beta Instruction Manual and DVD


Updates to the Instruction Manual include:

  • suggestions for teaching odd and even numbers
  • suggestions for introducing centimeters and meters
    as measurement units (no conversions)
  • Information on am and pm with telling time
  • simple number line (in appendix)
Beta Student Workbook and Tests

Application & Enrichment pages in the Student Workbook include:

  • coloring pictures coded to the answers to addition and subtraction problems
  • fill-in-the-blank word problems
  • draw the solution to word problems
  • crossword puzzles with math vocabulary
  • matching coins with prices
  • measuring
  • perimeter
  • clocks
  • arrays
  • picture graphs
  • line plots

Major Concepts and Skills Include:

  • Understanding place value and using it to add or subtract
  • Fluently adding any combination of whole numbers
  • Solving for an unknown addend
  • Fluently subtracting any combination of whole numbers
  • Solving abstract and real-world problems involving addition and subtraction

Additional concepts and skills:

  • Telling and writing time by hours and minutes
  • Understanding, adding, and subtracting U.S. currency
  • Measuring and estimating length with inches, feet, centimeters, and meters
  • Comparing numbers and lengths
  • Expressing differences between numbers as inequalities
  • Finding the perimeter of any polygon
  • Representing and interpreting data in plots and graphs

Check back in the first week of March for ordering information.

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