We have been learning different strategies to use when doing addition problems, including the number line, counting our fingers, and math facts. By the end of kindergarten children should be able to add and subtract fluently up to 5. I know that may seem small, but the fluency is important. Math fluency implies a child can not only provide an answer very quickly but also be able to confidently change parts of an equation and still confidently complete the math task. This means they understand a math problem inside and out compared to just memorizing an answer. We are practicing our fluency and addition strategies by playing math games. Many parents who came into Learning Comes Alive were able to see these games in action. If you could not make it, here are some photos of the games we’re playing in class. Throughout the year we will learn new games to build our confidence and fluency and to help practice new skills.