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## Abacus Fun: Part 2

An abacus is so much more than just a “simple device” for counting or adding, with applications that extend into much higher level operations and concepts.

## Abacus Fun: Part One

An abacus can actually help students learn and practice many mathematical concepts in a very developmentally appropriate way for students in elementary school. Students can practice subitizing, conservation to a number, addition, subtraction, place value, multiplication, division, fractions, and even decimals!

## Math Mights Mania: How Do We Know That They Know?

How do you know if that child has the flexibility and skills to be able to solve problems multiple ways? Announcing a new resource that can help!

## Math Mights Mania: T-Pops

“Why can’t we just do it the way we learned it?” T-Pops understands that building number sense and the ability to communicate thinking is much more important!

## Math Mights Mania: The Value Pak

Place value is a fairly abstract concept for kids. They often have a hard time manipulating and seeing the different parts of the numbers. The Value Pak can help!

## Math Mights Mania: Introducing Abracus

This week, allow me to introduce Abracus! The second of our Math Mights featured in the Math Mights 8-in-1 Flip Chart: Addition Strategies, Abracus holds a magic wand and uses the strategy of compensation. Many times people confuse the strategies of...

## Math Mights Mania: Introducing D.C.

Over the next few weeks, to celebrate the launch of our Math Mights 8-in-1 Flip Chart for Addition Strategies, we want to take some time to introduce you to our four main characters: D.C., Abracus, Value Pak, and T-Pops!