Even when kids can solve a problem, they may have trouble explaining how they got there. Lots of kids have trouble showing their work in specific ways.
In second grade, kids learn to use “new math” methods like number lines, ten-frames, and bar graphs. These methods can help kids develop a better understanding of math.
But sometimes, kids get stumped when asked to use these methods. And they may not understand how these methods can help them organize their work.
examples of the “new math” methods
kids learn in second grade.
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