## What is operations and algebraic thinking in kindergarten?

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Kindergarten students are introduced to addition and subtraction with small numbers, and they work toward fluency with these operations for numbers within 5. Kindergarten students develop their understanding of addition and subtraction by making sense of word problems.

**What is algebraic thinking in kindergarten?**

To develop algebraic thinking and reasoning, students explain an arithmetic pattern using the properties of operations. Algebraic thinking is a Domain throughout the mathematics standards. Beginning in kindergarten, students solve addition and subtraction problems by representing them in various ways.

### What are math word problems called?

In science education, a word problem is a mathematical exercise (such as in a textbook, worksheet, or exam) where significant background information on the problem is presented in ordinary language rather than in mathematical notation.

**What is an example of algebraic thinking?**

When thinking algebraically about a relationship between two numbers, we think of the first number as changing to become another number. For example, as well as thinking of 2 + 5 = 7 as joining two parts (2 and 5) to make a whole (7), we can also think of it as adding 5 will change 2 into 7.

#### What math concepts are taught in kindergarten?

The 4 Major Math Concepts Your Kids Learn in PreK & Kindergarten

- Counting. Students are beginning their experience with numbers through counting, number names and written numerals.
- Addition & Subtraction. This is the very early stage of adding and subtracting.
- Measurement & Data.
- Geometry.

**How do you teach math word problems to kindergarten?**

What are the 5 steps in solving word problems?

- Read through the problem and talk about all the components.
- Circle or underline all the numbers.
- Use manipulatives to act out the problem. Students can also draw it out.
- Write the number sentence.
- Solve the number sentence.

## How can I help my child understand math word problems?

14 Effective Ways to Help Your Students Conquer Math Word Problems

- Solve word problems regularly.
- Teach problem-solving routines.
- Visualize or model the problem.
- Make sure they identify the actual question.
- Remove the numbers.
- Try the CUBES method.
- Show word problems the LOVE.
- Consider teaching word problem key words.