Recognizing and Applying Understanding of Number Properties


Facilitative Prompts:  (Click to share your thoughts and reflections)

  • Where can the Number Properties be found in the Ontario Math Curriculum?
  • Why are these properties essential in problem solving, mastering basic facts and mental mathematics?
  • How can students use their intuitive understanding of the properties to develop flexibility and efficiency when they add, subtract, multiply and divide?
  • What activities can be implemented with students so that they have opportunities to explore Number Properties?

For more information on strategies, representations and games to support math facts, visit the Guide to Effective Instruction, Volume 5: Teaching Basic Facts and Multi-digit Computations, pages 20 – 34.

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