# Learn Basic Maths Concepts

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• You want to help your child learn Math without anxiety, even if you think you’re horrible at it or never liked it at school
• You want your students to learn the concepts, skills and applications of Math concepts
• You think Math is more than just doing computations; that it is important to have insights into the reasons behind why things are true

## Number Sense

Counting 1 - 100

Using Place Value

Number Line

Comparing Numbers

Ordering Numbers

Rounding Off

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Using a Number Line

Drawing Models

Using Number Bonds

Fun Practice

## Subtraction

Understanding Subtraction

Number Bonds and Subtraction

Math Models and Subtraction

Subtraction Statement

Number Line and Subtraction

Subtract Bigger Numbers

## Division

Understanding Division

Long Division

## Fractions

What are Fractions

Types of Fractions

Fraction Practice

Subtract Fractions

Mixed Fractions

## Singapore Maths

Question

Eric is doing his Math homework.  He added 2 four-digit numbers and and got the answer 7467.  He then subtracted the smaller number from the larger and got the answer 1351.  What are the 2 numbers?

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Question

Charlie and James are picking up pebbles.  Charlie picked up two-thirds as many pebbles as James.  After James threw away 16 pebbles, he has 3 fewer pebbles than Charlie.  How many pebbles did Charlie pick up?

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Question

Marla finished reading her book in 3 days.  On the first day, she read 40% of the total number of pages.  The ratio of the number of pages read on the 2nd day to the 3rd day is 3:5.

If she read 18 more pages on the 3rd day than on the 2nd, how many pages does the book have altogether?

Basic-Math-Explained.com is created to help you learn Basic Math concepts.  Topics are arranged in a logical order so you can learn what you need.  Each topic is written in clear, simple terms and sequenced from basic to advanced.

There are lots and lots of free, fun Math resources and games for you to use.

If you are looking beyond textbooks, assessment books and worksheets, then this is the place for you! This site is for anyone who wants a clearer understanding of elementary school Math.

Explanations of complex Math concepts are broken down for easy learning.

Each elementary Math concept is explained in various ways so your child can understand it in the way that suits him or her.

Children have too much written work at school, so I have included lots of learning games for your child to practice what he or she has learnt.

The best way for children to learn is through brief, regular practice with lots of repetition. That's the best way to learn anything without stress. Make learning a family affair.

Our goal is make basic Math easy to understand and fun to learn for both you and your child.

Playing games is a good way for families and friends to bond while learning.

 Celebrate the amount of effort your child puts in and the results will follow. Success in Math will only come about when your child has the confidence to try, enjoys tackling problems and has a sense of purpose when striving to master Math concepts.

Grandparents, babysitters, friends, aunts, uncles can also enjoy these games together with your child. Adults may also find the games a little challenging. It's not as easy as it looks!

Memory Game

Find the Sum

You can also use the flashcards and games found here to organize Math clubs with the kids in your neighborhood.

The best way to teach your child is to go through the topics systematically as they appear in the navigation on the left. Each topic builds the foundation needed for harder concepts.

Even if your child is already good in Math, it is advisable to go through all the topics to plug any gaps he or she might have or strengthen his or her understanding.

Children thrive on lots of encouragement. Always ask your child to explain how he or she arrived at the answer.

This shows your child that you are paying attention to him/her and that his/her effort is worthwhile

Explaining also helps children improve their thinking skills and clarify their thinking.

Click on the picture for some Fun Math questions

Let me give you a quick overview of this site. It’s a work-in-progress so bookmark this page and come back for new tips and strategies. Remember to refresh the page the see the changes.

You can click on the topics in the navigation panel on the left of the page (at the bottom if you're using your mobile or tablet) or you can read the descriptions of some of the topics below.

You can also use the search box to look for a particular topic.

### Number Sense

Numbers are at the heart of elementary Math just like the alphabet is at the heart of the English language. In order to really understand numbers, they must have meaning.

Children learn Math better if they can understand what it all means. In this topic we start with the very basic concept of counting. One of the best ways to help your child learn to count is through games.

1. Counting Numbers
2. Numerals
3. Counting Backwards
4. Skip Counting
5. Counting Games
6. Basic Math Skills
7. Using a Number Line
8. Consecutive Numbers
9. Ordinal Numbers
10. Ordering Numbers
11. Comparing Numbers
12. Digits and Place Value
13. Rounding Off Numbers

Print out these free cards, shown below, to play with your child.

In elementary Math, Addition is usually the first mathematical operation your child learns after learning to count.

A mathematical operation is something you can do with numbers; it allows you to manipulate numbers.

Addition allows you to combine numbers to make bigger numbers. The result is called the sum or total.

1. Using Real Objects
2. Number Bonds
3. Mental Math
4. Drawing Models
6. Using a Number Line
7. Using Place Value

### Subtraction

Subtraction is closely related to Addition. They are like 2 sides of the same coin. This idea is clearly shown in the concept of Number Bonds.

Once your child understands how Addition and Subtraction are linked, it will be easier for her to understand more complex Basic Math concepts later on.

1. Using Real Objects
2. Number Bonds
3. Drawing Models
4. Understanding a Subtraction Statement
5. Using a Number Line
7. Questions on More or Less
8. Learn to Subtract Bigger Numbers

### Math Terms

This is a list of Math Terms that your child needs to understand in order to handle problem sums.

Some of the terms in the list: addend, factor, multiple, numerator and many more.