2 Corinthians 13:5: **Test** yourselves *to see* if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you–unless indeed you fail the **test**?

**I was tutoring a 7th-grade student on fraction addition and subtraction and saw that she used her fingers to try to find the least common multiples and the largest common factors. **

**I was tutoring a 5th-grade student to solve a word problem with “how many groups of …” in it: he was drawing pictures and using his fingers to try to get the answer. **

**I was student teaching a 3rd-grade class and saw all the students using their fingers to do math. **

**No! It does not have to be that way. The children can do better than just using their fingers. They can use their brains to do math.**

**Yes, they can be trained to use their brains to do math. **

**Do you know how much 999+899+102 is by doing it in your head only?**

**How would you do it? Do you think that your 2nd or 3rd grade child can do it?**

**Yes! They can. This is how:**

**First, we need to know this: 102=100+1+1**

**Therefore: 999+899+102=999+1+899+1+100=1,000+900+100=2,000**

In the blogs, I will show you how to solve different types of math problems using different types of skills. You will also be given worksheets practice the skills: both free and membership worksheets.

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