alicai Posted March 1, 2012 Share Posted March 1, 2012 We are new homeschoolers. My 6yo has been plowing through MM 1st grade very successfully. She has found all the worksheets very understandable until we got to "How Many More". This is in the subtraction section but the problems are being posed as part word problem, part addition sentence. Example: Jill has 5. Jack has 3. ___ + ____ = _____ ____ has ___ more. These problems completely stump her. She doesn't understand what's being asked. She continuously tries to add up the total number of things they have. I have been over the hill and around the bend with manipulatives and the abacus trying to get this through and it just isn't happening and we are both really frustrated. She understands most of the subtraction just fine . . . just not these problems. Do I just move on because this particular type of problem isn't essential or stop here because she doesn't completely understand? I feel stuck and really lame. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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