"Planted four rows of flowers. Six plants in each row." How many flowers? Draw a picture to show how to solve each problem.
By creating a visual representation of the components of a problem, students can more easily perform necessary operations. They can also see the logic – or absence of logic – in their solutions. The sequential activities featured here will most certainly help young learners develop critical thinking skills.
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