Remember, there are many ways to work out a math problem. One single way is no better than another.

The methods described here are used in schools today and will probably not be familiar to anyone who went to high school before 1994. Certainly, the methods were not familiar to me. All of my tutored students were using unfamiliar methods to me.

If you work out addition using the column method and subtraction by borrowing then you fall into this category.

If you are confused with the way your mum/dad or even child does maths. Then fear not.

I decided to enroll on a 6 week course at my daughters primary school, where I learnt alot about how children do math at school.

I would like to pass this information on...all for free of course!

We all learn in different ways, and one way is not better than another. It helps to know how to work out a problem using various methods. If one method is confusing then we can fall back on another method. Its good to have back ups.

But one thing we must bear in mind when we teach others is to never force a method to solve a problem on someone. It just doesn't work that way. Usually, a student will lean towards a method that they first see or have been taught for the first time. This sticks.

No matter how easy another method is to someone, it just doesn't matter to another person.

Their method is easier to them, even if its harder or long winded.

The methods that will be described above are long winded and tedious. But the result is still the same...the correct answer.

So, bear with us, as we unravel these methods in due course.

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