October 2014 – This month Pre-K and Level 1 classes focus on the early number concepts of rote counting, numeral recognition and counting with meaning. Spending time on these concepts helps students build a solid foundation in math which will be useful as they work on higher level math skills such as adding, subtracting, time and money. Level 2 students review early number concepts, but also focus on learning about place value and subitizing. Last, but not least, our Level 3 and 4 classes focus on adding and subtracting with objects, fingers, drawings and formal equations. Extra time is dedicated to strategies for solving word problems, multi-digit equations and solving for the unknown.