# MATH COURSE

A good math curriculum should implement elementary math activities that build a solid foundation that is both deep and broad, conceptual and how-to.

TutorMotion teaches a comprehensive math curriculum that correlates with each state’s standards. Using a combination of multimedia lessons, printable worksheets, and assessments, our elementary math activities are designed to build that solid math foundation. You have the option of completing the course online or in-person.

TutorMotion has no hidden fees. We offer a 14-day money back guarantee for brand new members. We allow our members to start, stop, or pause at any time. Check out our curriculum overview below to see what else we offer.

**Teaching Elementary Math Strategies**

Children will acquire math skills by engaging in elementary math activities. The curriculum is taught in proper sequence and designed to build a solid foundation for success. Let’s start with what appears to be a simple fact when it comes to math: **3 + 5 = 8**

This seems like a good math lesson to teach, once a child is able to count. But the ability to appreciate the fact that **3 + 5 = 8** requires an understanding of these elementary math concepts:

**Quantity**® Realizing that numbers of items can be counted; a common concept whether we are counting fingers, toes, dogs, or trees**Number recognition**® Knowing numbers by name, numeral, pictorial representation, or a quantity of the items**Number meaning**® Resolving the confusion between numbers referring to a quantity or to the position in a sequence (such as cardinal vs. ordinal numbers)**Operations**® Understanding that quantities can be added and that this process can be depicted with pictures, words, or numerals

To paint a more extreme picture, trying to teach addition with “carrying over” prior to having a solid understanding of place value is a recipe for confusion. Only after mastering basic math concepts should a child try more advanced elementary math activities like addition. Trying to teach elementary math strategies prior to mastering basic math concepts leads to frustration and confusion—creating a sense of being lost or weak at math. A child can end up developing a poor self-image and a negative view of math. All because of a poor math curriculum.

It’s important to implement an elementary math curriculum that teaches math in a proper sequence, using math activities that allow children to progressively build understanding, skills, and confidence. Quality teaching and curriculums follow proper sequencing.

TutorMotion offers a personalized elementary math curriculum geared to your child’s current skill level. This helps to ensure that your child has a solid math foundation before introducing harder, more complex elementary math strategies.

**TutorMotion’s Elementary Math Curriculum**

Our math curriculum contains a wide range of elementary math activities, covering more than just arithmetic, math facts, and operations. Our elementary math curriculum features the following **five math strands**:

**Number Sense and Operations**

Learning how to represent numbers, recognizing how many are in a group, and using numbers to compare and represent paves the way for grasping number theory, place value, and the meaning of operations and how they relate to one another.

**Algebra**

The ability to sort and order objects or numbers and recognizing and building on simple patterns are examples of ways children begin to experience algebra. This elementary math concept sets the groundwork for working with algebraic variables as a child’s math experience grows.

**Geometry and Spatial Sense**

Children build on their knowledge of basic shapes to identify more complex 2–D and 3–D shapes by drawing and sorting. They learn to reason spatially, read maps, visualize objects in space, and use geometric modeling to solve problems. Eventually, children will be able to use coordinate geometry to specify locations, give directions and describe spatial relationships.

**Measurement**

Learning how to measure and compare involves concepts of length, weight, temperature, capacity, and money. Telling time and using money links to an understanding of the number system—representing an important life skill.

**Data Analysis and Probability**

As children collect information about the world around them, they learn to display and represent their knowledge. Learn to share and organize data by using charts, tables, graphs, and other creative designs.

Elementary math curriculums that cover just one or two of these **five math strands** are narrow, leading to a weak understanding of math and a long road of struggles ahead. Help your child to build a strong math foundation now. Call TutorMotion today at (248)–499–0944 or email admin@tutormotion.com to master your math homework with us!