"' Why is it good to be able to calculate using mental math? (2)"  

blog : 14-Jan-2022

The terms "Mental Math" and "Column Method" can be difficult to understand, but they can be interpreted in this way.

Mental Math : a method of achieving a result by manipulating numbers based on an understanding of the whole picture and how the numbers work.

Column Method : a method of calculation where the child learns and follows a procedure (technique) as instructed.

You might think that learning two different methods might confuse your child.

However, the two method can be learnt at the same time, and actually work well together.