Addition & subtraction for single-digit numbers and other topics.

Alpha focuses on teaching the concepts of single digit addition and subtraction. We use systematic teaching strategies to help students commit the addition and subtraction facts to memory.

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Sample Lesson

Major Concepts and Skills Include:

  • Understanding place value
  • Extending the counting sequence
  • Fluently adding all single-digit numbers
  • Solving for an unknown addend
  • Understanding the relationship between addition and subtraction
  • Fluently subtracting all single-digit numbers


Additional concepts and skills:

  • Telling and writing time by hours and minutes
  • Recognizing & drawing rectangles, squares, and circles
  • Measuring length by repeating units
  • Introducing halves and fourths
  • Counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s
  • Reading, writing & interpreting word problems


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