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Published on Apr 23, 2009
Representations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as actions performed by four cartoon characters: Motley Crab Adder who "just" combines, Tractor Subtracter who "just" separates, Sir Crab Multiplier who combines "neatly" (by 2s, 3s, 4s, ... ), and Collider Divider who separates "neatly" (into 2s, 3s, 4s, ... ). Go to MOVE IT Math™ on the web @ moveitmaththesource.com for lessons using Motley and mates to teach the four arithmetic operations as actions in elementary school math. The site is full of great basic math lessons that are effective with ALL children, including those who dont know what they ought to know by now and those who need enrichment. Please give us a chance to help you boost grades, increase test scores, and improve attitudes. EVERYONE can learn and like math. We are new to the web but have been making that happen for more than 35 years!