# Spaceship Math Addition D: 1+6, 6+1, 3+3

In early-to-mid grade levels, Spaceship Math is generally based on elementary and middle school problems of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and word problems. The child, once he’s built up a foundation of basic knowledge about elementary and middle school topics, will move on to the more advanced math problem sequences in the high school and college years. Every child has a different way of solving math problems, but this generally works as a stepping stone to more advanced levels of the subject. For students in the 4th grade or later, a course of understanding addition and subtraction is a major part of their development and when you study these concepts in your class, you’ll see that many kids also learn to solve word problems.

### Worksheet 1

In addition to adding and subtracting, we have added and subtracted signs, true and false signs, and no signs. From elementary school, we start with the basics of adding and subtracting, followed by word problems where we’ll know the addition and subtraction of words. Another concept we must cover at this time is dividing a whole number into two parts and knowing that the product of each of the parts is equal to the first part. When you think about how much the process is, it’s quite an accomplishment for most students. Remember, we always assume that the student knows what they’re doing, and this is why the teacher must let the student know how to add and subtract.

In addition to addition and subtraction, we have the signs of adding and subtracting a product, true and false signs, and no signs. When you’re working on the parts of a whole number, you need to add and divide the parts into the whole number, then determine the product of the parts. After that, calculate the difference between the parts of the whole number and the product of the parts. We may never have thought about multiplying two numbers together, but the early teachers are sure glad we did.

### Worksheet 2

In kindergarten, the student is taking a journey and learning to be a child who can express his feelings and thoughts through storytelling. While the word is more advanced than in elementary school, it should not be forgotten that addition and subtraction should be included. For example, in grades four, we start to add two numbers and then divide them into two parts and then calculate the differences between the parts of the product of the parts. It’s really quite fascinating to watch a child put these facts together to find a creative answer to a creative problem.

At the end of grade six, the student has studied the language arts, written a poem, created a story, created an artwork, sang a song, and built a model of something. They’ve learned math, but there is more that they need to learn. There is much to learn beyond the basics of addition and subtraction. The students need to learn how to express their feelings in their art, how to write a poem, how to talk about themselves, and how to make a model or sculpture. In addition, they should be able to express their creativity with what they have made.