Addition with regrouping using the standard algorithm is one of the common core skills required for primary or elementary students. Doing column addition gets tricky when students are asked to regroup or ‘carry’ a number to the next column. This gets really confusing for students especially when they lack place value understanding.  Here are two …

## Pangngalang Pambalana: Tahas at Basal

Nouns can be concrete (tahas) or abstract (basal). This depends on whether you can touch them, see them, feel them, hear them, or smell them. Other types of nouns can be learned, understood, believed, thought of, felt emotionally, or remembered.  In Filipino, we call these two other concepts of nouns as tahas (concrete)  or basal …

## Understanding Multiplication: Equal Groups

Learning multiplication is not as easy as just memorizing the facts. That may help later on, but without understanding the concept of multiplication, it’s really nothing. Start teaching multiplication using equal groups to have a concrete introduction to multiplication. One of the best things to do is to relate multiplication with things  that they already know. …

## Ano ang lambing?

Filipino Book Feature: Ang Mga Lambing ni Lolo Ding Ano ang lambing? In English, it is translated as tenderness, but it goes deeper than that in Filipino. Lambing simply can not be translated simply as tenderness. You’ll see its simplicity yet immeasurable acts in this Filipino book. In this Adarna House book,  Ang Mga Lambing ni …

## Do you need help rounding numbers?

Rounding numbers is probably one of the most confusing topics. The way the rules are presented are so abstract that students just can’t grasp what it really is and how it is significant.  What is rounding? Rounding a number means that you have an approximate amount closer to the number given. It is not exactly …

## Pagpapantig (Syllabication)

When reading, knowing how to syllabicate words is key. This helps a lot in breaking down the word into smaller parts. Filipino words have rules in syllabication.  Ano ang pantig? Ang pantig ay ang pagbuka ng bibig o saltik ng dila na gumagawa ng tunog upang bigkasin ang salita. Upang magkaroon ng tunog ang isang …

## Representing Numbers: Standard Form, Word Form, and Expanded Form

One way to help understand place value is by writing numbers in standard form, word form, and expanded form. For example, 9 in 129 has a different value than the 9 in 192. Knowing how to represent numbers in these three different ways will help build place value concepts.  What are these three forms of …

## Ten Frame Counting to 20 Worksheet

Ten frame is a useful tool when counting. It helps with a child’s number sense. You usually start with a 5-frame and move on to a ten frame. Ten frames help student model numbers and therefore help understand counting, place value, and their whole number operations.  As you can see, a ten frame is made …

## Place Value Using Base Ten Blocks

Knowing the value of a number will be a lot easier if you have things to represent it with. Just imagine using marbles to represent 8,791! That’s a lot of marbles and you might not even have that amount of marbles readily available.  To help represent these big numbers, you might want to use a …

## Pangngalan

Ang mga pangngalan (nouns) ay mga salitang tumutukoy sa ngalan ng tao, hayop, bagay, lugar, o pangyayari. These are words that name people, animals, things, places, or events.  Ang mga salita sa ibaba ay ilan sa halimbawa ng mga pangngalan.  Tao (people): nars, doktor, dentista, nanay, Gng. Cruz Hayop (animals): aso, pusa, gagamba, langgam Bagay …