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Arithmetic

So you're ready to have some arithmetic fun? You've come to the right spot! It's the first "official" math topic and chalked full of fun exercises and great videos which help you start your journey towards math mastery. We'll cover the big ones: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, of course. But we don't stop there, We'll get into negative numbers, absolute value, decimals, and fractions, too. Learning math should be fun, and we plan on having some with you. Ready to get started?
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Multiplication and division
Multiplying and dividing positive and negative whole numbers, understanding place value, and rounding numbers.
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Concept of multiplication and division

Let's introduce ourselves to two of the most fundamental ideas in all of mathematics: multiplication and division!

Basic multiplication

If 3 kids each have two robot possums, how many total robot possums do we have? You liked addition, but now you're ready to go to the next level. Depending on how you view it, multiplication is about repeated addition or scaling a number or seeing what number you get when you have another number multiple times. If that last sentence made little sense, you might enjoy this tutorial.

One-digit division

Every time you split your avocado harvest with your 10 pet robot possums, you've been dividing. You don't farm avocados? You only have 8 robot possums? No worries. I'm sure you've divided as well. Multiplication is awesome, but you're ready for the next step. Division is the art of trying to split things into equal groups. Like subtraction undoes addition, division also undoes multiplication. After this tutorial, you'll have a basic understanding of all of the core operations in arithmetic!

Loooong division!

You know your multiplication tables and are getting the hang of basic division. In this tutorial, we will journey into the world of loooong division (sometimes, referred to as "long division", but that's not as much fun to say). After this tutorial, you'll be able to divide any whole number by any other. The fun will not stop!

Lattice multiplication

Tired of "standard multiplication". In this tutorial we'll explore a different way. Not only is lattice multiplication interesting, it'll help us appreciate that there are many ways to do things. We'll also try to grasp why it works in the first place. Enjoy!

Partial quotient division

Feeling constrained by traditional long division? Want to impress your friends, family and even your enemies? Well, partial quotient division may be for you (or it might not). This very optional tutorial will show you that there are many ways to slice a walnut (just made up that colloquialism).

Fancy multiplication and division word problems

In this tutorial, we'll start to challenge you with more sophisticated multiplication and division word problems. If you understand mult-digit multiplication and long division, you have all the tools you need to tackle these. May the force be with you!

Area models and multiplication

Most of us learn to multiply eventually, but only a select-few actually understand what the multiplication represents. This tutorial, with the help of area models, will allow you to be part of this elite group.