This video is suitable for older key stage 1 children (2^{nd} grade) or younger key stage 2 children. The aim of this video is to teach children
mathematical shortcuts to calculating the sum of two single digit numbers. For example, adding 9 to a number is the same as adding 10 to a number and subtracting
one. This video also explores all the possible answers to all the possible sums you can make when adding two single digit numbers together. The sums that are easily
calculated are like stepping stones in a river where the children then can get to the harder sums by adding or taking away either a 1 or a 2 from the easy to calculated
sums. Another example of this would be the sum of 6+7. We know that 6+6 is twelve and so therefore 6+7 must be 13 as 7 is one more than 6.

This video is suitable for key stage 2 students who are about to begin learning algebra. The video introduces the children to the concept that whatever you do to
one side of an equation you must also do to the other side of the equation in order to keep the equation balanced. An obvious analogy here, which I use in this video,
is a pair of weighing scales where I show how if you add a twenty penny piece to one side, then you must also add a twenty penny piece to the other side in order for the
scales to remain balanced. Teaching the children this principle helps them to understand exactly how algebra works **by first principles** so that the children not
only learn a technique for solving algebraic equations, but also understand exactly why the technique actually works.

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