## Elementary Math (K-6th) Tutorial

*Mental Math Addition*

#### Intro

Mental math is a valuable tool that can save you time during a test. With some simple tricks and practice, this is a skill you can acquire.

#### Sample Problem

Add 234+366 using mental math.

#### Solution

1. Separate the two values into their expanded form:

200+30+4+300+60+6=?

2. Group them by place value:

200+300+30+60+4+6=?

3. Add the numbers that belong in the same place value:

200+300+30+60+4+6

=500+90+10

4. Add the resulting numbers together:

500+90+10

=590+10

=600

***NOTE: THIS IS ALL DONE MENTALLY AND WHEN TACKLING ANY PROBLEM WITH THIS METHOD IT SHOULD ALSO BE DONE MENTALLY***