Addition, subtraction and multiplication


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Session Overview

In this session the main goal is for the student to get familiar with the most basic operations in a new framework that will help them get more comfortable for the upcoming sessions. The student will get a grip over the order in which operations are solved and the interaction between operations that could possibly occur.

15 min

  • Agility and control over common operations
  • Comprehension over the hierarchy of operations (taking multiplication into account)
  • Commutative, associative and distributive properties
  • Positive and negative numbers

Introductory session M0 for 6th-8th grade students. No heavy knowledge of the Polyup platform is needed.

Getting students ready

  1. Students should go to
  2. Students should go to on their computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • They should click on the play button to access the Polyup environment.
  • If they have an account, they can sign in with their username or email, if not, they should create a student account.
  • Students should click on Poly at the bottom and enter the following code: (M7XR3KH)

Starting the session

  1. The teacher should put the introductory video in front of the class.
  2. Students should open the first chip (Addition or Subtraction) and try to find the solution
    1. The teacher should show the solution in the board after 5 min approximately.
  3. Students should open the second chip (the other one that’s left) and try to find the solution.
    1. The teacher should show the solution in the board after 5 min approximately.
  4. The rest of the chips should be solved by the students on their own, either in class or at home.


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  • Find the session solutions on the Teacher’s Manual!