# From Here to There

Your child will use all four arithmetic operations—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division—to find different ways to get from one number to another.

## What You Need:

- Calculator
- Paper and pencil

## What You and Your Child Will Do:

- Press the “4” key on the calculator. Point to the “4” in the display and tell your child to figure out a way to replace it with “24” without clearing the display.
- If the child is unsure about how to start, point out that by pressing combinations of operations keys (+, -, x, ÷) and number keys, it is possible to get from 4 to 24 in several different ways. See “Possible Responses” below.
- Allow plenty of time for your child to discover the various ways, keeping track of them by writing each on paper.
- Repeat the activity by challenging your child to get from 6 to 72 and then from 8 to 80.

Possible Responses:

From 4 to 24 | From 6 to 72 | From 8 to 80 |
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4 x 6 = 24 |
6 x 12 = 72 |
8 x 10 = 80 |