Welcome to POLYUP
Grades 3-5 Math Series

 

 Polyup is a free and open platform where students can experiment with numbers and functions.
Polyup is available on any device with a web browser, including phones, tablets, Chromebooks, and laptops.
Polyup is geared towards students in 3rd through 12th grades and covers a variety of topics from arithmetic and order of operations to algebra and advanced algorithms.
Most teachers use Polyup for their math classes, but it works great as a supplement to computer science, engineering, technology, and science classes as well.

HOW DOES POLYUP WORK?

One important note is that Polyup uses a different order of operations than normal math.
In Polyup, the operation comes below the numbers that are being operated on (operands) instead of between them.
For example, in Polyup, the blocks would read (from top-down) 2 4 +, whereas in normal math they would be 2 + 4.

Many students and teachers struggle with this change of paradigm at first, but there are a few reasons Polyup does it this way:

Explicit Order of Operations: The order of operations is literally the order in which the blocks appear. No need for parentheses, or implicit PEMDAS order.

Functional Notation: In Polyup, everything is represented as a function, so that the + operation is really f(a,b) = a+b. By portraying all operations as things that take in inputs and spit out outputs, we bridge the gap between arithmetic, algebra, and computer science to set up students for success.

Fun!: We want students to be sucked out of the mindset that Polyup is just another worksheet. By changing up the order of operations, Polyup makes students think in new ways, and gives them a sense of exploration and learning that will keep them motivated.

 

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POLYUP Simple Addition

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Learn the basics of Polyup\'s platform with two and three number addition!
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POLYUP Advanced Addition

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Add multiple numbers at a time with advanced addition.
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POLYUP Subtraction

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Learn how to use the subtraction operator.
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POLYUP Plus and Minus

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Learn how to use addition and subtraction with positive and negative integers.
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POLYUP Crazy Numbers

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Learn how to incorporate really big numbers and decimals!
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Rearrange numbers and operators to create a target output.
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POLYUP Multiplication

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Learn how to use the multiplication block.
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POLYUP Three Operators

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Mix multiplication with addition and subtraction to build more advanced expressions.
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POLYUP Division

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Learn how to use the division block.
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Use all four basic operations in more complicated expressions.
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POLYUP Addition Freedom

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Figure out what numbers add up to the target value!
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POLYUP Minus Freedom

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Figure out what numbers subtract to the target value!
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Figure out what numbers multiply to the target value!
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POLYUP Division Freedom

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Figure out what numbers divide to the target value!
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Balance three addition expressions to create the same output!
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POLYUP Minus Balancing

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Balance three subtraction expressions to create the same output!
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Balance three multiplication expressions to create the same output!
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Balance three division expressions to create the same output!
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POLYUP Four 4s Intro

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Use four fours and a number of operations to make numbers 0-5!
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Put your number-crunching skills to the test with some tough number games!
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POLYUP Simple Six

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Use sixes and some operations to make different numbers.
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POLYUP Easy Eights

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Use some eights and some operations to make different numbers.
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POLYUP Stuck Symbols

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Move numbers around with fixed operators to create target outputs.
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POLYUP Target 20

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Make as close as possible to 20 with four random numbers and any operators.
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