This week we focussed on addition strategies in our maths lessons.
We use addition in every day life all the time, so it is important to improve our skills in this area of maths. Here are some effective addition strategies that we used in class this week:
- The addition tens and twenties facts
- Doubles and near doubles addition facts
- Double doubles (for example, 8+8=16 and 16+16=32)
- The Jump Strategy to add hundreds, then tens, then ones by jumping on a number line
- The Split Strategy to split the hundreds, tens and ones and add them separately
- The Compensation Strategy when a number we are adding is close to a “round” number we can add or take to the nearest 10
- 100 facts (addition equations that equal 100)
- Adding to the nearest 10 when solving two (or more) digit addition problems
- Adding hundreds, tens and ones when solving three digit problems
- Using a range of efficient addition strategies during problem solving tasks.
In our classroom we use a variety of hands on and interactive games, strategy-based tasks, real life problems and websites/apps to develop our mathematical skills.
We used a range of resources and materials in our maths lessons this week, including:
- Number boards
- Games on the interactive whiteboard
- Our “Boom” cards
- Number fans
- Calculators (to check our answers)