Last 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:
- 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)
- Bridging to the nearest 10 as these numbers are easy to add to.
Students enjoyed practising a variety of these addition strategies during our learning tasks and it was fantastic to hear their mathematical discussions and explanations.
Everyone was so focussed and keen to develop their addition skills!
What addition strategies do you enjoy using?
When do you use addition in everyday life?