## Effective Strategies for Teaching Addition Facts

If you find your head spinning when you think about all of the addition strategies that you should be teaching,…

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May 16, 2018

If you find your head spinning when you think about all of the addition strategies that you should be teaching,…

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WHAT IS A FRIENDLY NUMBER? In this case, we refer to friendly numbers as a number that is easy…

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Compensation is a mental math strategy for multi-digit addition that involves adjusting one of the addends to make the equation…

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Depending on the grade level that you teach, you will handle adding plus 7, 8, and 9 a bit different…

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The doubles facts are generally an introductory set of facts that we want our students to memorize. We can relate…

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Counting On is a beginning mental math strategy for addition. It is generally taught as an introductory mental math…

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If you struggle to teach basic addition strategies in your classroom, you are certainly not alone. It is HARD…

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I believe in a couple of big ideas when it comes to teaching in general. First, every student needs to…

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Mental Math is anÂ essential part of mathematics instruction today. We know that when children REALLY understand what numbers mean, they…

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I love integrating games into all subject areas, but especially math. The key is to find games that are rigorous,…

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I am a HUGE fan of using games to teach and reinforce math concepts. One of the biggest misconceptions that…

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