## Using Friendly Numbers: An Addition Strategy

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

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April 4, 2018

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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Breaking up the second number is a mental math strategy for addition. Some students may find this method more efficient…

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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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One of my favorite tricks for multiplication is the 9’s trick. Kids love this too, since it is just so…

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Front end addition (also called left-to-right addition) is one of the most powerful mental math strategies for teaching addition of…

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