### 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, you are certainly not alone.

### 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 to work with. For example,

Compensation is a mental math strategy for multi-digit addition that involves adjusting one of the addends to make the equation easier to solve. Some students

### Breaking Up the Second Number: An Addition Strategy

Breaking up the second number is a mental math strategy for addition. Some students may find this method more efficient than left-to-right addition. This strategy

Left-to-right addition (also known as front-end addition or the partial sums method) is one of the most powerful mental math strategies for teaching addition of

### Plus 7, 8, and 9: An Addition Strategy

Depending on the grade level that you teach, you will handle adding plus 7, 8, and 9 a bit different in your classroom. There are

### Extending The Doubles and Near Doubles Facts: An Addition Strategy

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