The past few weeks we have been learning and practising how to use a variety of addition strategies. Back when Mrs. Baldwin and many of our parents were in school there was often only one strategy taught to students when adding numbers with 2 or more digits. This strategy was the standard algorithm strategy. This is still a strategy that we can use today, however there are many other strategies that we can also use that can help us get the answer to the problem. Here are the strategies we have been focusing on in class:
There are many other strategies that we can also use as well. It really doesn’t matter too much what strategy we choose to use, as long as we know how to use the strategy to get the correct answer. Now that we have practised all these strategies we are able to choose which strategy that suits us that we can use anytime we are trying to solve an addition problem.
We have made some information videos about each strategy to teach people how to solve addition problems.
We also made some posters to remind us of the 4 main strategies to use when solving addition problems.