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One Stop Shop for Teaching Addition Multiple Ways!

Calling all primary teachers! Do you teach addition (double and triple digit) to your students? Of course you do! Well I’m (hopefully) making it super easy for you. I have created multiple resources (SOME FREE), to help teach/practice/master addition for ALL your students.

That’s right…even your struggling math students will be able to understand and master addition using these methods. Forget the traditional way (well maybe don’t completely forget), but give students the opportunity to fully understand the concept of addition with and without regrouping using these methods and resources:

  1. The Base Ten Method- This method is my favorite to use for math intervention. In fact, I start by teaching this method first because it really helps with conceptual understanding.

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Base Ten Resources:

Base Ten Addition Pack!

2. Partial Sum Method- This is my personal FAVORITE of the methods. It blows my mind for some reason! YES, YES, YES to whoever realized and created this way to add! I have resources for both double and triple digit addition for this method and a FREEBIE.

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Partial Sum Resources:

Partial Sum Freebie

Partial Sum Triple Digit Addition Pack

Partial Sum Double Digit Addition Pack

Partial sum Double Digit Holiday Pack

(Can you tell this is my FAV??)

3. Decomposition Method- This method takes a little longer to master, but is really important to help students understand decomposing numbers. It helps with so much more in addition to addition!

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Decomposition Resources:

Decomposition Addition Pack

Resources that include ALL 3 Methods:

January Multiple Methods

February Multiple Methods

As I continue to create more resources for addition, I will update this page ­čÖé

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO,

Mrs. B

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January Edition: Multiple Methods to Teach Double Digit Addition

I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing, and fun holiday and New Year! While I spent the majority of my time spending quality time with my family, I did manage to sneak in some time for creating more products for all you!

I’ve been so pleased at how many of you like and have implemented the use of multiple methods for teaching addition into your classroom! So, I’m trying to create more products for you all to use! Here’s a “January” (or any winter month for that matter!) pack for double digit addition. These charts are perfect to help introduce or practice each method, handouts for parents, or reference pages for your students. The practice pages are perfect for math centers, independent work, morning work, homework, sub plans, etc. And an assessment is always helpful as well!

 

This product includes two charts for each of the three methods (one chart for regrouping and one without regrouping), 2 practice pages for each method with answer keys, and an assessment. You can preview the entire product HERE! Enjoy!

-Mrs. B

 

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Base Ten Method for Addition

I’m so excited to share another method to teach addition for The Common Core Standards. If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with the other methods I have shared (PARTIAL SUM and DECOMPOSITION). I’m hoping you had great success introducing and teaching the methods in your classroom, and you are back to get another method!

I call this method: Base Ten

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I call it this because you are essentially drawing out the base ten blocks for the ones and tens. To make it easier and not so time consuming, I’ve simplified it to drawing dots for the ones (instead of the little unit block), and a line for the tens (the ten-block or rod/long). Trust me, if you let the students draw it out the other way to look exactly like the base ten blocks, some spend WAYYYY too much time trying to make each rod have ten cubes on it. It becomes more of an art lesson than a math lesson. And since the purpose isn’t for the drawing,┬áthis is an easy way for students to still identify with the base ten blocks, while not spending an entire lesson making perfect looking “rods”.

Here’s mini anchor charts that help show how it works (one without regrouping and one with regrouping):

Teaching the method without regrouping is pretty simple. I focus on the base ten method without regrouping for at least a few days. You want your students to have this down completely before you add regrouping into the mix!

You have students draw out the dots for the ones place. Then, you have students draw lines for the tens to the left of the dots. Make sure they line up the ones and the tens for easy adding. After the lines and dots are drawn, have students add the ones first (this is important to do first for when you introduce regrouping), followed by the tens.

When you are regrouping, you draw out dots first followed by lines. When students count the dots and realize there’s more than ten, they circle ten of the dots, draw an arrow over to the tens, and add a line for the regrouped ten. They finish the same way, by adding up what ones are left over and last add the tens.

I really love this method because it has that visual component that really helps students understand what is happening when you have to regroup ones. Where was this method when we were in elementary school? I would carry the one over to the tens place, but I’m not sure I understood this conceptually until much later.

Check out the entire resource HERE that includes charts, a sort, practice pages with answer keys, and two assessments! Let me know how you like it!

BASE TEN ADDITION PACK!

-Mrs. B