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Basic Addition & Subtraction Strategies

Basic Addition & Subtraction Strategies

Author: Roger Matthews

To help early Elementary students learn basic addition and subtraction strategies.

Introducing some simple strategies for addition and subtraction, students will be able to enhance their skill and efficiency with addition and subtraction.

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Counting on...

The Counting On Strategy is very helpful for addition sentences where you have the numbers 1, 2 or 3 as part of the equation. You start with the larger number and then keep counting from that number by 1, 2 or 3 depending on what you are adding. For example… if you have the addition sentence 6 + 3. You simply take 6 and count 3 more… 7, 8, 9.

How to count on...

Have some fun!

Now, try out this game for some extra fun practice. Remember to choose fact families 1, 2 and 3!

Have some fun...