Editor's note: This blog post was originally published March 4, 2014.
In today's math classroom, children are exploring many different strategies for not only problem solving but computation as well. Students are learning the traditional algorithm -- but not before exploring other strategies that will help them understand what and how they are adding, subtracting, etc. The video below describes several strategies that students as young as first or second grade could be using to add two numbers. These strategies focus on the use of place value and number sense to help students comprehend the meaning of addition.
Watch the how-to video below for more. (I start to illustrate the regrouping strategies at the :23 mark.)
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