Subject: Addition

Renaming in the addition algorithm

Many teachers ask how to help students record the renaming process in the addition algorithm.  What language should I use?

I learned to “make trades” or “borrow” when adding and subtracting that require renaming.  Is this still correct?

Renaming in the addition algorithm

How can we help students understand conventional methods?

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Add by Counting On

Students using the think!Mathematics program reinforce the count on strategy.  Games/activities can be used during the guided practice part of a lesson.  Students are encouraged to count on from the larger number.

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