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Rush Green Primary School

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Rush Green Primary School

Addition

 

The following  page outlines the order in which addition is taught in our school. There are many different methods and the children are encouraged to choose the method which is the most efficient way to solve the problem they are facing, as well as considering which method they are most comfortable with.

 

Using Tangible Resources

When children first begin to carry out addition, they are encouraged to use resources such as cubes, small toys etc. to help them to understand the processes involved. Click on the link below to explore how we teach children to learn addition this way.

 

 

 

 

 

Using Number Squares

Number squares play an important role in the teaching of addition. In our school they are introduced to the children formally in Year 1 and children will use them regularly throughout Year 2.

 

 

 

Partitioning

Partitioning involves splitting numbers up into more manageable chunks which can then be used when calculating. This is introduce to the children in Year 1, when they partition numbers into 'Tens' and 'Units.' This method of calculation is essential for helping calculate both mentally and when performing formal written calculations and is used all the way up to Year 6. Want to find out more? Click on the image below.

  

Addition on a Number Line

Once children have an understanding of basic addition, number lines are introduced. Click on the image below to explore how we use number lines to help the children understand addition.

 

Mental Methods

Being able to calculate mentally is an essential skill which the children will need to use in their future lives. It is important that these skills are embedded before the children can move on to learning formal written methods of calculation. Click on the link below for some of the many strategies which the children are taught whilst in our school.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formal and Informal Written Methods of Addition

From Year 3, children are taught how to set out addition calculations, leading to the traditional columnar method which parents are likely to be familiar with. Click on the image below to find out the steps children learn to set out their calculations.