# Addition Strategies Teaching Resources

Make teaching addition strategies easier this school year with worksheets, printables, maths games, and more created by primary teachers for primary teachers. Using strategies in maths teaches students to think flexibly about numbers and will help them develop automaticity.

This collection contains Australian V9 curriculum-aligned resources that are easy to edit so you can easily differentiate resources for your individual students!

Has it been a while since you taught maths, or at least this particular part of the curriculum? Read on for a primer from our teacher team!

## What Are Addition Strategies?

The term addition strategies refers to the different methods and techniques that can be used by our students to solve addition problems. These strategies are an important part of developing fluency and building a deeper conceptual understanding — not to mention more efficient than counting as students flex their maths muscles!

## 6 Addition Strategy Examples That Help Primary Students Build Fluency

Looking for examples of some of the addition strategies that can help put your students on the path to a more procedural model? Here are a few that can be used side by side:

### Counting On

This strategy involves starting with the larger number in a maths problem and counting on from there.

**Counting On Exampl**e — If students are looking to find the sum of 7 + 3, they would start with 7 and count on 3 more (8, 9, 10).

### Split Addition Strategy

Using the split addition strategy can be helpful when adding larger numbers. To use it, students will draw on their place value skills, breaking down numbers into their individual digits and adding them one column at a time, starting with the ones place, then the tens place, etc.

**Split Addition Strategy Example** — A student might want to add 37 and 48. To do this, they would follow three steps.

**Step 1: Split the numbers based on place value:**
37 = 30 + 7
48 = 40 + 8

**Step 2: Add the corresponding parts separately:**
30 + 40 = 70
7 + 8 = 15

**Step 3: Combine the results:**
70 + 15 = 85

**Making 10 **

Finding ways to make one of the numbers a multiple of 10 and then adding the remaining number is called ' making 10' and can help early maths students.

**Making 10 Strategy Example** — If a student wants to find the sum of 7 + 4, they could make 7 into 10 by adding 3 and having 1 left to add on.

**Doubles **

The doubles strategy for addition is based on the fact that adding a number to itself is the same as doubling that number.

**Doubles Strategy Example** — To add 8 + 7, one can think of it as 7 + 7 (which equals 14) and then add one more to get 8 + 7 = 15.

**Number Bonds **

This addition strategy involves breaking the problem down into smaller parts that can be added together.

**Number Bonds Strategy Example** — To find the sum of 7 + 3, you could think of the problem as (5 + 2) + 3.

**Maths Mentals **

Rounding, front-end estimation and compensation can all help students get better at addition!

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### Double-Digit Addition Strategies Posters

Remind your students to use different addition strategies with a set of printable two-digit addition strategies.

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### Addition Strategies Cheat Sheet

Help students understand the different addition strategies with this helpful cheat sheet.

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### Addition on a Number Line - Jump Strategy Slide Deck

Model adding two-digit numbers with regrouping using a number line and the jump strategy with a handy instructional slide deck.

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### Split Strategy Addition Worksheet Pack

Practise using the split strategy with this worksheet set.

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### Addition and Subtraction Fact Families Teaching Presentation

A 19-page editable teaching presentation to use in the classroom when introducing addition and subtraction fact families.

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### Jump Strategy Addition Worksheet Pack

Practise using the jump strategy with this worksheet set.

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### Split Strategy Teaching PowerPoint

Learn all about the split strategy with this teaching PowerPoint.

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### The Addition Algorithm – Teaching Presentation

Use this editable interactive teaching presentation with your students when explaining how to use the addition algorithm with regrouping.

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### Compensation Strategy Teaching PowerPoint

Teach your students to use the compensation strategy for addition with an interactive teaching slide deck.

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### Fact Family Houses Worksheet Pack

Use these fact family houses worksheet set to practise addition and subtraction fact families with your students.

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### Split Strategy Interactive Activity

Practise using the addition split strategy with this fun interactive activity.

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### Addition Detectives PowerPoint

An engaging 43-slide PowerPoint styled as a detective story in which students are tasked with using different addition strategies to uncover suspects.

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### Addition Strategies Posters

Create an addition strategies display"for your students with this set of classroom posters.

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### Split Strategy Worksheet

Practise using the split strategy when adding two-digit numbers with this worksheet.

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### Jump Strategy Addition Game

Practise using the jump strategy for multi-digit addition with a fun maths game.

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### Addition Strategy - Counting On Worksheet

Solve addition problems in this 2-page Counting On Addition Worksheet.

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### Addition Strategies: Using Doubles Worksheet

Consolidate your students' understanding of the 'near doubles' addition strategy with this basic worksheet.

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### Addition Strategies Worksheet

A worksheet to use when consolidating multiple addition strategies.

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### Addition Strategies: Make a Ten Worksheet

A 2-page worksheet that uses ten frames to model the “making ten” addition strategy.

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### Mental Maths Addition Posters

Use this set of addition posters in your classroom when teaching different mental maths strategies.

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### Fact Families (Addition and Subtraction) Interactive Activity

Use this fact family houses resource to teach and practise addition and subtraction fact families with your students.

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### Bridge to Ten Addition Strategy Task Cards

Help students quickly bridge to ten to assist with their addition strategies using linking cubes.

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### Addition Strategies Exit Tickets

Assess student knowledge of different addition strategies with these printable exit tickets.

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### Number Talks - Double Digit Addition Task Cards

Build number sense skills with this set of 24 task cards.

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### Hop on Number Lines - Worksheet Pack

Hop your way to addition mastery with a pack of two addition on a number line worksheets.

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### Pizza-Themed Near Doubles Task Cards

Practise quick recall of near doubles facts with this cute pizza-themed task cards activity.

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### Counting On: Addition Strategy Worksheet

Practise the “counting on” addition strategy to solve addition problems to 20.

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### Addition within 20 Interactive Resource

Practise solving one-digit and two-digit addition problems using a variety of addition strategies with this interactive activity.

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### Split Strategy Addition Dominoes

A set of addition dominoes to use in the classroom when applying the split strategy.

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### Counting On Teaching Presentation

Introduce the early addition concept of ‘counting on’ to your students with this teaching presentation.

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### Addition by Regrouping Classroom Poster

Learn the steps to addition with regrouping with this simple classroom poster.

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### Adding within 1000 Expanded Form Worksheet

Practise using the split strategy by working through this expanded form addition worksheet.