teaching resource

# Compensation Strategy Teaching PowerPoint

• Updated:  19 Apr 2024

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

• Pages:  1 Page

• Year:  3

teaching resource

# Compensation Strategy Teaching PowerPoint

• Updated:  19 Apr 2024

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

• Pages:  1 Page

• Year:  3

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

## What is the Compensation Strategy?

The compensation strategy, in the context of addition, is a mental maths technique that involves adjusting or compensating one number to make the addition process easier. This strategy is particularly useful when working with numbers that are close to a multiple of ten or a round number. The purpose of the compensation strategy is to simplify the addition problem by adjusting one of the numbers to create a more friendly or easier-to-calculate sum.

## Adding Larger Numbers Just Got Easier!

This PowerPoint uses the skills necessary to apply the compensation strategy successfully when adding numbers mentally. The presentation includes worked-out examples of rounding off numbers to a ten, with gradual release towards independent work.

The interactive animations in this teaching slide deck lead you and your students through the process step-by-step.

Easily modify this teaching presentation to suit the abilities of your class by duplicating slides and changing the numbers used in the examples.