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Addition Counting Strategies Posters

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 4 pages | Years: 1 - 4

A set of four posters with clear examples of counting strategies.

The three strategies include:

Jump Strategy: The jump strategy is when you use a number line to jump in tens and ones to arrive at the answer.

Split Strategy (two versions): The split strategy is when you split a number into parts and add each part separately. This is useful for large numbers.

Compensation Strategy: The compensation strategy is when you round numbers in an equation to make it easier to solve in your head.


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  • Erica

    Great visual.

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    how about column addition and subtraction with carrying?

  • Dannielle Newman

    Wish I had found these sooner...

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    Thanks for bringing this to our attention Chloe. I believe we have now fixed the issue. Kind regards, Scott

  • Chloe Haworth

    I just downloaded this, however the file only contains the 3 posters and not the second split strategy poster....where is the new version to download?

  • Amanda McGrath

    I also agree with Emily. A split strategy poster with the above breakdown would be fabulous!

  • Jolanda Majstrenko

    Agree with Emily

  • Diane Graham

    Love the posters

  • Emily

    These are great!!! Can you please make one for the split strategy where you split the number up into tens and ones and then add it. E.g. 52 + 47 = ? 50 + 40 = 90 2 + 7 = 9 90 + 9 = 99. Could you please also make these for subtraction? Cheers, Emily

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      Hi Emily, we've added the second version of the split strategy. We still need to work on the subtraction set. Feel free to download the new version now!