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The Addition Algorithm – Teaching Presentation

PowerPoint | 23 pages|Grades: 2 - Lower - 6

An animated teaching presentation focused on the addition algorithm.

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

The Algorithm: Step-by-step

Teaching the addition algorithm can be the daunting next step for some students when learning how to add larger numbers. This presentation aims to step through the process using a conversational approach.

You can act as the narrator when presenting the PowerPoint to your students. This helps reinforce the visuals and breaks the process down into manageable chunks.

Encourage students to use their favourite mental addition strategies when appropriate.

Addition Animated

View the presentation in ‘Slide Show’ mode to experience the fun animations that help reinforce the concept of ‘carrying’. The numbers literally get carried into their correct positions!

You can refer to these animations when students are working independently, e.g. “Remember when the ten was trying to sneak into the ones column? Make sure you carry the ten into the tens column.”


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