# Teaching Addition

Numicon | Adding resource Numicon is a very powerful way to teach about addition. We're still developing our understanding of 'count count count', this time using the numicon pieces. It gives a very visual representation of the size of numbers and how they combine to give a bigger number. #numicon #adding #maths

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Making a 10 to Add is a great math strategy to help students mentally add bigger numbers. It's a skill I picked up somewhere along the way i...

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See what flashcards mean with unifix cubes or legos! 1+2 means we stack 1 cube on top of 2 stacked cubes--now we have 3 cubes stacked together! 1+2=3. Lay out the flashcards and stack cubes beneath them to make each answer. Use different colored cubes for each math problem. For 1+2 we use 1 white cube and stack beneath it 2 blue cubes to give us the 3 total cubes.

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Teaching Addition with Popsicle Sticks - you could use any two different colored stuff around the house: straws, strips of colored paper, two different kinds of dried pasta/beans, etc.

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How to Teach Arrays - lots of really fun ideas for teaching repeated addition and rectangular arrays

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Have your students highlight the ones column when doing addition with regrouping! It will draw their eyes to the ones column to remind them where to start!

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