Good morning everyone. Another scorcher expected today.
Today's focus is adding 2-digit numbers together by counting on in tens and ones. Remember our lesson on Monday and how we identified the tens and ones within a number. We used Lego bricks or different shaped pasta or just drew the tens and ones. Always remember to have the largest number first in our number sentences.
e.g. 43 + 25 =
Tens 40 + 20 = 60
Ones 3 + 5 = 8
Totals 60 + 8 = 68 So the answer to 43 + 25 = 68
The children have been shown different ways of achieving this and I will put pictures below to show you. Some of you will need to use the physical resources and some of you won't and that's ok. We always show different ways of achieving an answer as everyone's brain works differently and you will find by trying each method which is the one you feel confident using. We always ask the children to show or explain in words their workings out as this checks their understanding. It can be difficult to put into words exactly how they did it and this is a skill we are trying to instill in them. "I just did it" doesn't fully explain their understanding.
Note to parents: Please note that we do not teach the children column addition in year 2, this will be taught in year 3.