Add Ones or Tens

As primary age students advance in math skills, adding larger numbers may seem confusing. In this video, the Kids Academy teacher clearly explains addition with numbers in the ones and tens place. The teacher shows students two different strategies for solving problems.

The first strategy is taking the problem and entering the numbers in the problem into a T-chart. On the chart the ones and tens places are clearly marked. Students add the numbers, being careful to keep the numbers in the correct place.

The second strategy used to solve the addition problems is to use the T-chart again, but this time use base ten blocks to solve the problem. In the classroom, teachers can supply the students with the blocks, but in the video, the teacher draws the counters on the whiteboard and solves the problems. The teacher works through several examples so students have several opportunities for practice.