ALEX Learning Activity

Developing the Make it Friendly Strategy

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This learning activity provided by:
 Author: Jennifer Towles System: College/University School: University of Montevallo
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 2573 Title: Developing the Make it Friendly Strategy Digital Tool/Resource: Developing the Make it Friendly Slides Presentation Web Address – URL: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gOIUtjAS9GrhNw7oJKE1SaXF6AmebwRjG9X9VPB1CF8/edit?usp=sharing Overview: This second-grade core learning activity provides students with an opportunity to explore the concept of compensation using both addend's unknown word problems. Compensation is a strategy based on place value. It is the underlying concept behind the "Making it Friendly" addition strategy. This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2015 (2016) Grade: 2 9 ) Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. [2-NBT5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.2.9- Identify the meaning of the + sign (add, plus, put together) and the - sign (subtract, take away, take from) and the = sign (equal, the same as); compose and decompose numbers up to 30 using objects, pictures, drawings, or numbers.
Learning Objectives:

The students will use efficient strategies to add within 100.

The students will explain the strategy used to solve the problem.

Strategies, Preparations and Variations