# ALEX Learning Activity

## Making It Friendly Strategy Word Problems

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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This learning activity provided by:
 Author: Jennifer Towles System: College/University School: University of Montevallo
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 2574 Title: Making It Friendly Strategy Word Problems Digital Tool/Resource: Making It Friendly Strategy Word Problems Slides Presentation Web Address – URL: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-wjJByrTDnt1IgbzYd_Zuny0OsC71d820WUJAAz9ONQ/edit?usp=sharing Overview: This second-grade activity is designed for students to use the "Make it Friendly" strategy as an efficient computation strategy to solve a word problem. The "Make it Friendly" strategy is a place value strategy based on the underlying concept of compensation. Students are presented with a parallel task, which includes three-word problems that use numbers with varying magnitudes. The students are allowed to solve the problem of their choice.This activity was created as a result of 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 an efficient strategy to add within 100.

The students will show and explain their strategy in writing.

Strategies, Preparations and Variations