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Addition Calculation Strategies
As the children progress through school, the calculation strategies used change. These are closely linked to the National Curriculum for Mathematics and the age related outcomes for each Year group.
Starting at Early Years through to Year 6, the children work through the addition stages. These are progressive and the skills taught link and build up through the stages.
Mr Evans, our lead teacher for Mathematics, has produced a series of learning tutorials to support both parents/guardians, as well as children to understand the addition stages.
Addition - Stage 1 (Year 1 end of year expectation)
This addition method uses physical objects and is an expected outcome for children in Year 1.
Addition - Stage 2 (Year 1 end of year expectation)
This addition method uses a numbered number line and is an expected outcome for children in Year 1.
Addition - Stage 3 (Year 2 end of year expectation)
This addition method uses a blank number line and is an expected outcome for children in Year 2.
Addition - Stage 4 (Year 3 end of year expectation)
This addition method is called the expanded column method and is an expected outcome for children in Year 3.
Addition - Stage 5 (Year 4 end of year expectation)
This addition method is the compact column method and is an expected outcome for children in Year 4.
Addition - Stage 6 (Year 5 end of year expectation)
This addition method applies the same approach as Stage 5, however it deals with larger numbers.
Addition - Stage 7 (Year 6 end of year expectation)
This approach involves using the standard column method to add decimal numbers. It also introduces the concept of a place holder to help keep the place value of the answer accurate.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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