This is the first of 11 animated Power Points that strategically teach the addition facts using the relation-based strategies inspired by John A. Van de Walle. The series introduces students to the strategies for learning their addition facts based on relationships of number combinations. This approach to teaching facts eliminates the need for students to "memorize" 120 facts. Through concept development and understanding of the number system, students only have to memorize, understand, and apply these NINE strategies to master their addition facts up to 20 (10 + 10). Nine is far less than 120!
This first slide show introduces students to the ten frame. Through the ten frame, students quickly visualize the sums equaling 10. In addition, students are also exposed to the commutative property of addition, as well as, identifying a missing addend in a "sum-ten" number sentence.
I have used these in my class as a daily review. I introduce the strategy to students, giving them time to understand the relationship between the numbers involved. Later, I use the PowerPoint as a daily review. Since the end of the slide show consists of flashcards, it eliminates the need for me to hold up cards. I have also installed the PowerPoint on student computers and the Smart Board. Since the slide show does not have sound, it can loop and run all day. When students finish their work early, they have something to watch. The constant exposure to the fact strategy and related facts is the key to every student learning their addition facts in a timely fashion with little effort.