The compensation strategy for addition involves simplifying addends by changing them into friendly numbers before adding. This strategy helps make addition calculations easier and faster.
This lesson helps students improve their addition skills by teaching them how to simplify addends and change them into friendly numbers before adding. This approach makes addition calculations more manageable and builds fluency in adding within 1,000.
Some examples of tasks covered in this lesson include adding multiples of 100, adding two three-digit numbers by making a multiple of 100, and using the compensation strategy to simplify addition problems.