The count on strategy is a method used to add numbers by starting from one addend and counting up or forward to find the sum. It helps students develop mental math skills and understand number relationships.
Counting back is a subtraction-based strategy that helps students find missing addends or subtract numbers from a given total. It reinforces number sense and builds fluency in mental math calculations.
Practicing addition strategies helps students develop flexibility in their thinking and build a strong foundation for future mathematical concepts. It also enhances problem-solving skills and promotes efficient computation.