Compensation Strategy for Mental Subtraction.
By visually illustrating the mental subtraction strategy of compensation by using moving base ten blocks and a bin my students where able to better understand how answers are adjusted by adding back or subtracting more and therefore compensating for the rounding which made the question easier.
PowerPoint includes 5 examples with base ten blocks and 5 matching slides with matching sums but just the thought process and 2 additional examples without base ten blocks to help learners move from a pictorial representation to an abstract one.
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