Useful links and resources
Introducing Column Addition
We have introduced adding two 2-digit numbers using the column method. The children's knowledge of place value / tens and ones needs to be strong so if unsure, model adding / subtracting multiples of ten first such as: 20+30 or 70-60.
This video is fantastic when introducing column addition to your children. In this video we use Dienes base 10 to help children understand column addition. We begin by looking at addition without regrouping, then looking at addition with regrouping.
For some fun and easy-to-follow music lessons go to YouTube and search "sing education ks1". Pick and choose from the numerous lessons which encourage the skills of beat, rhythm and pitch, and sing along! The search also brings up the "Wake up! School assembly song and dance" which the children are familiar with. It's bright and catchy so you'll be humming along before you know it. Enjoy!