# Monday 19th July – Maths

I am learning to use the counting on strategy to solve addition problems.

I know I can do it when I am counting on from the biggest number.

This week we are looking at solving addition sums, focusing on counting on from the largest number. This strategy allows us to count a collection of objects much quicker.

To complete today’s task, you will need some playing cards or two dice. If you don’t have any, follow this link for some online dice.

Using cards:

• Remove all of the picture cards and the 10s from your deck so that you only have Aces through to 9s.
• Choose two cards from your deck (eg. 3, 4).
• starting from the biggest number, use the counting on strategy to work out the total of the two cards added together (4+3=7).
• In your maths book, write down the addition problem that you have solved.

Using dice:

• Roll two dice (10 sided if you have them)
• starting from the biggest number, use the counting on strategy to work out the total of the two dice added together (4+3=7).
• In your maths book, write down the addition problem that you have solved.

Repeat this process at least 5 times.

### Extension

If you wish to challenge yourself, you could try to use mental strategies to add 2-digit numbers.