Playing with Arithmetic
Addition III

Annabella Wood
29 June 2006

Now that you know there are many ways to do addition, you never have to get stuck again! When you have to solve a problem that looks difficult, you know you have some choices. You can break it down into smaller chunks, or change a number or two to make the calculations easier, or do any number of things to help solve the problem. From now on, you will always have a choice as to how to add numbers. If you like this way of thinking about arithmetic you can learn more about it by going to Arthur Benjamin's The Mathmagician's website.

Perhaps, there is more to this lesson than just getting better at arithmetic?

Some key ideas here are:

Are there other areas of your life, besides arithmetic, where you think this approach might be useful?

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