Question: What’s the Deal with All These Addition Strategies?

A 1st grade parent asks: What is the deal with all these addition strategies? It seems a bit much right? Can’t students just memorize their facts? What’s the point? In this series of 3 videos, I respond.

Video describing background for addition strategies
(TIME: 14:32)
Video describing the Making 10 Strategy for addition (Time: 3:03)
Video Describes the Near Doubles Strategy for addition (Time: 3:24)