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Compensation Strategy: Addition

Compensation is a mental math strategy for multi-digit addition that involves adjusting one of the addends to make the equation easier to solve. One number is rounded up to the next 10, the addition is carried out and then the answer is adjusted to compensate for the original change. Task: Demonstrate how you can use the compensation strategy to solve an addition problem of your choice. Explain what you are doing as you go.

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 3rd Grade, Math
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