Year 2 – Palm Class and Apple Class addition strategies.

This video explains the different strategies for Year 2 addition. We recently used a few clips from this video to help demonstrate the different strategies to Palm Class and Apple Class, before applying them into our own addition learning. 

It is always extremely useful for the children to see that there can be different methods which can be used in addition. They need to feel secure with their own calculation and will often be challenged to attempt to explain it in a different way, or to prove how they know they have really reached the final total.

The only difference to point out is when we partition a two digit number we are splitting the number into ‘tens’ and ‘ones’ and not ‘units’. 

Which addition methods do you like to use the best and why?