3 Digit Addition Using the Jump Strategy
Unlock the potential of mental math with our 3 Digit Addition Using the Jump Strategy worksheet, designed specifically for Grade 3 and Grade 4 students. This free resource helps students master the jump strategy to solve addition problems involving threedigit numbers. By breaking down complex problems into manageable steps, students can build confidence and proficiency in their math skills.
About 3 Digit Addition Using the Jump Strategy
The jump strategy is a mental math technique
where students use number lines to add numbers in steps, making the process simpler and more intuitive. This worksheet focuses on 3digit addition, providing ample practice to ensure students can confidently use the jump strategy in their math lessons and beyond.
How to Use the Worksheet

Download and Print: Start by downloading the worksheet from our website and printing it out. Each worksheet includes two pages designed to gradually increase in difficulty.

Page 1  Guided Practice:

Each addition problem is presented with a number line and predrawn jumps to guide students through the process.

Students will follow the jumps on the number line, adding the numbers step by step. For example, to solve 123 + 456, students will break down the addition into simpler parts using the number line.

They will add hundreds first, then tens, and finally the units, recording their answers in the provided spaces.


Page 2  Independent Practice:

This page presents similar addition problems but with blank number lines, encouraging students to draw their own jumps and solve the problems independently.

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the jump strategy by breaking down the addition problems into steps and completing the number lines.


Review and Reflect:

After completing the worksheet, review the answers with your students. Discuss any challenges they faced and reinforce the steps of the jump strategy to ensure comprehension.

Benefits of the Jump Strategy

Enhances Mental Math Skills: By breaking down addition problems into smaller steps, students can solve complex problems more easily in their heads.

Builds Confidence: Regular practice with the jump strategy helps students become more confident in their math abilities.

Visual Learning: The use of number lines and visual aids supports students who learn best through visual methods.

StepbyStep Learning: The worksheet gradually increases in difficulty, ensuring students can build on their skills at a comfortable pace.
How to Get Started

Download and Print: Click the button below to download your free copy of the 3 Digit Addition Using the Jump Strategy worksheet.

Introduce the Strategy: Explain the jump strategy to your students, demonstrating how to use the number line for addition.

Practice and Solve: Allow students to complete the guided and independent practice pages, offering support as needed.

Review and Reinforce: Go over the completed worksheet with your students, addressing any errors and reinforcing the jump strategy steps.
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