Addition Using Partitioning
Adding twodigit numbers can be a fun and engaging activity for young learners, especially when using the partitioning strategy. Our free printable resource, Addition Using Partitioning, is designed for year 2, year 3, and year 4 students. This worksheet helps students master the partitioning strategy, providing them with a clear, stepbystep approach to adding twodigit numbers.
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About the Worksheet
The Addition Using Partitioning worksheet spans four pages, offering ample practice for students to become proficient in this addition strategy. Here’s what the worksheet includes:

StepbyStep Example: The worksheet begins with a detailed example that walks students through the partitioning strategy, making it easy for them to understand and apply the method.

Guided Practice: Students are provided with scaffolding to help them practice adding twodigit numbers using the

partitioning strategy.

Multiple Practice Questions: With four pages of exercises, students have plenty of opportunities to practice and reinforce their skills.
How to Use the Worksheet
This worksheet is an excellent resource for classroom activities, homework assignments, or additional practice at home. Here’s how to use it effectively:

Preparation: Print out enough copies of the worksheet for each student.

Introduction: Explain the concept of the partitioning strategy, using the provided example to demonstrate how it works.

Guided Practice: Work through the first few questions together as a class to ensure students understand the steps involved.

Independent Practice: Allow students to complete the rest of the worksheet on their own, providing assistance as needed.
Sample Question Breakdown
The worksheet guides students through the partitioning strategy, breaking down the addition of twodigit numbers into manageable steps. Here’s an example:

Question: Add 45 + 37

Partitioning Strategy:

Break down the numbers: 45 = 40 + 5, 37 = 30 + 7

Add the tens: 40 + 30 = 70

Add the units: 5 + 7 = 12

Combine the sums: 70 + 12 = 82


Solution: 45 + 37 = 82
By partitioning the numbers, students can simplify the addition process and build their confidence in handling twodigit numbers.
Benefits of the Worksheet

Concept Reinforcement: Students gain a deeper understanding of the partitioning strategy and how it can simplify addition.

Skill Development: Practicing with twodigit numbers helps students build their arithmetic skills and confidence.

HandsOn Learning: The worksheet provides practical exercises that enhance students' problemsolving abilities.
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