Mathematics / Year 2 / Number and Algebra / Number and place value

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Curriculum content descriptions

Solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of efficient mental and written strategies (ACMNA030)

Elaborations
• becoming fluent with a range of mental strategies for addition and subtraction problems, such as commutativity for addition, building to 10, doubles, 10 facts and adding 10
• modelling and representing simple additive situations using materials such as 10 frames, 20 frames and empty number lines
General capabilities
• Literacy Literacy
• Numeracy Numeracy
• Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Mental arithmetic,  Subtraction,  Addition,  Written calculations

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