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Sums across 10 (eg. 6 + 8)
Addition across 10 (eg. 39 + 5)

Addition Across 10 Worksheets

Here are some strategies for adding two numbers resulting in a sum exceeding 10 using mental math:

  1. Make a Ten:
    This strategy works best when one number is close to 10, and the other has some ones that can be “borrowed” to create a ten with the first number.
    Example: 18 + 5 becomes 18 + 2 + 3 = 20 + 3 = 13.
  2. Counting On:
    Start with the larger number and count on the smaller number. This is particularly useful when dealing with small increments. Example: 27 + 2 becomes 28, 29.
  3. Double and Adjust:
    If both numbers are close to a double, add the double of the larger number and adjust by adding or subtracting the difference between the smaller number and its double.
    Example: 18 + 17 can be done as 18 + 18 - 1 = 36 - 1 = 35.

Practice regularly to improve your speed and accuracy.
Choose the strategy that works best for you and the specific problem.
Start with simpler problems and gradually increase the difficulty.

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Addition Across 10 Worksheet for Second Grade

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Addition Across 10 Worksheet #1
Addition Across 10 Worksheet #2

Missing Addend (sums < 10) (eg. __ + 5 = 7)
Missing Addend Word Problems (eg. 8 + __ = 17)

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