You may have heard your child say "I have to show my work! I have to put legs on my math problem!" If so, they aren't decorating their math homework. This is a strategy we talked about in class to solve number strings to make them easier.
Here are some helpful steps:
1. Check for doubles or combinations of ten.
2. Combine them using "legs."
3. Check for any missing numbers and write a new number string.
4. Solve your number string.
5. Circle your answer.
Here are some samples of what these number strings could look like solved.