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Addition error pattern

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From: Shirley
To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: Jul 14, 1998 at 08:27:00
Subject: Addition error pattern

As part of a masters in elementary program, I have been assigned the task of remediating the following addition error pattern: Whenever a column of addition contains a zero, the student writes a zero in the answer for that column - 569 350 +323 ____ 1230 The tens column was missing the regrouped digit because of the error and the hundreds column was added correctly. What strategies can you suggest to help remediate this error pattern? Thank you,

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