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My son is in the second grade and his homework is asking about addends

my son has addends questions an example is 15+37=?
I understand the addend is 15 and 37 but then the question is show how to make one addend the next ten..
By ten do they mean 62. since the answer of the question is 52?
someone please help me...

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claysmom05

Asked by claysmom05 at 6:59 PM on Oct. 3, 2012 in

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  • Would this be a way of teaching estimating? So to make an addend the next 10 you'd say 40 instead of 37? so the estimated answer would be 55? I don't know. this is just a guess.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 7:02 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

  • If the answer is 52 then that is straight up addition and not estimation. This iss a very confusing question and I am sorry but I do not know what to tell you.
    Do they have a homework hotline?
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 7:23 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

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