Plus 1 Worksheets
This is the skill where we help students make that transition from counting to performing addition operations. We really want to make sure that students are very comfortable with this skill. This is where they will begin to springboard towards learning their basic math facts specifically addition and then move on to the counter of subtraction. These worksheets help students learn how to add an additional unit to the whole and start to introduce preschoolers to addition. You will find everything super helpful as we begin to help students progress.
Aligned Standard: K.OA.A.1
- Adding Sharpeners: Step-by-Step Lesson- Find, or draw another sharpener to add to the pot.
- Guided Worksheet - Add another plane, apple, and flower. Make sure to draw them, too.
- Guided Explanation - I over-explained this one a bit.
- Independent Practice Worksheet - You are given a set of numbers, and are asked to add just 1 more.
- Matching Worksheet - Match each set to the number that is 1 than the set.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
For each lessons, I kept the sums of sets to under 10.
- Lesson 1 - Draw 1 more X inside the big box. Count the total number of Xs.
- Lesson 2 - Then, count the number of total circles. Write the total number of circles inside the smaller box.
- Lesson 3 - Now, count the total number of letters. Write the total number of letters inside the smaller box.
- Lesson 4 - We draw 4 more hearts inside the box.
- Lesson 5 - We show you how to add two units and add in the same process.
These practice sheets allow the sums of sets to reach 15, for your more advanced students.
- Practice 1 - Write the final number inside the small box.
- Practice 2 - Adding pears and magic wands.
- Practice 3 - Complete the problems.
- Practice 4 - The ultimate three more utensils.
Methods for Teaching Students Basic Addition
Learning addition comes after children have firmly grasped the concepts of counting. But before children start performing addition sums, they should be clear about the nature of addition. A variety of teaching techniques and tools can be helpful in effectively teaching addition to your children. Below we have discussed a few methods of helping your child learn addition.
Use Different Objects - Children easily and quickly grasp the concepts that are demonstrated with tools and objects children tend to have a quicker response time towards visual tools. Use easy-to-handle objects for teaching purposes like block and beads. You can do this as an entire class and have them start with a set number and then have them add one unit. Then, do it again. Give your child small groups of items and ask him to merge the groups. Prompt him to count the total number of the combined large group. Explain that combining two groups meant that he had added them together.
Use Different Games - You can use different games to encourage learning addition in a fun way. Ask your child to roll two dices and ask him to add the results of both the rolled dices. Make it a bit challenging by employing more than two dices, or you can also use dominoes and cards to practice addition. Just about all board games have some sort of counting or addition function to propel you around the board. There is a great deal of educational value in those simple overlooked board games.
Memorizing Doubles - Memorizing doubles can be helpful for your children when they start doing longer and complicated additions. Doubles mean math facts like 2 + 2 = 4 or 5 + 5 = 10. This will also come in handy when we are teaching multiplication. These doubles are the reference points for the students when they start learning addition. For example, a child who knows that 5 + 5 = 10 can quickly calculate the sum of 5 + 6 = 11, by simply totaling one to the sums.
Focus on Specific Math Facts - In this section we are focused on plus 1 and that focus helps students learn faster. Once they master plus 1, move on to plus 2, 3, 4, 5,… We usually cap it nine for now. The concept of two digits comes into play later. We need to remind students that addition is simple starting at an addend and counting up by the number of the other addend.