Outside of counting, this is most likely one of most important skills there are in our daily lives. When you go shopping for anything, you better be able to understand the cost of multiple items. When you need to pay someone for their time, you need this skill too. There are very few jobs that you will be successful in your life without having mastered the ability to find the sum of two numbers. Below you will find a huge stock of topics that will help you understand how to transition from counting on your finger to finding the sum of very larger numbers. In addition (pun totally intended) to the sheets here you will also find mixed addition materials in our basic math operations worksheets. That is determined by the core standards. We have added a very healthy offering below to supplement to the core material and provide you with lots of practice.
- Adding and Subtracting Within 20 - Learn how to go forward and backward with this series.
- Adding By An Additional Unit - Students learn to bring an additional unit on to the total.
- Addition of Numbers (Under 100) - This is the fundamental approach to getting a handle on sums.
- Adding Single and Double Digits - It could be that one value or both are single or double digit values.
- Addition of Double Digits - Remeber that in most cases you will carry a value to the hundreds place.
- Addition of Three Integers - They can have multiple place values.
- Addition of Triple and Double Digits - I find this easier for students to pick up then when just working with double digits.
- Addition Puzzles - A way to make learning this skill more fun for students.
- Addition Word Problems (Up to 20) - Start with identifying the keywords needed.
- Fluently Adding and Subtracting Double Digit Numbers - I sense many flashcards in your future.
- Four Digit Addition - This is the largest of the bunch.
- Math Fact Families - Three integers that just flow together well.
- Mixed Addition - This includes a range of digits.
- Number Bonds - A really solid way to reinforce math facts. Students enjoy this section.
- Number Line Addition - A nice way to introduce the topic. It can also be helpful for students that are having trouble.
- Picture Addition - We use visual images to help us make this real for students.
- Rapid Fire Horizontal Addition Math Facts - A great way to review using the traditional layout.
- Rapid Fire Vertical Addition Math Facts - You will find it helpful to setup problems in this manner.
- Regrouping - Learn how to rebalance place values as they poke their heads up.
- Simple Addition Word Problem - Have students identify the words that indicate that a sum is required.
- Single Digit Addition - This where to pick it up from after learning your math facts.
- The Addition of Four Two Digit Numbers - This helps us advance to multiplication skills.
- Three Digit Addition - Expect to move a value into the thousands column.
Addition Tips for Students
Learning to add numbers is one of the essential techniques that kids need to master to lead productive lives in modern society. There are a number of different techniques that students can use to make addition easier for them on a regular basis. Here, we have discussed some of the tips that can help you learn to process any addition-based operation much more efficiently.
Start by Using Manipulatives - The natural transition from counting on our fingers is to counting inanimate objects. One of the best ways to make the concept solid for you is to use your hands and learn to add two groups of items together. There are many different math products out there to help you with this, but just about anything will do. I tend to prefer using pennies to achieve this with my students.
Use a Number Line - We then need to move from the handhelds to paper and pencil. A great way to do this is with the help of a number line. I highly suggest that you only use single number intervals until students know their place values. This is a great way to visual show the concept of adding to a starting value by just skipping places.
Count Up - This builds upon what the number line started. In this case we ask students to identify the larger addend and count up, by intervals of 1, the number of times equal to the other addend. Using this technique helps gives students a good deal of confidence.
Master Your Math Facts - There is simply no way to get away from some memorization here. Students need to go through a great number of repetitions to master all of their single digit facts. I recommend setting aside 5 minutes everyday to practice until you get 3 straight days with 0 mistakes.
Benchmarking - Benchmarking is the technique for adding single digits numbers. We use a number as a resting number in the middle of the problem, often a multiple of ten is used. Suppose we want to add 15 and 8. The benchmark technique will work as follows:
15 + 8. The multiple of ten is 20, so we can split 8 into 5 and 3.
15 + 5 + 3. First, we will add 15 and 5 to get to our benchmark of 20.
20 + 3 Then complete your sum. 20 +3 = 23.
Breaking Place Values - Breaking numbers up by place values makes addition simpler. Students can break the number up by tens and ones and then adding the number to get the result.
For instance, if we consider 36 + 72, we will split both the numbers in tens and ones. 36 will split in 30 and 6 while 72 will break into 70 and 2. 36 = 30 +6 = 72= 70 + 2.
Adding 30 with 70, and 6 with 2. 30 + 70, 6 + 2 = 100 + 8 = 108.