One Digit Addition Worksheets
One digit addition is basically the most fundamental and used math operation we use. This is the skill that if you do not master, it makes it impossible to move any further with the subject of math. There are a number of different methods that students can use to help them along the way. When I teach this skill I like to follow a natural progression that starts with teaching them zero is the equivalent of nothing. And then I progress from teaching the addition of one and then work my way up to ten. It is helpful to teach addition as a form of counting upwards, at first, but eventually we want students to transition to see addition problems and automatically know the final sum in their heads. These worksheets help students learn to master adding single digit values.
Aligned Standard: 1.NBT.C.4
- Single Digit Addition Step-by-Step Lesson- Turn your counting skills into addition skills.
- Guided Lesson - We go vertical and horizontal on this one.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - Simple skip counting skills can make addition an easy skill.
- Adding 0 to 9 - 5 Pack -Adding zero through nines as we work away at the skill.
- Using A Number Line to Add Practice Sheet - Use a numbers line to help you complete the skill.
- Practice Worksheet - Six addition problems in a vertical fashion. Four problems in a horizontal format.
- Matching Worksheet - Draw a line from the sum to their totals.
- Numbers Line Addition Worksheet - This truly locks down the concept of addition. Numbers lines are a god send.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
These are very raw basic skills that we start to build on.
- Single Digit Addition Guided Lesson 1 - The total baby step of finding sums.
- Guided Lesson 2 - We really just advance by two numbers.
- Mark the Same Thing Guided Lesson 3 - Find the two equations that are equal.
- Number Line Practice- Guided Lesson 4 - Number lines really help this make a lot more sense for kids.
- Gingerbread Men Addition Lesson - More of an adding one more lesson.
There is a vast range in difficulty of the items below.
- Find the Equal Equations Worksheet - Which two equations mean the same thing?
- Horizontal Practice Worksheet - Let's switch up the orientation of the problems.
- One Digit Addition Worksheet 1 - The simple worksheets that you are conditioned for.
- Worksheet 2 - And yet another one for you.
How to Quickly Learn One Digit Addition?
As adults we take for granted the amount of math that we do over the course of day just going about our daily routine. An independent social study found that the typical person spends eight minutes every day doing math. It is also found that we spend the majority of that time processing addition or multiplication problems. If you look at most of the daily financial calculations that you do, those operations appear heavily.
One cannot proceed to advanced concepts in mathematics until they have a clear understanding of one digit addition and multiplication. Math facts are completely fundamental to all levels of mathematics. You should make certain that you are regularly practicing your math facts until they become automatic. Students will find it very difficult to carry out double- and multi--digit addition if they do not have a strong concept of the one digit operation.
I feel strongly that flashcards are the simplest way to gain traction with these skills. I have my students buy them as part of their yearly school supplies. I got together with the other teachers in my grade and contacted a supply company, we were able to help students receive a 25% discount because we have so many students using them. At the end of the day, it costs families less than five bucks. There are a number of different methods that can be used in addition to working with math flashcards and math fact trees.
Finger Counting - The most effective approach to help kids learn one digit addition is to teach them figure counting. You need to start with numbers less than five and move forward once they have developed an idea of how to use their fingers to count. It’s really helpful that we have ten fingers. Works right along with our base ten math system.
Using Objects - Another way to teach kids the concept of one digit addition is to use objects. You can use pencils, fruits, and even their toys to teach them the concept of a sum. I would recommend you look a toy suppliers they have a whole bunch of fun doodads that students can work with.
Completing Tens - The third way is to teach kids to complete 10. If they must add to two numbers; 6 and 5, you can tell them to choose the bigger number. Now take the second number and split the second number in a way that one part of the second number completes the count till 10 and finally add the other part into 10.