Addition Worksheets with Pictures
Using pictures are really helpful for students that are beginning to learn addition. Pictures help us build upon their newfound ability to count the number of things in a group. We would encourage you to review the parts of an addition problem (addend + addend = sum) with students first. This will make a big difference when it is time to relate these pictures to their place within an addition problem. We would encourage you to use pictures of things that are fun for students. You can also use themes for upcoming holidays like pumpkins for Halloween or turkeys for Thanksgiving. These worksheets and lessons have students use images to assist them in simple sum problems.
Aligned Standard: K.NBT.A.1
- Picture Addition Step-by-Step Lesson- How many total gifts do you see?
- Guided Lesson - We try to help you create problems from visual operations to find totals.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - I did strike me that I should have been more visual in the explanation. I plan to do that soon.
- Practice Sheet - I really like the way this one came together. See if it works for you.
- Picture Addition 5 Pack - Adding with rectangular blocks is definitely not over rating.
- Adding Groups Practice Worksheet - Kids can easily get confused, if they don't read this one.
- Group Visual Addition Practice Worksheet - One of my favorites in the whole pack.
- Addition with Pictures Worksheet - Some practice and then some problems for you to solve.
- Visually Adding Objects - A nice one to work on with your visuals.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the visuals to the sums that they represent.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
- Number Addition in Pictures Guided Lesson- Candy just makes everything more fun. Find the operations here.
- Addition Equation Worksheet - Form the math problems first and then solve them.
- Ice Cream Addition Sentence Guided Lesson Explanation- You can really begin to look at these types of problems as counting exercises.
- Picture Addition Step by Step Lesson - Sum up all the bees on the page.
- Picture Addition: Worksheet- This must be what it is like to be the Postmaster General.
- Group Addition Guided Lesson- Get all of you Seas Horses in a row.
- Visually Adding Objects Worksheet- A good time to include multiple choice in their lives.
- Adding the Squares Visually Worksheet- I see this exact format on just about every national exam at this level.
The Benefits of Using Images to Learn to Add
Mathematics educators have always considered visual aids as one of the most effective ways of making students to learn basic math operations. Using visual aids ensures that students are engaged in the calculation process as most tend to avoid math problems. This is because by our current understanding of the human brain it is thought that 65% of the human population are visual learners. Studies have also shown that students that learn to add with images are 400% more likely to retain this skill for an extended period.
Most of the time, teachers use pictures of animals, fruits and vegetables, and other everyday objects to aid the process of mathematics. This is because, students develop more interest towards it and can use this approach when they are at home, in the park or anywhere close to the nature. Visual aids also help students develop a mentality allowing them to pay more attention to the environment around them and get out of the traditional counting approach.
Last but not the least, using images can help students learn addition and other basic operations outside the conventional norm of the process. Here take a look at the problem below and then the same problem using a visual aid. We used Ipads for this one.
4 + 3 = ____
Addition Tips for Youngsters
Learning to add with the help of pictures is great. One piece of advice we have you with these worksheets is to number each of the pictures. This will make it much easier for you. If you think of addition as just counting upward, it becomes a much more doable task. If you think of this problem: 4 + 3 as starting at 4 and counting up three, you will quickly see that the answer is 7. Another way to adapt this strategy to work for you is to breakdown large numbers into skip counts. For example, with the problem: 8 + 14 we can break 8 down into 4 skip counts of 2s. Another good strategy is to pull out 10s when they form. If you are adding the following: 4 + 8 + 5. 4 + 8 leads us to 12. If we just think of that as a 2 and pull the 10 out, it makes it easier to approach the next addend that is 5. When it comes to addition, you cannot leave out the need for practice. The more repetitions you get with this, the better you will do with it for certain.