Working on addition this spring? Keep math prep to a minimum with these free addition worksheets. We’ve included number problems with picture clues, a fun adding and coloring activity, and adding numbers to make 10.
Learning to understand mathematical operations is a skill that children develop over several years. It starts to develop before most children come to school and we have the joy of helping children hone their abilities and build a solid foundation in math.
One of the first mathematical operations children learn is that of addition. As I’m sure you know it takes loads of practice for young learners to master this skill.
We’ve put together three fun addition worksheets to help your students practice. All three sheets have a spring theme, but the pictures are fairly generic, so they can probably be used at any time.
Related: Do you have students who struggle with math? No matter what you do they just don’t seem to grasp the concepts. They may have Dyscalculia (a mathematical learning disability). Learn more here.
FREE ADDITION WORKSHEETS
The first sheet uses picture clues to help the children practice adding two numbers together. These clues help children see and solve problems. It is perfect for young learners just starting to do addition.
The second page of this printable set encourages children to practice their number facts up to 10. It includes a number line for those who still need a little extra help.
The last page is a fun adding and coloring activity for more advanced learners. Students add up the numbers on each kite and then color the kites according to the number code. This is perfect for students who have moved beyond the basics and need to practice. Again there is a number line included for those that need it.
You can get your FREE addition worksheets here.
HOW TO USE YOUR FREE PRINTABLES
Feel free to use them in the classroom or send them home as homework. The best part is that they require no preparation beyond printing! Can we say sanity saver? They can also be printed and laminated, so they can be used over and over again. All you need are some dry erase markers.
MORE ACTIVITIES TO PRACTICE ADDITION
As you know children tend to learn faster if they can enjoy a variety of learning activities. Try these addition activities with your class.
SOME OF THE KINDERGARTEN COMMON CORE STANDARDS COVERED WITH THESE ADDITION WORKSHEETS
- Represent addition with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
- Add within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
- For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
- Fluently add within 5.
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