There’s a reason the math train makes its first stop at addition: It’s the fundamental arithmetic skill that must be perfected before the locomotive continues on to destinations like multiplication, fractions, geometry, and algebra. That’s why parents should access our addition worksheets, which provide the repetitive practice kids need as they begin the race toward math proficiency. From single-digit addition worksheets to flash cards to word problems, we offer many techniques to help kids master this critical skill.
Home, Sweet Home: Additional Ways to Practice Addition Are Under Your Roof
Beyond our deep database of addition worksheets, there are plenty of household items parents can use to add a little extra addition practice to their kids’ routines (while also making it fun). Consider these ideas:
For a new twist on the traditional card game “war,” remove all the 10s and face cards, and split the remaining cards into two equal stacks. After you each turn over a card, have your child mentally add the two numbers. If she gets the correct answer within a certain time limit (say, 10 seconds), she gets to keep the cards. If not, you get to the keep the cards.
Next time the family socks come out of the dryer, place them in piles based on color. Have your child first estimate how many socks are in each pile, then add those numbers. Then let him count the socks in each pile and add those numbers. Finally, ask him if he can subtract the smaller number from larger number and give you the correct answer.
Lastly, your kitchen is loaded with items that can quickly be turned into addition problems, from fruit, cereal, and chips to pasta, eggs, and slices of bread.