Flexibility and fluidity with addition is an important part of the first grade math curriculum, but it takes lots of practice to gain confidence with this skill. This lesson in addition offers guided practice which aims to increase mental math and fluency with addition. When your child finishes this lesson, you can continue the addition practice by downloading and printing the accompanying addition worksheets.
Students will get plenty of practice composing tens with ten frames to add to 20! Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice before teaching the **Scavenger Hunt Addition** lesson.
Working with word problems shows first-graders how math applies to the real world. The Learning Library provides educator-designed word problem activities that allow kids to differentiate their addition skills. A selection of entertaining, informational games, curated workbooks, and other assignments specific to addition allow kids to hone in on a rudimentary component of mathematics in a captivating way.
Working with First Grade Addition Word Problems
First graders know 1 + 1 = 2 and 2 + 2 = 4, but how does this apply to their world? The Learning Library’s word problem tools—specific to addition—teach kids the real-life context of numbers.
There are over 40 professionally selected and designed printable worksheets, play-by-play lesson plans, scholarly games and other resources available. Focusing specifically on addition helps students conquer this important component of elemental math before they move onto bigger challenges.
With word problems, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Worksheets are a classic and trustworthy method of teaching this skill. Examples like the popular Pizza Math assignment involve topics kids enjoy so they stay engaged in the process. Teacher-created lesson plans such as Math With Bears or Adding M&Ms are a delicious way to immerse first-graders in the world of word problems.
The kaleidoscope games, such as Fish Bowl Addition, use visualization to enhance their problem solving capabilities. And printable workbooks include an extensive intro to word problems as well as Jack and the Beanstalk Fun Pack, which uses the famous fairytale as a vehicle for math lessons. The mix of commonsensical and interesting sources ensures learners tackle addition word problems with confidence.