# Addition Teaching Resources

Introduce addition this school year with printable worksheets, digital activities, adding games, addition word problems, flashcards and more to help students understand how to add numbers and apply addition strategies to maths problems.

This teaching resource collection was created by the teachers on the Teach Starter team for primary teachers like you. Each Australian curriculum-aligned resource has been carefully reviewed and curated by our expert teachers to ensure it's ready to use with your students! Browse printables and digital activities for teaching students how to make 10, how to add integers and more, plus find differentiated resources to help you meet each student's needs!

New to teaching addition, or just looking for new ways to engage your students? Read on for a primer from our teacher team, including a kid-friendly definition and some common vocabulary!

## What Is Addition? A Kid-Friendly Definition

Let's start with a definition of this maths operation that's easy for them to understand!

Addition is a maths operation that involves combining two or more numbers to find a total. The symbol (+) is used to indicate addition, and this is called a plus sign.

Here's an example of addition at work!

In the equation 2 + 3 = 5, the numbers 2 and 3 are added together to get a sum of 5.

## Addition Terms

There are plenty of new vocabulary words for your students to learn when introducing addition. Here are some of the terms you will want to start with.

### Sum

The sum is the result of adding two or more numbers. It's the solution or answer to an addition problem!

In the equation 2 + 3 = 5, 5 is the sum.

### Addend

The numbers being added in an addition equation are called addends.

For example, in the equation 2 + 3 = 5, both 2 and 3 are addends.

### Commutative Property

The commutative property states that changing the order of the addends in your addition problem does not change the sum.

For example, 2 + 3 is the same as 3 + 2.

### Associative Property

The associative property states that changing the grouping of the addends in your maths problem will not change the sum.

For example, (2 + 3) + 4 is the same as 2 + (3 + 4).

### Repeated Addition

Sometimes a math problem involves adding the same number multiple times. We call this repeated addition, and it's a way to find the product of two numbers where one of the numbers is repeated a certain number of times.

Repeated addition is handy for helping students understand multiplication. After all, multiplication can be thought of as repeated addition.

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## What Is Partial Sums Addition?

If you know what a sum is, you're halfway to understanding partial sums addition! This maths vocabulary term refers to adding two or more numbers by breaking apart the addends and adding the value of the digits in each place value position from right to left.

This handy strategy is great for students when they are first learning to add two or more numbers. Partial sums addition breaks down the process of addition into smaller, more manageable steps.

Let's look at an example.

If you have the 36 + 27 and want to use partial sums addition, you start by determining the value of the digits in the ones place, adding them together, and writing down the sum (6 + 7 = 13).

Next, add the value of the tens place digits together (30 + 20 = 50), and write down the answer under the previous sum. Add together the two partial sums to get your answer, 63.

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### Dominate the Dragon – Mental Maths Worksheets

Capture your students' interest in maths drills for all four operations with these fun dragon-themed differentiated maths worksheets.

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### Multi-Step Addition and Subtraction Word Problem Cards – Middle Primary

Solve multi-step addition and subtraction word problems with a set of printable maths task cards.

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### Addition and Subtraction Minute Maths Booklet

A maths warm-up booklet with ten pages of addition and subtraction questions.

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### Addition Fact Maths Drills & Progress Trackers

Assess and track addition fact fluency with a printable Number Fact Fluency pack.

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### Year 5 Mental Maths Drills Workbook

Get the mental strategies flowing with this ten-page mental maths booklet covering the four operations.

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### Dinosaur Maths - Addition & Subtraction - V2

Solve the addition and subtraction sums to colour in the dinosaur.

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### Missing Addends to 10 – Flashcards

Practise all the ways to make ten with this set of flashcards.

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### Number and Place Value Worksheets - Year 2

14 number worksheets linked to the Australian Curriculum.

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### Tens Frame - Addition and Subtraction Match-Up Activity

Build addition and subtraction skills with two tens frame matching games.

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### Simple Addition and Subtraction Questions

Use this versatile worksheet with your students when exploring early addition and subtraction number sentences.

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### Addition Strategies Cheat Sheet

Help students understand the different addition strategies with this helpful cheat sheet.

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### Linking Addition and Subtraction Worksheet

Explore the relationship between addition and subtraction with a fact family worksheet.

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### Hundreds Board Mystery Picture Addition Task Cards

A set of 32 activity task cards that require students to complete addition problems and colour in a hundreds chart to reveal a mystery picture.

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### Addition and Subtraction Word Problems - Match Game

Practise reading, modelling, and solving addition and subtraction word problems with a matching activity.

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### Year 6 Mental Maths Drills Workbook

Incorporate this mental maths drills booklet into your maths lesson warm-up routine.

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### Interactive Maths Review – Activities for Years 5, 6 and 7

Review important maths concepts covered in years 5, 6 and 7 with a student-led interactive activity.

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### Addition and Subtraction Word Problem Task Cards (Numbers 1-50)

Use a range of addition and subtraction strategies to solve twenty word problems that contain numbers 1–50.

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### Split Strategy Addition Worksheet Pack

Practise using the split strategy with this worksheet set.

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### Double-Digit Addition Strategies Posters

Remind your students to use different addition strategies with a set of printable two-digit addition strategies.

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### Addition Worm – Worksheet

Build your students' addition skills with this fun set of differentiated worksheets.

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### Addition and Subtraction Fact Families Teaching Presentation

A 19-page editable teaching presentation to use in the classroom when introducing addition and subtraction fact families.

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### Number Patterns - Worksheet

A place value worksheet to use when completing number patterns.

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### Pizza Maths Fact Fluency Trackers

Motivate and inspire students to learn their maths facts with printable maths fact fluency trackers.

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### Fact Family Maths Blast Off - Addition and Subtraction

Demonstrate an understanding of addition and subtraction fact families with a fun cut and sort activity.

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### Addition and Subtraction Word Problem Task Cards (Numbers 10-50)

Use a range of addition and subtraction strategies to solve twenty word problems that contain numbers 10–50.

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### Addition and Subtraction Problem Solving Task Cards

Practice solving 1- and 2-step word problems by adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers with this set of 16 task cards.

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### 2-Digit Number of the Day Warm-Up PowerPoint

Review various 2-digit maths concepts with a Number of the Day slide deck and recording sheet.

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### Fact Families (Addition and Subtraction) Interactive Activity

Use this fact family houses resource to teach and practise addition and subtraction fact families with your students.

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### Secret Code Number Line - Worksheet

Crack the number line code with five number line codebreaker worksheets to practice number identification, addition, and subtraction.

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### Maths Symbols Posters with Vocabulary

A set of posters depicting the vocabulary related to each mathematical operation.

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### Order of Operations Dice Game

A set of 6 order of operations dice activity mats.

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### Word Problem Worksheets - Year 5 and Year 6

4 mixed operations word problem worksheets with answers.