A set of three working mats to explore simple addition.
How to use this resource:
- Print the resource on A3 size paper as this will allow a larger working area. As these mats are designed for repeated use, place each mat inside a wipe-off pouch.
- Students place concrete objects (such as connecting cubes, beans, counters etc) on top of the images of the addends and calculate the total. They then write/draw the total on the last image. The numbers of the equation are then transcribed below.