# 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 math problems.

This teaching resource collection was created by the teachers on the Teach Starter team for elementary teachers. Each of the curriculum-aligned resources has been carefully reviewed and curated by our expert teachers to make sure 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 math operation that's easy for them to understand!

Addition is a math 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 for Kids to Learn

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 off 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.

In the equation 2 + 3 = 5, for example, 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 math 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 math 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 to use with 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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### Roll It! Operations Game

Use this fun game to practice all four operations and/or order of operations.

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### Addition and Subtraction Mat - Apple Tree

Solve addition and subtraction problems up to 10 with a hands-on apple math center.

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### Addition Strategies Cheat Sheet

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

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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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### Ten Frame Printable Templates

Use these printable ten frames in various math lessons to reinforce number sense and other essential skills.

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### Addition Strategy - Counting On Worksheet

Solve addition problems in this 2-page Counting On Addition Worksheet.

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### Making 10 Number Bonds - Worksheet

A worksheet to practice the addition strategy of making 10.

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### Simple Addition Riddle Worksheet

Download this simple addition worksheet to provide your students with practice adding one- and two-digit numbers.

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### Adding 2-Digit Numbers Worksheet

Practice 2-digit addition with regrouping with this drill and practice worksheet.

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### Addition Fact Timed Tests & Trackers

Assess and track addition fact fluency with a printable Math Drill Worksheet pack for addition facts.

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### Multi-Step Addition and Subtraction Word Problem Task Cards

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

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### Addition and Subtraction Word Problems - Match Game

Practice reading, modeling, and solving addition and subtraction word problems with a matching activity.

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### 2-Digit Addition Color by Number- Halloween Mystery Picture

Celebrate the coming of Halloween and practice adding 2-digit numbers up to 99 with a set of addition color by number worksheets.

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### Double Bubble – Doubling Game

Practice the doubles addition strategy with this fun board game.

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### Dominate the Dragon – Mental Math Worksheets

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

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### Part Part Whole Word Problem Task Cards and Worksheet

Explore these animal-themed part-part-whole word problems that will open discussions with your young mathematicians.

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### Adding and Subtracting Integers - Codebreaker Worksheets

Crack the positive and negative number code with four adding and subtracting integers worksheets.

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### Save Santa's Workshop – Escape Room for Kids

A fun and festive escape room activity where students solve clues to save Santa's Workshop.

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### Addition Algorithm PowerPoint Presentation

Use this editable interactive teaching presentation with your students when explaining how to use the addition algorithm with regrouping.

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### 1st Grade Halloween Addition Game - Roll-a-Potion

Roll and add to create a magic potion, then draw it in the cauldron with a printable Halloween game.

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### Addition Strategies Task Cards

Practice using the jump strategy, break apart strategy, compensation strategy and 100s chart strategy with this set of task cards.

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### Making Ten Activity

Practice making 10 using objects, pictorial models, and number sentences with this activity mat.

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### Adding with Strip Diagram Cut and Paste Worksheet

Practice adding two digit numbers using the strip diagram with this cut and paste worksheet.

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### Hundreds Chart Strategy Addition Worksheet Pack

Practice using the hundreds chart strategy to solve addition problems with this worksheet set.

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### Strip Diagram (Bar Model) Poster Pack

Help your students solve problems using the four operations with a pack of printable strip diagram anchor charts.

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### Part-Part-Whole - Addition and Subtraction Teaching Slides

Teach your students how to effectively use a bar model to solve 1-digit addition and subtraction number facts using the part-part-whole strategy.

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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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### Math Mazes - Two-digit Addition

Practice adding two-digit numbers with this set of differentiated math mazes.

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### Friends of 10 Addition Poster Bundle

Print the ultimate Friends of 10 poster bundle with 10 printable classroom posters designed to show students how different combinations of numbers connect to make the same number.

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### Missing Part Path - Find the Missing Number Worksheet

Practice using various subtraction strategies with a fun dice-roll math maze.

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### Printable Blank Number Line - 0-120

Create personal number lines for use in math lessons with a printable blank number line template for numbers from 1-120.

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### Jump Strategy - Number Line Addition Worksheet

Practice adding two-digit numbers with regrouping using a number line and the jump strategy with a printable number line worksheet.