Math addition worksheets, K to 7th grades

Addition worksheets on basic addition of numbers, basic concept of addition, addition word problems, addition with carrying, addition without regrouping, addition of three numbers, simple addition worksheets etc.

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Addition Worksheets – PDF printable addition math worksheets for children in: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade and 7th grade. These worksheets cover most addition subtopics and are were also conceived in line with Common Core State Standards. Look through the links and simply click to print any worksheets you are interested in. Most worksheets have an answer key attached on the second page for reference.

What is addition ?

addition-activitiesAddition is the act of bringing things together in a whole. This means if you had two or more set of objects you could bring them together into one group and count all of them to find the total. Sometimes addition is expressed as the sum of items. For example an addition exercise could be, if you had 2 apples and add 3 more apples, how many do you now have? Mathematically, it could be expressed as: 2 apples + 3 apples =? In a mathematical addition expression, there is the number of items written and a plus sign (+) in between the numbers denoting the fact that you have to add the numbers. There is also an ‘equal to’ sign which indicates that you have to write the total of all the numbers to make the equation balanced.

How to teach children addition

Introducing kids to the concept of addition is sometimes challenging and it is important for instructors to use different techniques in doing so. Before introducing kids to the concept of addition, teachers should make sure kids have learnt how to count. From this point objects like toys, fruits, candies or anything fun which kids can handle could be used. The number of objects that need to be added should be written down and the objects placed near each number e.g. if you add 3 balls + 4 balls, three should be written near the 3 balls, same for the four balls. The instructor should then bring the 3 balls close to the 4 balls and actually mix them. While doing this, the addition sign (+) should be written in between both numbers. Children should follow the instructor in counting the number of balls together and finding the total. The expression then becomes: 3 + 4 = 7. The process should be repeated with different numbers and objects until kids grasp the concept. Teaching basic addition in this manner is a suitable approach for introducing kids in preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade to the notion. This page has a lot of worksheets that will aid in basic addition and their colorful pictures will be very helpful.
Teaching addition to 2nd and 3rd graders
At this level, kids learn how to add larger numbers like two and three place numbers. Children also learn how to add and regroup (also expressed as addition with carrying) as well as addition word problems. Adding large numbers is a bit difficult to achieve with the help of counting aids. Hence instructors need to device other means of doing so. Children should be introduced to adding large numbers with those that do not require carrying or regrouping. The principles of doing these are similar to those learnt in preschool and kindergarten. E.g. if asked to add, 231 + 23 =, you first add 1 + 3 = 4, then 3 + 3 = 6 and finally 2 + 0 = 2. Adding with regrouping needs a bit more focus. The principles are the same but kids have to pay attention to numbers that are carried and added, this makes the problem to look distorted some times.
It is worth mentioning that addition does not end at basic numbers. At higher levels i.e. from 2nd to 7th grades, addition takes several forms e.g. word problems, adding decimals, adding fractions, addition in mixed operations, addition in algebra etc. Addition is also applied to geometry, proportions, time and many other math topics.
Addition resources on this page
This page features loads of free addition resources especially printable PDF worksheets covering several addition sub topics. These resources are suitable for children from prekindergarten right up to 7th grades. Teachers and parents could simply print out exercises and use to supplement their kids courses at school. Each addition worksheet has an answer key attached, thus makes them easy for use by both parents and teachers. Please share this page and remember there are also loads of addition games on this page: Addition games >>> for extra practice.