Published at Friday, September 06th 2019. by Orlene Duhamel in addition worksheet.
And if you’d like an open-and-go, all-in-one resource that guides you step-by-step, check out my book: Addition Facts That Stick. It provides detailed lesson plans, fun games, and simple worksheets for every step of the process, so that you can teach your child addition facts that truly stick.
One extremely helpful manipulative to buy is a basic 100-bead abacus (10 racks, 10 beads in each). This is the prime ”toy” to teach numbers beyond ten. With such an abacus children will naturally learn their ”tens and ones”. I’ve written about the usage of abacus for learning place value here.
You know your child best, but most children 6 and up are developmentally ready to master the facts. It’s fine to work on the basics of addition with a younger child, but don’t expect full mastery until your child is a little more mature.
“Recent research in cognitive science, using MRI’s, has revealed the actual shift in brain activation patterns as untrained math facts are learned”.
Related: Free Printable Addition Games that Make Learning the Facts Fun
Now, to add 9 + 4, the child can use a simple, concrete strategy to find the answer.
The child will then find the same number (make sure there are at least two of each number) and does the same, calling its name out loud and gathering the number to himself.
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