Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3

Addition is some step up from counting in math. It is an easy step to say. I have two items. If I add more one how many do I have? And then the answer is three.

These Ways to add printables work on addition for 1, 2, and 3. You can see and different ways you add and practice that same addition.

You will find addition help sheets, practice addition sheets, and visual addition as well.

Free Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3 - fun math printables that work on learning to add up to a number and the set starts with adding to 1, 2 and 3 - 3Dinosaurs.com

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This is a really simple and easy addition worksheets for kids to use. You have three parts to this.

A fun book to use with learning addition is The Mission of Addition (Math Is CATegorical ®). It is great to read and see math!

You have a sheet that shows kids how to add up to that number with all the equations and answers. You can see the equations are shown in vertical and horizontal.

These are great to keep in hand as reminders about how to add.

Free Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3 - fun math printables that work on learning to add up to a number and the set starts with adding to 1, 2 and 3 - 3Dinosaurs.com

You have practice sheets with the equations in two ways. This allows you to practice what you learned. There are three sheets for kids to use.

Free Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3 - fun math printables that work on learning to add up to a number and the set starts with adding to 1, 2 and 3 - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then you have a visual set of addition sheets. These have pictures in place of the numbers and kids can write the numbers for the addition problems.

Free Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3 - fun math printables that work on learning to add up to a number and the set starts with adding to 1, 2 and 3 - 3Dinosaurs.com

Things to use with the Ways to Add 1, 2, 3

I always get asked what items I use with the printables. This is an easy list for you to use. These are links to Amazon.

Ways to use these Addition Printables

These are beginning addition worksheets. They are simple and easy for kids to use. I’m going to show you a few ways to use the pages in this printable set.

You can use the worksheet normally. I like to have them do crayons or markers to make it bright. If this is their first time then maybe have the way to add sheets nearby.

Free Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3 - fun math printables that work on learning to add up to a number and the set starts with adding to 1, 2 and 3 - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you want to reuse the worksheets, then put them in the sheet protectors. This is an easy way to store the pages and reuse them. You can use dry eraser markers on the worksheet. We do this all the time.

Free Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3 - fun math printables that work on learning to add up to a number and the set starts with adding to 1, 2 and 3 - 3Dinosaurs.com

Now, this set includes some visual addition strips. These can be used together or apart.

If you have a visual learner these are great to see the pictures and how they add up together. I like to reuse these a lot and it is great to have them in a sheet protector or laminated to help with that.

Free Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3 - fun math printables that work on learning to add up to a number and the set starts with adding to 1, 2 and 3 - 3Dinosaurs.com

But because each set adds in new addition strips I love to laminate and cut these apart. That way use can start with a few or do them all.

You can use the dry erase marker on them and use them over and over.

Free Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3 - fun math printables that work on learning to add up to a number and the set starts with adding to 1, 2 and 3 - 3Dinosaurs.com

Now if you want another way to work on these, Give them two colors of unifix cubes and have them do a hands-on visual below the strips. This helps them see and have an item to count. You could also use clear glass gems on the pictures as well.

Free Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3 - fun math printables that work on learning to add up to a number and the set starts with adding to 1, 2 and 3 - 3Dinosaurs.com


What you will find in the Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3

  • Numbers 1, 2, 3
  • Show ways to add with two different number layouts
  • Addition practice for those number with equations and picture equations
Free Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3 - fun math printables that work on learning to add up to a number and the set starts with adding to 1, 2 and 3 - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Free Addition: Ways to Add 1, 2, 3 - fun math printables that work on learning to add up to a number and the set starts with adding to 1, 2 and 3 - 3Dinosaurs.com

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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