This section begins teaching basic addition. Using numeral recognition, grouping, counting, estimation, and memory retention skills that children learned from previous lessons, they will add small numbers with ease. Children will begin by adding small groups of objects and slowly progress to adding numerals. By the end of the unit, children will be able to add small numbers mentally. This unit will take several months to complete. Be sure to supplement the activities you do in this section with a few from Objective 4: Counting 1 – 100.
Once your child has mastered this section, he/she will be more than ready to excel in elementary school.
If your child has difficulty completing any of the activities in Objective 4: Counting 1 – 100, then do not start this Objective. Review material from previous lessons for a couple of more weeks.
If your child has trouble completing these activities, do not be concerned. Simply, spend more time playing the activities that practice counting from 1 to 100.
3. Counting 1 – 100 Activities
- MA1: Number Hopscotch – Combines a child’s favorite game with learning. By playing, children build fundamental skills necessary for addition, such as remembering a number and then counting by one to get to their answer.
- MA2: Number Bingo: Mathematician – Gives your child additional practice recognizing numerals while entertaining her with a child’s favorite game: Bingo.
- MA3: Beanbag Addition – Teaches basic addition by connecting counting with combining sets of objects. Using their numeral recognition skills, children will be able to add abstract numerals.
- MA4: Number Line Addition – Teaches your child how to add with abstract numerals using a number line as a guide. This prepares your child for adding without visual aides.
- MA5: Around the World – Practices mental addition of small numbers.
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