How do I teach addition?

When you are teaching addition to your kid or first graders you have to do it in a playful way. You can pick any objects from your daily life it might be apple, orange, keys, coins or anything else.

Everyday objects can help you teach your child math addition easily. That objects don't have to be identical to be important in math. Counting apples is a great math lesson, but counting apples, oranges, and watermelons together expands her thought process.

Another way can be let your kid play some interesting math game to learn addition faster. I am a mother of 2.5 years old daughter. 🙂 My princess is learning her math with Number Bonds Memorizer App. Number Bonds Memorizer is an iPhone & iPad app that helps young kids memorize the number bonds (addition facts) through 10. She is learning quickly.

Hope you will find my answer helpful.



One Reply to “How do I teach addition?”

  1. First, teach counting. The numerical sequence must be known. Then start with +1 sums.  When these are mastered do +2's, +3's etc

    To explain the concept: Show a child a number line. If the problem is eg 5+3, they must start at 5 and count 3 more numbers.

    Once the concept is taught, drill all the number bonds up to 10+10 a lot. They must be memorized. It's ok to give the child an answer if they're unsure. For example 6+7=13 should not require any computation or finger counting. It should be recalled instantly.

    Remember to have lot of repitition.

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