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Practice addition and subtraction with these simple worksheets. All you need to do is print out the worksheets, then pass out beans, jelly beans, marshmallows or pennies to start learning!
Visual and tactile learners often struggle with concepts that haven’t been demonstrated in a real-life way. Being a visual/tactile learner myself, I know all about it. My daughter, of course, takes after me in this way which means I have the opportunity to get creative with our learning all the time! Today’s worksheet isn’t exactly a new or creative idea, however it is a great way for kids to learn addition and subtraction.
Only set out about 20-30 beans at a time, depending on how large the numbers are that you are working with. Instructions for both the addition sheet and the subtraction sheet are written at the top of the page, however you can get as creative with this as you want! Explore fact families once the child has addition and subtraction down, for example.