These are complete worksheets that include direct instruction for the student AND ample practice problems (including word problems). Great for independent practice/homework!
The unit Addition Within 10 deals with the concept of addition and addition facts within 0-10 (in few occasions numbers between 10 and 20 are used). It is aligned to the Common Core Standards, and is most suitable for first grade (also kindergarten).
The unit starts out with very easy addition problems within 0-5, using pictures. If the student does not yet know the symbols + and = , you can introduce them first orally. In other words, use blocks or rocks and make addition problems where you use both kinds of wordings: “Three blocks and four blocks makes seven blocks. Three blocks PLUS four blocks EQUALS seven blocks.” Practice that until the child can use the words PLUS and EQUALS in his/her own speech. This will make it easier for the child to use the written symbols.
Soon the lessons start including “missing addend” problems. We first use pictures, and gradually get to the abstract 1 + __ = 5 with symbols only. Keep in mind that children may confuse this problem with 1 + 5 = __. You can word these problems like this: “1 and how many more makes 5?”
You can MODEL them by drawing: First draw 1 ball. Tell the child that we need to have a total of 5 balls. He is to draw more until there are five balls. In the missing addend problem, however many balls the child has to draw is the number that goes on the empty line. So, first there is one ball, then we need to add (draw) some more to make 5. But how many more were drawn?
You can print the whole unit and make it into a workbook to fully teach these topics. You could then use it for supplementing or replacing your math curriculum.
Answer key is included.
I wish you success with math teaching!
Maria Miller, the author