The 15 reproducible worksheets in this product constitute Unit 3 in the MathQuest 1 workbook. This unit focuses on manipulating concrete materials and using pictorial representations to help students learn the addition facts to 5. Students print addition sentences corresponding to pictured unions of sets. Conversely, they model a given addition sentence by drawing an illustration. They also learn how to write an addition sentence in vertical format and how to interpret a pictograph.
A common concern of teachers is that children can often memorize addition facts without understanding their meaning. To remedy this problem, this unit presents the concepts of addition through concrete experiences, supported by discussion. It is important that the children relate words and phrases such as “added to”, “joined,” “altogether,” etc. as they discuss addition in context. The teaching of the addition facts to 5 is embedded in the context of the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle, Diddle." Cats, cows, dishes, and spoons all gather together in a variety of unifying combinations to model a variety of addition situations.
MathQuest is a preeminent mathematics program of Brendan Kelly Publishing Inc. covering the Common Core State Standards content at the grade 1 and 2 levels. MathQuest 1 is a 312-page workbook divided into 17 units by topic. MathQuest 2 is a 320-page workbook divided into 16 units by topic. These workbooks integrate the teaching of mathematics with familiar poems and stories of language arts. Just download this file and print out as many copies as you need for your class.