The workbook uses a structured approach to learning to add. Students are guided to recognise and understand addition patterns and see mathematical similarities which will increase the capacity for spontaneous generalization, so the students will be able to transfer the acquired skills and strategies to new situations.
The activities are set out in gradual sequential order, so students can learn to add one step at a time, from adding on one, then one and another one, then two, three, four and five, using the adding on strategy.
The activities start with writing numerals on the number line from 0 to 12 and progress to finding and writing missing numbers, then drawing one or two more pictures to a set. Next step is adding on one, two, three, four and five.
Some activity pages reinforce adding on by the use of repeated addition, e. g. 3+1+1+1 or 4+2+2+2.
The use of 24 questions (problems) on each page makes the program compatible with the LUK self checking system.