First Addition Worksheets

Here's our collection of simple addition worksheets. You will find a variety to choose from - some themed - providing children with practice of addition up to 20.

10 Plus Facts Worksheets

10 Plus Facts Worksheets

We have two simple worksheets to help your child learn - or revise- their addition facts from 10 + 0 to 10 + 20. If you can work on instant recall for these, adding by "making 10" becomes much easier.

Add By Making 10 Worksheets Set 1

Add By Making 10 Worksheets Set 1

One strategy to help children add 2 numbers, when the first number is less than 10, is to redistribute the number to "make 10" and then add 10 to the remainder.

Adding by Adding Units Poster

Adding by Adding Units Poster

Use this poster when explaining how to add by adding units, or have it on hand on your child's desk as a reminder when they try this method of addition for the first time.

Adding by Adding Units Worksheets Set 1

Adding by Adding Units Worksheets Set 1

Here are 20 addition problems over 2 worksheets aimed at helping children practice addition using the "adding by adding units" technique - ie breaking down the bigger number into 10 and units.

Adding with Number Bonds to 5

Adding with Number Bonds to 5

Practice early addition sums up to 5 using a number bond model and writing the sum underneath. We've included 2 simple number stories to try, too.

Addition by Counting On Worksheets Set 1

Addition by Counting On Worksheets Set 1

"Counting on" can be used when adding 1, 2 or 3 to a number. For larger numbers other methods are probably better. This set of 4 worksheets takes children through the steps with an example on every page and then "fill in the blank" equations for them to answer themselves.

Addition by Counting On Worksheets Set 2

Addition by Counting On Worksheets Set 2

This set of 2 worksheets consist of simple equations within 10, adding 1, 2 or 3 each time. We provide a number line so that the children can practice counting on to get their answers.

Addition by Counting On Worksheets Set 5

Addition by Counting On Worksheets Set 5

This set of 4 worksheets helps children practice addition by counting on - counting on 1, 2 or 3 to get double digit figures up to 20. Each worksheet builds on the previous one.

Addition Challenge Set 1

Addition Challenge Set 1

For these puzzles, or "challenges", the children have to find 18 addition problems within the grid, either horizontally or vertically, circle them and write the problems below. We've provided 2 examples on each grid to get them started.

Addition Stories Worksheets

Addition Stories Worksheets

Turning simple equations into "stories" makes it easier for children to understand, and gives them strategies for thinking through their work or tackling problems in the future. Here are 4 worksheets of addition stories for adding within 10.

Addition to 20 Using Number Lines

Addition to 20 Using Number Lines

Using number lines to allow children to "hop" along the line is another way to practice addition by counting on. These 2 worksheets include a simple number line for the children to use as they solve the addition problems given.

Addition with Number Bonds to 5 Posters

Addition with Number Bonds to 5 Posters

This set of 5 simple posters is designed to be looked at and read through with your children. Look at the pictures and count each set. Read the words underneath as you do.

Addition with Number Bonds Worksheets Set 2

Addition with Number Bonds Worksheets Set 2

Here's another set of 4 worksheets practising addition with number bonds, up to 5 only. In this set we ask the children to fill in the missing numbers on both the number bond model and the equation, then draw a picture showing the total.

Addition with Number Bonds Worksheets Set 3

Addition with Number Bonds Worksheets Set 3

This set of 4 worksheets asks children to fill in the gaps in our number bond models and the sums beneath them. We start with number bonds up to 5 and work up with each worksheet in the set, to number bonds to 8, 9 and 10.

Addition Within 20 Practice Worksheets Set 1

Addition Within 20 Practice Worksheets Set 1

With 30 simple addition within 20 problems per worksheet and 2 worksheets in this pack, there is plenty of practice for the kids here. We've added a extra challenge at the end too.

Bear Fact Families Blank

Bear Fact Families Blank

Use this "bear fact families" blank to work on any fact families with the kids. Write three numbers on the tulips and then ask the children to write the 4 number sentences that make up the fact family on the bear's tummy.

Bunny Dice Addition

Bunny Dice Addition

Here's a fun way to practise addition of two numbers up to 12, using 2 normal dice and our game board with colouring pencils or counters. You can try this as a single player game against the clock, or as a multi player game.

Colourful Addition Worksheets

Colourful Addition Worksheets

Solve the equations and colour the balloon the correct colour - for some very colourful addition practice! We have 5 worksheets in this set, drilling 3 numbers on each. US versions available too.

Cricket Maths - How Many Runs?

Cricket Maths - How Many Runs?

Simple addition practice is made all the more fun when you are working out the runs per over in a cricket match! This worksheet asks children to do exactly that.

Fact Family Dinosaurs to 10

Fact Family Dinosaurs to 10

Count the spots on the neck, tail and back of the dinosaur, then use the results to write the 4 fact family number sentences. There's nothing like a friendly dinosaur to help with some maths! There are 8 worksheets in this pack, featuring the following fact families:

Fact Family Dinosaurs to 20

Fact Family Dinosaurs to 20

There are 2 fact family problems on each of these 5 worksheets, giving 10 lots of fact family practice (up to 20) in total. Count the spots on the dinosaur and then write the 4 fact family number sentences next to it.

Fact Family Worksheets Set 1

Fact Family Worksheets Set 1

These simple worksheets provide 3 numbers and ask the children to write out 2 addition facts and 2 subtraction facts for each set - in other words, the fact family. There are 4 worksheets in total, available in UK and US school fonts.

Fact Family Worksheets Set 2

Fact Family Worksheets Set 2

Here is a set of 4 worksheets designed to give children plenty of practice with fact families between 11 and 20. The more they practise, the more they understand!

Father Christmas Delivers Map Puzzle 2

Father Christmas Delivers Map Puzzle 2

Solve some simple addiiton problems (up to 10) to help Father Christmas find his lost key! This puzzle is so much fun that the kids won't even realise they are practising their maths skills too...

Fish Dice Addition

Fish Dice Addition

Practising addition is fun with our fishy dice game! Roll two dice, add up the numbers and colour in the fish with the correct answer - you can time yourself against the clock, or play against a friend!

Flower Dice Addition

Flower Dice Addition

Here's a fun way to practice addition, with the help of some pretty flowers! Roll two dice, add up the numbers and colour in the answer - you can time yourself against the clock, or play against a friend!

Football Dice Addition

Football Dice Addition

This game is played between two players, who compete to colour in the most footballs!

Ghost Addition Worksheet

Ghost Addition Worksheet

Count the number of ghosts in each group and write the number in the box below it. Then add up the total ghosts in each row, counting the ghosts again if it helps. Write the total in the box on the right.

Loop 10 and Add by Adding Units Worksheets Set 1

Loop 10 and Add by Adding Units Worksheets Set 1

There are 4 worksheets in this set, providing practice for another addition skill for children - this timeĀ  splitting the larger of 2 numbers into 10 and the remainder, then adding the remainder to the smaller number. It's a useful tactic to have under your belt!

Make a Fact Family Mat Blank

Make a Fact Family Mat Blank

You can print this "make a fact family" mat onto white or coloured paper and laminate it for repeat use with dry wipe markers if you wish. Write 3 numbers on the children's T-shirts and then ask the children to write out the fact family in the spaces below.

Make a Fact Family Mats 11 to 20

Make a Fact Family Mats 11 to 20

There are 75 mats in this pack so you may want to print at a time, picking and choosing appropriate number bonds / fact families for the kids to work on. Use beads or other small objects to count out the facts using the circles on the mats if necessary.

Make a Fact Family Mats 3 to 10

Make a Fact Family Mats 3 to 10

There are 20 different fact family mats in this pdf file, so pick the ones you want to work on and print them out onto white or coloured card. We've written the 3 numbers for the fact family on the children's T-shirts. Now your kids need to write the fact families in the space below.

Path Puzzle 1 - Addition to 10

Path Puzzle 1 - Addition to 10

A simple puzzle that will have children practicing adding up lots of small numbers - and having fun! Which path of numbers adds up to 10?

Pig Dice Addition

Pig Dice Addition

Practise addition skills with the help of some cute pigs! Roll two dice, add up the numbers and colour in the answer - you can time yourself against the clock, or play against a friend!

Sun Dice Addition

Sun Dice Addition

Here's a fun way to practice addition, with the help of some suns! Roll two dice, add up the numbers and colour in the answer - you can time yourself against the clock, or play against a friend!

Teen Facts Addition Poster

This fun poster (which comes as pictured and with 2 fill-in-the-blanks versions) can be put on display or laminated to be kept as a reference. Understanding and learning the "teen facts" makes everything that comes later easier!

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