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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Give the kids plenty of practice with number bonds to 10, relating them to simple addition sums at the same time.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This set of 4 worksheets takes children through some very simple sums up to 5, with pictures to count and a number bond model to fill in for each equation, too.
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.
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.
Count the pictures, fill in the numbers in our number bond model and then write the sums too. There's lots more addition practice up to 10 in this set of 4 worksheets.
This set of 4 worksheets using number bonds for addition is the first to introduce the concept that both 4 + 5 and 5 + 4 make 9.
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.
Children need to identify the 11 balloons on this worksheet that carry number bonds to 10 and colour them in. Fun!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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...
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!
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.
There are 4 worksheets in this set, providing practice for another addition skill for children - this time 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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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!