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January 14, 2021

Ways to Practice Addition Facts for Instant Recall and Mastery for 1st and 2nd Grades



Ways to practice addition facts for instant recall and mastery for 1st Grade math and 2nd Grade math
Your first and second graders are learning their math facts, and it all starts with addition! Practicing addition facts can be fun for your students with these different activities! 

Check out these ways to practice addition facts for instant recall and mastery for 1st and 2nd grades!

To get my students in the "mood" for learning, I begin my lessons playing a little Jack Hartmann.  His songs have catchy lyrics and great rhythm.  We love listening and chanting both of these videos.  Your students will be addicted too :) 

Addition Color by Number

Whenever I can work in art with math, my students get excited! Using color by number helps students see the results of knowing their addition math facts while creating a beautiful picture. Color by number addition comes with 12 addition color by number pages and 4 bookmark pages along with a cover to organize into a booklet.  Coloring sheets let students add numbers 1-10 as well as some double digits (through 10+10).  Your students will color cool clip art kids and have the factor power of each number in their corner!

My students can not get enough of Addition Coloring Pages.  I made this freebie just for you.  I know your students will be engaged while practicing their facts too.
Addition Color by Number Free Activity for Kindergarten Math, First Grade Math and Second Grade Math Review

Addition Flashcards

Using flashcards to memorize and practice addition facts is nothing new, but you can also use addition flashcards in your classroom for fun games! 

Have your first and second graders use the cards for a game of Go Fish (use the sum for the number to "Go Fish" or match), matching games, or math stations. 

Addition flashcards are also perfect for review. Upload the PDFs to Google Classroom to let your distance learners practice and review! The addition flashcards focus on sums of 10 to sums of 20 and include 173 mini card sets.

Addend Find Game

My students love playing the addend find game included in the Addition Bundle to review their addition facts.  Addend Find works with two players. 

Each student chooses a different color crayon. Next, they roll two dice. Then, the student uses the sum of the dice to complete one of the number sentences with an addend and colors the square their color. The first one to four in a row wins!

Here is an example of my Addend Find Game.  Grab this freebie to see if your students will enjoy practicing their addition facts while playing a game.

Addition Color by Number Free Activity for Kindergarten Math, First Grade Math and Second Grade Math Review


Addition Fact Maze

Another activity in the Addition Bundle is the Maze Fun game! Students simply follow the maze through the correct problems. If they reach an incorrect problem, they'll put an X over the problem and turn around to try a different path.

Addition Bump

If you want to get your students really excited about reviewing addition facts, try addition bump!  This is an easy no prep game.  All you'll need is the game board, two dice, and 20 tokens. 

 Here's how it works!  Begin with two players or teams per game board. 

First, player one rolls the dice and adds the number on the dice with the number on the top right corner of the game board. Next, player one places a token on the matching sum of that fact. Player two then continues with their turn. In order to BUMP opponents off their space, the other player must roll the same sum. To secure a space, players place two tokens on a given space by rolling the same sum two times during play.  The game ends when all tokens are used.  The game includes game boards for +1 to +12 facts. 

Want to see what all the BUZZ is about?  I made this Addition Bump Freebie just for you. Click HERE to grab this FREEBIE for your students.
Ways to practice addition facts for instant recall and mastery for 1st Grade math and 2nd Grade math
These ways to practice addition facts for instant recall and mastery for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades will have your students so excited to improve and review their basic skills!  Try these simple, no-prep games in your primary math classroom.

Do your students need even more practice to master their addition facts? My Addition Bundle is the perfect way to make math facts practice fun.

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