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There are four sets of 3 addends worksheets for first grade:

3 Addends, Make 10 First (printable)

3 Addends Word Problems (printable)

3 Addends, Sprint 1 (Online)

3 Addends, Sprint 2 (Online)

Forming a 10 is a great strategy for adding 3 numbers in first grade. It helps kids break down the problem into smaller, easier steps.

- Make a Ten Team:

Look for pairs of numbers that add up to 10. Here are the number pairs that equal 10:

1+9=10

2+8=10

3+7=10

4+6=10

5+5=10

6+4=10

7+3=10

8+2=10

9+1=10

10+0=10 - Add the Third Number to 10:

So, by forming a 10 with two numbers and then adding the third one, we can easily find the sum of 3 numbers.

Here are some examples:

We have 2 red, 8 orange, and 3 purple balloons. The red and orange balloons make a 10 team, and adding the purple one gives us 13.

We have 6 pink, 3 brown, and 7 white balloons. The brown and white balloons make a 10 team, and adding the pink one gives us 16.

Remember:

This strategy works best when at least two of the numbers add up to 10.

Encourage kids to draw pictures or use objects to visualize the 10 team.

Have a look at this video, if you need to review how to add 3 numbers using the make 10 strategy.

Click on the following worksheet to get a printable pdf document.

Scroll down the page for more **Add 3 Numbers Word Problem Worksheets**.

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Add 3 Numbers Word Problem Worksheet #1

Add 3 Numbers Word Problem Worksheet #2

Add 3 Numbers Word Problem Worksheet #3

Add 3 Numbers Word Problem Worksheet #4

3 Addends, Make 10 First (eg. 5 + 3 + 5 = __)

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