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Printable “Addition Strategies” worksheets:
Adding to 10 (eg. 10 + 6)
Fact Family 10 (Add & Subtract) (eg. 10 - 4)
Fact Family within 20 (eg. 15 - 8)

Mental Math Addition (2-digit addends)
Make 10 strategy (eg. 67 + 4)
Arrow Addition (eg. 450 + 360)
Add 3 numbers (Make 10) (eg. 5 + 3 + 5)
Add 3 single digit numbers (eg. 4 + 7 + 8)

Arrow Addition Worksheets

Grade 2 Worksheets
How to use the arrow way for addition:

  1. Draw an arrow from the first addend.
  2. Break down the second number into smaller chunks (usually hundreds, tens and ones) and add them to the first number in steps. Write the sum of each chunk after the arrow, showing the progression of the addition.
  3. Work your way through the chunks of the second number, adding them and writing the intermediate sums after the arrow.
  4. The last number written after the arrow represents the total sum of the two original numbers.

Key Points:

  • This method visually demonstrates the step-by-step process of addition, making it easier to grasp and remember.
  • It’s particularly helpful for larger numbers or those involving multiple digits.
  • It encourages breaking down numbers into smaller, more manageable parts, promoting a deeper understanding of place value.

Have a look at this video if you need to learn how to add using the arrow method.

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Arrow Addition Worksheet for Second Grade

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(Answers on the second page.)
Arrow Addition Worksheet #1
Arrow Addition Worksheet #2

1-digit + 1-digit (eg. 6 + 8)
Sums across 10 (1-digit + 1-digit)
Addition across 10 (2-digit + 1-digit)

Missing Addend (eg. __ + 7 = 15)
Missing Addend, Multiples of 10 (eg. 22 + __ = 30)

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