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Printable Addition Strategy Worksheets for 1st Grade:
Add by Counting On
Counting On with Missing Addend
Adding Doubles (eg. 3 + 3)
Add using Addition Facts

Make 10 strategy, addend is 9 (eg. 9 + 6)
Make 10 strategy, addend is 8 (eg. 8 + 5)
Make 10 strategy, addend is 7,8,9

Counting On Worksheets

Worksheets to help students learn how to use the counting on strategy for simple addition. When adding two numbers using the Counting On technique, we start with the larger number and “counts on” with the other addend to get to the sum.

Counting on is a mental math strategy that involves starting with a given number and counting forward to find the sum. It is particularly useful for addition problems where one of the numbers is larger, and it helps students build number sense and fluency.

  1. Understand the Concept:
    Explain to students that counting on involves starting with one number and adding another by counting forward.
  2. Choose the Larger Number:
    Identify the larger number in the addition problem. This will be the starting point for counting on.
  3. Count On:
    Start with the larger number and count on by saying the next numbers in sequence until you reach the sum.
    Problem: 9 + 3
    Counting On: Start with 9 and count on 4 more: 10, 11, 12.

Counting on is a valuable strategy for mental addition, and it helps students build a strong number sense. Through practice and reinforcement, students can become more proficient in using this strategy to quickly and accurately solve addition problems.

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Counting On worksheet for first grade

More Counting On Worksheets

Count on to add.

(These worksheets are printable files with answers on the second page.)
Counting On Worksheet #1 (pictures)
Counting On Worksheet #2 (pictures)
Counting On Worksheet #3 (sprint practice)
Counting On Worksheet #4 (sprint practice)
Counting On Worksheet #5 (sprint practice)
Counting On Worksheet #6 (sprint practice)

Counting On Worksheets (dynamic, interactive)

Counting-On Lesson
Counting-On to find missing Addend Lesson
Add One

Addition within 10 (eg. 3 + 5)
Addition within 20 (eg. 6 + 8)

Mixed Single Digit Addition
Missing Addend (sums < 10) (eg. __ + 5 = 7)
Missing Addend Word Problems (eg. 8 + __ = 17)

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