Addition Games and Activities to Master Addition Math Fact and Summation Skills

Practice with addition games and activities make learning addition fact easy and fun for kids. Learning math requires constant practice. While children progress from one stage to another, it is crucial to provide opportunity for continuous summation skill training. Constant practice and applying the learned skills helps children to appreciate practical usage of math too.

Adding Games Around the Block

This is an addition game to improve child’s mathematics skills and make him more active at the same time.

What to do: Let your child go around the block with you. Consider every square in your sidewalk a game board. If your neighborhood does not have ridged sidewalks, just take huge steps for every answer.

What you need: You need a pair of dice to play the game. How to play: Roll the dice and add up the numbers on both dice. If the child gets the right answer, he can step ahead the total of spaces but if his answer is incorrect, he should go back.

Get a group of children to play this game together. The kid who reaches finishing point is the winner. You will see how the kids enjoy themselves as they learn addition at the same time.

Add on the Road

You can play this addition game while traveling on the road with the kids. Identify a car on the road. Challenge the kids to add up the car plate number mentally.

How to play: Depending on the number of digits on the car plate and the level of arithmetic skill of the kids, this is how to add up the car plate number. For example, there are four digits on the car plate - 5819. You can define the addition as 5 + 8 + 1 + 9 if the kids had only been taught on single digit sum. You can also do 58 + 19 if they know two digit summations.

Speed and accuracy trump in mental calculation. Whoever has the correct answer first is the winner.

Two Digit Addition

Players: 2 to 5 players What you need: a spinner and cards with numbers 2 to 9. You can also get the children to make the spinner and cards if necessary.

How to play: - First player spins the spinner two times to form a two-digit number. Then, he draws a number card. - Add the number on the card to the double digit number obtained from the spinner. - Other players check his answer. - Child scores one point if answer is correct.

Take turns to play for a few rounds. The winner is the player with the highest score after the end of the game.

You can challenge kids’ addition mental skills by increasing the number value on the cards.

Adding Number in Hundreds

Players: 2 to 4 children

What you need: three sets of number cards from 0 to 9 What to do: Write 0 to 9 on pieces of paper. Cut them into rectangular pieces. Make 3 cards for each number.

How to play: Shuffle the cards. Each child draws 6 cards. Arrange the cards to get two three-digit numbers. Add the two three digit numbers. Player with the greatest answer wins.

Learning math is more than numbers. Interpreting data and understanding mathematics vocabulary are equally important. Children need to know add, plus, more than and sum have the same meaning in mathematical terms. This set the foundation of solving story word problems.

Tell a Tale - Story Sum

What you need: Have three bags - one for names, one for numbers and one for toys

What to do: Gather a small group of children. Let each kid write his favourite name, number and toy on separate pieces of paper. Drop each piece of paper into each respective bag. Get a kid to pick a piece of paper from names’ bag and toys’ bag. Pick two pieces of paper from numbers’ bag. The kid needs to think of a story using the words and numbers written on these papers. Then tell the story to the rest of the kids.

Guide the kid along if necessary.

Here is an example of a story sum: John has 10 red cars and 20 blue cars. He has 30 cars altogether. The sum of 10 and 20 is 30. On the other hand, 10 plus 20 is equal to 30. You can also say add 10 to 20 make 30.

Put the pieces of paper back to the respective bags for another child to pick and tell a summation tale.

Math Card Games

Playing card games can strengthen mental addition skill. Challenge your kid’s mental calculation by increasing the number of cards or based on speed to get the right answer.

Addition Math Games and Online Activities

Online math learning games train children to use mental calculation.

Count On to Find the Sum

Learn addition concept is counting on. Add by counting on with the help of a number line.

Help to Launch Rocket for Dr Moon

Add within 20 and find the missing add-end.

Shoes for Bugs

Consists of 5 levels to practice addition facts from 1 - 9

Learn to Add Numbers in Different Ways

Learn how numbers can add up based on hundreds, tens and ones place value. Also learn to identify numbers in different ways; in word sentence, pictorial blocks or numerals.