Addition is the process of bringing two or more numbers together to get a new total value, or sum. Addition is one of the four basic operations of arithmetics, and it is necessary for both academic learning and daily life. Kids usually learn basic additions in kindergarten. Addition could help kids gain a better number comprehension. After mastering this very basic math skill, kids will understand the concept that numbers represent quantities of different objects, and numbers are related to each other.
When teaching kids addition, parents or teachers could use physical objects to help them solve the addition equations by counting. This could help kids get a better understanding of the abstract mathematical concepts behind real problems, and show kids the usefulness of maths in real life. Mastering the basic addition skill could prepare kids well for further math learning in elementary schools.
This worksheet illustrates additions of two small numbers, with the summation under 5. Each addition equation is illustrated with counts of blocks. Parents could use this sheet to help their kids start learning the basic concept of addition.