# Addition – Help Packets

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## Basic Addition – Level 1

This four page help packet is for early learners. It introduces adding using lines to help
students visualize the process.

Teacher misunderstanding: There is nothing wrong with students using their fingers to help visualize

## Commutative Property of AdditionLevel 1

This four page help packet shows students that order does not matter when you’re adding.
It transforms the problems by switching the numbers around.

Key concept: Students should recognize the relationship between similar problems, which will assist them
in memorizing their basic addition facts.

## Basic Addition – Level 2

This four page help packet introduces adding single digit numbers to double digit numbers and
also includes the Commutative Property. It uses the concept of counting to show that the process is the same no matter how big a
numbers is.

Key concept: Students should start memorizing the basic facts and seeing the relationships of numbers.
Example: 34 + 2 = 36 and 54 + 2 = 56.

## Adding Two Digits – Level 1

This four page help packet introduces adding two digits. It uses basic addition (no carrying) to
show students how to add larger numbers.

Key concept: If a child can learn two digit addition then they can add almost anything.

## Introduction to Carrying

This four page help packet introduces carrying using two digit addition. It uses a simple idea that
there can only be one digit in each space (place value), which leads to carrying.

Key concept: Only one digit can be in each place value, which leads to carrying the digit on
the left to the next place value.

## Adding Multiple Digits – Level 3

This packet is for students who are mastering addition. It includes a help page and three worksheets.
The packet covers carrying, and multiple digit addition (up to millions).

Student misunderstanding: Some students panic when they see larger numbers, but if they can add two or three
digits than they can add almost anything.