Dice addition can teach so much more than a simple 2 + 2 = 4 math sentence. Missing addends and true/false math sentences can be taught through the use of dice (or number cubes, if you prefer).
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This post has a free printable 50 pages of dice addition, which could be used along with the children’s book, Domino Addition, by Lynette Long, Ph.D.
This book, Domino Addition, has large dominoes and huge numbers on a page so it is suitable for preschool through grade one. It is somewhat interactive for children as they point to answers or solve problems on the pages. For parents, though, there is an easy trick to know what the answers are as they are cleverly included in a number in the corner made of dominoes. The dominoes are in the shape of a number, and the ones that are a color (not black) show the answers. Children may not notice right away so they will have to think, at least at first, until they catch on.
To accompany this book, I made a dice addition PDF based on two common core standards for grade one in the operations and algebraic thinking strand. Happy reading and math, Carolyn
Below are some of the pages in the 50 page PDF, free:
The next photo is of some of the math sentences printed for sorting as true or false math sentences. It is so important that children learn the = sign means the same as, and not that the answers can only be on the right side, as they often assume.
Missing addends are very important for children to understand, also, as the missing number is not just “the answer” and some thinking is required.
CCSS 1.OA.7. Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false.
CCSS 1.OA.8. Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers.