Free Printable Addition Poster

Are you teaching young kids about addition? There are several techniques out there that can help. Maths is central to daily life, and we’re here to help your child master the basics with our addition poster.

Children learn in all different ways, and what works for one may not work as well for another. Using a variety of techniques will also help children develop skills in logic and knowledge recall. They’ll practice applying what they’ve learned to different situations.

The Arithmetic Journey

Generally, kids begin to understand basic addition by using a number line and physically combining groups of objects. With plenty of practice, they can visualise what it means to add items together. At this point, children will be ready to take on more complex – abstract – problems.

If your child is in the very early stages of their arithmetic journey you can print maths for reception worksheets here.  We also have free printable single-digit addition worksheets available here.

For children who’ve already got some experience of addition under their belts, you can introduce our addition poster, available to download here.

Addition Poster Details and Uses

This colourful, easy-to-read resource can help children as they begin to memorise basic addition sums. The bright colours are eye-catching, but not distracting. This allows the numbers to be the sole focus of the poster.

The poster includes sums for the numbers 1-12. From 1+0 to 12+12 and everything in between.

Uses of the Addition Poster

As a free resource, you are welcome to use this poster however it would best suit your needs. Print as an A4 and laminate. Display it on the wall at eye level, or use sellotape to display it flat on a desk.

If you’re using it in a classroom or school, you could even choose to print in a larger size using your printer settings. In a larger size (like A3), kids will be able to see the numbers more clearly.  Every time they pass by they’ll have the opportunity to see – and (probably passively) absorb – the information.

This poster can also be used to demonstrate patterns of addition. Kids can check for themselves that adding, for example, 4+3 gives the same result as 3+4. If you make a game of it, the children will be more likely to engage, learn and remember.

For instance, you could use flashcards with addition sums written on them. The child with the most correct answers wins. In a different version of the game, try using playing cards, Jenga blocks or jigsaw puzzle pieces. If the sums are suitably challenging, kids can use the poster as a reference while their skills develop.

As children become more confident in their abilities, they will become more independent. Numerical skills last a lifetime. And they’ll help build a solid foundation in logical thinking, and problem-solving.

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