# Teach addition with Mia the Math Magician ### Mia the Math Magician

Mia the Math Magician has a special skill – she is a wizard with mathematics!

Here are two free worksheets that you can complete with your children or students so that they may learn to add numbers together.

The first worksheet provides an introduction to the concept of addition, demonstrating that addition is achieved by adding together groups of units. If you are a teacher or a parent showing children how to achieve addition, it might take a bit of work for your students to understand the logical concept behind the practice. To help demonstrate the concept of addition, you can use collections of real objects (like coins, buttons or crayons) to show that when you add one group of objects to another group of objects, you get a larger group of objects that equals the “added up” collection of objects – the sum.

The second activity is a problem page that your children can complete once they understand how to add up numbers using numerals. Have them complete the addition problems on the page, then draw a line from the problem to the number of objects that corresponds to that problem’s answer. For example, if the answer to the math problem is 5, have them draw a line from that math problem to the group of five objects found elsewhere on the page.