Parents and teachers,
Thank you for your interest in Addition Blocks!
First, note that Addition Blocks should not be used for
teaching your children addition.
The game is designed to increase fluency, that is,
speed and accuracy. Because of the time element,
the game will be frustrating and will not be fun for your
However, once a student has learned basic addition facts,
then Addition Blocks can beplayed two to four times per
week. Because of the time element, repetitive use of
sums, immediate feedback and rewards, students will
begin to add faster and more accurately.
Addition fluency is important to a student's math
development since fast and accurate addition lead to a
child's growth to subtraction and multiplication;
subtraction and multiplication lead to and understanding
and ability for long division. All of these basic operations
lead a child to be able to do higher-order and longer
processes involved in math, including integers,
equations, and algebra.
A couple of indicators from your child: If you see them
using their fingers or addition by counting (5 plus 3 is
5-6-7-8) then Addition Blocks is right for them!
5th Grade + up
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Professional Development Seminars! We have professional development
opportunites that give specific activities and games (including how to use Addition Blocks!)
to help build Math Fluency in grades 1-8. Find more information here!