# 5 Easy Ways to Learn Addition

Article Summary: In addition to some simple games, we offer up some techniques to keep in mind when adding numbers in general. If you are already good at addition, you will still find these tips helpful to make you faster at addition.

Students definitely grasp the lessons easier when their studies are combined with games. These methods are ideal if you find it difficult to add large numbers. Students studying at advanced level may also find these methods helpful and improve their addition skills. These games can also be adapted to most math skills. The games are fun and students forget they are learning.

Activity 1: Snap Game:

Activity 2: Using Pebbles and Black Boards:

In this method, you need to obtain a few pebbles, a blackboard or white board and chalk. To start with, you need to keep one number in mind. For instance, if you think of number five, place five pebbles on the table and write five on the board. Next, again think of some number may be say four. You need to add four pebbles to earlier five pebbles. Now, on the board, below five include a plus sign and write four below it.

Count the pebbles, which will come to nine. Write it down on the board. You need to start with smaller numbers initially and then try to practice addition using two figure numbers. You can build this series of numbers continuously. You will see that in few minutes, you have gained expertise in addition.

Activity 3: Count large numbers first:

For instance, 7 + 2, start counting seven until its immediate next number, two times. That means, after seven comes eight (this is one time), then after eight comes nine (second time). Try this counting method. It will make addition easy and fun. This is more of a quick trick when setting up problems than a game. It does make addition easier though.