Teach addition with dominos can be a fun way for kids to learn the basic concepts for math facts. My little guys absolutely loves playing with dominoes, so I turned these into a learning box for him to learn addition and of course, he loved it!
How to Teach Addition with Dominoes
In our homeschooling, we focus on learning the math facts with only hands-on learning. Once the facts are memorized, we move our children into curriculum books. This is one of the learning activities that help build their math fact skills.
I set up a bin with number tiles and organized them in order, so it is easy for my preschooler to find the numbers. I let him pick his own domino from the pile and then he needed to count the dots and place the corresponding number underneath the dominoes. I set up the addition and equal signs for him.
Once he has his equation built with the number tiles, I have him say the equation. For this example, he would say, “Three plus one equals”.
After reading the equation, I have him solve the equation by counting the ‘dots’ on the dominoes.
The last step is for him to find the answer in the number tile box and place it in the equation. He then reads the equation like this, “Three plus one equals four.”
We only do a few of these problems for each lesson at the beginning, and add to them as his skill improves.
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