# Adding with 2's - Lesson for Kindergarten, Chapter - Fluency

In the lesson "Adding with 2's", kindergarteners will embark on an exciting journey into the world of basic addition, focusing on fluency with adding the number 2. This lesson is an integral part of the "Counting and Cardinality up to 20" unit, laying foundational skills that are essential for understanding more complex mathematical concepts.

Students will engage in a series of interactive activities designed to reinforce their counting skills and introduce them to the concept of addition in an engaging and understandable way. Through worksheets like "Recycle It: +2" and "Dinosaur Pieces: +2", young learners will practice adding two to various numbers, seeing firsthand how quantities change when we add more. The "Collect Sticks Worksheet" provides a tactile experience with addition, connecting mathematical concepts to the real world. Finally, the "Equations: Adding 1 and 2" activity solidifies their understanding by involving them in creating and solving simple addition equations.

Learning to add with 2's is crucial as it not only enhances students' counting abilities but also develops their understanding of how numbers work together. This foundational skill sets the stage for future mathematical learning, including more advanced addition, subtraction, and beyond.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Fluency
Unit: Counting and Cardinality up to 20
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
3:00 min
Recycle It: +2 Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Dinosaur Pieces: +2 Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Collect Sticks Worksheet
worksheet
4th
4:00 min
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / Recycle It: +2 Worksheet

Your kindergartners are probably at that stage now where they are counting every object they see. This is good, as it helps them get in proper practice. When you can, give your kids simple exercises such as the one in this worksheet to help stimulate their brain. In the picture, there are three simple equations which your kids must figure out. First, help them count the recycling cans, and then circle the number that shows +2.

• ### Activity 2 / Dinosaur Pieces: +2 Worksheet

Dinosaurs are rather special and mysterious animals. What do your kids know about dinosaurs? If they are interested in the animals, they should know that dinosaurs are extinct, and haven’t walked the Earth in many thousand years. This worksheet uses dinosaurs to help your kids work on their math skills. Help them solve the three equations in the downloadable PDF and circle the number that completes the number sentence.

• ### Activity 3 / Collect Sticks Worksheet

With simple and colorful worksheet exercises such as this one, your little kids will be much better at math. Addition and subtraction of numbers might be something that your kids don’t particularly look forward to, especially as they advance as get equations with larger numbers. However, you can help them see the fun in math with exercises such as this one. Help your kids draw lines to the groups of sticks that show 2+3.

• ### Activity 4 / Equations: Adding 1 and 2 - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to add 1 and 2 to numbers within 5.