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Using Posters to Teach Addition

Addition charts and tables posters are an indispensable tool in both classroom settings and for personal use, offering a dynamic way to help children, especially young learners, grasp the basic concepts of adding numbers. These educational resources provide a clear and engaging method for students to learn and practice additional problems.

Activity Ideas

  • Addition Detective Game: Using a chart, create a game where children play detectives. Print out several charts and hide them around the classroom. Kids can hunt for these charts and solve specific problems you assign, like finding the sum of two numbers or identifying different patterns in the addition tables chart. This activity turns learning into an exciting adventure, reinforcing math skills in a playful way.

  • Design-Your-Own Math Poster Contest: Encourage students to create their own math poster using blank addition charts. Provide them with basic templates of an addition facts chart and ask them to design and color it creatively. This activity not only engages their artistic skills but also helps them internalize math facts. Display these custom math addition charts around the classroom for a personalized learning environment.

  • Flash Card Fun with Math Facts: Utilize the addition facts table to create flash cards for each student. Kids can pair up and quiz each other using these flashcards, covering everything from simple sums to 100 problems. This peer-to-peer activity is a great tool for practicing problems and reinforcing the concept of adding larger numbers in a fun, interactive way.

  • Bingo with Worksheets: Create bingo sheets using numbers from charts and tables posters. Call out different sums, and let students mark the corresponding first number on their bingo sheets. For example, if you say 15, and they have a 7 on their sheet (since 7 + 8 = 15), they can mark it. This game is excellent for practicing problems and understanding the concept of sums with young learners in an engaging group setting.

Steps to Make an Addition Chart Poster

  1. Choose the Format: Decide whether you want to create an addition table or chart. An addition chart typically lists sums in a sequence, while an addition table arranges sums in a grid format. Consider your audience; for younger kids, a simple math addition chart may be more suitable, while older students might benefit from a chart that goes up to 100.

  2. Select the Range: Determine the numerical range for your chart or table. For beginners, a chart to 20 may suffice, but for more advanced learners, consider making a chart to 100. This range will dictate the size and complexity of your worksheet.

  3. Design the Layout: Using a spreadsheet or a graphic design tool, lay out your math facts chart or table. Ensure that the numbers are clear and the layout is not too crowded. For a sum table, align the two numbers in rows and columns so that the sums can be found at the intersection.

  4. Incorporate Interactive Elements: For an interactive experience, create a blank chart or table. This allows students to fill in the answers themselves, which is excellent for testing their knowledge and reinforcing learning.

  5. Add Instructional Elements: Include a brief guide or examples on how to use the addition charts and tables posters. For a math facts table, you might want to highlight certain patterns or provide tips on how to remember specific sums.

  6. Make it Printable: Ensure that your math chart addition is printer-friendly. Adjust the size and margins so that it can be easily printed and used as a free printable addition chart. This way, students can have a physical copy to refer to, whether in the classroom or for home practice.

By following these steps, you can create an effective and engaging poster that caters to the learning needs of your students.

Storyboard That Resources and Free Printables

For more free math printable and math worksheets to help your students practice math facts, check out some of our pre-made templates and worksheets, ready for print and download.

How to Make an Addition Chart Poster


Choose One of the Premade Templates

We have lots of amazing templates to choose from. Take a look at our colorful example for inspiration!


Click on "Copy Template"

Once you do this, you will be directed to the storyboard creator.


Give Your Poster a Name!

Be sure to call it something related to the topic so that you can easily find it in the future.


Edit Your Poster

This is where you will include details, text, images, and make any aesthetic changes that you would like. The options are endless!


Click "Save and Exit"

When you are finished with your poster, click this button in the lower right hand corner to exit your storyboard.

Happy Creating!

Frequently Asked Questions about Addition Charts and Tables Posters

How can an addition table chart help in learning math?

An addition table chart aids in math learning by visually presenting sums in a grid format, helping students to easily grasp and memorize basic addition facts. This clear representation of number relationships enhances understanding and fluency in addition.

What is the difference between an addition chart and an addition table?

The main difference lies in their presentation. An addition chart lists sums sequentially, ideal for quick reference and memorization. In contrast, an addition table displays sums in a grid format, showing the relationships between numbers more clearly, which is beneficial for deeper understanding.

How do blank addition charts enhance learning?

Blank addition charts enhance learning by encouraging active engagement. Filling in missing numbers allows students to actively participate in the learning process, reinforcing their understanding and memorization of addition facts. This interactive approach promotes critical thinking and deeper learning.

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