Free Montessori Style Addition Pages — with Regrouping (Carrying)

We’re winding up our school year. My older two are doing the standardized testing that fulfill the homeschooling requirements of our state, but ED is still doing school this last week or so.  I thought I’d share the math sheets she’s working on.

A number of years ago, I found a Montessori website that had addition and subtraction problems that corresponded with the colors used in some of the place value activities we’ve done (which I’ll paste in once again below). My older kids seemed to do well with those sheets, but they are no longer available.  Anyway, ED was ready to work on addition with “regrouping” — also known as “carrying.”  She immediately got the hang of it (and we also used some manipulatives and the stamp game (shown below) to help her understand what was happening when you “carry.”  She said she “loves” math and “loves” these sheets. Though to be honest, neither of my other kids expressed such passion about these sheets.  Just a disclaimer there if your kids balk and tell you that they stink! Heh-heh! :)

The first sheets she did had problems with tens and ones:

Montessori Style Math – Tens-Ones – Regrouping/Carrying


 The second set of sheets had problems with hundreds and tens (a few pages have hundreds plus hundreds):

Montessori Style Math -Hundreds Tens – Regrouping





By the way, if you haven’t already, I recommend that you do some place value activities.  Here are links to show you how we covered that:

Place Value Activities (and links to where you can print out your own purple bead sets):

DSC04501PlaceValueHere is another post for doing similar activities: place value activities. This time we used place value stamps (note that the colors below correspond to the colors I used in the worksheets above).  That post has a link to where you can download those “stamp game” materials.

I also made some kitty-themed hundreds cards that you can download if you are interested. At the time I used them for explaining long division, but you can use it in place of the purple dot cards shown above.

Kitty-100sPlaceValueCardsHere is the post that I shared a few weeks ago with the pages I made without regrouping: Free Montessori Style Addition Sheets (Without Regrouping)



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P.S. Not too long after I shared the first set of sheets (without regrouping), someone informed me that these are not “Montessori” math sheets.  I had gotten these types of problems off of a website that called itself “Montessori” years ago so I made the assumption that they were (I am not a trained Montessori teacher)… Anyway, I just make things that work for my kids — Montessori or otherwise… Hope they are helpful to you as well!

You might also be interested in these addition and subtraction math materials (Find out more by clicking on the links below):

Dragon Math Packet (Addition, Subtraction worksheets & games)

math board games addition doublingaddition subtraction worksheets

Addition Fact Activities: Fact Families Worksheets and Game Boards

Fact Families 5s through 19s (plus a Doubling game board)

Number Family Activities - worksheets gamesWhy learn the number families? Knowing their fact families helps a lot as kids start to work on their subtraction facts. They know that 6+7=13, so 13-7 becomes easy! Below is a picture of the 12s Math Family:

  • On the worksheet, students have to make 12: 0+12, 1+11, 2+9, 3+8, etc.
  • There is a game board and number cards.  Players take turns drawing a card (using the numbers 3 through 9 for this particular game) to make 12.

Addition 12s Math Family

50+ page Addition and Subtraction Pet Pack: This packet includes 35+ pages of worksheets and a math game board with math fact cards.

Addition Subtraction Pet-Themed WorksheetsAddition-Subtraction-Game

Place Value Materials and Pirate Math Packet. This post also has a video that explains how we did our place value activities.

Pirate-Math-Packet-Games-Worksheets-MathCards-Activity-Ideas Pirate-Clocks-Analog-Digital-Practice-Matching-CardsPlace Value Printables

These packets are sold separately or you can purchase all of them together in our Addition Bundle:

includes 5 pdf files

1.  the Pirate Pack which includes 65 pages of math activities

2.  Place Value printables

3. Pet Pack addition worksheets and games  (50 pages)

4. Addition Fact Activities: Fact Families Worksheets and Game Boards

5. Dragon Math Packet (Addition, Subtraction worksheets & games) 50 pages

(Click on the links above to go to the post for more details or scroll below for pictures.)

Addition Bundle (5 pdf files): Pirate Packet, Place Value Activities, Pet Pack and Math Fact Family Games and Worksheets


Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link from SendOwl (the service I use).

Pirate-Math-Packet-Games-Worksheets-MathCards-Activity-Ideas Pirate-Clocks-Analog-Digital-Practice-Matching-CardsPlace Value PrintablesAddition Subtraction Pet-Themed WorksheetsAddition-Subtraction-Game

Addition Games for Mathmath board games addition doubling

Again, if you have any questions or problems, feel free to email me.

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You might be interested in these fun addition practice pages:

You may also be interested in some of the Montessori-style 3-Part Cards We’ve made over the years. This is a good post to start with: Various Free Montessori 3-Part Cards

If your child knows their letter sounds, they may be ready to learn to read. Visit this post, Teach Your Child to Read,  for fun ideas that help your child learn to read!


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4 Responses

  1. Evelyn Williams says:

    I love the Montessori Style Math. regrouping. My students love it.

  2. Jenny says:

    I love how many resources you have! We did parts of the skeleton packet with experiments you had in there and the kids really enjoyed it! These math pages are perfect for what we are doing in math right now.

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