Squares of 3

Worksheet Description

This worksheet presents a series of vertical addition problems involving three single-digit numbers. Each problem is neatly organized into its own section, with dotted lines indicating where students should write each digit of their answers. The clear, structured layout is designed to keep the students’ work orderly and focused, and there is a space at the top of the sheet for the student to write their name, indicating personal use for practice, assessment, or homework.

The worksheet aims to teach students how to add multiple single-digit numbers together, a fundamental arithmetic skill. It provides practice in maintaining the correct alignment of digits for addition, introducing students to the concept of summing more than two numbers at a time. This type of problem increases the cognitive load slightly compared to adding just two numbers, which helps students prepare for more complex arithmetic involving larger numbers and eventually the introduction of carrying and regrouping in multi-digit addition. It also aids in building mental math skills and quick recall of addition facts.

This worksheet will help you understand how to sum up three digits that vary in the number of digits that they are composed of.