I always disliked tedious math fact drills, but the mental math problems below are both fun and challenging. Children must listen, combine the information, remember the information, and add. It is a playful way to reinforce basic addition facts and offers an alternative to rote memorization.
This addition set is appropriate for children in grades 2-4, depending on their math levels.
When you complete this set of problems, have the children create their own. Encourage them to use groups of items that are familiar to everyone. (It may be helpful to brainstorm ideas and themes together.)