My Book of Addition

(70 customer reviews)

This book helps children learn to add single-digit numbers in a step-by-step manner, enabling them to gain solid calculation skills without being confused about decimal places. Building basic addition skills is vital to later understanding the decimal system, which is the foundation of higher-level arithmetic concepts and skills taught at school. The purpose of this book is to prepare children for school-level math.

8 ¼ × 11 ⅔ inches. paperback. 80 pages. full color. US $7.95 / C $8.95




This book helps children learn to add single-digit numbers in a step-by-step manner, enabling them to gain solid calculation skills without being confused about decimal places. Building basic addition skills is vital to later understanding the decimal system, which is the foundation of higher-level arithmetic concepts and skills taught at school. The purpose of this book is to prepare children for school-level math.

8 ¼ × 11 ⅔ inches. paperback. 80 pages. full color. US $7.95 / C $8.95

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1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Kindergarten


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70 reviews for My Book of Addition

  1. T Fam

    Kid Learned How to Add 1000x Easier (Even Though I Have Math/CS Degrees)I have a degree in Mathematics as well as another degree in Computer Science. For some reason, I was arrogant enough to think I’d be fine teaching my four-turning-five year old kid how to add. After buying this book, I realize that I had no notion at all on how to actually teach my kid, and my kid learned infinitely more with this book / doing the exercises than me pontificating to him on the conceptual idea of “next number.”These are some of my observations about my kid and math:1) He can count to an arbitrarily number in sequence, say 30. BUT, I believe initially it was in a “song” form. That is to say, he didn’t “get” the number sequence, but he could sing the song. I.e., if you asked him (I didn’t try this) to start at the halfway point, he might falter / take a while to spin up the song.2) The Kumon addition book actually teaches him the “number line” and breaks it down. E.g., it might have 1 through 10 at the bottom of each work sheet, and if you have “5 + 1”, it will want you to have your kid point at the number five, move finger over one, and then that’s your answer. While this seems very “duh,” I think this truly taught him what the number line was.3) I should add that before I did Kumon and tried to teach him “+1”, I conceptualized “well what’s the next number,” which I thought should be obvious to him, since he could count to 30 easily. After doing Kumon, I then realized that it was primarily a song for him, and that the next number wasn’t actually obvious. As such, the Kumon break down / use the number line to double check your work was HUGE in him GETTING it.I don’t know if any of this applies to you, but I whole heartedly recommend the Kumon system (at least the workbooks; the Kumon-proper-in-class-room is a different thing altogether).

  2. WTP

    I have had good experience with Kumon books.Over several months, I had my 4 year old son go through “My Simple Addition” and then some of this book. Although it can be a bit repetitive for him, he has been making progress. Sometimes I would mix a page with something more interesting to him, such as something from the Kumon Number Games 1-70. Since the problems are usually repeated on each page (i.e. there usually is 2 instances of the same problem), once in a while I did catch him copying the answer, so I try to avoid that (i.e. folding the page in half). After he progressed through some of the earlier part of this book, I decided to move off Kumon math books temporarily. Why? I happen to find a math game called TuxMath (yeah, a Linux user here 🙂 ), and I decided to see if I can use it to improve his speed. I have to say, it has been working **great** and he is able to think much faster and has memorized various combinations and is still getting better. Does this mean I will not continue with Kumon? I WILL continue with it, but mix it up with some TuxMath and some pages from this book.

  3. Esk

    Good for review, can get very repetitiveI think these books will work very differently with different learning styles. It wasn’t made explicit in this book (maybe I missed it) but the kumon method apparently is having a child work for 10 minutes on their own for each of these worksheets and have them stop at the end of the 10 minutes, no matter how little or a lot they’ve done. I thought this was an interesting approach. Certainly, it leads to less frustration for the student because they have time to work on it but not forced to get through every single problem. It builds the adidtion facts, starting with all the 1s, then the 2’s, then the 3’s, so on and so forth. the back page of each worksheet is then a mixup fo the problems covered before. It is very tedious and my daughter hated it. But I can see the value in repetition. I believe in allowing children to have fun with math, using manipulatives and playing games, but after a while, there is some good old-fashioned memorization needed (after they understand the concepts). This book can definitely accomplish that purpose but just make sure this isn’t killing all of the enthusiasm your child may have. I would use this sparingly, to help reinforce and review but unless your child loves workbooks, this might definitely dampen their desire to do math. I should also add there aren’t any colors/pictures, etc to liven up the page (which some kids appreciate, and others just don’t care).

  4. Ranae H.

    Good book, but very repetitive. Pair it with blocks to help early learners.Like everyone says – it is just a page with 20 problems on it so the girls I work with can’t really do more than a page a day but I still really enjoy it. The girls are a little under 4 and this book works for them.I pair it with blocks and ask them to first count out the first number and then add the amount of blocks of the second number, then they count the total. This works pretty well for them.For example: 8 + 1 = ?First she counts 8 blocks out, then we add 1 more block and count the total to get 9.I wish this book had lines because the girls have a lot of trouble making the numbers fit small enough the go next to the equal sign.

  5. YHW

    Great Addition BookI found this to be a great addition book for keeping up my 6-year-old’s progress in math during the summer between kindergarten and first grade. I found the Kumon method of incrementally introducing problems that are just slightly harder than the last set to be a very good method. For example, you start off practicing adding 1 to numbers, then 2, until finally you are adding 9 to everything. I found this to be a very elegant and sensible way to organize practice problems.Also another great feature is the number line at the bottom of the page for the “practice” pages. It helped my daughter make the leap from adding on her fingers to managing sums larger than 10 without any problem. The “review” pages do not have the number lines, but by then my daughter had enough practice to tackle the problems without them. All in all, a highly recommended workbook for your child in kindergarten or first grade, especially if they are familiar with the concept of addition but need more practice. (Preschoolers are outside the workbook’s recommended age range.)

  6. April_WI

    Great Start to Addition!After learning that my 6 year old son was struggling in math with below average test scores and getting additional help at school, I decided to try to give him an extra boost with this book. Not only did his MAP score increase by 20+ points, but he is now considered above average!Yes, this book is lots of repetition, but this is exactly what he needs. I just had him do 1-2 pages a day right after school which does not really take long at all. His teacher was so impressed and said she wished all parents were pro-active as I try to be.I plan to continue with the other Kumon series and have him working on subtraction right now as well as writing sentences. I am happy to have found these books as with no school during the summer he tends to forget things so this will be a great way to keep him on track!

  7. Alikhan

    Good bookGreat

  8. Amazon Customer

    OkFacill y educativo

  9. Kcs seattle

    Love these kumon math booksI love these kumon books and have used them for my kindergartner and my now 2nd Fraser. There’s something to be said about having kids write down the answers on paper instead of just using apps to practice

  10. Julianne

    The roadmap to happiness!!I really enjoyed this book. I felt like the author really connected with something genuine inside and effectively shows the reader how to do the same.This is not a book for people looking for shallow advice that they’ll read in CLEO or Cosmopolitan magazine.It’s for those who are genuinely open to finding happiness inside. I really related to what she was saying about waking up feeling empty inside in the morning. I’m in the process of putting her recommendations into practice and I’m already experiencing genuine changes.I wouldn’t say it’s perfect, but in my experience it definitely delivers on what it promises.

  11. Luisa

    Highly recommendThe progression in these books is so good! We’ve tried several different activity books, but Kumon books are always the best.

  12. THANH VU

    great book for kidmy son do the home work just like he playing with toys. This is very good book for kid.

  13. J. Choy

    but I really wish they’d come out with the sheets in the same format as the ones given in the Kumon classes because it’d be greaWorks well enough for what we were looking for, but I really wish they’d come out with the sheets in the same format as the ones given in the Kumon classes because it’d be great to progress day by day.

  14. juliawise07

    Just worksheetsI thought there would be word problems, different ways of thinking about addition, or something more than just equations. It’s just page after page of 5+2=__, etc.

  15. J Fraser

    Slow going, son dislikes this workbook but he is learningI started this book when my son was 3, as he finished the book of Simple addition. It’s very tedious as it goes progressively from +1 to +9. There are 20 problems on each page. There are about 80 problems for each new +number, then a review. His attention span allows for doing one column, or 10 problems. He is just bored, there are no pictures or games.There’s no real method that it’s teaching, it doesn’t guide you on how to make addition comprehensible, there are no counting exercises. But I will say my son could add +5’s and understand it before he turned 4. After we’re done with this book I’ll probably look for something more fun and innovative of make my own worksheets up.

  16. Betty

    Excellent!My kindergartener is making sense of number facts on her own before it has been officially introduced in her class. She works on a lesson each day, as there is so much repetition. Now, she randomly calls out addition facts when we are in the car or at the market, etc. because she is starting to remember them. I would highly recommend. She will be ready for the next level soon.

  17. Scott R. Dangelo

    Good for retaining skills over the summerI am a teacher and bought this for my son for summer practice. The progression was logical and it was exactly what we wanted. The one complaint I have is that sometimes, though rarely, the book repeats the exact problem within the same page. My son simply copies at that point. Still a great buy.

  18. eve

    Great educational aidsI purchased a few of these workbooks for my grandson who will very soon be 6 years old. These are wonderful little books that are really fun for kids and a good learning experience for them. I am happy with purchasing these. They were well worth it. I did order several different subjects of the “My Book” series and they were all nice.

  19. Adam Kuprewicz

    Very helpful for parents and kidsMy son like it!

  20. Ravi Rajesh

    Great Book for my four and half year oldMy four and half year is already started to pick up on additions. This book is great for those kids who already know their numbers and they are aware of counting.It helps in building the basic concept of addition. I would definitely recommend this book to someone looking to enhance the maths skill of a child in this age group.

  21. Amazon Customer

    Definitely good for practiceThis has only addition problems. No illustrations or extra guidance.Definitely good for practice.

  22. Talia Clusman

    Very easy to useMy five year old was able to complete this easily on his own.

  23. Carla L.

    Four StarsGreat practice workbook

  24. hll

    good workbook for school age childrenmy daughter loves it and now she has works to do everyday

  25. Erin

    Kinder and UpMy kindergartener is working through this book. She really enjoys it.

  26. S Berry

    Great summer practice bookGreat summer practice book. Kids lose so much of what they learn during the summer so these are great for summertime to keep the knowledge fresh before school starts.

  27. Hyeeun Kim

    practice about additionlots of pattern about addition.i don`t use many pages a day.just one page per day. but my daughter likes it.

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  29. Lorena A. Love

    Too boring for young children.Very boring workbook for a young child. It has work problem after work problem, no color no pictures. You could save your money and just do print outs. Schoolzone has a better book for half the price.

  30. Deepal Udeshi

    Very repetitiveingAll pages are very repetitive. I could have just printed out each page and given it to my kid every day instead of spending money on it.No scope for color. Could not engage my kid for more than 5 minutes who loves to do math. She didn’t touch the book after the first day .

  31. Amanda

    Love itGreat for my homeschooled child

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  33. Oleksandr G.

    Good learning system for kidsWe bought this book as continuation, “number learning” for my son (4 years old). So far we are satisfied and my son likes learning.

  34. Beltha M. mboh

    Five Starslove it

  35. Yelizaveta

    Teaching toolWe are fans of Kumon workbooks. This is just another one of their wonderful products. Fun and challenging for children.

  36. Shoeshopper24

    Great!Well organized. Order of equations makes children stop and think so it doesn’t seem like the child is doing simple drills.

  37. Veronica

    Love KumonLove Kumon

  38. Jamila

    Excellent as always Kumon.Kumon Books are always the best for reinforcing skills.

  39. Amazon Customer

    Five StarsThank you

  40. Jazz Fan

    we love kumonAnother great book by Kumon. It is helping my son through the summer to keep up what he learned in school.

  41. Big Data Paramedic

    Use Photocopier For Effective LearningThis book is good.I was confident that my son can get through the basics of basic Math : Addition , subtraction and Multiplication without spending the $130 a month on Kumon class. A year full of Addition and subtraction is a reasonable time frame, more is just fine. After few years of Kumon books This book has nice addition sheets ,beginning with easy exercises and moving up with increasing complexity ,but the sheets are too little before the kid is expected to go to next level ( adding from 5+4 > 14+9 in few days ) .MY METHODOLOGY:I found this technique very effective, and so sharing with you. Do not have them write on the book itself, InsteadDAY ONE : Make photocopy of page no 1, 2,3,4 and 5DAY TWO : Skip Page number one, add Page number 6 and so on.Revisit earlier exercises if Kid is not comfortable, and then spin the wheels again.BACKGROUND:I have two kids , one who attended Kumon classes and another who is doing Kumon at home, courtesy of all the books out there. Since both of them are few years into Kumon, wanted to share my experiences and probably help few young parents who might be debating sending their kids to Kumon vs teach at home.A FRIENDLY NOTE TO PARENTS:Kids will enjoy Kumon, and will feel proud of the accomplishment.Kumon is all about consistency and regularity. What is important is you got to make the kid completed targeted number of worksheets every single day ; Meaning Sunday, Christmas, Thanksgiving. Let them do 5 -10 minutes of Kumon before you leave the hotel to Disneyland (It is not cruel, your kid’s competitor is an unknown chubby face in Singapore or skinny dry haired boy from India,not your neighbor’s kid with top level expertise in XBox). Home work for next day should be ready the day before;not bring the copies from office and by then the kid is tired.This discipline is difficult; and I can attest to it.Let the kid do the homework soon after they are back from Preschool or school. Try to have them do at the same time everyday, sitting in the same desk; not in your lap one day and on a dining table the next day. If you find it difficult to enforce consistency, put them in Kumon. Let them do Kumon while fresh, not sleepy. If they ask for help, turn off the stove, help them and then resume your tasks. Cook food, do Laundry, mop floors but do not watch TV (mute or no mute) while they are doing Kumon. If they have not finished after 15 minutes, you gave too many pages or you pushed them hard.RESULTS COMPARISON:My younger kid is fast in basic Math related to other kids in his class ,but my elder kid who had the advantage of physical class was much faster when she was his age. All is not rosy with Kumon. Kumon is brute abstraction , detached from real world examples . One thing I noticed is that my elder kid, while ultra fast in calculations, thanks to Kumon gets easily bogged down by word problems. Sometimes adds up where she needs to subtract and vice versa.Remember A kid who is in Kumon (Physical class) generally has a calculation speed that mimics a calculator. I doubt if these books will ever accomplish that feet.LIST :

    My Book Of Numbers 1-30 (Kumon Workbooks)

    My Book Of Number Games 1-150 (Kumon Workbooks)

    My Book Of Simple Addition

    My Book of Addition

    My Book of Simple Subtraction (Kumon Workbooks)

    My Book of Subtraction (Kumon Workbooks)

    Few other Kumon and non Kumon books.

  42. MommieZ

    Three StarsRepetitive questions.

  43. FN

    Two StarsToo easy for my 5 year old

  44. kidzshoe

    Five StarsHighly recommended!

  45. syoujikimono

    Five Starsgood

  46. Steve

    UselessNo graphic content, simply 4+3=, #+#=. Something that everyone can write on a piece of paper while waiting in line or sitting in the car.

  47. Pet Lin Ginger

    Two Starstoo boring, not enough color for kids

  48. Portland Mom

    Repetitive and scaffolded practiceLarge print, quality paper for the handsy early learner. This book has scaffolded practice problems working from adding within 10 through adding up to 30. This is purely practice book not a teaching book. I would recommend for kids who need to strengthen simply addition.

  49. Book Lover 22222

    No frills workbook, but excellent practice!This is a basic book of addition. It reviews addition systematically, meaning a child practices 3 pages of adding 1 to numbers, then 3 pages of adding 2 to numbers, and so on, all the way up to 9. There is no instruction, there is no variety, but I really like Kumon’s systemic approach.I gave it a 4 because it is so no frills (no color, 20 problems per page in 2 columns), which meant that my preschooler rarely wanted to do it voluntarily (unlike say, the Evan-Moor series of workbooks which he would happily finish in a week). My preschooler, btw, is a sibling of homeschooled children so he will ask, “Where’s MY math book?” when his siblings are doing math — otherwise I wouldn’t see the need to introduce this book to a 4 year old. In fact, the recommended ages are 5, 6, and 7.Anyway, if you are looking for a math practice book, this is a good straightforward one, but I would definitely supplement it with other activities and workbooks to add variety and increase interest.

  50. Y. R. Wu

    Make it a game – watch out for “improvisation”Basic math is best taught by repetition, and this book is very good.We have our 1st grader do one page each night. We check it right afterwards and if she gets 100% then she gets to have us write 100% in some funny font (e.b. block style, flowery and ornate, etc) It’s enough that she looks forward to it.One page each night (except Saturday) keeps her from getting overloaded. She’s also allowed to work ahead so she can skip days.One day I found an error and she was very puzzled and flipped back to an earlier page – it turns out she would often go to earlier pages and check her answer against worksheets she had previously done (and had been corrected)Not what we had in mind, we have since explained to her how she should do them (without peeking at earlier worksheets) Rather an ingenious adaptation!If you’ve found this review helpful, please let me know!

  51. Chris

    Recommend this book as well as the whole series for Math.My son has been doing this while in Kindergarten. A page or two each day is enough for him to keep the small incremental learning moving forward while not making it become a chore.I find it to be a good supplement to what he learns in class. He now likes me to time him on page completion. So if used right you child should benefit from it.The book builds from 1+1 until 9+… So it covers the basics of addition. It flows nicely into the simple subtraction book which is the next in the series.

  52. AstraDaemon

    Great Skill BuilderAfter finishing 

    My Book Of Simple Addition

    , my 4yr old son is now working on 

    My Book of Addition

    . I’m not worried about him learning addition at his age, so I let him set the pace…right now he isn’t interested in the +5’s, so we’ve just been reviewing the +1 to +4 pages, and drilling with flashcards. Being able to add simple numbers makes him feel like a “big boy,” and since he collects rocks & coins, it’s helped him be able to organize his things on his own. Knowing some math has also helped him learn money values, which has come in handy with his allowance, etc.For each level of addition, the beginning pages of the section have a number line at the bottom, so if my son wants to know what 9+4 is, he can find 9 and count four spaces on the line for his answer. After the number-line pages, there is a review section without a number line that checks to see if your child can do the addition independently. We NEVER do more than one page (two sides) per day. The problems are in two columns on each page, and written horizontal. This was confusing for my son, since his addition flashcards are vertical. I would have liked it if Kumon had both horizontal and vertical problems.Make sure your child is VERY familiar with counting from 1-30 before you attempt any of the Kumon addition books. I recommend starting with 

    My Book Of Numbers 1-30 (Kumon Workbooks)

     and then 

    My Book Of Numbers 1-120 (Kumon Workbooks)

    .My son also like mixing it up with 

    Spectrum Math, Grade K

     and School Zone books like 

    Transition Math K-1


  53. ananyavb

    Practice, practice, practiceWe use this book on my daughter who’s 5. This book has pages and pages additions work from start to finish. It would be nice to have other variety of questions which is why we supplement with other workbooks.On the other hand, the familiar format means my daughter knows what to do without me reading the instructions for her. It is good for her to work on the kitchen table and me looking over her shoulders once in a while between chores.My gripe about this book is very often the same questions get repeated on the same page. The young ones are very smart, and they would look back and copy the answers from the previous questions. But at this age, they just need to be reminded to work out every question themselves and they do listen.Instead of this book, anybody could have written the addition questions in an exercise book, and hand it to the kids for practice all the same. However this book is not very expensive, so we would still get it for our younger daughter when the time comes.

  54. SunnyAZ

    These books are great for summer learning!I started using these books when my now 7 year old was 5. He loves them and they are great for practicing math or whatever subject you choose. We like to use them during the summer to keep the subject matter fresh for the next school year. There is a little achievement certificate at the end of each workbook which my son just loves to fill out. This series is especially nice for small children just learning new skills such as tracing or learning their numbers etc… I recommend the whole line.

  55. Sandra

    Great workbooks!We used these books to supplement our Kindergartener school work. It’s simple yet effective. Getting more for next year!

  56. Livia Martins

    ótimo livro para praticar matematica em casao modelo de exercicios propostos pelo kumon sao bem organizados , progressivos e gostosos de fazer, na pandemia esta ajudando muito meu filho a superar desafios da matematica e assim ele avança e supera os obstaculos propostos

  57. Marion

    No fun. Regular additionsWas looking for something that encourages my 6yo son to counting/adding. This are just regular additions. Nothing fun about. He lost interest

  58. MommaB

    This book is great for beginnersThis book is great for beginners! I just bought it to occupy my kindergartener while I use the other workbooks with my grade 2 boy. I didn’t even sit down with the kindergartener I just left him to it and he’s going great! Would recommend this workbook

  59. Lyndsay Kraft

    Love all the Kumon booksLove all the Kumon books. My son has started to excel in school while using this series. He really enjoys doing the workbooks!

  60. Shelly Min

    the structure and flow is very systematicvery suitable for kids,love it

  61. Stylen

    Four StarsFantastic item would Recommend it to all my fiends and anybody else’s who’s interested in it

  62. A. S. Patel

    Good practice bookI ordered this one for my 5 year old who loves math. I am currently making him do 1 or 2 sheets everyday and we time the clock as well. Good practice book.

  63. Adriana

    perfectojusto lo que buscaba

  64. Bhavna Lilani

    Good practice but bit boringGood practice but feels make it interesting with pictures

  65. nidhi

    Had heard a lot about Kumon books, and I …Had heard a lot about Kumon books, and I must say this book lived up to its expectation.Helped me teach my 7 year old, the basics of addition.

  66. Monika

    Four Starsok

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  68. Mathieu C.

    Très bien / Very goodTrès bien mais fait doublon avec le livre d’addition grade 1.Very good but very similar to the book “addition grade 1”.

  69. vandana

    One StarBook was not as per my expectations…I cud have made a similar book…nothing special…

  70. Jane K

    Not for usNot suitable for my almost five year old. She likes maths but I would have to bribe her with serious amounts of chocolate to get her to consider sitting down to such dry, repetitive pages of sums. Good luck to the rest of you and your diligent offspring.

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