Addition is adding something on.
When you add everything together, you get a total.
Look at this addition.
16 + 4 = ?
Start at 16 and count 4 forwards.
What do you get then?
Use the number line below to help you.
16 + 4 = 20
How about if we add 5 to a number?
23 + 5 = ?
You need to start at 23 and count 5 forwards.
You could use the number line to help you. Pop your finger on the number 23 and bounce it along 5 places to the right.
23 + 5 = 28
Remember that when you add a number, you always move to the right.
Let's try one more.
What happens if we add 6 to a number?
19 + 6 = ?
Start at the number 19 and count forwards 6 places. On the number line, bounce your finger 6 places along to the right. What do you land on?
19 + 6 = 25
Are you ready to have a go at some questions now?