Addition is adding something on.
When you add everything together, you get a total.
Look at this addition.
16 + 1 = ?
Start at 16 and count 1 forward.
What do you get then?
Use the number line below to help you.
16 + 1 = 17
How about this one?
22 + 2 = ?
This time, we start at 22 and count 2 forward. Again, you can use the number line to help you.
22 + 2 = 24
Always move to the right on a number line when you are adding.
If we add on 3, then we need to count forward 3 numbers:
19 + 3 = 22
Have you got the idea?
Let's try some questions now.