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Add Three Numbers

In this worksheet, students will select the correct answers for the addition of three numbers.

'Add Three Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Add/Subtract Problems to 100

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be finding the combinations that add to a given total.


When adding more than two numbers together, it's a good idea to look for any number bonds that you already know.

For example, if you have to add 6 + 2 + 4 together, you can see that there's a number pair that adds to 10 there (6 + 4), so start with that.

6 + 4 = 10. Then, simply add the 2 on: 10 + 2 = 12


Another tip is to start with the biggest number first and then add the smaller numbers to it.

For example, if you have to add 3 + 5 + 9 together, start with 9 and add 3 to it. 9 + 3 = 12. Then add on the 5: 12 + 5 = 17


We're going to be adding three numbers in these questions.



Choose the correct ways of making a total of 8.


      three dice


Examples include:

1 + 2 + 5  = 8
3 + 2 + 3  = 8
2 + 2 + 4  = 8


But there are many more!

How many others can you think of?


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Just one more thing to consider ......  what's the biggest number you can make from three dice? You'll find the answer in the explanation to question 10, so quickly, on to the questions!

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