# Add Whole Numbers With More Than Four Digits

In this worksheet, students will use the column method to add together large numbers resulting in 5-digit and 6-digit answers, without exchanging or carrying numbers.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:   Add/Subtract Four-Digit (or more) Numbers

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will learn how to add two 5-digit numbers using column addition.

Example:

+32,638
+15,201

Set the numbers out in columns and add vertically, starting from the right column (the ones).

1. Add the ones: 8 + 1 = 9. Write the 1 in the ones column.

2. Add the tens column: 3 + 0 = 3. Write the 3 in the tens column.

3. Add the hundreds column: 6 + 2 = 8. Write the 8 in the hundreds column.

4. Add the thousands column: 2 + 5 = 7. Write the 7 in the thousands column.

5. Add the ten thousands column: 3 + 1 = 4. Write the 4 in the ten thousands column.

+32,638
+15,201
=47,839

In summary:

32,638 + 15,201 = 47,839

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