### Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

In this worksheet, students will add two numbers with four digits or more using two different methods.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition and Subtraction

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

Popular topics:   Subtraction worksheets, Addition worksheets, Place Value worksheets

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will learn how to add two numbers using two methods.

Example

22,478 + 15,622

Method 1

1. Add the ten thousands 20,000 + 10,000 = 30,000

2. Add the thousands  2,000 + 5,000 = 7,000

3. Add the hundreds 400 + 600 = 1,000

4. Add the tens 70 + 20 = 90

5. Add the ones 8 + 2 = 10

6. Add the total for the answer below, making sure to line up the numbers in their correct place value columns.

 + 2 2 4 7 8 1 5 6 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 3 8 1 0 0

Method 2

This is column addition with exchanging (or carrying)  if a column adds to 10 or more.

1. Add the ones 8 + 2 = 10. Write the 0 in the ones column, and exchange the one ten by carrying the 1 to under the tens column.

2. Add the tens column, including the exchanged 1. Add 7 + 2 + 1 = 10. Write the 0 in the tens column and exchange the 1 by putting it under the hundreds column.

3. Add the hundreds column, including the exchanged 1. Add 4 + 6 + 1 = 11. Write the 1 in the hundreds column and exchange the 1 by putting it under the thousands column.

4. Add the thousands column, including the exchanged 1. Add 5 + 2 + 1 = 8

5. Add the ten thousands column, 2 + 1 = 3

So in summary:

22,478 + 15,622 = 38,100

For the questions in this activity, you can choose which method you prefer, or have a go at using both!

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