# Addition

## Addition is ...

... bringing two or more numbers (or things) together to make a new total.

Here 1 ball is added to 1 ball to make 2 balls: | ||

Using Numerals it is: | 1 + 1 = 2 | |

And in words it is: | "One plus one equals two" |

### Example: When we add **2** and **3** we get **5**.

We can write it like this:

2 + 3 = 5

## Try It

Write this down, with the answer, using **numerals**:

You should get: 4 + 3 = 7

## Have a Play

Drag the numerals to the two blue boxes see how addition works:

## Swapping Places

Swapping the position of the numbers we are adding still gets the same result!

3 + 2 = 5 | |

... also ... | |

2 + 3 = 5 |

More Examples:

5 + 1 = 1 + 5 = 6

7 + 11 = 11 + 7 = 18

4 + 100 = 100 + 4 = 104

## Practice

You get better at addition with practice, so we have:

Math Trainer - Addition (train your memory)

Kindergarten Worksheets (easy addition)

Addition Worksheets (normal and advanced)

## Tips and Tricks

Learn more on our Addition Tips and Tricks page

## Addition Table

We can also "look up" answers for simple addition using the Addition Table (but it is really best to learn to remember the answers).

+ | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |

2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |

3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |

4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 |

### Example: Find 3 + 5

• find the row starting with "3"

• move along to be under the column "5"

• and there is the number "8", so **3 + 5 = 8**

## Larger Numbers: Use Addition in Columns

To add larger numbers use Column Addition : |

## Names

Other names for Addition are **Sum, Plus, Increase, Total**

And the numbers to be added together
are called the "**Addends**":