Should students be required to memorize addition facts or should they rely on calculators to solve addition problems?
Adding numbers means to combine two or more numbers together. We use a plus sign (+) to show that we are adding numbers. When we add, the answer is called a sum.
Addition is the process of combining two or more numbers to get a total amount. Addition is also known as 'plus' or 'summation'. When two or more numbers are added together, it is called an 'addend'.
The ancient Babylonians were the first to use base-60 mathematics for addition. The symbol '+' for addition was first used in the 15th century. The word 'addition' was first used in English in the late 14th century.
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Brain break: Draw an elephant wearing hair bow sitting in a teacup.
Question: What is the sum of 6 and 4? Clues: • Adding two numbers means combining them to make a bigger one. • Use objects around you to help you count and add the numbers together. • Remember that when adding two numbers together, the order does not matter. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work in pairs and draw your solution to the problem. B. Explain your solution to your partner.
Work together in pairs: What is the sum of 5 plus 7?