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## Basics on the topicAdding with Objects

Adding means putting two or more numbers together to make a larger amount. When adding objects, we use things we can touch to show us the numbers we are putting together. These help us count out the new amount. In maths, we can use lots of objects to help us show numbers, like counters, place value blocks and maths cubes.

## Adding with Objects – Example

Let’s use maths cubes with the example two plus three. These objects will help! To start, we will use maths cubes to show the first number, two.

Then, we will use maths cubes to show the second number, three.

Next, bring the two cubes and the three cubes together into one, bigger group, and count them all!

Five is the answer so we write it after the equals sign.

## Adding with Objects – Summary of Steps

Using objects such as maths cubes may help you to depict addition in maths. If you want to use maths cubes for addition, these are the steps to follow:

Step # What to do
1 Use maths cubes to represent
the first and the second number.
2 Bring both sets of cubes
together and count them all!
the equal sign.
• Use maths cubes to show the first number.
• Then, use maths cubes to show the second number.
• Next, bring both sets of cubes together and count them all!

Have you practised yet? On this website, you can also find interactive exercises, worksheets and more activities practising addition with objects.

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learnt? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Adding with Objects.
• ### Which pictures show addition?

Hints

Here is an example of addition. What do you notice?

When you see an addition sign (+), remember it means two or more numbers are being added together.

Solution

These are both examples of addition.

In both of these pictures, we can see two numbers being added together to make a larger number.

We can also see the addition symbol (+) in both images too.

• ### How many tickets do Mr Squeaks and Imani have?

Hints

Remember, count all of the maths cubes to find the answer.

Use your finger to count each cube to find the total number of cubes. This will tell you the total number of tickets.

Solution

Mr Squeaks and Imani have 7 tickets.

4 + 3 = 7

First, count the 4 maths cubes. Then, count on 3 more maths cubes. The total is 7 math cubes.

• ### How many tickets do Mr Squeaks and Imani have altogether?

Hints

Remember, count all of the maths cubes to find the total.

In this example, we would count all of the maths cubes to find that 2 + 3 = 5.

Solution

Imani and Mr. Squeaks have 6 tickets altogether!

We can count 2 maths cubes, plus 4 maths cubes, which equals 6 maths cubes in total. Therefore, they have 6 tickets.

• ### How many tickets are there in total?

Hints
• How many orange tickets are there?
• How many green tickets are there?
• How can you find out how many there are altogether?

Remember, count the tickets one by one to find out how many there are in total.

Solution

They found 10 tickets in total.

We can count 4 orange tickets and 6 green tickets.

If we count them all, we get 10 tickets.

• ### How many prizes do Mr Squeaks and Imani have?

Hints

Remember, add the maths cubes to find the total.

Count with your finger how many cubes there are altogether. This will tell you how many prizes they have.

Solution

Mr Squeaks and Imani have 3 prizes in total.

• ### How much food did Mr Squeaks and Imani eat?

Hints

How many slices of pizza did Imani eat? You need to find this many slices of pizza.

How many pretzels did Mr Squeaks eat? You need to find this many pretzels.

Remember, the objects represent the numbers 5 + 3.

Solution

There are 5 pizza slices and 3 pretzels.

These objects show 5 + 3, which equals 8.