# One More Than

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## Basics on the topicOne More Than

Do you know what ‘one more than’ means? In this text you will learn what ‘one more than’ means. Additionally, watch this video and practise with ‘one more than a number’ worksheets to learn about adding more.

## Adding 1 More Than – Definition

Adding 1 to any given number means that you end up with one more than before.

Imagine you have two sweets, and a friend gives you one more. Now you have three sweets! One more than two is three.

## One More Than – Method

• Then, add one more by counting.
• Finally, find the total number.

## One More Than – Examples

‘One more than’ strategy works for any number - no matter how small or large. Let’s have a look at a couple of examples. Find one more than a given number:

Starting number One more than the starting number
5 6
22 23
0 1
125 126
99 100

## One More Than – Importance in Foundational Maths

Just like learning to walk before you run, understanding ‘one more than’ helps you become a maths superstar as you grow. Understanding ‘one more than’ lays the foundation for secure number sense and place value understanding. With secure understanding of these areas, one is able to successfully move on to working with bigger numbers and more sophisticated maths questions.

## Practical Applications of ‘One More Than’

Let's see how we use ‘one more than’ in our daily lives!

‘One More Than’ is a straightforward strategy to apply when shopping. When you're in a toy shop and you have one toy, but you pick up another one, you now have ‘one more than’ the first toy.

It is also easy to use ‘One More Than’ in real-life situations, when talking about age, height and other measurements. On your next birthday, you'll be ‘one more than’ your age now. So, if you are 4 years old now, you'll be 5 on your next birthday.

## One More than – Summary

Every big journey starts with a single step. In our maths journey, ‘one more than’ is that important step. It's like a magic key that opens the door to bigger and more fun maths adventures.

To be able to use the method of adding 1 to get to one more than successfully, always remember to use the following steps:

Step # What to do
2. Add one more by counting.
3. Find the total number.

For more, have a look at our adding one more worksheets, adding one more activities as well as interactive exercises.

## One More than – Frequently Asked Questions

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## One More Than exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learnt? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video One More Than.
• ### What is one more than three?

Hints

Use your fingers to find one more.

Hold up 3 fingers then add one more.

Solution

One more than three is four!

Use your fingers to find one more.

1. Hold up three fingers.
2. Hold up one more finger.
3. You have four fingers up altogether.
So, one more than three is four.

• ### Which is the correct cake?

Hints

The correct cake has one more than 6.

Solution

One more than 6 is 7.

• You can draw 6 circles then add one more to get 7.
OR
• You could put 6 fingers up, then put one more finger up to get 7.
• ### How many lemonades does each friend want?

Hints

For example, one more than 7 is 8.

• Draw circles to represent the given number.
• Count how many you have altogether.
Solution

You can use a number line, pictures, or your fingers to find one more.

• Look at the given number.
• Count how many you have altogether.
• ### What is one more than each of these numbers?

Hints

Use a number line, pictures, or your fingers to find one more.

Draw the given number using pictures, then draw one more. How many do you have altogether?

Solution

One more means we add one to the given number.

• One more than 5 is 6
• One more than 8 is 9
• One more than 3 is 4
• One more than 10 is 11
You can use a number line, pictures, or your fingers to find one more.

• ### What does one more mean?

Hints

When you add one more the number gets bigger.

Solution

One more means adding one to what you have.

If you have 2 apples and you add one more, you would have 3 apples.

You can use a number line, pictures, or your fingers to find one more.

• ### Can you find two more than the given number?

Hints

Use your fingers to find two more like Skylar did.

• Show the given number on your fingers.
• How many have you got altogether?
Solution

You can use your fingers to find out one more and two more.

• Two more than 5 is 7.
• Two more than 3 is 5.
• Two more than 8 is 10.
• Two more than 2 is 4.

You can:

• Hold up the given number on your fingers.