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Addition

Addition is central to solving these problems, though it may not be the only required operation.
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 1: Operations with Numbers: Addition
NCTM Standards:
Number and Operations Standard for Grades PreK3
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Add or Subtract?


Grade 2. Find the answer to a question and then settle a disagreement between
two friends.
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Ants on a Bun


Grade K. Find out how many ants were at a picnic.
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Apple Celebration


Grade 1. Figure out the growth pattern of a tree to predict its future height.
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A Summer Garden


Grade 2. Figure out the number of sunflowers in a garden.
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A Trip to the Ballpark


Grade 2. Figure out how many blocks Kevin walked between his home and the
park.
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At the Bake Sale


Grade 1. What can you can buy at the bake sale with the money you have?
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At the Fair


Grade 2. Find the different ways you can earn enough points to win a toy.
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At the Grocery Store


Grade 1. Find combinations of fruit Katie could buy so that she has the same
amount of fruit as Jackson.
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A Walk to the Park


Grade K. Find the total number of blocks Tom walked.
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Back to School


Grade 2. Figure out how many packs of pencils Mr. Gonzalez needs for his
class.
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Balloon Fun


Grade K. Find out the number of balloons two friends have in all.
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Battastic!


Grade 1. Figure out the combined wingspans of some friends in bat costumes.
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Birthday at the Ballpark


Grade 2. Figure out how many car trips it will take for all of the friends to
get to the ballpark.
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Bubblegum


Grade 2. Divide pieces of bubblegum equally among three sisters.
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Building a Tower

Grade K. How many blocks has Ming put on Ali's tower?
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Bus Stop


Grade K. Figure out what time Sally leaves for the bus.
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Catching Minnows


Grade 2. Figure out how many minnows Anna will catch if she continues a
pattern.
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Charlie's Gumballs


Grade 2. How many gumballs does Charlie have left after sharing them with his
friends?
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Clowning Around


Grade 1. Use repeated addition to find out how many balls the clowns are
juggling.
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Colorful Candies


Grade K. Find out how many blue candies Sam has.
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Counting Cars


Grade K. Show how Maya can use tallies to count the number of cars that drove
down her street.
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Counting Comics


Grade 1. How many comic books does Sondra have?
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Count Them Up


Grade 1. Write a number sentence to explain how many pennies Darryl has.
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Dog Packs


Grade 2. Figure out how many dogs were in each of 3 packs before more dogs
joined them.
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Donut Sale


Grade 1. Figure out how much Geneva has to spend for 8 donuts.
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Drumsticks


Grade 1. Figure out how many drumsticks the band needs.
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Earning Money


Grade 1. Answer questions about doing chores to earn allowance.
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Field Day


Grade 1. Use addition to find out how much time Sofia spent running races.
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Flower Fun


Grade 1. Figure out how many pink tulips Michelle will give to her
grandmother.
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Fourth of July


Grade 2. Figure out how many hot dogs and hot dog buns a mom needs to buy for
a barbecue.
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Getting Allowance


Grade 1. Find ways to make 50 cents using different coins.
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Get Yer Popcorn!


Grade 2. Add and subtract money and compare prices of snacks at the school
play.
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Goody Bags


Grade 2. How many red and green gumdrops will Antonia put in each goody bag
if she wants each goody bag to be different?
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Growing Up


Grade K. Figure out how much more I have to grow to be as tall as my dad.
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How Big Is Your Foot?


Grade K. Figure out how long your foot is and how long "twice as long" would
be.
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How Many Berries Did I Eat?


Grade 1. Reason about whether I ate more blueberries or raspberries.
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How Many Cookies Can I Buy?


Grade 2. Find out how many cookies you can buy at the bake shop with the
money you have.
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How Many Pinecones?


Grade K. Use the information given to figure out how many pinecones Midori
has.
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How Tall Is Your Tower?


Grade 1. Identify the pattern and use it to answer some questions about a row
of block towers.
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Ice Cream Sandwiches


Grade K. Find out how many cookies Ariana needs to make enough treats for
her friends.
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Jordan's Jobs


Grade 1. Figure out if Jordan has enough money to buy a scooter.
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Magic More Machine


Grade K. Figure out what the Magic More Machine does when you put fruits and
veggies into it.
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Making Sandwiches


Grade 1. Help Ricardo and Gloria divide their task as fairly as possible.
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Money Matters


Grade K. Figure out which items you can buy with 11 cents.
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More Milk!


Grade 2. Figure out how many glasses of milk Davin drinks in one week.
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New Pencils


Grade K. Figure out how many pencils Paul had before he bought new ones.
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Number Fun


Grade 1. Use clues to help Dominic solve a number riddle.
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Pattern Block Designs


Grade 1. Follow the instructions to build a pattern block design and explain
your choices.
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Picking Flowers


Grade K. Find combinations of flowers that sum to 6.
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Picture This


Grade 2. Find out how many pictures Isabel will finish if she keeps drawing
more each day.
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Pinecones


Grade 2. Figure out how many pinecones Marissa collected and how many more
she needs to make her mother a present.
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Play Date


Grade 1. Figure out how far Jayleen walked.
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Playground Fun


Grade K. Figure out how many children are on the monkey bars.
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Playing with Patterns


Grade 1. Find the next numbers in the pattern.
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Prize Box


Grade K. Find out how many tickets Manuela needs in order to choose something
from the prize box.
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Puppies for Sale


Grade 1. Determine how many puppies are in the crates.
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Reading Superstars


Grade 2. Figure out how many stars each student earned for giving book talks.
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Saving Up


Grade 2. Figure out how much money Jackie saves after three weeks of
babysitting.
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Snack Time!


Grade 1. Figure out how many graham crackers are needed to feed three friends.
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Snow Day!


Grade 1. Figure out how many mittens the Lee children need.
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Snow Globes


Grade 2. Follow a pattern to figure out how many snow globes Angie will place
on her shelves.
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Spin Art


Grade 2. Figure out how many more bottles of purple paint Marcus and Lyle
need so they don't run out before the school fair ends.
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Summer Days


Grade 1. Use your knowledge of time and money to answer some questions about
a lemonade stand.
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Superhero

Grade 1. Help the superhero figure out how many laps he's done.
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The Eagle and the Bear


Grade 1. Figure out how many fish the eagle has to catch to tie the bear in
their fishing contest.
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The Morning Bus


Grade 1. Find out if Beth will make it to the school bus on time.
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The Pond


Grade 1. Solve a multistep problem to figure out how many geese are left in
the pond.
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The Sticker Collection


Grade K. Determine how many stickers David has, based on how many stickers
his sister has.
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The Yard Sale


Grade K. Which two things can you buy at a yard sale with 9 pennies?
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Trail Mix


Grade 2. Help Samantha double a recipe for trail mix.
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Try It Out


Grade K. Show the number 10 in different ways.
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TugofWar


Grade 2. Figure out which team has the advantage in a game of tugofwar.
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Warming Up!


Grade 1. Divide marshmallows equally between Suresh and his sister.
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Who Has More Apples?


Grade 1. Figure out how many more apples Alexa has than Tom.
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Winter Is Coming!


Grade 2. Figure out how many nuts a squirrel has left.
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