There are seven apples and two more apples. How many apples are there altogether? Seven plus two equals the missing number. Tip: use bricks or counters to make a model.
First, let’s get seven counters to represent the seven apples. Here, we have seven apples and we need two more. Now, we can count how many apples there are altogether.
Let’s start at seven and count two more: seven, eight, nine. Seven and two more equals nine.