Video: The Addition Symbol

In this video, we will learn how to read, write, and model addition expressions with numbers up to 10 and represent addition using the plus sign.

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Video Transcript

The Addition Symbol

In this video, we will learn how to read, write, and model addition expressions with numbers up to 10 and represent addition using the plus sign. This is the addition symbol in maths. When we see this symbol, it means add or plus. The addition symbol tells us that we need to add together these two groups of counters and find the total number of counters.

In this addition expression, we’re being asked to add together two counters and another two counters. We would read the expression as two plus two. To help us find the total number of counters, we could use a five frame. Then we can place all of the counters together and count the total. One, two, three, four. So we can say that two plus two is four. Let’s practise using the addition symbol to read, write, and model addition sentences.

How many ducks are there?

We’re shown two groups of ducks. And in the middle of the two pictures of ducks, there’s an addition symbol. This symbol means add or plus. We have to add the two groups of ducks together and find the total number of ducks. Let’s use some counters to help us. In the first picture, there are one, two, three ducks. In the second picture, there are one, two ducks. What is three plus two? If we put all of the counters together, we can count the total. Let’s count how many counters we have altogether. One, two, three, four, five. Three plus two is five.

Count to find the total. Three add four.

In this question, we’re being asked to add three green bricks and four blue bricks. In other words, we’re being asked to find the total number of bricks. If we add both groups of bricks together, we can count the total. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. Three add four is seven.

What is three plus two? Is it four, five, or one?

If we place three counters into a five frame and then we add two more, how many counters do we have altogether? We don’t even need to count. The five frame is full. That means the total is five. Three plus two is five. This five frame only has four counters. We know that three plus two is five. This picture shows five counters. This is the correct answer. Three add two is five.

What have we learned in this video? We’ve learned how to recognise the addition symbol. And we’ve also learned how to read, write, and model addition sentences. We’ve learned that the addition symbol means plus, add, or and.

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