How many trees are there in
total? Two trees and one more
This is an addition
question. We need to add together two
groups of trees to find the total. And we’re given a picture
sentence to help us here. We start off with a group of
two trees. But that’s not all. We need to add another one more
tree. Two plus one more is what?
Let’s model our addition using
counters. We have a group of two trees,
and then we need to add one more. Let’s find the answer by
counting on from the number we start with. And our starting number is two
because we know there are two trees in the first group. So we’ll say two and then carry
on counting one more. Two, three. Two and one is three. So we can say two trees and one
more tree gives a total of three trees.