Video: Counting On to Solve Addition Word Problems

There are 5 footballs in the box. I am going to put 2 more footballs into the box. Count on from 5 to find out how many footballs will be in the box.

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Video Transcript

There are five footballs in the box. I am going to put two more footballs into the box. Count on from five to find out how many footballs will be in the box.

The question asks us to count on from five. So I’ve drawn a number line, which starts at five. This is because there were five footballs already in the box and we are going to add two more.

This means we need to count on two, starting at number five. So we start at five and count on two more: one, two. We landed on seven. The answer is seven.

Five and two more make seven.

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