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Addition is the action or process of adding something to something else. The children may also call this adding. The addition symbol is often referred to as a plus sign and looks like this +


Children will be able to add some numbers up in their head but will also need to know how to work out addition with 2 two digit numbers.


Within this page you will find the following:

  • A video which explains what the column method is and how we use it.
  • A poster showing step to step how we use the column method. 
  • Subpages with 3 talked models of the column method and some practice questions
  • Practice questions.



Instructions - How to add 2 numbers using the column method.


Click on the document below which will give you step to step instructions on how to use the column method.


Video Example - How to add 2 numbers using the column method.


Click play on the video below to watch how we can use the column method and when to do each step and why. 

Long Addition

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