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Mastering addition isn't as simple as learning 2+2. Throughout your child's primary school journey, they will be learning a range of skills involving addition, such as using a number line or number square for addition, the column method, addition word problems, addition of two-digit numbers and addition of three-digit numbers and using partitioning to add numbers.

Download printable addition worksheets and explore interactive addition resources

In this section of the site you'll find everything you need to help your child master KS1 and KS2 addition topics and meet National Curriculum addition objectives. Whether it is explaining a concept, such as repeated addition, multi-step addition problems, column addition or mental addition, we've got a staightforward explanation and tips to help your child master each addition skill.

Then put it all into practice with hundreds of downloadable, teacher-created worksheets, all divided by school year. From counting and adding in EYFS through repeated addition and money addition in KS1 to tricky topics including adding negative numbers and adding decimals in KS2, you'll find a range of printable and interactive resources.

Want try something a bit different? Let our digital teacher show you how to solve a range of addition problems and have a go yourself.

It all adds up to lots of fun!


Teachers' tricks for addition
Teachers' tricks for addition
Help your child with their addition work, from the basics in Reception to calculations in KS1 and KS2, with some teachers' tricks to help the learning stick.
Repeated addition
What is repeated addition?
We explain what repeated addition means, how it is taught in school as a foundation of multiplication understanding and techniques that teachers use to help children grasp the concept.
What is a sum?
We explain what a sum is and how children are taught to understand the term when it appears in mental maths tests, word problems or investigations.


Number bonds to ten introduction tutorial
Number bonds to ten introduction tutorial
Do you need help learning your number bonds to 10? Our digital teacher has a really clever trick for helping you remember them – and then she'll ask you a few on-screen questions to see if you've got the hang of it!
Adding three one digit numbers tutorial
Adding three one digit numbers tutorial
Let our digital teacher show you an easy way to add three one-digit numbers, then see if you can answer the on-screen questions correctly.
Adding fractions with different denominators tutoral part 1
Adding fractions with different denominators tutorial part 1
Let our digital teacher show you the simple way to add fractions with different denominators; once you've practised, move on to the second part of the tutorial.


First addition problems worksheet
First addition problems
Can you use your addition skills to work out these calculations? Use the number line to help if you want.
Addition: numbers 0 to 5
Addition: numbers 0 to 5
Can you do these addition problems? Use your fingers or count the objects to help you!
Column addition challenge worksheet
Column addition challenge
Use this worksheet to practise adding four-digit numbers using the column method.
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Addition fun

There are lots of games to help making mastering addition fun. Try these for starters:

Teach your child addition

Teach your child addition is an eBook and home-teaching kit which will help you understand exactly what addition skills your child is expected to have mastered in each year of the primary school curriculum.

Primary school teacher and parent Matt Revill has compiled information, tips and activities to ensure that you have the right information at your fingertips so you can quickly make sure your child has fully grasped and achieved each and every skill for their correct year group and using the same methods that they are taught (rather than confusing them with the one you were taught at school!).

You'll be able to print off highly targeted and child-friendly fun worksheets to help them master each of the essential skills as they progress through school – in fun, five-minute sessions.

Teach your child addition is a downloadable, printable eBook, available for £4.99.

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The Parents' Guide to Addition

Find out how addition is taught in schools and the addition topics your child might ask about: hops, partitioning numbers, column addition and long addition.

Maths Homework Helper

Maths Homework Helper

Maths Homework Helper eBook is an immensely useful resource for two reasons. Firstly, it collates the main topics your child will need to know. Secondly, it acts as a refresher course for you, so you can revisit each topic and understand just what your child is learning during class time. It covers the crucial topics of numbers, using numbers, measures, shape and space, and data handling, so you and your child will be able to learn, understand and use maths skills in everyday situations.

There are also helpful rules to remember, a jargon-busting guide to key maths language, plus tips and ideas to help your child continue their learning away from their text books. With Maths Homework Helper, you will never be stumped by your child's primary maths homework again!