Addition Year 2 (aged 6-7)
Mental addition continues to be a key area of maths in Year 2. A great deal of emphasis will be placed upon it.
During the year children will be expected to:
• add mentally a 2-digit number and ones (e.g. 25 + 6 =)
• add mentally a 2-digit number and whole tens (e.g. 25 + 20 =)
• add mentally two 2-digit numbers (e.g. 23 + 32 =)
• add three small numbers (e.g. 2 + 3 + 7 =)
• know by heart pairs of numbers that total 20
• respond rapidly to oral questions such as ‘What is the total of 23 and 10?’
• solve missing number problems such as 12 + ? = 17.
• understand addition as combining sets to make a total and that it can be done in any order
• understand that addition is the inverse of subtraction and use this to check answers
• continue to solve one-step problems that involve addition using concrete objects and pictorial representations
• begin to add using written methods in columns
There are a number of skills to help with addition that children need to be made aware of. These include:
• putting the larger number first (e.g. arrange 6 + 45 as 45 + 6 and count on)
• looking for pairs that make 10 when adding three small numbers (e.g. 3 + 5 + 7 = 10 + 5 = 15)
• being able to partition numbers to make them easy to add (e.g. 12 + 23 = 12 + 20 + 3 = 32 + 3)
• using knowledge of doubles to make addition easy (6 + 7 is double 6 plus 1)
• mentally adding 9 by adding 10 and subtracting 1
Our Year 2 addition worksheets are second to none, combining clear layout, lively graphics and perhaps most importantly, each set concentrates on just one skill. There are usually four pages for each set. If your child finds it tricky it is well worth using more of the sheets to consolidate learning.
Also, don’t forget our superb addition games which provide unlimited practice , re-inforce learning and are a fun change.
Number lines and bar modelling
Number lines and bar modelling are used in many schools to help children bridge the gap between using concrete objects/pictures and adding mentally with no aids.
Use the number line to add three small numbers.
Missing numbers to fill in to make number sentences correct.
Try working out these addition sentences using teen numbers and single digits.
Finding pairs of numbers that add up to 20, and hopefully beginning to learn them.
Finding the missing number to make the total 20.
Finding numbers that make the total 20.
Using bar modelling to add two numbers to make 20.
Bar modelling: adding to make 100.
Use bar models to add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number.
Use bar models to help add three small numbers.
Use bar models to add two 2-digit numbers.
Using bar modelling to complete addition statements up to 100.
Fast mental addition skills
Plenty of practice of the skills needed to add mentally with speed and accuracy.
How many different ways can the chocolate box be filled with dark and white chocolates?
Try these adding to make the next whole ten questions - good revision and practice.
More adding to make the next whole ten.
These can often be done by counting on.
Plenty of addition of a single digit to a 2-digit number, with the help of a 1-100 number square.
Try adding a single digit to a multiple of 100. Four pages with the second pair getting quite difficult!
Clever tricks to add 9 quickly to any 2-digit number.
Addition of 2-digit numbers without crossing the tens boundary.
Some quickfire questions on adding multiples of 10 (2-digit numbers only)
More on adding pairs of multiples of 10.
Four bright, colourful worksheets on adding 2-digit numbers to multiples of ten.
A selection of activities finding 3 numbers that add up to 20.
Completing number statements to make a total of 20.
Using part-whole models to add 2-digit numbers to multiples of 10.
Single digit number grid revision. Good practice for developing fast addition skills.
Some quick number grid challenges on addition. Excellent for 'speed tests'.
More addition grids. All these are adding a single digit to a multiple of ten.
All these number sentences are adding a single digit to a multiple of ten.
Find the missing numbers to make 100, using multiples of 10 or 5.
Complete number statements to make a total of 100 using multiples of 5 and 10.
Quick as you can to answer the questions on this Brainwhizz Challenge!
Quick 20 addition questions, all with answers 10 or below.
Find different ways to make calculations correct.
Place value and addition in columns
The written method of addition, using columns, can be introduced later in Year 2 when children have a good understanding of place value, ensuring that no exchange is needed to begin with.
Adding boxes of buttons using whole tens.
More adding whole tens.
Number and place value: adding whole tens.
Adding tens and ones.
More adding tens and ones.
Number and place value: adding tens and ones
Number and place value: adding tens and ones
Addition of two single digit numbers, set out in columns.
Addition of a single digit to multiples of ten, set out in columns.
Adding three small numbers laid out in columns.
More addition of three single digit numbers, set out in columns.
Word problems using addition
Children often find word problems harder to answer than simple addition questions as they need to work out what operation to carry out.
Word problems involving addition.
More real life addition word problems.
Joe and his friends went ten pin bowling and compared their scores.
Adding the cost of two types of chocolate. 2-digit addition with no crossing of the tens.
Word problems needing addition or subtraction to answer them.
Tricky word problems which need two steps to solve them.
More 2-step word problems using addition and subtraction.
More addition activities
More problem solving activities for addition, including fun puzzles and games and 'intelligent practice' for the more able.
Find the totals of repeated coins.
Let's look at the patterns of numbers created when adding.
Check answers are correct by working them out in a different order.
Important concepts on the relationship between addition and subtraction.
It's amazing how much you really know, if you just think about it!
All these numbers are multiples of 5. Just link into pairs to make each pair add up to 100.
These are rather like a wordsearch, but harder! Find a row of 4 where all the answers are the same.
A board game of strategy and knowledge of addition facts to play with your child.
Put the numbers in the grid so that each row, column and diagonal add up to the same total.
Put the numbers in the circles so that each line adds up to 18.
Using knowledge to answer similar questions.
Using knowledge to answer related questions.
Answer related questions from known facts.
Finding pairs of numbers that add up to 50.