Monday, November 15

Basic operations of Addition

Basic Operations of Arithmetic

May your day be filled with no problems, but if there is a problem may you find the solution to it!


There are four basic operations of arithmetic: 

  • addition 
  • subtraction 
  • multiplication 
  • division

Addition is adding two or more numbers together to find the total sum of the numbers. 

There are three parts to addition problems:

  • the addends 
  • the plus (+) and equal (=) signs 
  • the sum

The addends are the two or more numbers you are adding together. The plus sign (+) is used to let us know that we are adding the addends together and the equal sign (=) is used to let us know what the sum of the addends are. The sum is the final answer of the addition problem. 

Robert Recorde was a mathematician and a physician who invented the equals (=) sign and introduced the plus (+) sign to English speakers in 1557.

Which one of the four basic operations of math is your favorite?


Books about addition and arithmetic:

1. Mesmerizing Math by Jonathan Litton

2. Arithmechicks Add Up by Ann Stephens

3. Counting on Fall by Lizann Flatt

4. Monster Math by Anne Miranda

5. Do the Math!: by Steven Clontz

6. I Can Be a Math Magician: by Anna Claybourne

Parents please be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.


Get your printable math worksheet here:

Addition coloring/worksheet

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