Adding three one-digit numbers appears in the Year 2 programme of study, but there are many children who by the end of year 1 would enjoy the challenge of adding more than two small numbers together. We already have a couple of sets of pages but have just completed a new set with more questions on each page. It is important that children are able to add two single digit numbers fluently before going on to these.
Key skills which will help:
a.to start with the largest number and add on from there
b. to look for pairs of numbers that make 10.
In Year 2 children should move on to using their knowledge of adding two single digit numbers to adding two multiples of ten. Hence knowing that 5 + 6 = 11 makes adding 50 + 60 easy. We have also just added another set of pages on adding multiples of ten, so there is a great selection to choose from, with over 200 addition pages in Year 2 alone!