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Repeated additions helps form a strong base for multiplication. In this specific form of addition what we do is we add the same number over and over. In multiplication we add same sized group many times. In repeated addition we do the same.
See the fact file below for more information on the repeated additions or alternatively, you can download our 28-page Repeated Addition worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment. This worksheet is broken down by Beginner, intermediate and advanced meaning you can choose the complexity level for your student.
Key Facts & Information
- Addition of numbers means to find the total value or sum of those numbers combined.
Example: 1 + 6 = 7
- Repeated addition means to add a number over and over.
Example: 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8
- Repeated additions helps form a strong base for multiplication.
What is addition?
- Addition is a mathematical operation.
- When we add numbers, we find their combined value. Addition is an integral part of mathematics and serves as foundation for understanding other operations.
- The symbol used for this operation is “+”.
- Here we will give simple examples of single digit addition:
1 + 6 = 7
7 + 2 = 9
- Here we will give examples of two digit addition:
10 + 13 = 23
41 + 42 = 83
- In this specific form of addition what we do is we add the same number over and over. It acts as a foundation for learning multiplication.
- In multiplication we add same sized group many times. In repeated addition we do the same.
- When children are familiar with repeated addition, it will not be difficult for them to understand the concept of multiplication.
- Here we will explain this concept with the help of an example and show how it is related to multiplication. Suppose we add 3 four times as shown below:
3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 12
- We can say that we are adding four groups of three. This is explained in the diagram below:
- So when we add four groups of three we will get 12.
- Similarly when we say we multiply 3 by 4 it also means that we are adding four groups of three.
- This is why learning repeated addition is very important. Students that have a firm grip on repeated addition find it much easier to understand multiplication.
- Now suppose we add 4 two times:
4 + 4 = 8
- When we add two groups of four we get 8. Similarly we can also say we are multiplying 4 by 2.
- Hence we can use repeated addition to add as many groups as we want.
- Find the total number of apples using repeated addition.
- We see that we have four groups of two apples each.
- So we can say that we are adding 2 four times.
- This is explained by the equation given below.
2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8
total apples = 8
- When we add 2 four times we get 8. So we have eight apples in total.
- There are eight groups of three bananas. How many bananas are there altogether?
- We see that we have eight groups of three bananas each. So will use repeated addition to add 3 eight times.
3 + 3 +3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 24
total bananas = 24
- We have four sheeps grazing in a farm.
- How many tails do four sheep have?
We can use repeated addition to find total number of tails of four sheeps.
total tails = 1 + 1 + 1 + 1
total tails = 4
- How many ears do four sheep have?
We can use repeated addition to find total number of ears of four sheeps.
total ears = 2 + 2 + 2 + 2
total ears = 8
- How many legs do four sheep have?
We can use repeated addition to find total number of legs of four sheeps.
total legs = 4 + 4 + 4 + 4
total legs = 16
- Hannah has three beautiful baskets. Each basket is filled with goodies. She wants to distribute theses goodies to the children in her class. Each basket has six goodies.
- How many goodies does each basket have ?
Each basket has 6 goodies.
- What is the total number of goodies ?
We use repeated addition to find the total number of goodies. We know that there are six baskets in total and each basket has six goodies so total number of goodies can be calculated as follows:
total goodies = 6 + 6 + 6
total goodies = 18
So we can say she has 3 groups of 6 goodies.
- If total number of student in her class in 9, how many goodies can she give each student so that all 18 goodies are distributed. She has to make sure all class fellows get equal number of goodies.
We know that total number of students is 9 so we give each student one goodie. After giving 9 goodies we see that 9 goodies are still left. So we distribute the remaining 9 among the 9 students. So each students gets two goodies. We can say we have nine groups of two goodies as show below:
2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 18
We can also solve this using multiplication by using the following equation:
9 x 2 = 18
Repeated Addition Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about repeated addition across 28 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Repeated Addition worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the repeated additions which helps form a strong base for multiplication. In this specific form of addition what we do is we add the same number over and over. In multiplication we add same sized group many times. In repeated addition we do the same.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Worksheet 1 (Beginner)
- Worksheet 2 (Beginner)
- Worksheet 3 (Beginner)
- Worksheet 4 (Beginner
- Worksheet 5 (Intermediate)
- Worksheet 6 (Intermediate)
- Worksheet 7 (Intermediate)
- Worksheet 8 (Intermediate)
- Worksheet 9 (Advance)
- Worksheet 10 (Advance)
- Worksheet 11 (Advance)
- Worksheet 12 (Advance)
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