Which way round should I add two numbers?

Fin and Snoot add up some of their favourite snacks: space grubs and astro bugs.

Which way round?

It doesn't matter which way round you add numbers. The answer is always the same.

1+2 will always be the same as 2+1

Top tip

You might find it easier to start with the bigger number and add the smaller one.

3+8 might be easier if you turn it round to 8+3.

Try it yourself. What works for you?

How can reordering numbers into number bonds help me add them?
video
How can bridging through 10 help me to add and subtract?
video
Find more 1st Level resources from BBC Bitesize