When your child began learning how to add, they initially began practicing this skill by adding single digit numbers. The sum of those single digit numbers could either be another single digit number, or it could turn into a double digit number. While no sum of two single digit numbers can exceed the number 18, adding two double digit numbers opens up an endless number of possibilities.
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A general rule of thumb for your child to remember when doing these double digit addition equations is that they must do the equation from right to left. While not all equations will require your child to carry over a 1 to the other side of the equation, help your child to remember this specific tip just in case they need to carry over the 1. Also, when finding the sum of the left side of the equation, remember that there is no need to “carry over” another digit. Because there is no other number in the thousands place in this equation, the sum of the equation on the left side can be written as is.
Use this article as a resource to help your child learn their double digit addition skills at a step-by-step pace.