 # Math: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Addition (Questions)

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Addition is the first number operation to be taught. It begins with combining two groups of objects and then counting them to find a total. This may lead to using numbers to represent the objects, number lines to support counting on and also beginning to understand all the language associated with addition.

Can you work out the addition calculations?

1. What is 8 + 3?
 [ ] 83 [ ] 38 [ ] 11 [ ] 13
2. Jim has five cats. Sam has six cats. How many cats do the boys have altogether?
 [ ] 56 cats [ ] 8 cats [ ] 11 cats [ ] 10 cats
3. What is the total of 3, 4 and 6?
 [ ] 46 [ ] 34 [ ] 12 [ ] 13
4. What is 6 more than 3?
 [ ] 36 [ ] 9 [ ] 63 [ ] 3
5. What is eight plus nine?
 [ ] 17 [ ] 89 [ ] 19 [ ] 81
6. How many must be added to 9 to get 16?
 [ ] 16 [ ] 9 [ ] 8 [ ] 7
7. What is the total when 7, 5 and 6 are added together?
 [ ] 56 [ ] 18 [ ] 75 [ ] 15
8. If I have 8 candies and mom gives me 6 more, how many do I have altogether?
 [ ] 13 [ ] 12 [ ] 14 [ ] 10
9. What is the missing number:
9 = ? + 5
 [ ] 5 [ ] 4 [ ] 9 [ ] 2
10. 3 + 5 + 2 + 6 + 8 = ?
 [ ] 22 [ ] 42 [ ] 32 [ ] 24 Math: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Addition (Answers)
1. What is 8 + 3?
 [ ] 83 [ ] 38 [x] 11 [ ] 13
Three added to eight gives a total of eleven
2. Jim has five cats. Sam has six cats. How many cats do the boys have altogether?
 [ ] 56 cats [ ] 8 cats [x] 11 cats [ ] 10 cats
5 + 6 = 11
3. What is the total of 3, 4 and 6?
 [ ] 46 [ ] 34 [ ] 12 [x] 13
Finding the total means adding all the numbers together
4. What is 6 more than 3?
 [ ] 36 [x] 9 [ ] 63 [ ] 3
To find 'more than', count on from the first number
5. What is eight plus nine?
 [x] 17 [ ] 89 [ ] 19 [ ] 81
'Plus' is another way of saying 'add'
6. How many must be added to 9 to get 16?
 [ ] 16 [ ] 9 [ ] 8 [x] 7
Counting on from 9 to 16 gives an answer of 7
7. What is the total when 7, 5 and 6 are added together?
 [ ] 56 [x] 18 [ ] 75 [ ] 15
To find a total, all the numbers must be added together
8. If I have 8 candies and mom gives me 6 more, how many do I have altogether?
 [ ] 13 [ ] 12 [x] 14 [ ] 10
'Altogether' is another addition clue word
9. What is the missing number:
9 = ? + 5
 [ ] 5 [x] 4 [ ] 9 [ ] 2
Working out what must be added to 5 to get to 9 gives an answer of 4
10. 3 + 5 + 2 + 6 + 8 = ?
 [ ] 22 [ ] 42 [ ] 32 [x] 24
Adding up can be done in any order!