# Understand addition as increasing a quantity

I can describe addition stories which involve increasing an amount and write equations to represent them.

# Understand addition as increasing a quantity

I can describe addition stories which involve increasing an amount and write equations to represent them.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Addition can involve increasing a quantity.
- Using ‘First, then, now’ stories can be useful when representing and understanding addition as an increase in quantity.

### Common misconception

Children may write the addends in any order when representing addition as an increase in quantity.

Present and discuss errors, focusing on what each number in an equation represents.

### Keywords

First - Coming before all others in time or order; earliest.

Then - At that time.

Now - At the present time.

Increase - To make something larger/greater in size or quantity.

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