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Today we are thinking about combining two groups of objects and finding the total. Here is a seaside scene. You are going to do some counting and combining groups. You will need your whiteboard and pen.

Write down the amounts that you count and the addition calculation (e.g. 5 + 4 = 9)


How many seagulls are there? 

How many lighthouses are there? 

How many seagulls and lighthouse are there altogether?


How many beachballs are there?

How many boats are there?

How many beachballs and boats are there altogether?


How many shells are there?

How many ice creams are there?

How many shells and ice creams are there altogether?