# Using place value to add

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### What is Place Value Addition?

In this video Mr. Squeaks and Imani go for a lovely walk in the park, when suddenly Mr. Squeaks notices all of the butterflies, mushrooms, and flowers! How can he add all of these items together? He can use place value addition! Below we’ll learn more about place value chart addition.

When we talk about addition place value, we are discussing the value that each digit has depending on where it is in the number.

There are many different strategies to add, using a place value chart for addition is a great one!

When you use addition with place value chart, always start by representing the first addend using base ten blocks, then represent the second addend using base ten blocks.

Once you have represented the addends using base ten blocks, you can begin adding!

• Finally, add the tens and ones together one last time to find the sum.

#### Addition with Place Value Practice

Let’s practice place value strategy addition with the example below.

Mr. Squeaks is adding the dandelions and tulips that he sees in the park! If there are thirty-five dandelions, and twenty-three tulips, how many flowers does he see in total? Remember, you can use place value to add!

• When using place value method addition, start by representing the addends using place value.

How many flower did Mr. Squeaks find in total?

Mr. Squeaks found fifty-eight flowers in total!

#### Using Place Value to Add - Summary

When using place value and addition remember;

• Always start by representing the addends using base ten blocks

• Finally, add the tens and ones together to find the sum.