How was the homework described or explained to the child? I this the only question? Can you gather more information from other problems? Addends are the numbers being added together, right? So one pair is only two numbers like the example you give of 5+5, correct? Wouldn't any math problem with two numbers added together be correct? Like 4+5, 8+3, etc, etc? Each of those is one pair of addends, I think. It's not a big deal if your child gets one wrong. But it is a concern if others do the work for her/him and she/he does not ask for help and let the teacher know she/he needs help.
at 7:41 AM on Nov. 11, 2013