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So for 34 + 9 you do 4 + 9 which is 13. Put the 3 in the ones and carry the 1 to the tens then add the 3 and 1 so the answer is 43.

In the chart 4 tens and 3 ones. :)

I agree. Very basic addition. My boys always drew circles in the chart area.

Quoting mom2jessnky: You're just adding. The empty boxes are for carrying over. So for 34 + 9 you do 4 + 9 which is 13. Put the 3 in the ones and carry the 1 to the tens then add the 3 and 1 so the answer is 43. In the chart 4 tens and 3 ones. :)

It's just basic addition. They just made it look more complicated than they needed it to be.

You're not alone. My Daughter is in 2nd grade. There is no examples in her math book this year. Last year I had instructions and was still saying...huh? They do things different than I did when I was little. I still think they should re teach the parents at the start of each year :)

**Lol I couldn't figure out what the boxes were for either. Oldest DD is also in second grade.**

Quoting steelcrazy:I agree. Very basic addition. My boys always drew circles in the chart area.

Quoting mom2jessnky: You're just adding. The empty boxes are for carrying over.

So for 34 + 9 you do 4 + 9 which is 13. Put the 3 in the ones and carry the 1 to the tens then add the 3 and 1 so the answer is 43.

In the chart 4 tens and 3 ones. :)

You do not need to know how to do this. This is her homework, she is supposed to be doing it, I'm sure that they went over it in class. Tell her to give it her best shot and if she gets it wrong, all well, she will learn and can do it right in the future.

Some kids need a visual reminder that carrying over happens, that's why the box is there. :)

Quoting nooneknows319: Thank u ladies, I knew it was adding but the boxes threw me off.

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on Dec. 28, 2014 at 12:47 PM