0, 1 ... 
Numbers are
used for counting and can be used to describe quantity. Please click
the numbers below to see and hear numbers in English. 
Addition
 adding numbers together: 





0 
+ 
1 
= 
1 
Zero 
plus 
One 
equals 
One 





1 
+ 
5 
= 
6 
One 
plus 
Five 
equals 
Six 





Subtraction –
taking numbers away from another: 





7 
 
2 
= 
5 
Three 
minus 
Two 
equals 
Five 





6 
 
2 
= 
4 
Six 
minus 
Two 
equals 
Four 
English Word Problems
Bill has three apples and Sharon has two apples. Sharon gives one apple to Bill.
Question: How many apples does Bill have now?
Answer: Four apples (Three apples plus one apple equals four apples) or,
3 + 1 = 4
Question: How many apples does Sharon have now?
Answer: One apple (Two apples minus one apple equals one apple) or,
2 – 1 = 1
There are fourty sweets in a box for class four children. There are twenty children in the class.
Question: How many sweets will each child receive?
Answer: Two sweets each (Fourty divided by twenty equals two) or,
40 ÷ 20 = 2
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