Now let’s count the fruit together. One, two, three, four bananas, and one, two apples.

How many pieces of fruit would we have if we added the bananas and the apples together? Let’s see! One, two, three, four, five, six. That’s one, two, three, four bananas, and one, two apples equals one, two, three, four, five, six pieces of fruit.

You can write these as a number sentence. We had six pieces of fruit, four bananas and two apples. So, four plus two equals six.

Do you remember how we write the plus sign? And how about the equal sign? Four plus two equals six.

It doesn’t matter which way you count them, or write it, the answer is the same.